Chip Watts, CPM®, CCIM, is the 2021 President of IREM (the Institute of Real Estate Management). He is president and executive CPM for Watts Realty Co., Inc., AMO®, in Birmingham, Alabama. He started his real estate career in 1998 as general manager of Watts Realty and earned his current title in 2006. During his tenure, he received the AMO accreditation on behalf of the company.
Watts earned his CPM designation in 2004 and his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation in 2002. He served as the 2008 president of IREM’s Alabama chapter and the 2009 president of the CCIM Institute’s Alabama chapter. Watts served for two years as an IREM regional vice president. He also chaired the IREM Chapter Leadership Forum, the AMO Taskforce, and has been a long-time member of the IREM Governing Council.
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