Irvine, Calif.–Laura Khouri, president of Western National Property Management, has been honored by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®) as a Woman Changing The World of Real Estate Management. Khouri is among a select group of women recognized by IREM for their innovation, mentoring, community service, leadership and other laudable initiatives.
According to IREM, the number of female Certified Property Managers (CPMs) is on the rise. The organization recently reported that the percentage of women CPMs has increased from nine percent in 1983 to more than 50 percent today.
Khouri inspires young professionals through her own daily blog, called “Luminosity,” which provides insights on how to succeed not only in life, but in the real estate industry.
As president of Western National Property Management, a multifamily property management company, Khouri oversees the management of more than 24,500 units within 164 communities located throughout Southern and Northern California, Nevada and Utah.
According to Khouri, she began her career at Western National Group in 1985 as a “Gal Friday,” and quickly discovered that she had a passion for the multifamily industry and property management. As a result, she has worked in many different aspects of the property management business at Western National Group, and has obtained an invaluable amount of experience and knowledge. Khouri then brought this industry experience to the role of president when she was appointed as the head of Western National Property Management in 2010.