Lee’s Summit real estate exec installed as local IREM president

January 3, 2014 

Kristina and Mike Long at Dec. 17, 2013 IREM meeting at Grand Street Café in Kansas City.

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Curry Real Estate Services’ Mike Long, a vice president in the company’s multi-family division, was installed as president of the Kansas City Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management at the organization’s meeting Dec. 17. His tenure begins in 2014.

As president, Long, a Lee’s Summit resident, will preside over all meetings, oversee chapter functions and serve as the liaison for IREM’s national entity.

On the board since 2008, Long joins a long line of industry leaders from Curry Real Estate Services who have served as IREM president. Alumni include Ron Castle, senior vice president in Curry’s multi-family division, served in 1991; Rick Wertz, a vice president in the multi-family division, served in 2001; and Ray Brock who acquired the company from the Curry family, served in 1968.

Company namesake, Charles F. Curry, served on the IREM national board.

With Curry, Long manages several properties throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area including conventional apartments, duplexes, townhomes, manufactured home communities, and office buildings.

Long earned a bachelor of business administration in 1992 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a master of science in real estate from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1994. He is a licensed realtor in both Missouri and Kansas.

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