Jerry Collins Named 2016 IREM J. Wallace Paletou Award Winner


San Diego, CA – Jerry Collins, CPM, president of Flaherty & Collins Properties, a full-service multifamily development, construction and property management company based in Indianapolis, Indiana, was honored Friday with the 2016 J. Wallace Paletou Award by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) Foundation.

The J. Wallace Paletou Award was presented to Collins for his outstanding contributions to the real estate management industry and his extraordinary dedication to the profession. Collins achieved this IREM Foundation Award because he demonstrated leadership and professionalism that impacted his community through many channels and actions. The J. Wallace Paletou Award is an IREM Foundation award conferred upon an individual who has made significant contributions to the real estate management industry or contributed to the betterment of society as a whole through the role of a real estate manager.


“I am incredibly honored to receive this recognition by the Institute of Real Estate Management,” said Collins. “To spend a career doing what you love and working with good people who share your values about caring and giving back to others is the definition of time well spent. I am humbled by this recognition and I thank IREM and the tremendous team we have at Flaherty & Collins Properties for this honor.”

Collins has worked in the real estate business more than 35 years, including construction, commercial brokerage, and property management. Before founding Flaherty and Collins, Inc. in 1993, his experience included serving as a Senior Vice President of Property and Asset Management for Revel and a broker for F.C. Tucker.

Along with co-owner David Flaherty, Collins is responsible for the strategic direction, operation and profitability of Flaherty & Collins Properties. He is involved in all aspects of the company and its services, particularly property management, development, construction and human resources. He brings a common sense approach to a complicated business, focusing on providing quality services and outstanding products, as well as recruiting top real estate talent. A CPM, Collins has served as a two-time Chairman of the Board of Drrectors for the Indiana Apartment Association (IAA) and is a founding member of the Residential Property Management Cirriculum Board at Ball State University. He is a board member of Vision Communities, Inc. and a charter member of the Indiana Commercial Board of Realtors. Collins enjoys volunteering and supporting several charitable causes, namely, the Mozel Sanders Foundation and the Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville, where he’s served on the Board of Directors for many years.

IREM is an international community of real estate managers dedicated to ethical business practices, maximizing the value of investment real estate, and promoting superior management through education and information sharing. An affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS, IREM is the home for all industry professionals connected to real estate management – and the only organization serving both the multi-family and commercial sectors. IREM believes good management matters, and well-managed properties pay dividends in terms of value and in the quality of life for residents, tenants and customers. IREM offers a variety of membership types for professionals of every experience level, from on-site managers to high-level executives.