IMG Receives its Second Prestigious LA Times Award for Visionary Leadership

Woodland Hills, CA— May 20, 2024— Julie Flesner, the Communications Director at IMG, earned distinction as a 2024 Commercial Real Estate Visionary, as recognized by the Los Angeles Times. This honor highlights the collaborative efforts of the IMG team and their impactful contributions to the rental housing sector.

IMG is honored with a Commercial Real Estate Visionary Award in the LA Times Magazine 2024IMG’s Asset Management team has garnered national attention for its expertise in navigating multifamily investment market cycles, even before the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to President Biden’s transparency initiative, Flesner has led the charge in developing innovative services aimed at providing renters with comprehensive rental cost information. Through strategic alliances with industry-leading platforms like Zillow,, Apartment List, Zumper, Yardi, and EliseAI, IMG aims to empower renters to make informed housing choices and foster a more transparent and accessible multifamily housing landscape nationwide.

With over 25 years of marketing experience, Julie has consistently distinguished herself as a leader in user experience (UX) and information design. At IMG, Flesner supports asset management initiatives for the company’s $1B national multifamily portfolio, utilizing her expertise in financial technology to enhance the user experience in the online rental housing marketplace.

During her early tenure at IMG, Julie helped establish an online portal for the company’s expanding network of accredited investor clients. The initiative helped to drive participation in multifamily syndications with a more diverse range of investors than ever before seen in history. The contributions earned her recognition as a “Woman to Watch in CRE” by GlobeSt in 2021, reflecting IMG’s commitment to driving positive change in the apartment industry.

Flesner’s recognition follows in the footsteps of IMG’s Founder & CEO, Neil Schimmel, who was previously honored as a Visionary in the Los Angeles Times Commercial Real Estate Trends and Updates magazine. Explore the latest visionary feature to discover why Southern California-based Investors Management Group continues to be acknowledged as a leading force in the commercial real estate market.


Los Angeles Times Commercial Real Estate Magazine, May 2024 – Read the Full Print Edition

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