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James Dahlgren, Jr. Selected for Maryland Daily Record’s VIP List

WPM Real Estate Management is pleased to announce that our own Vice President and Director of Business Development James “Jim” Dahlgren, Jr. has been selected as a winner for Maryland Daily Record’s 2017 VIP List. Please join us in congratulating Jim on this honor!

The VIP (“Very Important Professional”) List recognizes Maryland’s leaders who are 40 years old or younger for their professional accomplishments, community service and commitment to inspiring change. Winners are selected by an outside panel of judges, which includes previous winners and business leaders. Jim earned this award because of his impressive career at WPM and commendable community service in our region.

To learn more details about Jim’s career, community service and the VIP List award, please check out the press release on our news page.


As part of this blog, we want to share a portion of Jim’s application for this award, as it sheds light on WPM’s care for our clients and how we view our role in serving them.

Take a moment to read Jim describe in his own words his approach to property management:

Through WPM, I have a positive impact on the lives of more than 36,000 people every day. I’m proud to work for a company built on the core values of integritystrengthenergy, and excellence. Our clients—commercial tenants and residential residents throughout the region—benefit from this commitment and can feel the difference. I like to say that we manage “little cities”: each property has a society and ecosystem all its own. Through excellent management, we improve the lives of the “citizens” in each micro-community.

I also take very seriously the expectation that I am entrusted to manage people’s homes. If they own their home, it’s probably their most valuable asset. If it’s an investment property, then I’m tasked with keeping their investment safe. And if they are renters, then their rent is likely the highest bill the pay each month. They are trusting me and WPM with something very important to them—their home. I do everything within my power to earn and keep that trust. That’s a commitment that makes a difference. And the reward is seeing each community thrive as a result.

I also do my best to positively impact my fellow WPM associates. I care about each team member and do my best to work with them in a positive, cooperative way. This ensures that our clients get the best service possible because they have a whole team of experts working together on their behalf. I believe that it’s because of this culture of mutual respect and collaboration that WPM has been named one of the “Baltimore Sun’s Top Workplaces” for the past five years.

As for my impact on my industry, I have served as an instructor for the Maryland Multi-housing Association. It’s a privilege to teach other real estate professionals about our trade because there is a continuing need for professional management in this marketplace. Just scan the horizon in Baltimore and you will see the many cranes in the sky. Baltimore continues to grow and build and we need to make sure that there are people trained and ready to manage those new communities. Training excellent property managers benefits us all.

With WPM, “property management” is more than just managing properties. It’s caring for people. We’re proud that the Daily Record has recognized Jim for his exceptional work at WPM on behalf of our clients.