Chip Watts, CPM, CCIM
IREM Senior Vice President
Watts Realty Co., Inc., AMO
Chip Watts, CPM, CCIM is a Senior Vice President of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). He is President and Executive CPM for Watts Realty Co., Inc., AMO, in Birmingham, Alabama. He started his real estate career in 1998 as General Manager of Watts Realty, and earned his current title in 2006. During his tenure, he received the Centennial Award from the Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce and the AMO accreditation on behalf of the company.
Watts earned his CPM designation in 2004 and his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation in 2002. He served as the 2008 president of IREM’s Alabama Chapter and the 2009 president of the CCIM Institute’s Alabama Chapter. Watts served for two years as an IREM regional vice president. He also chaired the IREM Chapter Leadership Forum, the AMO Taskforce, and has been a long-time member of the IREM Governing Council.
Also in 2008, he was honored by the Birmingham Association of REALTORS with its “REALTOR of the Year” award and served as its President in 2014. Along with his professional affiliations, Watts is very involved in his community. Over the past 16 years, he has been active in the Birmingham Metropolitan YMCA, currently serving as a Board Member, and was honored by the organization as its 2007 “Adult Volunteer of the Year.” He received the YMCA's highest volunteer award by becoming a member of the prestigious Order of the Red Triangle in 2012. Watts is also a 1996 graduate of Auburn University.
Watts is a member of IREM Alabama Chapter 43.