Property, Real Estate, & Community Association Managers
Also called: Apartment Manager, Community Manager, Property Manager, Resident Manager
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Owners of commercial buildings, apartments, and other real estate… rely on the skills of property, real estate, and community association managers to ensure their property is well maintained and preserves its resale or leasing value. These managers collect rent or fees, process complaints and repair requests, negotiate favorable terms with tenants or sellers, and enforce their facility’s policies. They also show vacant space to prospective tenants, and report profits or losses to property owners. Property and real estate managers oversee the operation of business or residential properties and ensure they achieve their expected revenues. Community association managers work for homeowner or community associations to manage shared property and services for condominiums, cooperatives, and planned communities. Onsite property managers handle day-to-day operations of apartment complexes, office buildings, and shopping centers. Some apartment managers live in the building they manage. Real estate asset managers buy, sell, and develop real estate properties for investors, to ensure the portfolio of holdings remains profitable. Most property, real estate, and community association managers work full time, splitting their time between an office and offsite at meetings and inspections. A high school diploma plus several years’ related work experience is needed for entry-level positions, although many employers prefer to hire college graduates. A real estate license is required for some positions.
What they do:Plan, direct, or coordinate the selling, buying, leasing, or governance activities of commercial, industrial, or residential real estate properties. Includes managers of homeowner and condominium associations, rented or leased housing units, buildings, or land (including rights-of-way).
On the job, you would:
- Prepare detailed budgets and financial reports for properties.
- Manage and oversee operations, maintenance, administration, and improvement of commercial, industrial, or residential properties.
- Plan, schedule, and coordinate general maintenance, major repairs, and remodeling or construction projects for commercial or residential properties.
- customer service
Arts and Humanities
- English language
Safety and Government
- law and government
- public safety and security
Math and Science
- arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
- talking to others
- reading work related information
- changing what is done based on other people's actions
- bringing people together to solve differences
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
- communicate by speaking
- listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
- make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
- notice when problems happen
- add, subtract, multiply, or divide
- choose the right type of math to solve a problem
People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Attention to Detail
- Stress Tolerance
You might use software like this on the job:
Data base user interface and query software
- Biometric reader software
- Card key management software