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Career and Education Opportunities for Property Managers

In general, property managers plan, direct, or coordinate selling, buying, or governance activities of commercial, industrial, or residential real estate properties.

Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Property Manager career.


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JOB DESCRIPTION: Property Manager

Property Manager video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Property managers negotiate short- and long-term loans to finance construction and ownership of structures. They also investigate complaints, disturbances and violations and resolve problems following management rules and regulations. Equally important, property managers have to direct and schedule the efforts of staff and contract personnel and evaluate their performance. They are often called upon to inspect grounds and equipment routinely to establish necessity of repairs or maintenance. They are expected to solicit and analyze bids from contractors for repairs and maintenance. Finally, property managers purchase building and maintenance supplies, equipment, or furniture.

Every day, property managers are expected to be able to articulate ideas and problems. They need to listen to and understand others in meetings. It is also important that they read and understand documents and reports.