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The property management courses are at times taken by those who actually wish to work in areas of commercial or residential property management. The professionals deal with each and everything from commercial building the financing as well as the maintenance of renting the homes to individual inhabitants.

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There are 2 basic types of training options for interested in property management: a bachelor’s degree or professional certificate. The professional certificate in real estate management course may take a stand-alone certificate or as a part of the complete real estate or the facility management program. In some of the cases, the property managers will require obtaining a license. Also, the professional credentials exist like certificate property managers’ destination. Need for credentials can certainly vary by the state.

Prospective managers to property can learn the field through the on the job training or through the bachelor’s/certificate programs. The professionals may have the background in the realty sector. For the commercial property managers, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says obtaining the bachelor’s or the master’s degree in real estate management, property management or general business administration.

Here are some of the common concepts covered in Real estate development course:

•    Basic management skills

•    Mechanical management and operation

•    Risk and insurance management

•    Real estate and business law

•    Tenant communications and relations

•    Finances and accounting

Courses list

Property maintenance

This is basically a general course that covers the topics like maintenance, structures and restoration or repair of buildings. Those wishing to follow a career in property management required to have an understanding of how to keep with the maintenance of buildings or find correct individuals to take care of the problems that arise. Specific topics are covered including ventilation and heating, electrical systems, plumbing, air conditioning and building security.

Commercial property management

Commercial buildings are ones that home business, corporations, and organizations. The commercial Real estate management courses cover the topics in real estate, financing commercial properties, and leasing contracts. The students do learn about business management techniques for commercial properties in addition to the physical management functions like tenant relations and building upkeep. Also, time may be spent on the marketing techniques and commercial property sale.

Residential property management

Housing properties are those in which the individuals reside. The residential property management course covers topics in housing laws, building supervision, tenant leasing and building maintenance. This course will cover the subsidized housing regulations, additional government-sponsored housing, and cooperative housing management. Also, time may be spent on topics of tenant relations, leasing laws, though these areas are at times covered in depth during the course devoted specifically to the leasing law.


Leasing law for residential and commercial properties may actually vary lightly. The course covers all the areas of the regulations. Specific topics basically include real estate tax, cancellation of leases, options provided to tenants, subletting and lease negotiations. The leasing course also covers the role of broker, utility laws and liability, and restructuring le leases.

Financial management

As the part of the property management program, students take the financial management course, either as general topics course or specific to property management. The financial management course helps in developing skills in budgeting, accounting and maintaining financial data. The students learn daily decisions made the relative to property management and financial information. Information will provide on how to keep the accurate financial statements as well as balance sheets.

Tenant law and relationships

Whether they oversee the residential or commercial properties, all the property managers will have the relationships with a variety of tenants. The laws have been developed to protect property managers and tenants are discussed within the class. Specific topics basically include security deposits, lease agreement, rent control, and sublets. Also, time spent on fair law specific and fair housing laws to state in which one would become a property manager. The course may cover the concepts in providing great consumer service, how to be the accommodating property manager and how to begin the trusting relationships with the tenants.



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