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Property Manager Essentials

PURPOSE: The critical component of project-based accounting, budgeting, and management (PBM) is highly skilled staff at the sites. Property managers must know how to manage their properties as a business. Gaining the knowledge, skills and abilities to be business managers includes monitoring and managing to the budget, overseeing the marketability, curb appeal and unit turnaround of the property to keep units leased (which may include site-based waiting lists), collecting rents to maximize cash, and buying goods and services for the project. Effective supervision at the project means that expectations are clear and performance is being monitored. In this training, you can learn all this, in addition to other valuable topics such as lease enforcement, terminations, property management, PHAS, and nondiscrimination requirements.

This seminar has been updated for the capital fund final rule, VAWA 2013 and the FHEO notice regarding service animals. It also now includes improved reports to monitor performance of the property, updated PHAS information, how to manage a site-based waiting list, and best-practice marketing strategies. This seminar is updated for the new flat rent requirements. 

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of Property Manager Essentials, you should have the skills needed to successfully manage public housing properties as a business.

    Day One

    • Recognize the fundamentals of property management, focusing on leasing units, marketing units, managing a site-based waiting list,collecting rents, and supervising the administrative and maintenance functions at the property
    • Apply HUD's new project-based model to your program
    • Identify and describe HUD's nondiscrimination requirements as they relate to public housing

    Day Two

    • Apply effective, progressive lease enforcement strategies
    • Apply PHAS performance measurements to daily project operations
    • Understand how to manage the project as a business by working closely with the budget, recognizing all the revenues and expenses of the project, identifying variances in the budget-to-actual reports, and making sound financial decisions and recommendations

    Day Three

    • Apply the fundamentals of procuring goods and services for the project and managing contracts using the basics of procurement laws, regulations, and PHA policies
    • Identify key reports of project performance and quality control
    • Identify the elements of effective supervision

SEMINAR #: 101-056
AGENDA: View the agenda 
MATERIALS: Property Manager Essentials Workbook, Property Manager Essentials Reference Material, NMA pen, pencil, calculator, and bag
METHOD: A group-live seminar featuring PowerPoint, case studies, group discussion, class materials (workbook, course book or master book), brainstorming, and Q & A.
Intermediate program level. Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of property management. Advanced Preparation: None
LENGTH: Three days
AUDIENCE: Project managers and asset managers
EXAM: The certification exam is available for $150. Select the exam during checkout or click here to view a list of certification exams available.
CREDITS: CPE units w/ exam = 23 CEU units w/ exam = 1.9
No prerequisites or advanced preparation required for this course
REGISTER: Fill out the PDF registration form and fax to 619.258.5791. Or select the seminar you'd like to attend from the list of locations and dates below.

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