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Property Management Training Curriculum

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Lesson 1: Learning at Ashworth  

The goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.

Lesson 2: Concepts in Small Business and Self-Employment  

Evaluating your business idea; setting yourself apart from the competition; market testing; investment funding and donation funding; qualities of an entrepreneur; crowdfunding and angel investors.

Lesson 3: Overview of Property Management: Economic and Planning  

Property management defined; types of properties involved; professional organizations; duties and job descriptions of property managers; applying principles of property management.

Lesson 4: Managing Owner Relations and Marketing  

Business relationships between property managers and owners; preparation of the management contract; the manager's reporting obligations; mutual responsibilities.

Lesson 5: Managing Leases and Lease Negotiations  

How to negotiate a lease to your advantage; understanding specific lease terms; concessions; rent schedules; rent rebates; length of the lease period; including options for tenant alterations and expansion; qualifying the prospective tenant financially.

Lesson 6: Managing Tenant Relations, Maintenance, and Construction  

Building a good relationship with the tenant; inspection to verify conditions of the property; security deposits; renter's rules and regulations; scheduling rent payments; termination of tenancy.

Lesson 7: Managing Reports, Insurance, and the Office  

Reporting procedures in the management of different kinds of properties; budgeting; preparing profit-and-loss statements; tax implications; tax records; cash flows; depreciation; investment tax credits; after-tax cash flow; risk management; how to obtain proper insurance.

Lesson 8: Managing Federal/State Laws and Residential Property  

Types of multi-family and apartment complexes; creating and using an effective residential market analysis; how to market apartment space; price adjustments; the show list; advertising; rental offices; leasing; maintenance.

Lesson 9: Managing Specialized Housing and Office Property  

Types of office buildings; determining a suitable rent schedule; marketing considerations for office buildings; advertising; public relations; how to get referrals; canvassing for tenants; preparing a solid rental sales plan; how to negotiate a lease; escalation clauses; maintenance.

Lesson 10: Managing Retail and Industrial Property  

The nature of industrial real estate; types of properties; industrial markets; tenant qualification; marketing techniques; lease negotiation; maintenance; security.

Lesson 11: Managing Life Safety and Environmental Issues  

Maintaining safety and security; emergency technology and equipment; the role of property management personnel in safety; managing environmental issues; controlling hazards.

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Program Description

The Property Management program is designed to teach students how to evaluate and select investment properties, establish favorable leasing terms and conditions, and screen and select tenants. Students learn to identify maintenance concerns, hire employees and contractors, manage legal and financial issues, establish healthy tenant relationships, and enforce rent due dates. Special topics include specific housing markets, affordable housing, and continuing education..

Program Objectives

After completing the Property Management program, students will be able to:

  1. List the personal and professional characteristics of successful property managers.
  2. Outline the general scope of authority and duties of property managers.
  3. Determine when to retain property management personnel and when to hire skilled tradespeople and contractors.
  4. Define business concepts related to property management, including advertising, marketing, record-keeping systems implementation, profit and loss, operating budget, and return on investment.
  5. Describe how to target and screen for reliable tenants and how to handle tenant-related issues, such as obtaining security deposits, collecting rent, enforcing occupancy rules, and performing evictions.
  6. Explain the importance of risk management and appropriate security for property and outline the steps to follow to assess liability and secure adequate liability insurance.

Property Management training from PCDI Canada is the first step in the direction of a bright future. Call 1-800-535-1613 or enroll online today.

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