A career in property management (or in building operation, property administration, lease administration or asset management) is a rich experience that combines the rigours of business with the pleasures of client relations.
In aid of preparing accredited property managers for such a professional path inside an increasingly competitive market, a growing number of post-secondary institutions have sprung up with offerings of education and certification in the stuff.
In these instructive environments, budding PM pros learn skills relating to managing operations; analyzing a property’s physical and fiscal performance; developing and designing buildings; and budgeting, accounting and asset management.
They acquire the analytical and leadership skills for enhancing the short- and long-term values of large real estate portfolios, including residential, commercial, condominium, industrial, institutional and mixed-use.
And they master the art of maximizing a building’s net income while minimizing its risks.
Here’s a roundup of the more prominent scholastic options:
|Humber College; Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning||Toronto, North Campus||Property Management Certificate||• offered in cooperation with the Institute of Housing Management;||building maintenance for property managers, tenancy law in Ontario, strategic and financial planning for property managers.|
|Real Estate Institute of Canada||Toronto||Certified Property Manager designation||managing the physical asset, leadership and HR essentials, marketing and leasing strategies for office buildings.|
|Algonquin College||Ottawa, Pembroke and Perth campuses||Property Management Foundations certificate||• the program is aimed at those either seeking an entry-level position in residential PM or currently employed and wanting formal training;• students must complete the program within three years.||building and maintaining customer relationships, landlord and tenant law.|
|Sauder School of Business, Michael A. Goldberg Centre for Real Estate and Distance Education||Vancouver||Rental Property Management Licensing|
• students must complete all course assignments within one year and pass a final exam.
|fundamentals of law, building design and construction, title registration in British Columbia.|
|Langara College||Vancouver||Property Management Certificate||• the program is offered through the school’s continuing studies arm.||negotiation & dispute resolution, financial skills for managers, building operations management|
|Mohawk College||Hamilton, Ont.||Condominium Management Certificate||• the program has been developed for individuals who are both new to, and currently working in, the condominium field;• its successful completion is one step toward the Registered Condominium Manager designation.||condominium law, physical building management, financial planning for condominium managers.|
|Mount Royal University||Calgary||Real Property Administrator/ Facilities Management Administrator||• the RPA program serves the educational needs of both third-party and corporate PMs;• the FMA program facilitates a more effective and knowledgeable facilities professional.||real estate investment and finance, ethics is good business, law and risk management.|
|BOMI Canada||Toronto||Property Administrator Certificate|
• in order to achieve your certificate you must complete three courses and achieve 70% on each.
|budgeting & accounting; the design, operation & maintenance of building systems 1; the design, operation maintenance of building systems 2.|