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Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers

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Plan, direct, or coordinate the selling, buying, leasing, or governance activities of commercial, industrial, or residential real estate properties. Includes managers of homeowner and condominium associations, rented or leased housing units, buildings, or land including rights-of-way .

    Work Activities
    • Manage and oversee operations, maintenance, administration, and improvement of commercial, industrial, or residential properties.
    • Plan, schedule, and coordinate general maintenance, major repairs, and remodeling or construction projects for commercial or residential properties.
    • Direct collection of monthly assessments, rental fees, and deposits and payment of insurance premiums, mortgage, taxes, and incurred operating expenses.
    • Determine and certify the eligibility of prospective tenants, following government regulations.
    • Inspect grounds, facilities, and equipment routinely to determine necessity of repairs or maintenance.
    • Act as liaisons between on-site managers or tenants and owners.
    • Market vacant space to prospective tenants through leasing agents, advertising, or other methods.
    • Meet with prospective tenants to show properties, explain terms of occupancy, and provide information about local areas.
    • Prepare detailed budgets and financial reports for properties.
    • Maintain records of sales, rental or usage activity, special permits issued, maintenance and operating costs, or property availability.
    • Direct and coordinate the activities of staff and contract personnel and evaluate their performance.
    • Meet with clients to negotiate management and service contracts, determine priorities, and discuss the financial and operational status of properties.
    • Solicit and analyze bids from contractors for repairs, renovations, and maintenance.
    • Negotiate the sale, lease, or development of property and complete or review appropriate documents and forms.
    • Clean common areas, change light bulbs, and make minor property repairs.
    • Confer regularly with community association members to ensure their needs are being met.
    • Prepare and administer contracts for provision of property services, such as cleaning, maintenance, and security services.
    • Investigate complaints, disturbances and violations and resolve problems, following management rules and regulations.
    • Review rents to ensure that they are in line with rental markets.
    • Negotiate short- and long-term loans to finance construction and ownership of structures.
    • Confer with legal authorities to ensure that renting and advertising practices are not discriminatory and that properties comply with state and federal regulations.
    • Maintain contact with insurance carriers, fire and police departments, and other agencies to ensure protection and compliance with codes and regulations.
    • Analyze information on property values, taxes, zoning, population growth, and traffic volume and patterns to determine if properties should be acquired.
    • Meet with boards of directors and committees to discuss and resolve legal and environmental issues or disputes between neighbors.
    • Purchase building and maintenance supplies, equipment, or furniture.
    • Contract with architectural firms to draw up detailed plans for new structures.
    • Negotiate with government leaders, businesses, special interest representatives, and utility companies to gain support for new projects and to eliminate potential obstacles.
    Skills
    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Coordination

      Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    4
    Abilities
    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    Knowledge
    • Administration and Management

      Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Economics and Accounting

      Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $50,540/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $24.30/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 8,940
    • Yearly Projected Openings 820
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Enterprising: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Dependability
    • Integrity
    • Attention to Detail
    • Self Control
    • Stress Tolerance
    • Cooperation
    Tools
    • Two way radios
    • Special purpose telephones
    • Mobile phones
    • Ladders
    • Golf carts
    Technology
    • Word processing software
    • Office suite software
    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Accounting software
    Tags
    • InDemand occupations are considered a priority by the state of Ohio.
    • Bright Outlook occupations will grow rapidly in the next few years, have a large number of openings, or are new and emerging careers.
    • Apprenticeships are available for this occupation. These programs can help you get hands-on experience and build your skills.