Property Management Training Schools

Property ManagerMake your new beginning in a truly lucrative field.

Property management training can give you a pathway into a professional sector that is abundant with opportunity and chances to make a positive and noticeable impact. It's a career in which you get to help your employer or clients add real value to their investments, which often results in some very enticing rewards.

Plus, whether you start with a property management degree, certificate, or diploma, you'll be entering an industry with plenty of room for the growth of your talents. And that's also true of the closely related field of facility management. Either way, an education in this high-paying vocational area can lead to a life in which your skills are in real demand and your overall satisfaction is greatly enhanced.

So make an easy yet smart move forward right now. Find out what the facility and property management schools listed below can offer you. Or use your zip code to search for options close to home!

3 Appealing Facts About the Facility and Property Management Field



Featured Schools

Ecotech Institute

  • Denver, Colorado
  • Facility Management Technology


California College San Diego

  • National City, California
  • San Diego, California
  • San Marcos, California
  • Business Administration - Property Management
  • Business Management & Accounting - Property Management


Stevens-Henager College

Idaho
  • Boise
  • Idaho Falls
  • Nampa
Utah
  • Layton
  • Logan
  • Ogden
  • Provo
  • Salt Lake City
  • St. George
  • Business Administration - Property Management
  • Business Management & Accounting - Property Management


CollegeAmerica

Arizona
  • Phoenix
Colorado
  • Colorado Springs
  • Denver
Wyoming
  • Cheyenne
  • Business Administration - Property Management
  • Business Management & Accounting - Property Management


TCI - College of Technology

  • New York City, New York
  • Facilities Management Technology



3 Appealing Facts About Facility and Property Management

Facilities ManagerOverseeing the day-to-day activities involved in maintaining the value of real estate or ensuring smooth building operations can be exceptionally satisfying. Since this field is quite broad, professionals who are a part of it often get to explore and choose the roles they enjoy most. And many of them experience even more amplified opportunities if they've achieved facility or property management certification.

But the most compelling things about this industry might be that:

1. The differences between property managers and facility managers enable different types of people to find success in the field.

Managing real estate and fixed assets is something that spans two main vocational areas. Both property management and facility management feature many similar tasks. In fact, both terms sometimes get used interchangeably. Nevertheless, these career areas are different enough that each offers a distinctive path.

Property managers:

  • Work on behalf of people who own buildings or other assets as an investment and source of income
  • Prioritize the goals of maximizing cash flow and increasing profits and property value for their employers or clients
  • Find good tenants, maintain professional relations with them, and collect rent
  • Handle financial-expense matters like paying taxes, securing good insurance, and contracting out any necessary maintenance or repair work

Facility managers:

  • Typically work for one employer (such as a corporation, school, healthcare facility, or government department) and on behalf of the people who use the buildings they manage
  • Prioritize the maintenance and operational integrity of buildings and equipment to minimize any costly disruptions and to help increase overall efficiency
  • Oversee necessary repairs, the optimization of available space, and the procurement of furniture, supplies, new equipment, or services like waste management

2. Good educational options exist at almost every credential level.

Property ManagementBefore going into property or facility management, it's a good idea to learn a few business fundamentals as well as some basic specialized skills. That's why it's helpful to know that many schools offer focused programs in this field. And they range from online training options that take less than a year to full on-campus associate's and bachelor's degree options that take anywhere from 18 months to three or more years. That way, you can enroll in a program that provides the speed, convenience, or level of depth you want from your education.

3. Salaries are often outstanding.

In 2013, the average yearly salary of property managers in the U.S. was $64,270, and the top earners made over $114,240. For facility managers, the average was $90,190, with the highest-paid people making more than $145,100.*

Plus, once you've got some experience in the field, you can apply for professional certification, which often results in higher compensation and higher positions. The two main certifying organizations in this field include:

  • Institute of Real Estate Management, which awards the Certified Property Manager (CPM) credential
  • International Facility Management Association, which awards the Certified Facility Manager (CFM) designation


* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, website last accessed on March 23, 2015.

Institute of Real Estate Management, website last accessed on March 23, 2015.