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Property manager

Ever wondered what it would be like to train and work as an property manager…
Written on 8/21/09

What is a property manager?

The property manager’s role is to liaise between the management firm, or landlord, and the tenant. Duties include anything from dealing with rental issues, managing the accounts, and participating in or initiating litigation with tenants, contractors and insurance agencies. The property manager may also need to respond to maintenance.

Becoming a property manager

The property manager needs to be aware of how a building is constructed. Therefore, you will need a relevant degree – graduate or postgraduate recognised by the Chartered Institute of Building. The course will often cover quality management, space planning, legal studies, IT and property management. 

Salary expectations

Salaries depend on experience and vary according to sector, function and location - with the highest in and around London and the South East.
Achieving chartered status will result in higher pay. Senior property managers can earn between £26,000 and £35,000 or up to £60,000 if they have national responsibilities. Directors may earn over £75,000.

For more information visit the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

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