Property and Real Estate Managers

Property and real estate managers plan and supervise the activities that affect land and buildings. Most of them manage rental properties, such as apartment buildings, office buildings, and shopping centers. Others manage the services and commonly owned areas of condominiums and community associations. Approximately 165,960 property, real estate, and community association managers are employed in the United States.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Apartment House Managers, Building Superintendents, Condominium Managers, Housing Project Managers, On-Site Managers, Real Estate Asset Managers, Real Estate Firm Managers
Duties Oversee the day-to-day management of residential and commercial real estate
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Any geographic area
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • English
  • Mathematics
Experience Three months to several years' experience in property management company
Personality Traits
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
  • Social
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Organizational
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Owner, Property Management Company
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Property Manager
  • Assistant Property Manager
  • Site Manager

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