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Introduction to Property Management
Introduction to Property Management
Want to find out more about the second happiest career in America? Check out this interactive, multimedia online course designed to give you a quick but thorough overview of the property management profession.
 
Find a  Job
Find a Job
Joining a new organization is not an easy task, and you'll be putting significant effort toward finding your way. Take the right path by applying for real estate management jobs on IREM’s national job board.
 
IREM Job Shadow Program
IREM Job Shadow Program
Intended for high school, community college, and university students, IREM’s job shadow program is an initiative to increase awareness of careers in real estate management.
 
 Compensation
Compensation
The real estate industry attracts individuals with entrepreneurial attitudes who view challenges as opportunities. The ever-changing nature of the real estate industry has and continues to create employment and career possibilities for those committed to continuous improvement. See how much you can earn in real estate management.
 
Management Positions
Management Positions
Real estate management offers job opportunities at many levels – as front-line site managers, as mid-level property and regional managers, and as company executives. Find out what the differences are between management positions.
 
Property Types Managed
Property Types Managed
A factor that influences the nature of the work performed is the type of property being managed. There are a wide variety of property types, each having its own peculiarities and placing unique demands on the manager of that real estate. Broaden your knowledge on the various properties real estate management professionals manage.
 
Typical Employers
Typical Employers
Real estate managers are employed by owners of real estate − either directly or through third-party management firms – and the manager’s job is affected by the type of employer. Learn about the typical employers that hire real estate managers.
 
Licensing Requirements
Licensing Requirements
Most states regulate property management by including management functions such as leasing, offers to lease, negotiating leases, renting, collecting rent, etc., as covered real estate activities. In many cases, property managers who do not engage in leasing or renting activities are exempt from licensure. Find out if you need a license to manage properties in your state.
 
University  Programs
University Programs
While college education is not a requirement for beginning a career in real estate management, it is highly recommended. Find out what colleges and universities offer property management programs and connect with universities that IREM has relationships with.
 
Internships
Internships
The best introduction to a career is first-hand experience, and an internship can provide this. Internships offer you an opportunity to “try the job on for size” by giving you the experience and knowledge of the management business before committing to the field. Find out if real estate management is the career choice for you through an internship.
 
Membership with IREM
Membership with IREM
You don't have to go it alone in your career. Harness the power of a community of 18,000 leaders in real estate management. Rely on a trusted source for timely, relevant, and creative solutions. Join IREM today to elevate your career, build your credibility and start on the path to a brighter future. Check out our various membership types, including our Student and Associate membership.
 
Career Newsletter

Career Newsletter
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Get Real. An Exciting Career in Real Estate Management
Get Real. An Exciting Career in Real Estate Management
A Career in Real Estate Management offers a host of exciting prospects. This booklet, developed by the Institute of Real Estate Management and funded by the IREM foundation, is intended to serve as an introduction to the wide array of career opportunities that exist today in one sector of the industry: real estate management.
 
Downloads
Downloads
Download Career Resources, Employer Resources, Internship Program Forms and Templates.