Tips to Starting a Property Management Company

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11 am PT / 12 pm MT / 1 pm CT / 2 pm ET
*approximate length: 45 minutes to 1 hour

Presenter: Branden Barker, CPM®, CCIM, CSM

Learn what it takes to get your own property management company up and running and on the road to success in this empowering session. Speaker Branden Barker will explore tips, best practices, and lessons learned from his own experiences on building and leading a successful property management company.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify key success factors for starting a property management company
  • Explore components of a business plan
  • Describe various types of management fees
  • Recognize variables that affect company structure and staffing

Branden Barker Branden Barker, CPM®, CCIM, CSM, is a Senior Vice President of IREM (the Institute of Real Estate Management). After 15 years in the commercial real estate and property management industry, Barker formed his own company, Barker Property Management, where he manages a portfolio of commercial properties in and around Baton Rouge, LA.

Barker became an IREM member in 2005 and earned his CPM designation in 2007. Long active in IREM’s Louisiana chapter, he is a past chapter president, and was honored in 2012 as the chapter’s “CPM of the Year.”

At the national level, Barker has served as a member of the IREM Governing Council, a two-time chair of the Membership and Credentialing Committee, co-leader of one of the organization's annual Chapter Leadership Forums, and as regional vice president for Region 5. Barker's service to the association and industry was recognized as he was named IREM's Certified Property Manager of the Year in 2018.

In addition to his IREM affiliation, Barker is a member of the CCIM Institute and ICSC, from whom he earned the CCIM and Certified Shopping Center Manager credentials respectively. Locally, he is also very active in his community where he serves on several nonprofit boards and received the honor of Top 40 Under 40 from the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report. A member of the Commercial Investment Division of the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors, he is a past president and two time Member of the Year, as well as a member of the Coastal Conservation Association, Forum 35, Baton Rouge Area Chamber, Kids' Orchestra, and Baton Rouge Rotary Club.

Barker is a member of the IREM Louisiana chapter.


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