Residential Maintenance Operations: Working with Contractors

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

Presenter: Pedro E. Vermales, CPM® Emeritus

Selecting and overseeing the work of contractors helps to control costs and ensures the work is performed to specifications. During this webinar, Pedro Vermales, CPM® Emeritus, will discuss when to use contract labor, and how to develop an effective bidding process, including well-written contract specifications.

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine when to use site employees vs. contract workers
  • Create detailed contract specifications
  • Evaluate contract bids
  • Describe standard components of the maintenance contract
  • Identify factors to consider when monitoring a contractor’s work

Pedro Vermales Pedro Vermales is the co-founder of Horizon Housing Management LLC, FACTS for Apartments, and National Development Foundation Inc, a 501(c)3 not for profit corporation. His property management career started 40 years ago as a maintenance person and advanced to property improvement supervisor, regional manager, vice-president, president and principal of several national property management and development companies.

Pedro is an active member and has chaired various national and local real estate association committees. He serves as instructor of property management and real estate related subjects for the Institute of Real Estate Management, the National Center for Housing Management and FACTS for Apartments. Additionally, he has over 30 years of bilingual international teaching experience.

Pedro has a master’s degree in Business Administration from California Coast University, the professional designation of Certified Property Manager from the Institute of Real Estate Management and the Certified Occupancy Specialist and Fair Housing Specialist certification from the National Center for Housing Management. He also holds certifications in finance, human resources, maintenance, marketing, and low-income housing tax credit.

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