Property Management
Preparation & Advancement


To work as a property and real estate manager, you must have a high school diploma or GED and complete a bachelor's degree or have related administrative work experience. Employers look for good communication and computer skills. Small complexes may prefer workers with building-repair skills and an understanding of real estate and landlord/tenant laws.


A real estate broker's license and certification as a property manager may be required. Workers who manage public housing subsidized by the federal government must be certified. For information regarding certification, contact:

National Center for Housing Management 

National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials 


A property manager may advance to becoming a real estate broker.