Leasing and Community Management

Do you get energy from helping others and working with people? If so, leasing and community management could be the residential property management (RPM) career field for you.

Working as part of a close-knit team, you’ll help build and nurture friendly, welcoming communities. RPM companies reward talent and hard work, so over time you can move up to regional community manager and oversee a real estate portfolio!

Leasing Consultant

Experience in retail, hospitality or other customer service roles provide necessary and relevant skills for these jobs.

  • Apply sales skills to recruit residents and match them with the right housing for their needs and budget.
  • Use skills in communication and problem-solving to make life better for people living in the community.

Community Manager or Assistant Community Manager

Experience in accounting, bookkeeping, customer service or data administration roles provide necessary and relevant skills for these jobs.

  • Help residents, and interact with employees and suppliers to keep the community running smoothly.
  • Lead teams of employees as an organizer, motivator, mentor, and coach.
  • Manage budgets, assist with leasing and marketing, and oversee workplace safety.

RPM Career Options: Leasing Consultant

For people with customer service experience, working as a leasing consultant is a great entry point to residential property management (RPM). Discover what makes a great leasing consultant and why the job is so rewarding.

Residential Property Management Career Benefits

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Comprehensive Benefits

  • Health insurance, 401k retirement plan, and life insurance.
  • Paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.
  • May include rent reduction and the ability to work from home.
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Career Growth

  • Companies typically promote from within.
  • Companies offer continuing education opportunities.
  • Companies may offer tuition assistance.
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People-Centered Atmosphere

  • Interact with and help residents.
  • Build a community.
  • Work in a team environment.
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