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About the Residential Property
Management Industry

The apartment industry offers a wealth of meaningful career opportunities that use a variety of skills and capabilities. Regardless of whether you are graduating from high school or college, leaving the military, or switching careers, the industry has a job that’s just right for you.

Multifamily Housing - The Essential Industry Text

NAAEI has developed an extensive guide that defines all facets of the residential property management industry. Multifamily Housing - The Essential Industry Text is the single most comprehensive guide available to expand the knowledge of RPM professionals and complement their "on-the-job" experience. Order today!


The Benefits of Working
in Residential Property Management


In addition to higher than average salaries, careers in residential property management offer health insurance including medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage; paid holidays.

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Careers in residential property management offer many possibilities and the opportunity for lifelong learning and career development. 

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Growing Industry

There has never been a better time to start a career in residential property management (RPM).

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Team Environment

Working in a team atmosphere allows you to build strong relationships with co-workers while developing your leadership abilities.

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Working With People

No matter the career path, interpersonal relationships are essential in the apartment industry. Your interactions will range from your colleagues and residents to suppliers.

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Types of Careers

Community Management

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Industry Comparison

Retail Industry

vsResidential Property Management

Regular, full-time hours
Benefits package
Reduced rent*
Competitive salary
Career growth/stability
Performance bonuses*
Have a daily impact on your customers’ quality of life
Lower hourly wage/reliance on tips
Ongoing educational opportunities
Late nights/irregular hours
Opportunity to build long-term relationships with customers
On your feet all day
Work many nights, weekends and/or holidays
Opportunity to get to know customers and families personally and interact with them daily

*Many RPM jobs come with rent reductions and performance bonuses. The availability and size of these benefits depends on the position, company, and location.

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