The most successful property managers realize they don't know everything. To achieve an optimal level of efficiency in the workplace, a manager must stay abreast of current legal developments, evolving building technology, and fresh communication methods in association administration.
Few in this business actually study association management and—right after school step into a management position. Most enter from other fields and learn association management specifics on the job. Many managers network with other industry professionals, an excellent method of staying current; others read leading industry publications like The New Jersey Cooperator…another smart move.
Additionally, some attend conventions, and others learn from supervisors. Indeed, there are many ways to expand knowledge in this industry, but few methods are more instrumental to a manager’s career than continuing education classes. The New Jersey Cooperator’sCondo, HOA, Co-op and Apt. Expo, now in its eighth year of serving board members, property managers, building owners and residents, will take place at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus on Saturday, May 9, 2015.
Surprisingly, continuing education isn’t a difficult process. Some management companies make it really easy by actually paying for classes, while other classes are free of charge. Plus, not only do classes help property managers improve their skills and services, they help advance careers and compensation packages, as well.
Association managers in New Jersey have a wide range of choices for continuing education. Courses are offered by organizations like the Community Associations Institute (CAI), the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), and the New Jersey Apartment Association (NJAA). Many law firms and professional businesses that service the industry host classes, also.