Foundations of Real Estate Management

High-Performance Training for High-Performance Real Estate Teams


What is Foundations?

  • A soup-to-nuts, 6-module, 30-hour, entry-level course, covering the fundamentals of commercial real estate administration, management, building systems, accounting and reporting, contract management and more.
  • Classroom instruction from seasoned professionals, reinforced by behind-the-scenes tours of outstanding buildings.
  • Live, in-person training with small class sizes to facilitate learning, discussion and team activities.
  • Classes will be held every other week starting September 2nd, 2021 until November 4th, 2021 (5 days total).  See exact dates below.
  • A complete package—instruction, peer networking, property tours and a comprehensive course manual that is easy to read and a valuable resource back on the job.

For All Experience Levels, Foundations...

  • Reinforces on-the-job training for junior and assistant property managers.
  • Provides “feet on the ground” experience and exposure for administrative assistants and students considering a career in commercial real estate.
  • Offers a great refresher for experienced professionals—fills training gaps and provides important management and operations updates.
  • Supports suppliers and building engineers who benefit from understanding the basics of real estate management.

Foundations—The Right Choice for Your Real Estate Team...

  • Eases the training burden by supplementing on-the-job and corporate training programs.
  • Offers the highest caliber training, covering everything from A to Z.
  • Prepares new and rising talent for more PM responsibilities an assignments.
  • Teaches employees best practices from experienced, seasoned professionals.
  • Delivers a curriculum that is regularly updated, ensuring the latest, most accurate information.
  • Minimizes time out of the office with convenient scheduling over several weeks.

Course Curriculum:

  • Click here for details on what is covered in each module
  • Module 1: Real Estate Administration - Instructor Sheila McHargue, CPM, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Module 2: The Well-Versed Real Estate Manager - Joseph "Joe" Markling, BOMA Fellow, RPA, CPM, CRCMP, USAA Real Estate
  • Module 3: Building Operations I - Instructor: Segdrick Jones, Facilities Engineer & Safety Officer, PerkinElmer
  • Module 4: Building Operations II - Instructor: Segdrick Jones, Facilities Engineer & Safety Officer, PerkinElmer
  • Module 5: Putting It All Together - Instructor: Sammie Baker, RPA, CPM, LEED GA    Endeavor Real Estate
  • New Module 6: Other Property Types - (content included during the modules above)

Registration, Dates and Cost:

  • Registration fee is $475 per person which includes training manual, lunch for each day and parking fees at each venue.
  • Students will receive manuals first day of class.  Bring pens, paper and highlighters as needed.
  • Class starts at 8:30 and concludes at 4:30 pm (5 days total)
  • Course dates & locations are as follows:
    • September 9th @ Heritage Plaza - 7800 N. Mopac (Courtesy of Cushman & Wakefield)
    • September 23rd @ One Eleven Congress - 111 Congress (Courtesy of Cousins)
    • October 7th @ 301 Congress, 1st Floor Training Room (Courtesy of HPI)
    • October 21st @ 301 Congress, 1st Floor Training Room (Courtesy of HPI)
    • November 4th @ Colorado Tower - 303 Colorado (Courtesy of Cousins)
  • Must attend all dates to receive credit for program - missed dates cannot be made up easily.
  • Graduation Ceremonies will be held on November 18h @ The Norris Conference Center during our regular monthly luncheon (cost of registration included with course fee)