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Foundations of Real Estate Management Course
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This newly redesigned course will help you become an effective manager and leader in your organization. Your role will take on new meaning as you learn and understand the impact that you can have on your organization and on the individuals who work for you. The course will reinforce the theory and strategies with a new case study in which management practices are applied to address industry trends and issues related to enhancing the value of an asset.

3/22/2017 to 4/19/2017
When: March 22, March 29, April 5, April 12, April 19
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where: Locations will vary - see below for specifics
Houston, Texas 
United States
Presenter: Tom Easley
Contact: Kara Mathews
(713) 266-5691

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What is Foundations of Real Estate Management?

A soup-to-nuts, 6-module, 28-hour entry-level course, covering the fundamentals of commercial real estate administration, management, building systems, accounting and reporting, contract management, and more. Classroom instruction with small class sizes to facilitate learning, discussion, and team activities, including building tours.


March 22, 2017

Williams Tower - 2800 Post Oak, Houston, TX 77056 

Module 1: Real Estate Administration

  • Roles and responsibilities of a property manager
  • Adding value to a real estate investment
  • Strategies for tenant satisfaction
  • Contracting with vendors and suppliers and managing supplier agreements
  • Property characteristics and leasing and marketing strategies
  • Managing risk and understanding commercial insurance coverages
  • Property Tour: the property management office


March 29, 2017

2 Houston Center - 909 Fannin St., Houston, TX 77010

Module 2: The Well-Versed Real Estate Manager

  • Developing effective emergency and disaster preparedness
  • Managing tenant improvements
  • Budgeting, accounting, and business plan development
  • Models for recovering operating expenses
  • Due diligence process for buying and selling real estate
  • Understanding OSHA safety requirements
  • Understanding indoor air quality issues and EPA requirements
  • Property Tour: engineering office and non-office occupancies


April 5, 2017

Module 3: Building Operations I

San Felipe Plaza - 5847 San Felipe St., Houston, TX 77057

  • How HVAC and plumbing systems work
  • How electricity flows through a building and the various levels of power
  • Work order
  • Property Tour: HVAC, domestic water, fire alarm, fire sprinkler, main electric room


April 12, 2017

Module 4: Building Operations II

Marathon Oil Tower - 5555 San Felipe St., Houston, TX 77056

  • Types and operations of fire alarm and control systems
  • Reactive vs. preventive vs. predictive maintenance of building facilities and systems
  • Elevator and escalator systems and operations
  • Roofing systems – built-up, modified bitumen, single-ply
  • Managing solid waste and recycling
  • Managing cleaning services and contracts
  • Property Tour: elevators/escalators, roof systems, solid waste/recycling, janitorial inspection


April 19, 2017

Module 5: Putting it all Together

Memorial Hermann Southwest, Plaza 2 - 7737 Southwest Fwy., Houston, TX 77074

  • Successful approaches to pest management
  • Types of parking structures and parking management
  • Assuring secure and safe buildings
  • Understanding and managing landscaping tasks and snow removal
  • Learn about BOMA and meet BOMA leaders
  • Learning assessment group exercise
  • Property Tour: parking, security, pest control, landscaping


Module 6: Other Property Types

This new addition to the Foundations curriculum will focus on describing the major similarities and differences between managing office buildings and industrial, retail, mixed-use and medical office buildings.


Houston Building Owners & Managers Association.
9 Greenway Plaza, Suite 100 | Houston, TX 77046