What does a Senior Property Manager do?

Property managers are responsible for the overall financial and operational management of residential, commercial, and industrial properties. Property managers aim to minimize costs while keeping tenants satisfied. They are tasked with addressing tenant concerns, collecting rent, dealing with maintenance, and managing the budget.

Property managers need to have a Bachelor's degree. Some states require property managers to have some type of professional designation or certification. While not all states do, most employers prefer property managers have a Certified Property Manager (CPM), Real Property Administrator (RPA), or Registered in Apartment Management (RAM) designation. Most of these designations have education, experience, and exam requirements. The best property managers are customer service oriented, have great interpersonal skills, and are extremely organized.

  • Oversee, maintain, and inspect all designated buildings and properties
  • Coordinate ongoing maintenance and inspections to comply with all relevant laws, codes, and company policies
  • Select tenants through interviews and background checks
  • Collect rent, pay invoices, and analyze operating statements
  • Prepare the annual budget and report on financial performance regularly
  • Manage on-site staff, and vendor and contractor relationships
  • Address tenant complaints, violations, and problems
  • Prepare and maintain all records, correspondence, and files
  • Establish and maintain relationships with tenants
  • Bachelor's degree highly preferred; equivalent work experience in property management will be considered
  • CPM, RPA, or RAM designation preferred
  • 5 years of experience in property management
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to comply with operational policies and procedures, codes, and regulations
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English
  • Exceptional organizational, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong familiarity and working knowledge of affordable housing laws and anti-discrimination legislation
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Senior Property Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

£36,680 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£23K
Median: £37K
£60K
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Senior Property Manager Career Path

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Senior Property Manager Insights

Read what Senior Property Manager professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Apartment Management ConsultantsApartment Management Consultants
Property Manager
6 Oct 2021

“Pay can be good but not worth it at the end of the day or night!”

MAAMAA
Property Manager
21 Dec 2021

“I had one of the best regionals that was super helpful and really made me confident in my role”

Aspen Square ManagementAspen Square Management
Senior Property Manager
19 Nov 2021

“Aspen Square provides the best training and the most ideal structure to succeed in the multifamily industry.”

Saint-GobainSaint-Gobain
Intellectual Property Manager
1 Jun 2021

“Benefits are very good and the people are some of the best I’ve worked with.”

Stoltz ManagementStoltz Management
Property Accountant
20 Aug 2019

“For many reading this Stoltz is the first step in your career and a good opportunity to gain experience.”

ThalesThales
Senior Configuration Management Administrator
5 Nov 2021

“I worked with a good group of people and my boss was a great person to work for.”

MAAMAA
Property Manager
17 Mar 2020

“5. The pay scale is not great whatsoever and their benefits don't make up for that.”

Apartment Management ConsultantsApartment Management Consultants
Assistant Property Manager
16 Feb 2021

“Property management is a career field that will literally drain you and question your sanity.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a senior property manager

When working as a senior property manager, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Microsoft Office Suite, Strong WORK Ethic, GAAP, Microsoft EXCEL and Interpersonal and Communication.

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The most common qualifications to become a senior property manager is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.