BUS 142 - Introduction to Property Management

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: NONE)

This course provides a foundation in property management services and an exploration of investing in real estate. Students learn the process of developing a real estate/property management company which includes: the duties of evaluating properties for investment; marketing properties; selecting tenants; contracting with owners, vetting tenants and vendors. Additionally, the role of a property manager's responsibilities and day-to-day duties are developed, which includes: a knowledge of environmental and hazardous substance risks; the servicing and maintenance of properties; property accounting/bookkeeping and risk mitigation pertaining to property management. Students develop an understanding of fair housing and civil rights laws concerning property. (F)