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Occupation Description:
  Plan, direct, or coordinate the selling, buying, leasing, or governance activities of commercial, industrial, or residential real estate properties. Includes managers of homeowner and condominium associations, rented or leased housing units, buildings, or land (including rights-of-way).
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Typical Tasks:
  • Meet with prospective tenants to show properties, explain terms of occupancy, and provide information about local areas.
  • Direct collection of monthly assessments, rental fees, and deposits and payment of insurance premiums, mortgage, taxes, and incurred operating expenses.
  • Inspect grounds, facilities, and equipment routinely to determine necessity of repairs or maintenance.
  • Investigate complaints, disturbances and violations and resolve problems following management rules and regulations.
  • Plan, schedule, and coordinate general maintenance, major repairs, and remodeling or construction projects for commercial or residential properties.
  • Manage and oversee operations, maintenance, administration, and improvement of commercial, industrial, or residential properties.
  • Negotiate the sale, lease, or development of property and complete or review appropriate documents and forms.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times..
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions..
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience..
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources..
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction..
  • Economics and Accounting - Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology..
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process..
  • Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems..
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Education & Training:
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License Authority for Community Association Manager:  (License details)
  Department of Consumer Protection
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165 Capitol Avenue
Room #110
Hartford, CT   006106 -01630
(860) 713-6135

Wage Information:
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $80,746.00 $38.82 $20.39 $25.64 - $42.78
Bridgeport/Stamford $83,787.00 $40.29 $18.76 $25.84 - $50.95
Danbury $73,981.00 $35.56 $20.02 $21.18 - $39.68
Hartford $88,461.00 $42.53 $24.60 $27.64 - $44.58
New Haven $61,817.00 $29.71 $17.00 $19.57 - $36.21
New London/Norwich $79,216.00 $38.08 $22.25 $26.09 - $36.95
Waterbury $59,144.00 $28.44 $16.99 $21.03 - $33.74
Torrington $48,980.00 $23.55 $13.28 $17.36 - $29.88
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Occupation Outlook:
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2014 2024
State of Connecticut 3,860 4,180 0.7% 99
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow faster than average, and the number of annual openings will offer excellent job opportunities.
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
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