Property Manager

JOB SCOPE AND PURPOSE

To assist in leasing, and administrative operation of the apartment community in a manner that meets or exceeds budget standards. Performance at the direction of the Regional Property Manager, Director of Property Management or President of Lawson Realty Corporation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Recommend, implement and coordinate competitive rental rates and effective rental practices in order to maximize occupancy rates, minimize vacancy loss and minimize rental loss due to bad debt.
  • Ensure that rents are paid in a timely manner to minimize budgetary/administrative problems and take appropriate action if they are not.
  • Comply with established management policies and procedures for maximum operational efficiency. Report all violations of company policy through the proper chain of command.
  • Assist the Regional Property Manager in hiring, training, developing and managing a professional support staff as needed to ensure adequate execution of key responsibilities to present a positive image to residents. Discipline and/or discharge employees if necessary.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and comply with or enforce all building regulations, lease agreements and governmental requirements which govern the operation of assigned community.
  • Inspect grounds for cleanliness and property deterioration/damage. Inform Regional Property Manager of problem areas and make recommendations as to corrective action necessary. Coordinate the cleaning and preparation for rental of vacant units. Request and coordinate vendor/contractor services. Assign special projects as required.
  • Review and approve all resident applications and lease agreements. Recommend rent increases and marketing strategies. Supervise activities of Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Collect and compile data as instructed by Regional Property Manager.
  • Submit recommendations involving out-of-budget expenditures to Regional Property Manager for approval.
  • Attend to resident requests, and/or emergency needs, in an expedient and cordial manner.
  • Ensure that residents are informed about safety regulations and property rules. Ensure that management is aware of lease agreements and governmental regulations affecting property management.
  • The Property Manager will report to a Regional Property Manager. Responsibilities are determined and communicated through the Regional Property Manager. The frequency of direct supervision may vary from once per week to every day, depending on the individual and situation.
  • The Property Manager is responsible for the supervision of all site personnel. This responsibility includes assignment and review of work, assignment of special projects, and general direction as to methods, procedures and work objectives.
  • Internally, the Property Manager has contact with the Regional Property Manager regarding personnel issues; and the Accounting Department concerning deposits, accounts payable, receivable, computer input and other areas that affect accuracy in the financial reports.
  • Maintain property purchases within budget guidelines.
  • Other duties as assigned.