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Learn Immediate Skills

You can just take one course at a time and start applying skills right away.

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Asset Management
Key topic areas: asset planning • forms of real estate ownership • financial and environmental due diligence • financial audits • troubled assets • maximum market value • investment portfolio diversification • investment analysis software

Budgeting and Accounting
Key topic areas: record-keeping requirements • revenue and expenditure cycles • cash basis income statement • financial statements • annual reports • lease abstracts • income and expense budgeting • working with capital

Environmental Health and Safety Issues
Key topic areas: local, state, and federal regulations • environmental site assessments • hazard communication • emergency response • asbestos and lead management • ergonomics • indoor air quality • hazardous waste • storage tanks • audits, recordkeeping, and other regulatory issues • ADA, EPA, OSHA, CERCLA, and the FULL ALPHABET SOUP of environmental health and safety

Environmental Health and Safety Issues (Canadian Version)
Key topic areas: local, state, and federal regulations • environmental site assessments • hazard communication • emergency response • asbestos and lead management • ergonomics • indoor air quality • hazardous waste • storage tanks • audits, recordkeeping, and other regulatory issues • ADA, EPA, OSHA, CERCLA, and the FULL ALPHABET SOUP of environmental health and safety

Ethics is Good Business® ShortCourse™
Key topic areas: tenant relations • triple bottom line • confidentiality recordkeeping and SOX • trade secrets • proper use of funds • conflicts of interest • corporate social responsibility • environmental stewardship

High-Performance Sustainable Building Investments
Key topic areas: defining value within a sustainability framework • balancing and prioritizing the triple bottom line • tangible and intangible valuation drivers • performance contracting and energy service companies • benchmarking beyond energy • triple bottom line analysis • whole building design • high-performance interiors and internal systems • high-performance exteriors and building systems • internal and external funding resources • engaging stakeholders • measurement and verification

High-Performance Sustainable Building Practices
Key topic areas: implementing high-performance sustainable initiatives • building interior practices • sustainable facades and roofs systems • HVAC and commissioning processes • high-performance lighting implementation • building electrical usages • durables and consumables incentives • building water operations • renewable energy methods • sustainable maintenance procedures • tenant engagement approaches • op-ex finance and portfolio management

High-Performance Sustainable Building Principles
Key topic areas: definition of sustainability in the built environment • justifications for high-performance initiatives • market dynamics • resource management concepts • benchmarking value and standards for design review • building interiors and enclosure overviews (IAQ, resource management, facades, and roofs) • integrated systems and commissioning concepts (HVAC, lighting, and electrical) • water and wastewater system considerations • renovation and tenant improvement guidelines • sustainable contracting and vendor management principles (maintenance and purchasing) • transportation • engagement (communications and marketing) • finance/portfolio considerations

Law and Risk Management
Key topic areas: conveying and financing real estate • contracts • property interests • premises liability • environmental law and concerns • employment relationships and agency • introduction to risk management • insurance company operations • principles of insurance and insurable risk • general liability insurance and employee benefit plans • loss exposures

Leasing and Marketing for Property Managers
Key topic areas: market analysis, survey conditions, and planning • ownership and investment • renewal and tenant satisfaction • the leasing plan, including lease negotiations • public relations and advertising • tenant prospecting and space allowance

Managing the Organization
Key topic areas: managerial roles and leadership skills • organizational culture and effective group/team management • strategies for planning, controlling, decision making, and problem solving • skills for improving communication and motivating employees • lessons on how to implement change successfully • sustainable strategies for managing building operations

Real Estate Investment and Finance
Key topic areas: asset valuation and enhancement • costs and taxes • capitalization • site and building analysis • the appraisal process • discounted cash flow measurement • ownership vehicles • the basics of lending and current lending practice

Real Estate Investment and Finance (Canadian Version)
Key topic areas: asset valuation and enhancement • costs and taxes • capitalization

The Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Building Systems, Part I
Key topic areas: building design and construction • life-cycle costing • construction materials • structural systems • building envelopes • roofing • interior walls, ceilings, and flooring • HVAC and plumbing systems • building system controls and automation

The Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Building Systems, Part II
Key topic areas: energy management • security systems • business continuity • fire protection and life safety systems • electrical systems: clean power, green power, UPS systems and submetering • lighting • integrated pest management • solid waste management • vertical transportation systems • cleaning and maintenance of windows, metals, and other surfaces • contract cleaning • landscaping • parking

Master a Subject Area

Complete a certificate and master a focused subject area. You can always apply these courses toward a designation later (5-8 courses).

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Property Administrator Certificate (PAC)
Perfect for new and experienced professionals who are responsible for a single office building or a portfolio of real estate assets.

Required Courses:

Property Management Financial Proficiency Certificate (PMFP)
Recommended for those responsible for analyzing, managing, and investing in real estate assets.

Required Courses:

Earn a Designation

Complete a designation program and be recognized on a national and international level as a mark of distinction and excellence throughout the property and facility management industries.

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Real Property Administrator (RPA®)

Education for those who manage real estate assets. In this program, you will learn all aspects of operating a commercial building and maximizing a building’s net income while minimizing risk.

Required Courses:

Elective Course (choose one):

Experience Requirement:
Three years of verifiable property management experience.

High-Performance Sustainable Buildings (BOMI-HP™)
Learn how to define, initiate, pay for, complete, and obtain a return on investment for sustainable initiatives within all segments of a building or portfolio.

Property and facility managers are increasingly responsible for implementing sustainable initiatives and energy-efficiency programs. BOMI developed this three-course program to provide the advanced knowledge you need to:

  • Create and apply sustainable initiatives
  • Optimize current and future high-performance building operations
  • Maximize cost-savings and environmental stewardship
  • Increase your earning potential in the industry