The Business of Buildings: The Property Manager's Guide to Asset Management


BOMA International and BOMI International have partnered to present a one-and-a-half day intensive certificate program. This program will take place before the conference on Saturday, June 23rd and the morning of Sunday, June 24th. You will learn the fundamental competencies of asset management -- an essential skill set for today's property manager, and gain a better understanding of how to communicate with the owner and asset manager. This modular program is a focused sequence of five one-hour sessions over one day, culminating with a two-hour capstone exercise the following day. 

If you are looking for the opportunity to establish a foundational understanding of asset management while forming new working relationships with a diverse group of your peers, this program is for you. On Saturday after you have participated in a day of dynamic sessions facilitated by experienced professionals, you will have the chance to work closely with a small team of other participants to complete a capstone challenge that you will present on Sunday morning to a panel of mock investors. Members of the winning team will receive a prize, as well as bragging rights! 

Module 1:  Asset Management through the Lens of the Investment Cycle
Saturday, June 23, 9:00 - 10:00 am

Instructor: Joe Markling, RPA, CPM, BOMA Fellow, Managing Director/Head of Real Estate Operations, USAA Real Estate
In this introductory session, learners will be introduced to the basics of asset management, including objectives which commonly drive commercial real estate investments. Additionally, learners will explore best practices for acquiring assets, key elements of management during the asset holding period, and strategies for selling assets.

Module 2:  Impacting the Bottom Line: Creating Asset Value and Controlling Costs

Saturday, June 23, 10:15 - 11:15 am
Instructor: P. Marc Fischer, CPM®, RPA®, CCIM®, LEED® Green Associate, BOMA Fellow, Principal, InspiRE Real Estate Services

In the second session, learners will be exposed to a variety of methods for creating value through acquired assets. They will learn to distinguish the impact of increasing income from decreasing expenses, particularly within the context of lease structuring.

Lunch Break
Saturday, June 23, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch will be provided.

Module 3:  Making Strategic Decisions based on Economic Trends and Market Conditions
Saturday, June 23, 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Instructor: Joe Markling, RPA, CPM, BOMA Fellow, Managing Director/Head of Real Estate Operations, USAA Real Estate

In the third session, learners will take into account the significance of conditions within the local real estate market and current economic trends as they analyze the option to acquire new assets, sell existing ones, or change strategies for management of assets in the holding period.

Module 4:  Capital Planning for Increased Financial Returns
Saturday, June 23, 1:45 - 2:45 pm
Instructor: Dave Hewett, BOMA Fellow, Executive Managing Director, Olive Real Estate Group, Inc.

In the fourth session, learners will investigate considerations to be made when evaluating the potential value increase to be achieved through capital improvements.

Module 5:  Developing a Leasing Plan to Maximize Value
Saturday, June 23, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Instructor: P. Marc Fischer, CPM®, RPA®, CCIM®, LEED® Green Associate, BOMA Fellow, Principal, InspiRE Real Estate Services

In the final session preceding the capstone evaluation, learners will address a variety of factors to be evaluated when developing a leasing plan. Through the analysis of these factors, learners will recognize the need for consideration of long-term impacts to investment objectives.

Module 6:  Capstone Exercise
Sunday, June 24, 9:00 - 11:00 am
Building case study evaluation exercise.

Registration Fee

  • $695 Member/$795 Non-Member for Business of Buildings course only, not attending the BOMA International Conference
  • $595 Member/$695 Non-Member for Business of Buildings course in addition to BOMA International Full Conference registration fee 
  • Registration fee includes lunch on Saturday.

    This class can be added as an additional ticket to your registration or as a standalone course. To register, go here.

Certificate Requirements

Learners who attend a minimum of four education track modules as well as the mandatory Capstone Module and earn a passing score on assessments for each module attended will qualify for the Certificate of Participation. This certificate may be applied as five credit hours to the point requirement in the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program to maintain active status in the BOMI International RPA and FMA designation programs, or continuing education unit for other education requirements.