Residential Property Management Option
Multifamily housing management is a fast-paced, rewarding career that appeals to those who like to work with people and want to feel that they are making a difference. Based on a 2006 survey by Money Magazine and Salary.com, Money Magazine ranked property management as one of the top 5 jobs for young adults who were looking for “more pay, more upside and more control over where they're going.” Hundreds of management positions are available each year in multifamily housing environments, from luxury high-rise apartment developments to innovative senior living communities and from suburban garden communities to military housing. Graduates of Virginia Tech’s RPM program are in great demand as the multifamily industry continues to evolve to address the increased complexities of managing these multimillion-dollar assets.
Graduates find themselves employed in various aspects of the industry including management, operations, marketing, human resources, development, and acquisitions. Each year, only a few students in the world graduate with degrees that prepare them specifically for these positions. Students in the RPM option are exposed to all aspects of the property management field through a curriculum that includes specific property management courses, as well as general business, housing, and real estate courses. Graduates enter the profession with a broad understanding of the issues and challenges faced by the multifamily housing industry, as well as extensive first-hand experience gained through required internships offered by companies throughout the United States.
To learn more about this exciting career opportunity and the Residential Property Management (RPM) curriculum at Virginia Tech, contact the RPM Career Advisor:
Dr. Rosemary Carucci Goss
240 Wallace Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Note to internal university transfers: Students transferring into the Residential Property Management option must schedule an initial advisor meeting. A typed, one to two page statement outlining the applicant's career goals in residential property management must accompany the Change of Major form to be turned in to Dr. Goss at the time of the initial advisor meeting. Contact Mrs. Elizabeth Long, 240 Wallace Hall, to obtain a copy of the form and to schedule the appointment.
Property Management Events:
- October 7th - Alex Jackiw, Guest Speaker, WAL 247, 7:00pm
- October 24th - Industry Forum, WAL 247, 4:30pm
- October 24th - Senior Dinner, Hillcrest Dining Hall, 6:00pm
- October 25th - Advisory Board Breakfast, Inn at VT, 7:30am
- November 15th - Alumni Panel, Location TBA
- December 4th - End of Semester Social, Location TBA
RPM 25th Anniversary Lecture Series
- Lisa Trosien coming Spring 2014