The apartment industry is a trillion dollar industry that provides housing to 39 million Americans.

A career in multifamily lets you make a real impact on people’s lives and the communities they live in. Apartments help create thriving, walkable communities. They provide people with a home that fits their lifestyle. They make it possible for people to live in the communities where they work (think firemen, police officers, teachers, nurses). And much more. Demand for apartments is at an unprecedented level as changing demographics and housing preferences create a fundamental shift in our nation’s housing dynamics. To meet that demand, the U.S. will need to build 4.6 million apartments by 2030. All that demand means the apartment industry is a jobs-creating industry.



RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT – REAL COMMUNITIES, REAL CAREERS

Whether an apartment community manager, marketing and leasing professional, maintenance technician or supplier partner, the Residential Property Management (RPM) industry offers a wealth of meaningful career opportunities that use a variety of skills and capabilities. If you are graduating from college or are a recent college graduate, RPM has a career that’s just right for you.



Find a career in residential property management
The only effective way to meet the needs of a diverse rental housing population is with a diverse team of leasing consultants, maintenance technicians and community managers who enjoy people and providing a great place to call home. Find a career in residential property management.
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Discover a Career in the Apartment Industry
Discover the various options for working in the apartment industry on NMHC's Career Exploration web site. You'll find professional profiles, average pay, and videos of apartment professionals talking about a day in their life.
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Apartment Industry Continues Its Unprecedented Growth
There are 38 million residents renting apartments in America today,  and as many as seven million additional renter households will be added this decade. Americans place greater value on walkability and work-life balance, opening up housing options beyond the traditional single-family house.
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Visualize the Future of Housing
Technology and lifestyle changes are changing how we live, work and play. NMHC's Apartment of the Future web site employs virtual reality to explore four key concepts driving the next generation of apartments.
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Apartment Amenities Rival Those of Hotels and Resorts
Apartment communities offer their residents amenities that include: maintenance-free living, business centers, pet parks and grooming facilities, pools with cabanas, theater rooms, cooking demonstration kitchens, 24-hour fitness centers and concierge services such as package deliver and valet trash pick-up. 
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Demographics is Destiny
The U.S. is changing and so are its housing preferences. Learn more about demographics and apartment demand. Moreover, there is a serious apartment supply shortage that will create demand for apartment professionals well into the future.
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Diversity in the Apartment Sector
The apartment industry serves a very diverse community of residents. Because of that, ensuring a diverse workforce - from the Board room to the property - is a priority. Learn more.
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Property Management Named Second Happiest Job In America
Forbes ranked Property Management the 2nd happiest job. Property managers are most satisfied with the people they work with and the work they do. Many of Forbes' happiest jobs have a component of working with people. Careers in property management are team-focused with daily resident interaction and many opportunities to elicit resident satisfaction.
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Dive In: Start Learning Now
The best way to learn about a potential industry or career is to start following that sector's news. NMHC's News Feed is a great resource. Why apartments? Because they make a meaningful economic contribution to their communities in addition to providing homes for 39 million people. Learn more.
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Connect With An RPM Career Ambassador
Tired of searching for jobs online? Connect with a real person working in residential property management. Send a note to an RPM Careers ambassador in your area today to get the conversation started.
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Leasing Consultants are the foundation for property management. Leasing consultants are the industry’s public face, helping people find the right housing option that fits their budget. Previous experience in retail or the hospitality industry can easily be applied to this rewarding career, which can lead to prestigious positions such as regional marketing director or senior leasing executive.

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Have you thought about a career as a Maintenance Professional?  Whether you like helping people, enjoy getting your hands dirty, or excel at teamwork, careers in residential property management (RPM) offer many possibilities and the opportunity for lifelong learning and career development. If you have served in the military, worked construction, or studied at a technical school, you probably have the skills to start a career as a maintenance technician. Stick with it and one day you could become a regional maintenance supervisor responsible for a portfolio of communities.

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Property Managers, also called Community Managers, have the fulfilling job of cultivating strong residential communities. Leadership, efficiency and good people skills are the ingredients for success. If you have what it takes, you can move from small apartment communities to larger communities with a larger budget and more staff — and eventually oversee a real estate portfolio.

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Assistant Community Managers assist the Community Manager in managing the apartment community. Previous experience in bookkeeping or customer service can easily be applied to this rewarding career, which can lead to positions as a Community Manager and eventually a Regional Community Manager.

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Career Spotlight: Gaspar Nuñez-Aguado
Career Spotlight: Will Hannah
Career Spotlight: Shannon Crane
Apartments are going high-tech. There is $2.5 billion in venture capital directed at the commercial real estate.

The National Apartment Association envisions a world where rental housing is a valued partner in every community. NAA is the leading voice for the rental housing industry and as a trusted partner, valued connector and a powerful advocate, we are committed to serving our 160 affiliates, more than 75,000 member companies and the 9.25 million rental housing units they operate globally.

NMHC is the place where the leaders of the apartment industry come together to guide their future success. With the industry’s most prominent and creative leaders at the helm, NMHC provides a forum for insight, advocacy and action that enable both members and the communities they build to thrive.

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