Apartment job openings in Seattle and Portland were strong in the most recent report from the National Apartment Association’s Education Institute.
The Apartment Jobs Snapshot showed 10,224 apartment jobs were available, accounting for 34.8 percent of the broader real estate sector.
Seattle and Portland, along with Kansas City, Minneapolis, and Baltimore, had the highest share of apartment job openings.
This month’s edition highlights leasing consultants, with market salaries in the 90th percentile reaching $34,047.
The demand for skilled leasing consultants was more than twice the U.S. average in Austin, Houston, Orlando, Dallas and Nashville.
In addition to requiring typical leasing skills, employers are seeking experience with Yardi Software, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and computer literacy skills.
Apartment industry jobs
The NAA says on their website, “The apartment industry offers a wealth of meaningful career opportunities that use a variety of skills and capabilities. Regardless of whether you are graduating from high school or college, leaving the military, or switching careers, the industry has a job that’s just right for you.”
National apartment association jobs report background
“Our education institute is a credentialing body for the apartment industry. They hear often that one of the biggest problems keeping our industry leaders up at night is the difficulty in finding talent, attracting talent and retaining talent,” NAAEI’s Paula Munger said.
So NAA partnered with Burning Glass Technologies. “They have a labor-job posting database that is proprietary,” she said, and they can “layer on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). We looked at that and thought we could do something that is really going to help the industry and help benchmark job titles and trends as we go forward.”