Portland apartment job openings represent almost half of all the job openings in the real estate sector, according to a new report from the National Apartment Association (NAA).
Portland and Denver, along with Raleigh, Kansas City and Las Vegas are the top 5 in the country with about 50 percent of real estate jobs driven by openings in the apartment industry.
In addition to the Portland apartment job openings, there are more than 8,000 apartment jobs open across the country, according to the most recent jobs report from the National Apartment Association.
With a busy leasing season ahead, the open jobs in the apartment industry represent 37 percent of all jobs in the broader real estate sector nationally, according to the report.
Property manager apartment jobs in demand
April’s edition highlights Property Manager/Community Manager positions, with a median salary of $42,059, the report says.
In addition to property management experience, employers are seeking candidates with strong budgeting skills, staff management skills, and experience with property management software.
The recent influx of new supply in the Raleigh MSA has contributed to the high concentration of demand for property managers.
National apartment association jobs report background
The NAA jobs report focuses on jobs that are being advertised in the apartment industry as being available, according to Paula Munger, Director, Industry Research and Analysis, for the National Apartment Association’s Education Institute.
“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,” Munger said. “Labor-market issues are happening in a lot of industries, certainly with the tight labor market we have.”
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,” Munger said.