More than 13,300 apartment jobs openings were available in October’s edition of the National Apartment Association’s Education Institute Jobs Snapshot, accounting for 40.4 percent of the broader real estate sector.
Portland and Seattle, along with Dallas, San Antonio, and Kansas City, had the highest share of apartment-job openings.
This month’s edition is a spotlight on property managers/community managers, with median market salaries reaching $38,529.
The demand for experienced property managers was highest in Durham, Austin, Charlotte, Raleigh, and Seattle.
In addition to requiring typical property management skills, employers are seeking talent with budgeting, Yardi Software, communication, Microsoft Office, and organizational 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.”