Leasing Manager

Oversee sales and marketing activities for a rental community.

What does a Leasing Manager do?

A career as a leasing manager could be a great fit for you if you are organized, good with people, have strong leadership skills, and have an interest in real estate. In this position, you make sure to fill all rental units with paying tenants. Leasing managers work with property management companies, and you might handle commercial properties like office buildings or residential properties such as apartment complexes, or perhaps both. Your responsibilities may include everything from creating promotions to showing properties to interested renters to handling maintenance requests and occasional complaints from tenants. Familiarity with common property management software packages like OneSite or Yardi is a great asset, as is an understanding of fair housing and related laws and regulations in your state.

To be a leasing manager, you need at least a high school diploma, but most employers expect a college degree. Experience in the field is also a frequent requirement, so internships or other work-study arrangements are highly recommended. Be sure to check with your state to see if a license is also required.