The remit of property managers has shifted significantly in recent years.
No longer is the discipline focused purely on the functional and operational aspects of running, maintaining and monetising a portfolio. As well as the actual bricks and mortar, property managers are now also responsible for wider business performance, creating communities in their buildings, the safety of those occupying properties and the deployment of property management technology to support their efforts.
Professionals in the field need a range of skills and qualifications across accounting, investment, marketing, customer experience, strategic leadership, IT and digital innovation and transformation. And as businesses look to return to offices, safety will be paramount. It will fall to property managers to deliver.
It all makes for a truly exciting time to be a property manager, with opportunities to excel in a number of different areas and to influence the business you work for at an executive level. But, it doesn’t come without its challenges.
In a recent on-demand virtual roundtable, hosted by Estates Gazette, MRI Software and other real estate industry experts discuss these trends and look at the ways in which property managers are driving change and shaping the future of the sector. The participants also explore some of the difficulties faced, and how technology, automation and digital communication can provide a platform for ongoing success.
In light of the current business climate and impacts of COVID-19, the conversation also focuses on the post-pandemic recovery and the tentative steps being taken to return to the workplace – or not, in some cases.
About MRI Software
MRI Software is a leading provider of innovative real estate software applications and hosted solutions. MRI’s comprehensive and flexible technology platform coupled with an open and connected ecosystem meets the unique needs of real estate businesses – from property-level management and accounting to investment modelling and analytics for the global commercial and residential markets. A pioneer of the real estate software industry, MRI develops lasting client relationships based on nearly five decades of expertise and insight. Through leading solutions and a rich partner ecosystem, MRI gives organisations the freedom to transform the way communities live, work and play while elevating their business and gaining a competitive edge. For more information, please visit mrisoftware.com.
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