The Institute of Real Estate Management’s (IREM®) Successful Property Management course was taught by Natalie D. Brecher, CPM® at the EARRETC in Nairobi, Kenya 23 – 25 August 2011. There were 31 real estate professionals from Kenya and Uganda in attendance, representing firms as large as CB Richard Ellis and the Commercial Bank of Africa and as small as sole proprietors of property management firms. Collins Kowuor, Chairman, Eunice N. Macharia, Chair of the Education Committee, and Moses Kiambuthi, CEO, all with the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK) handled the logistics and supported this effort of U.S. Aid and the IRPF.
Over the three days, course topics included advertising, budgeting, human resources, maintenance, risk management and client relations, with one section devoted to ethics in the property management profession. The course was presented interactively, with group workshops to have the participants apply the concepts learned.