END 503

END 503– Topics in Development & Planning

Course Details

Course No.: 23339

Department: Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning

Semester: 2017 Fall

Location: Hayes Hall – 402

Meeting Day(s): Thursday

Meeting Time: 6:00 PM - 8:40 PM

Faculty: Fitzmaurice

As a future architect, you could very likely be designing commercial structures.  Through your education, you’ll learn a myriad of details to incorporate the wishes of the owners and attend to the needs of the occupants. However, one major piece is missing – how will the property be operated?

Similarly, as planners, you might well be planning out entire neighborhoods. Somewhere in the mix might well be a commercial office building. Such a building makes sense based on the mix of other uses in the neighborhood. However, the question remains – how will the property be operated?

Strategies in Property Management will give you practical knowledge in property management focusing on commercial office buildings. Much of what we’ll be examining can be extended to other types of buildings as well. The course will look at property management from an owner’s standpoint and will examine issues such as:

  • Ownership structure and goals
  • Classifications of office buildings
  • Third party management
  • Planning and operations
  • Staffing and management
  • Market analysis
  • Marketing and leasing
  • Space planning and construction
  • Lease administration
  • Tenant retention
  • Maintenance management
  • Risk management
  • Maximizing value