SAPOA Education: Commercial Property Management (Wits)

Date(s) - 13 Apr '23 - 23 Nov '23


This course teaches the essentials of commercial property management, focusing on office buildings, shopping centres and industrial sites. 

On completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Explain the nature of property management
  • Analyze a property management business plan
  • Develop a marketing and leasing plan
  • Manage lease negotiations
  • Perform financial analysis and budgeting
  • Apply the requisite management techniques for various property types
  • Manage a maintenance program as well as plan for safety, security an emergency procedures

Admission requirements:

Matric with two years’ working experience in real estate

Course content:

The course is divided into the following topics:

Part 1:

  • Introduction to Commercial Real Estate Management
  • Real Estate Market Research
  • Real Estate Investments and Finance
  • The Business Plan
  • Developing a Marketing and Leasing Plan
  • Preparing to Lease a Building
  • Preparing for Lease Negotiations
  • Negotiating the Commercial Lease
  • Leasing Opportunities
  • Developing a Leasing Program

Part 2

  • Administration and Record Keeping
  • Financial Analysis for Real Estate Managers
  • Budgeting
  • Efficient and Cost-Effective Maintenance Management Programs
  • Safety, Security, and Emergency Procedures

Part 3

  • Shopping Center Management
  • Office Building Management
  • Medical Office Building and Clinical Facilities Management
  • Industrial Real Estate Management

Part 4

  • The Commercial Real Estate Development Process
  • Renovating, Rehabbing, and Repositioning Commercial Properties


R35 516.00 (SAPOA members)

R41 850.00 (non-members)

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