When starting a property management company, most people tend to focus on one thing - growth.

Property managers do tons of things to facilitate the growth of their company, like network, pay for ads, etc.

One of the things that a lot of property managers also do is attend various property management conferences.

Attending a property management conference is a great way to network with other industry professionals. Networking with these industry peers is an amazing way to learn about emerging trends or about other real estate-related things.

Not familiar with any property management conferences?

That's totally okay. We are here to help.

In this guide, we will be going over everything there is to know about property management conferences, like the benefits of attending them and where to find them.

To begin, let's go over what these conferences usually consist of.

What are Property Management Conferences?

A property management conference is an event where people from all spans of the real estate industry get together for different reasons. The professionals that attend these events include property managers, landlords, owners, investors, business leaders, and key players in the real estate industry.

At these events, attendees do more than just network with other professionals. People can discover trends about the real estate and rental market within the conference environment. Residential property managers can also learn about renter interests and emerging technologies within the renter community.

These events are a great opportunity for any property manager to expand their personal knowledge. They can gain knowledge on topics such as investing and managing financials. They can also learn about marketing tips and trends that are sure to assist in growth and development.

However, there are a variety of events that property managers can attend that are slightly different. In the next sections, we will be reviewing some of the different kinds of events. We will also be explaining how property managers can benefit from them.

Different Property Management Events

There are a number of different property management events that are not necessarily conferences. Below, we will be going over some of the different events that property managers can attend.

Property Management Conferences

Conferences are one of the best ways for property managers to connect with other professionals. Since a conference format involves a large group of people meeting to discuss a certain topic, they are perfect for up-and-coming real estate professionals.

Even the most experienced property management professionals attend these events. Many experienced real estate professionals also attend these events. Another reason to attend these events is that they can actually be fun to attend. Since many events provide some sort of entertainment, like live music or a raffle, it could be a fun and interactive experience for a property manager.

Trade Shows

Similar to a conference, a trade show is meant to bring together large groups of professionals from the same industry. In this case, a property management trade show is meant to bring together large amounts of property managers, landlords, and other real estate professionals.

One of the key differences between a trade show and a conference, however, is that trade shows are specifically meant to showcase products or services from the companies/individuals attending. This is an important difference because it opens the event to more potential attendees.

Another important thing about trade shows is that it allows certain companies to monitor the activity of their competition. This way, they can know what products and services they are up against and can examine whether their current state is holding up or not.

The most obvious benefit of going to trade shows is that it allows business to increase their brand awareness. By going out and displaying your brand and your business to a trade show, more people are going to associate the brand with property management.

Annual Awards Banquet

Awards banquets offer the absolute best conference environment for vendors and property management professionals to be showcased to others. Just by being invited to an awards banquet, it means that you run a successful business and now have a chance for others to discover it.

Most times, the awards banquets are run by a national association, like the Multifamily industry. This is good because it means that the events are usually larger and may bring in world-class speakers to speak on a subject.

It is important to note, however, that some of these events are only for members of the national multifamily housing council. This organization is one of the largest in the industry and host many of the upcoming events at any time during the year. Other than the multifamily organizations, some other popular organizations include the Texas Apartment Association and the National Association of  Residential Property Managers.

Finding Events

Now that you know about all of the different kinds of property management events that exist, it's time to start attending. But, you cannot attend any events if you don't know about them beforehand. To find some of the upcoming property management events, visit this site for a full calendar of all the important events throughout the year.


In conclusion, if you are interested in growing your network or developing your business, attending property management conferences and events is key. Meeting new people and learning about new skills is essential and will surely help bolster the growth of your business. And the most important part about these events - enjoy yourself!

David is the co-founder & CMO of DoorLoop, a best-selling author, legal CLE speaker, and real estate investor. When he's not hanging with his three children, he's writing articles here!