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Budget & Finance Boot Camp

Understanding the budget process is key for those who want to be successful in property management. This workshop can help you build skill and confidence in this area.

When: July 26th
Where: WMFHA Training Center
Suite 101
Renton, Washington  98057
United States
Contact: Sloane Cerbana

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Increase your skill and confidence in your financial knowledge and the budget preparation, review and presentation process.


Boot Camp Regimen

  • Tackling your budget - Where do I start?
  • Basic elements of a property budget - More than 1,2,3…
  • Managing your budget - How to “live with it”!
  • Understanding investments and fun stuff like ROI, IRR, NOI
  • Learn accounting terminology without being bored
  • Analyzing cash flow and ways to improve the “bottom line”
  • Avoid the pitfalls associated with rental rate decisions and concessions
  • How to determine value using cap rates

Who Should Report for Training?

Property Managers wanting to increase their knowledge and skill
*Basic understanding of the budget process required.


$69| Members     $89| Non-Members*Must be logged in when registering online to receive member pricing.

This class qualifies for 3 Continuing Education Credits for those holding CAM, CAS, NALP, and CAS Credentials, 



Drill Sargent (Instructor): 


Jim Wiard-Executive Dirctor, Washington Multi-Family Housing Association

As the Executive Director of the association, Jim oversees the day-to-day operations of the association, works with administrative staff and volunteer members to implement the vision and goals of the association, and reports to the Board of Directors and Board President. Prior to joining WMFHA, Jim worked with Tarragon Property Services (formerly Investco Management Services), overseeing Tarragon's growing multifamily housing portfolio. Before working with Tarragon, Mr. Wiard worked for Guardian Real Estate Services for 20 years, most recently as Senior Vice President for a portfolio of 130 properties and 12,000 units in six states.

He is a past president of Oregon's largest housing association, Multifamily NW (then called Metro Multifamily Housing Association). Jim also has previously served on the board of WMFHA as well as on various committees. Jim earned his Certified Property Manager® (CPM®) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®), and holds the Certified Apartment Property Supervisor (CAPS) designation from the National Apartment Association. Jim graduated from the University of Oregon, holding a Bachelors Degree in Business/Marketing. Jim's wife Brooke is a Flight Attendant, and he has two children, Micah and Ciara.





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