GFI Management Partners With Key Universities and Colleges to Launch National Property Management Internship Training Program
New program supports the development of candidates in the real estate industry
MARIETTA, Ga. — May 22, 2014 — GFI Management Services, Inc., a leading manager of multifamily properties throughout the U.S., today announced the rollout of a national internship training program aimed to elevate and enhance property management education. The innovative program is currently being implemented at seven universities and three colleges across the United States.
The program made its way to Virginia Tech in late March, and GFI Management also headed up an eight-week program at the University of Georgia in early April, giving participants exposure to various areas of property management, leasing, field operations and cost accounting.
“Our vast experience in the real estate market has granted us the opportunity to assist some of the most renowned institutions with their real estate education,” said Melissa D. White, national director of marketing and training at GFI Management Services, Inc.
The GFI training program is open to college sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate program students who are pursuing a four-year or advance degree. Internship participants who demonstrate outstanding performance will be offered full-time positions with GFI Management upon graduation.
"We pride ourselves on being a leader in property management, and we are always seeking exceptional applicants with the right skill sets to join our winning team,” White added.
White was recently awarded The Alexandra Jackie Leadership Scholarship from The National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI), and she recently joined the Institute’s Program Administration Committee.
About GFI Management Services, Inc.
An affiliate of GFI Capital Resources, Inc., GFI Management Services, Inc. is a highly regarded owner and manager of multifamily properties throughout the U.S. From initial planning to renovations, sales and leasing, GFI Management brings an owner’s mentality to its property services business, focusing on maximizing values and reducing operating expenses. Currently, the GFI Management portfolio is comprised of 33 properties and consists of 8,800 residential apartment units.
GFI Capital Resources, Inc.’s third-party management division, Strategic Management Partners (SMP), manages an additional 7,000 multifamily units on behalf of owners, lenders and special servicers. SMP is especially adept at serving distressed and foreclosed properties, offering clients a diverse range of property management and turnaround services including third-party partnerships, receiverships, lease-up, asset management, renovation and due diligence.
About GFI Capital Resources Group, Inc.
Founded in 1983 and headquartered in New York City, GFI Capital Resources Group, Inc. is a leading, diversified provider of comprehensive real estate and insurance services to clients throughout the U.S. Through an integrated platform of affiliates specializing in mortgage banking, commercial real estate sales and finance, property management, insurance and development, along with its hotel affiliate, GB Lodging, GFI is powered by strong relationships with major financial institutions, investors, and buyers and sellers of real estate.
GFI has built its reputation on a steadfast commitment to maintaining the highest level of professionalism in every aspect of its business. The company’s service-oriented culture, extensive network and deep knowledge of local markets strongly position GFI to deliver unparalleled value and results. For more information, visit gficap.com.