Real Property Administration (RPA)

An employee with the RPA designation represents a professional with increased knowledge in the: operation of building systems, energy and environmental management, life-cycle costing, insurance practices, legal and accounting issues, as well as financial management. Consider registering your staff for this professional designation program.

2014 Fall Schedule
AOBA will offer the following two courses in the Fall, if there is a minimum of 15 students registered for each course. Please pay careful attention to the flyer that details the time, dates and prices for these courses.

Environmental Health and Safety Issues (Required). Instructor: Richard Silberman, Co-President and Managing Director, Healthy Buildings. Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Sept. 8th for 8 weeks.

Why Take this Course? Ensuring workplace and employee health and safety are issues at the center stage of today's property industry. As a property professional, this course will help you develop and manage proactive environmental/occupational health and safety programs, comply with regulatory standards and guidelines, and assess when to obtain technical assistance.


Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Building Systems, Part 2(Required), Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 to 7:30pm, for 8 weeks, beginning Nov. 4 at AOBA. Instructor: Glenn Hugo, Regional Manager, MRP Realty.

Why Take this Course? This course provides information property and facility managers must have to increase occupant safety and comfort while facilitating building efficiency to meet the business goals of an organization. This course will cover building systems management, analytics, and optimization, best practices in building operations and maintenance, and high performance security and life safety systems design.

For details, fees and to register for either or both of these courses, please download the RPA Fall 2014 Flyer.

For an overview of the RPA program, including requirements and elective courses, a flyer featuring 10 ways that having an RPA designation can save your property money,visit BOMI’s site at: http://www.bomi.org/content.aspx?id=7444&terms=rpa

Note: AOBA would be pleased to work directly with your firm to customize RPA training for your team at your office. For further information, call 202.296.3390 or email Pascha Francis, pfrancis@aoba-metro.org or Jeanne Clarke, jclarke@aoba-metro.org.

Other BOMI Courses

Please visit http://www.bomiproducts.org/ecampus-online-learning.aspx?dc=000199 for an extensive list of BOMI educational courses for commercial real estate professionals.

Here's what RPA "graduates" are saying:

"I chose to pursue my RPA designation for multiple reasons, primarily because I knew how highly regarded this designation is in our industry. Earning the designation shows your peers (and employer) that you have worked hard to become proficient in your profession. The classes expand your knowledge of property management, finance, risk management and even engineering. I would highly recommend this program to any real estate professional that is serious about career and professional growth!" Jamie A. Beale, RPA, Foulger Pratt

"The true value you receive from the RPA program is not only in the course material, but the reinforcement based upon real world experiences from the instructors, your fellow students and guest speakers. The dynamic interaction of the classroom will help you better understand the subject matter, network with your peers, and most certainly help make you a better manager." Glenn P. Hugo, RPA, FMA, CCIM, MRP Realty

“The RPA program has provided me with a well-rounded education in property management. If I am faced with an issue for the first time, my RPA textbooks are the first place I look for guidance.” Amy Natoli, RPA, Property Manager, The Brick Companies