The Maryland Multi-Housing Association (MMHA) is expanding its workforce development programming with the introduction of its Leasing Training Academy (LTA) to Baltimore.
Launching in the Baltimore region in partnership with the Baltimore County, the LTA offers a free, comprehensive training program for Baltimore residents who are unemployed, under-employed or looking for a new career in the residential property management industry.
The five-week training program exposes students to the basic practices of leasing, helping them to develop the skills to be successful in the industry. The training includes classes on leasing workflow, sales strategies, online reputation management, the marketing mix and more. The last week of the program focuses on soft skills to prepare the students for transition into the property management field. In addition to the training, students receive one-on-one coaching and connections to the multifamily industry.
Upon completion of the program, the LTA works with the students to identify and secure interview opportunities with reputable property management companies (see complete list of partners below) which often leads to jobs. The LTA serves as the liaison between the hiring company and the student to ensure a successful transition into their new roles. LTA graduates also have a professional mentor who provides additional guidance and support after they enter the industry.
MMHA first launched the LTA program in Prince George’s County. Since its launch in 2023, 50 students have participated in the program and nearly 65% accepted a full-time position from one of the program partners upon graduation.
The LTA is open to Baltimore County residents aged 18 or older. The application and more information about the program can be found at http://www.mmhaonline.org/mmha-leasing-training-academy-mmhalta. Applications are now being accepted for the first Baltimore County cohort, which launches May 6.
The MMHA is a professional trade association established in 1996, whose membership consists of owners and managers of more than 215,228 rental housing homes in more than 997 apartment communities. Its members house more than 561,000 Maryland residents.