Asset Management Specialist Certificate is the prerequisite for the Certified Housing Asset Manager® training program

The Certified Housing Asset Manager® is the second of two training programs offered by CHAM. It is an advanced-level designation that teaches the skills needed to manage the long-term success of affordable housing properties and portfolios. Candidates are typically responsible for implementing asset management in their organizations or are planning a career move into the profession.

What You Will Learn

  • Evaluate the performance and cost of real estate assets.
  • Techniques for analyzing and managing properties and portfolios to optimize the contribution of the real estate to the owner’s goals (both financial and mission).
  • LIHTC topics, including investor return, adjusters, recapture and Year 15 disposition analysis.
  • Risk management strategies to prevent or manage problems.

  • Asset managers, portfolio managers, developers, property managers and individuals who supervise or oversee asset managers, such as CEOs and CFOs.
  • Could be employed at nonprofits, for-profits, syndicators, investors, lenders, Housing FinanceAgencies, Public Housing Authorities and government.


Candidates must have successfully completed the Asset Management Specialist certificate program.

Asset Management Specialist Waiver

We are now offering an opportunity for seasoned asset managers to fast track their professional development with our new Asset Management Specialist Waiver.

To apply and see if you qualify click HERE.

The CHAM program concludes with a hands-on practicum where you develop an asset management plan for one of your own properties.  A great way to build skills and help your organization at the same time.

Advanced Financial Tools for Asset Managers (AM321)

You will master a range of techniques to measure the profitability of multifamily real estate and options for refinancing a property’s debt. Dive into LIHTC issues and concepts.

Advanced Housing Asset Management (AM351)

This class will bring together all of the aspects of asset management covered through the CHAM curriculum. You will hone the full range of asset management skills needed to analyze each aspect of performance of portfolios and individual properties. You will develop an asset management plan for one of your properties.

Housing Development

Understand the steps of affordable housing development or preservation.

Low Income Housing Tax Credit Compliance

Knowing the compliance requirements for the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Compliance program is an essential skill for asset managers.

CHAM started as an invaluable learning path to my career. I have been able to take what I learned from the curriculum to better the lives of those we serve. CHAM has been, and will continue to be, a great experience for me!
Janice Rausch

Asset Manager, Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing