CHAM and its partners produce research, case studies, interviews and white papers to further the knowledge and skills of asset managers.

CHAM Survey of Asset Managers

CHAM’s 2021 survey took place a year into the COVID-19 pandemic as vaccine rates were rising and restrictions easing around the country. It looks back at an extraordinary year impacted by a global pandemic, economic downturn, racial inequity movement, and climate change pressures.

Are you curious what asset managers earn? What pay inequities we found for women and people of color? How many properties an asset manager is responsible for? How asset managers spend their time, and how did it change in 2020? The quantitative report includes information about workload, salaries, bonuses, functions, procurement needs, roles and much more.

We asked two open-ended questions: 1) How has your organization’s approach to asset management changed in response to 2020? 2) What innovative practices has your organization adopted over the last year? Systematic analysis of the survey responses suggests there are at least 10 questions asset managers should ask themselves and the organizations they represent to facilitate ongoing improvement.

Here is a 25 minute presentation of the survey results that we shared at our 2021 Conference: 

Thank you to our research partners who conducted the analysis!

Check out CHAM’s 2020 survey to get a snapshot of the asset management industry,
before the pandemic.

Report on Asset Manager Workloads, Salaries and Roles

Innovative Strategies and Evolving Challenges in Asset Management

CHAM Lessons From the Field

A Municipal Asset Manager’s Perspective

Interview with Mike McLoone Senior Asset Manager, Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development
San Francisco, CA

An Asset Manager’s Preservation Journey

Interview with Alicia Hoppers, Catholic Housing Services and Catholic Community Services of Western Washington

Commercial Asset Management in the Affordable Housing Sector

Interview with Shadow Morton, one of very few commercial asset managers working in the affordable housing sector

A Lender’s Perspective

Jerri Edwards, Vice President & Director of Credit Administration Community Investment Corporation

The Asset and Property Management Interface

with Emmanuel Arellano of the San Diego Housing Commission

Mission-Driven: Seven Things Best-in-Class Affordable Housing Providers Do to Balance Their Financial and Social Goals

This study investigates the steps best-in-class affordable housing providers take to remain mission-driven in the face of significant financial constraints.

It was prepared for and commissioned by the Consortium for Housing and Asset Management and the National Affordable Housing Management Association.

By Dustin C. Read, Ph.D., J.D.
Associate Professor of Property Management
and Real Estate
William and Mary Alice Park Junior Faculty Fellow
Virginia Tech

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Asset Management and Survival of Nonprofits

What does it take for a mission-oriented real estate owner to survive? Whether nonprofit or for-profit, the answer is clear: positive organizational cash flow. And the key to that answer is ongoing proactive asset management. But the for-profits have always sung this song.

By Harold Nassau, Senior Director,
Asset Management, NeighborWorks America
Affordable Housing Finance, May 28, 2015