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Cancellation policy
If you register for an SFAA class and need to cancel you must provide at least 72 hours' notice in order to receive a full refund.

CCRM Property Management Series

SFAA's 2017 Spring Property Management Series runs through May 29, at Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd., Bldg. C, Rooms 205 and 210, San Francisco, CA. Classes are held Thursdays and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This course will give you the knowledge you need to understand and perform the day to day tasks of property management. Make your resume stand out from others when interviewing.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Preparing the Property and Professional Leasing Skills
  • The Move-In-Process, Rent Collection and Notices
  • Resident Issues and Ending the Tenancy
  • Professional Skills for Supervisors
  • Maintenance Management: Maintaining a Property
  • Liability & Risk Management: Protecting the Investment
  • Budget Development and Implementation
  • Fair Housing: It's the Law
  • Ethics & Property Management

Download the Spring 2017 CCRM registration flyer here.

Fee: $750 for full series for SFAA members; $900 for full series for non-members

Download the Summer 2017 CCRM registration flyer here.

Download the Fall 2017 CCRM registration flyer here.

No refunds or credits will be given to registrants who cancel less than three business days before the class.

Managing Rental Housing Class

Owning and managing rental housing in San Francisco is more complicated than it used to be. Why not get help managing your investment? This class can help you successfully create, maintain, and terminate a tenancy by providing step-by-step instructions. Learn the importance of tenant screening policies, fair housing laws, and security deposits.

This course will cover the following four major categories of rental housing operations:

  • “Creating the Tenancy”
  • “During the Tenancy”
  • “Termination of the Tenancy”
  • “Post-Tenancy”

This course is based upon the Managing Rental Housing Reference Guide (Ninth
Edition), a publication of the California Apartment Association. It will be used as a
reference text throughout the course. Students will be provided a copy of the 9th Edition Reference Guide as part of the class fee.

Managing Rental Housing is taught by Michelle Horneff-Cohen of Property Management Systems.

Details: Thursday, May 4, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fort Mason Center, Bldg C, Room TBD

Fee: $110 for SFAA members; $220 for non-members

No refunds or credits will be given to registrants who cancel less than three business days before the class.

Pre-registration required. For questions, contact Stephanie Alonzo at 415-255-2288 ext 13 or †stephanie@sfaa.org.


Fair Housing Class

It is the Owner/Agentís responsibility to be aware of the laws regarding fair housing.

Fair housing practices are not only ethical, they are good business. With discrimination complaints, undercover investigations, and fines and penalties on the rise, it is imperative that all owners and employees are trained to understand and abide by all federal, state and local laws regarding fair housing.

This class will be taught by Michelle Horneff-Cohen of Property Management Systems.

Details: Thursday, May 4, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fort Mason Center, Bldg C, Rm 205

Fee: $85 for SFAA members; $100 for non-members

No refunds or credits will be given to registrants who cancel less than three business days before the class.

Pre-registration required. For questions, contact Stephanie Alonzo at 415-255-2288 ext 13 or †stephanie@sfaa.org.


Mold Class

Mold can create maintenance concerns for your rental property and health issues for your tenants.

SFAA's Mold Certification Class can help you prevent these problems before they arise.

This class is recommended for rental owners, property managers, and maintenance employees. It covers health affects that mold may have on your renters or employees; indoor conditions which can lead to the growth of mold and routine maintenance tasks that prevent the growth of mold.

This course counts toward two Continuing Education credits.

This class is for both current certificate holders seeking renewal and those wanting to become new certificate holders.

You must renew your Mold Certification annually. If you received Mold Certification in 2013 you must renew your certificate this year and every year moving forward to keep it valid.

Course Instructor: Benchmark

Details: Monday, May 22, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Where: Fort Mason, Building C, Room 205

Fee: $75 for SFAA members; $100 for non-members

No refunds or credits will be given to registrants who cancel less than three business days before the class.

For questions or to register, contact Stephanie Alonzo at 415-255-2288 ext 13 or email stephanie@sfaa.org.


Subtenants Class

Our Sub-tenants class helps answer the many questions associated with this topic, including:

  • What do you do when your tenant announces they are moving in a new sub-tenant?
  • How does the new Jane Kim legislation 6.15E affect your lease that states no subletting?
  • Do 6.14 notices still need to be served now that Costa-Hawkins, a state law, governs rent increases when the last original tenant vacates?
  • Should landlords subscribe to the higher requirements of 6.14 in light of a state law's pre-emption over local legislation?

This class will be taught by Dave Wasserman of Wasserman-Stern and Curtis Dowling of Marques & Dowling LLC, two of SF's top Real Estate Attorneys.

Details: Thursday, Tuesday, June 6, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Fort Mason Center, Bldg C, Rm 205

Fee: $65 for SFAA members; $85 for non-members

No refunds or credits will be given to registrants who cancel less than three business days before the class.

Pre-registration required. For questions, contact Stephanie Alonzo at 415-255-2288 ext 13 or  stephanie@sfaa.org.


Compliance with EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency has revised its Lead-Based Paint Renovation and Repair Regulations and now requires property owners and management companies to implement lead-safe work practices and certification training for paid contractors and maintenance professionals working in pre-1978 housing.

For information about who should take this class and who needs to be certified, please visit the EPA website here.

The course is a one-day (eight-hour) class that explains how to comply with EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule. Subjects that will be covered include:

  • health effects,
  • regulations,
  • lead-safe work practices,
  • containment,
  • cleaning, and record keeping.

Details: Tuesday, June 13, from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, Building C, Room 210

Fee: $295 Members and $395 Non Members

No refunds or credits will be given to registrants who cancel less than three business days before the class.

Register today by contacting Stephanie Alonzo of SFAA at 415-255-2288 ext 13 or stephanie@sfaa.org.


Seismic Soft Story Retrofit Class

What you don’t know about the mandatory seismic retrofit ordinance can end up costing you thousands of dollars. Do you know what others are paying for their retrofits? Do you know how long the retrofit process should take or how to properly screen and work with engineers and contractors? Do you know how to recover 100% of your capital improvement costs from your tenants? Or how to legally manage tenant relocation or other issues during the course of construction? 

Protect yourself and your investment. This course will give you the tools and the knowledge you need to maneuver the seismic retrofit process with confidence, saving time, money and hopefully, your sanity.

Presenters:

  • Stephen Bjorgan, Broker/Building Owner, Marcus & Millichap
  • Michael Hall, Landlord Attorney, MC Hall and Associates
  • Connor Daly, General Contractor, Dan Daly Construction

Details: Wednesday, July 12, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fort Mason, Building C, Room 205

Fee: $65 for SFAA members; $85 for non-members

No refunds or credits will be given to registrants who cancel less than three business days before the class.

Pre-registration required. For questions, contact Stephanie Alonzo at 415-255-2288 ext 13 or  stephanie@sfaa.org.


Asbestos Training Course

Stay in compliance with our Asbestos Training Course July 17 and 18!

Violations of Abestos regulations can carry penalties of up to $25,000 per day, per violation!

This 16-hour mandatory course taken over two days is individually designed to meet the needs of property maintenance staff as they engage in routine facility maintenance that may require incidental disturbance of asbestos containing material. This course meets the requirements for accomplishing Class III and Class IV asbestos-related work. Training is accomplished through lectures, use of audiovisual aids, class discussion and hands-on experience.

If you and/or your maintenance staff are working on properties that may contain
asbestos, this 16-hour course is really not an option...it's necessary!

    Details: Monday, July 17 and Tuesday, July 18, 8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
    Fort Mason Building C, Room 205 and 230

Fee: $200 for SFAA members; $300 for non-members

No refunds or credits will be given to registrants who cancel less than three business days before the class.

Pre-registration required. For questions, contact Stephanie Alonzo at 415-255-2288 ext 13 or  stephanie@sfaa.org.


Landlord 101

SFAA's popular two-part Landlord 101 class provides property owners and managers with the latest best practices around beginning and ending tenancy. Landlord 101 is taught by SF's top Real Estate attorneys Dave Wasserman of Wasserman-Stern and Curtis Dowling of Dowling-Marquez, LLP.

Both of these classes count toward CCRM continued education:

  • Part I - Beginning the tenancy
    Tenant selection. Application process. Signing the Lease. Security deposits. Move-in inspection. Rent Collection. Enforcement of terms. Notices. Annual rent increases. Interest payments on security deposits. Tenant Relations.

  • Part II - Ending the Tenancy
    Notices to vacate. Initial Inspections. Move-out inspections. Security deposit return. Deductions. Wear and tear. Personal property abandonment. Unit damage. Eviction rules and process. Rent Control overview.

Details: Tuesday, July 25, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Fort Mason Building C, Room 210

Fee: $65 for SFAA members; $85 for non-members

No refunds or credits will be given to registrants who cancel less than three business days before the class.

Pre-registration required. For questions, contact Stephanie Alonzo at 415-255-2288 ext 13 or  stephanie@sfaa.org.