WPI Seminar to Focus on Professional Property Management

Contact: Neil Norum, WPI Media & Community Relations

Worcester, Mass. -- The North Atlantic chapter of the National Property Management Association (NPMA) is sponsoring a day-long program at WPI on Tuesday, March 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Seminar focus will be professional property management, with a theme of "Professional Property Folks Ready for the New Millennium."

Seminar organizer Clarence Plant, property administrator at WPI, notes that the seminar will cover many asset management issues, including Fast Lane Proposal preparation by the National Science Foundation and the General Accounting Standards Board. College and university asset managers should find the presentation on the American Appraisal Association especially helpful. "We believe this seminar will be of interest to all property managers, especially non-profits in the Central Massachusetts area," Plant says.

The speakers include: Dawn Grasso, president of the North Atlantic chapter of NPMA; Thomas G. Williams, national president of NPMA; and representatives from the National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Energy and the Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium.

Cost for the seminar is $75 for NPMA members and $125 for non-members. Reservations can be made by contacting Robin Murphy at Northeastern University at 617-373-8264.

The NPMA is a group of more than 2,000 professionals throughout the U.S. dedicated to managing the physical assets of federal, state and local governments, universities and colleges, health institutions and all other organizations that have invested in assets which require oversight and management.