Shanghai to target training
Shanghai is to introduce a course which is aimed at improving the city's 'relatively poor standards' of property management.
The six-month course, jointly organised by the Shanghai Teachers' University and property consultancy Jones Lang Wootton (Shanghai), includes 10 seminars and will start next month.
Chen Hanchu, associate professor of Shanghai Teachers' University who is responsible for the course, said: 'There is definitely a need for such a course when 2,000 buildings are under construction in the city. We do not have enough well-qualified people.' Although it is not Shanghai's first property management course, it is the first to concentrate on high-rises, according to Mr Chen.
Previous courses have focused on property management for housing districts, he explained.
The university has so far received about 50 applications from professionals and students. There are 80 places.
Topics to be taught include property management law and regulations, property market trends and property management finances.
Courses will be taught by Government consultants, university lecturers and Jones Lang Wootton management staff.
Shanghai will introduce new property management regulations this year.