When it comes to commercial real estate investing, property managers and asset managers may have similar titles, but they have distinctly different roles. A property manager generally focuses on a property’s everyday operations, like maintenance, rent collection, and managing staff. Property managers often work onsite, but not always. In contrast, asset managers are more involved in the financial management of an investment property, including managing tax and legal issues, negotiating with lenders, and managing both the acquisition and disposition of a property in order to maximize long-term profitability.
In commercial real estate, price indices are designed to show the current strength of the commercial real estate market across the United States. In general, most indices are not international, as CRE markets are substantially different in foreign countries, and combining the data would not likely to an accurate and informative result.