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Who We Are
NPMA is the leading membership association for personal property and fixed-asset professionals.

Hear about us. Listen to this American Airlines in-flight radio interview on who we are and what we do.

Personal property professionals are responsible for the effective and efficient management of hundreds of billions of dollars of fixed-assets at leading corporations, at federal, state and local government agencies, and at healthcare and educational institutions.

Companies and organizations around the world benefit from the strategic role of fixed-asset and personal property professionals who are poised to be strong, integral parts of all organizational processes and contribute greatly to the bottom line.


Why? Because effective, efficient asset management results in cost savings and cost avoidance throughout the property life cycle, from determination of requirements, through acquisition, utilization and disposition.

NPMA serves as a center of excellence, education, and evolution for the profession. Recognized as world-class professionals, members benefit from the finest products, programs, and services that promote professional development.

The exchange of knowledge is NPMA's primary focus. Continuous learning makes you a better professional and a more valuable employee. It is your key to advancement and valuable insurance in times of uncertainty in the job market. NPMA offers you the opportunity to gain a wealth of knowledge in regards to:

  • accountability and responsibility issues
  • buy vs. lease issues
  • regulatory compliance issues
  • value-added property management techniques
  • maintenance procedures
  • cost of ownership
  • contract requirements
  • vendors
  • property utilization and reutilization
  • tax strategies
  • material management
  • product availability and warranties
  • risk management
  • effective property control systems
  • disposition techniques


Our Mission

Our activities and program offerings are guided by our mission and vision statements, and are shaped by our corporate values. See our Mission Statement and more.


Our Organization
Today, NPMA is the largest association for asset property management professionals in the world. We have members throughout the U.S., in Canada and overseas. Each member belongs to one of the 60 local NPMA chapters, and each chapter falls in one of three geographical regions. 

Our History
Established in 1970, NPMA has helped countless professionals maximize their careers. We can help you too. Traditionally, NPMA's membership consisted primarily of employees from federal agencies involved in contracts and their contractor counterparts. Today's NPMA includes property managers from colleges and universities, the health care industry, state and local government, technology and manufacturing firms and supporting consultants. Our property managers come from virtually any organization where assets are managed efficiently and cost effectively. This diversity reflects a membership rich in tradition and innovation.  Learn more about our history.

NPMA does not serve the real estate property management industry; for information about that industry segment, visit: NARPM

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