In a roundtable discussion, four property managers discussed tips, tricks, experiences and advice for successfully breaking into the field of property management. Take all of your best laid plans -- and scrap them. In a business centered on working with people, no two days are the same, says Nicholas Dunlap, CPM, VP of Dunlap Property Group. The one thing about plans is that they never work out how they're supposed to, said Emily Goodman, CPM, ARM, regional property manager of CORE Realty Holdings Management Inc. Navigating generational differences is essential in adjusting to some of the less-overt social queues present in the workplace, says Brad Ashley, CPM, RPA, senior real estate manager for CBRE Asset Services. He thinks it's good to hone in on your natural gifts, talents and abilities, and work those into what your career ambitions are, said BJ Van Aken, regional property manager at Capital Growth Properties Inc.