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Roles in Property

Thinking about a career in property?

The job roles in property are varied and require different levels of responsibility and prior experience. When choosing a career, it is highly advantageous to know what each role is responsible for on a daily basis.

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An integral cog in the property industry, valuers provide essential advice on valuation and property matters to financial institutions, land owners, insurers, tenants, property developers and many more. Many valuation roles provide the opportunity to work from home or the office and are not bound by 9-5 business hours. Valuers can specialise in a number of areas including commercial, residential, industrial, plant and equipment and developments, in addition to sectors such as aged care, hotels, medical and more.

Commercial / Industrial Property Manager

Property managers working for a commercial agency by law must have completed a Certificate IV in Property and be a registered land agent through the Office of Consumer and Business Affairs. This qualification is not required for managers working directly for a property owner or in local and state government.

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Property Management Assistant

Assistant property managers can work in both a residential or commercial environment. This job provides critical support to the property manager or property management team. Duties can encompass both in-office and outside the office work such as; handling telephone enquiries, back-end paperwork support, arranging maintenance and showing tenants through vacant properties. Many assistants gain experience at this level and go on to become property managers.

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Holding a unique place in the property industry, conveyancers play a vital role facilitating the transfer of property ownership. Professional conveyancers may be self-employed and run their own business, they may work in small firms or they may be employed by large conveyancing or legal firms. Conveyancers liaise closely with banks and financial institutions to manage the settlement of properties, as well as managing changes to legal property titles and involvement with complex leases and new developments.

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Operations/Facilities Manager

Operations or facilities managers are responsible for the management of the physical space of buildings across retail, commercial and industrial assets. Facilities managers have a range of responsibilities to juggle including management of planned and reactive maintenance, project management of capital upgrades, overseeing the management of contracts such as cleaning, security and fire services, budgeting, health and safety, managing energy efficiency and compliance.

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Asset Manager

The term Asset Manager is often interchanged with Property Manager. However an asset manager can also be a separate role looking after commercial / retail / industrial property and taking a more strategic approach to the long term management of the property or portfolio as an investment.

Leasing Executive

Leasing is a vital role across all property classes. In the commercial / retail / industrial field a leasing executive is responsible for leasing vacant space. If they are working in a commercial agency they will be required to source properties to lease in addition to finding tenants.

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Project Manager

A project manager in the property industry is responsible for the management of an upgrade or building of a property. They may be involved from the early stages of meeting with and understanding key stakeholder needs, through to design, tendering, contract management and overseeing the building process.

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Shopping Centre Manager

Centre manager’s carry out the same functions as a commercial property manager, but are managing a retail property such as a shopping centre. As well as this they have a strong focus on marketing and retail trends to ensure the foot traffic remains high to their centre. A centre manager will work closely with retailers around the performance of their business, as successful retailers are the lifeblood of a successful shopping centre.

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