Property Administrators

(NOC 1224)

in All Business, Finance, and Administration

Property administrators carry out administrative duties and coordinate activities related to the management and rental of investment property and real estate on behalf of property and strata property owners. They work for property, real estate and strata services management companies, property development companies and by government.

Job Outlook

Average

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  • Estimate Stable employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 130 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • Estimate Low rate of unemployment in 2019

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

  • Estimate -1305 employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 4210 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

The employment outlook over the next few years for this occupational group is “average”, which indicates the chances of a qualified individual finding work is comparable to the average for all occupations in Nova Scotia. This is a fairly large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities occur fairly regularly. The number employed in this occupation is expected to remain largely the same over the next few years. With a large percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to be a key contributor to employment opportunities over the coming years. Property Administrators may either be working full-time or part-time hours. Also, a fair portion of the workforce is self-employed, so having the option to "work for yourself" may appeal to some individuals’ interests/motivations.

The median employment income for 57% of Property Administrators who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $40,410. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2016 Census)

Hourly Pay

$12.95

Minimum

$24.04

Median

$38.46

Maximum

Annual Pay

$3,859

Minimum

$32,452

Median

$70,498

Maximum

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

Hourly Pay

$14.00

Minimum

$27.85

Median

$38.46

Maximum

Annual Pay

$6,754

Minimum

$36,515

Median

$70,271

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Property administrators carry out administrative duties and coordinate activities related to the management and rental of investment property and real estate on behalf of property and strata property owners. They work for property, real estate and strata services management companies, property development companies and by government.

Job duties

Property administrators:

  • Negotiate or approve rental or lease of various properties in a portfolio on behalf of property owners and ensure that terms of lease agreement are met.
  • Prepare and administer contracts for property services like cleaning and maintenance, security services and alarm systems.
  • Coordinate repairs, maintenance and renovations carried out on buildings and monitor progress and cost of work for property owners.
  • Compile and maintain records of operating expenses and income and prepare reports and review rents to ensure they are at market value.
  • Make sure that trouble calls received from clients or tenants are acted upon.
  • Administer damage deposits.
  • May hire and supervise rental agents, property clerks, building superintendents or other support staff performing operational, clerical or maintenance duties.

Sample job titles

  • accommodation officer
  • apartment rental agent
  • building managing supervisor
  • commercial property manager
  • landlord/lady
  • property administrator
  • property rental agent
  • real estate rental agent
  • rentals agent
  • residential property manager

Skills

You need excellent communication, organizational, and negotiation skills. You must be methodical and have basic numeracy skills to monitor rents, expenses, and the cost of repairs and maintenance.

Job requirements

  • High school is required in Nova Scotia.
  • Completion of training courses or a vocational program in property or strata management or real estate may be required.
  • Several years of administrative experience as a property clerk, contract clerk, or administrative officer are usually required.

Other considerations

None

By the numbers

Quick look

1,715

employed in 2016

70.0%

employed full-time

31.2%

self employed

49.0%
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51%
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53.4

median age

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

63,775

employed in 2016

78.4%

employed full-time

6.6%

self employed

73.4%
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26.6%
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47.9

median age

Where will I likely work?

66.0%

Halifax

10.2%

Southern

9.9%

North Shore

9.3%

Annapolis Valley

4.7%

Cape Breton

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

North Shore

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

77.2%

Real estate and rental and leasing

6.7%

Public administration

3.0%

Construction

2.0%

Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services

2.0%

Finance and insurance

What is the age of Employment?

28.0%

45-54

27.0%

55-64

19.0%

65+

15.0%

35-44

9.0%

25-34

3.0%

15-24

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

26.3%

45-54

22.6%

55-64

19.4%

35-44

16.7%

25-34

7.5%

65+

Top levels of education

27.0%

High school

$30,752 median annual income
23.0%

College Diploma

$36,324 median annual income
18.9%

Bachelor

$38,198 median annual income
12.5%

Less than high school

$25,412 median annual income
9.9%

Apprenticeship

$32,099 median annual income

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

33.8%

College Diploma

$36,304 median annual income
23.8%

High school

$32,903 median annual income
22.8%

Bachelor

$41,755 median annual income
5.8%

Apprenticeship

$34,807 median annual income
4.9%

Less than high school

$23,174 median annual income

Education & training

Adult high school/secondary diploma programs

This program is typically offered at the high school level.

The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) administers, coordinates, and supports the development and delivery of adult education programs through learning partners in Nova Scotia. Our learning partners include the Nova Scotia Community College, Adult High Schools, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations that offer tuition-free programming across the province. NSSAL offers clear, accessible pathways from adult basic education to a high school credential or GED, empowering Nova Scotians to achieve their learning and employment goals.

Institutions providing this program

Universite Sainte-Anne

Siège Social: 1695, Route 1

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS B0W 1M0

(902) 769-2114

Nova Scotia Community College - Adult Learning

PO Box 220

Halifax, NS B3J 2M4

(866) 679-6722

Adult High Schools

Various, NS

Community Learning Organizations

Various, NS

Hospitality administration/management - General

This program is typically offered at the college or university level.

This instructional program class includes any program that prepares individuals to serve as general managers and directors of hospitality operations on a system-wide basis, including both travel arrangements and promotion and the provision of traveller facilities. These programs include courses in principles of operations in the travel and tourism, hotel and lodging facilities, food services, and recreation facilities industries; hospitality marketing strategies; hospitality planning; management and coordination of franchise and unit operations; business management; accounting and financial management; hospitality transportation and logistics; and hospitality industry policies and regulations.

Institutions providing this program

Mount Saint Vincent University

166 Bedford Highway

Halifax, NS B3M 2J6

(902) 457-6117

Cape Breton University

PO Box 5300 1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS B1P 6L2

(888) 959-9995

Nova Scotia Community College - Akerley Campus

21 Woodlawn Road

Dartmouth, NS B2W 2R7

(902) 491-4900

Nova Scotia Community College - Kingstec Campus

236 Belcher Street

Kentville, NS B4N 0A6

(902) 678-7341

Nova Scotia Community College - Lunenburg Campus

75 High Street

Bridgewater, NS B4V 1V8

(902) 543-4608

Employment requirements & contacts

No regulating bodies were found under this occupation profile

Contacts

Building Owners and Managers Association - Nova Scotia
P.O. Box 1597
Halifax, NS B3J 2Y3
Tel: (902) 425-3717
Fax: (902) 431-7220
Canadian Federation of Apartment Associations
1600 Carling Ave., Suite 640
Ottawa, ON V1T 2M6
Tel: (613) 235-0101
Fax: (613) 238-0101

Additional resources

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Job postings

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