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

Good

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  • Estimate Moderate growth employment change, 2021-2023
  • Estimate 270 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate Low rate of unemployment in 2022

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

  • Estimate 3555 employment change, 2021-2023
  • Estimate 9370 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

The employment outlook over the next few years for this occupational group is “good”, which indicates the chances of a qualified individual finding work is better than average when compared to other occupations in Nova Scotia. This is a moderate sized occupation in Nova Scotia so some job opportunities may occur through turnover. The number employed in this occupation is expected to grow significantly over the next few years, which will provide additional opportunities for employment. 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. Furthermore, the jobs are typically permanent positions. With employment conditions being somewhat seasonal, periods of downtime or layoff throughout the year affect some workers.

Hourly Pay

$13.35

Minimum

$23.08

Median

$40.66

Maximum

Annual Pay

$3,859

Minimum

$32,452

Median

$70,498

Maximum

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

Hourly Pay

$15.00

Minimum

$23.00

Median

$38.50

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

$33,732 median annual income
10.2%

Southern

$13,838 median annual income
9.9%

North Shore

$27,979 median annual income
9.3%

Annapolis Valley

$37,622 median annual income
4.7%

Cape Breton

$27,171 median annual income

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%

Finance and insurance

2.0%

Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services

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%

Trade Certification

$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%

Trade Certification

$34,807 median annual income
4.9%

Less than high school

$23,174 median annual income

Education & training

High School Diploma or Equivalent

High School Program

Adults without a high school diploma can contact the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) for tuition-free programming across the province. NSSAL oversees adult education programs in Nova Scotia. NSSAL partners with the Nova Scotia Community College, Adult High Schools, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations to deliver programs. NSSAL offers clear, accessible pathways from adult basic education to a high school credential or GED.

Institutions providing this program

Universite Sainte-Anne

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS

Nova Scotia Community College

Various, NS

Adult High Schools

Various, NS

Community Learning Organizations

Various, NS

Hospitality Administration/Management

College or University Program

These programs prepare students 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 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

Halifax, NS

Cape Breton University

Sydney, NS

Nova Scotia Community College

Various, NS

Employment requirements & contacts

No regulating bodies were found under this occupation profile

Contacts

Building Owners and Managers Association - Nova Scotia
Halifax, NS
Canadian Federation of Apartment Associations
Ottawa, ON

Additional resources

There are no additional resources for this occupation.