Property Administrators

(NOC 1224)

in All Business, Finance, and Administration

Property administrators perform 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 are employed by property, real estate and strata services management companies, property development companies and by government.

Job Outlook

Average

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  • Estimate Weak growth employment change, 2017-2019
  • Estimate 60 openings due to growth and retirements, 2017-2019
  • Estimate Moderate rate of unemployment in 2016

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

  • Estimate Moderate growth employment change, 2017-2019
  • Estimate 6600 openings due to growth and retirements, 2017-2019
  • Estimate Low rate of unemployment in 2016

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 grow slightly over the next few years, which should provide some 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 most commonly work full-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.

The median employment income for 64% 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

$11.00

Minimum

$16.15

Median

$34.13

Maximum

Annual Pay

$3,859

Minimum

$32,452

Median

$70,498

Maximum

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

Hourly Pay

$13.00

Minimum

$21.03

Median

$35.90

Maximum

Annual Pay

$6,754

Minimum

$36,515

Median

$70,271

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Property administrators perform 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 are employed by property, real estate and strata services management companies, property development companies and by government.

Job duties

Property administrators perform some or all of the following duties:

  • 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 provision of property services, such as cleaning and maintenance, security services and alarm systems.
  • Coordinate the implementation of repairs, maintenance and renovations carried out on buildings and monitor progress and cost of work for property owners.
  • Compile and maintain records on operating expenses and income and prepare reports and review rents to ensure they are at market value.
  • Ensure 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

To work in this field, 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

  • Completion of 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

1,485

employed in 2016

78.2%

employed full-time

27.9%

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

81.3%

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?

66.2%

Halifax

10.2%

Southern

9.9%

Northern

9.3%

Annapolis Valley

4.7%

Cape Breton

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

Northern

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

79.5%

Finance, Insurance, Real Estate & Leasing

6.7%

Public Administration

3.0%

Construction

2.0%

Other Industries

1.7%

Other Services

What is the age of Employment?

39.2%

55-64

20.3%

45-54

16.2%

25-34

12.2%

35-44

9.5%

65+

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

36.5%

45-54

28.0%

55-64

18.6%

35-44

10.7%

65+

6.0%

25-34

Top levels of education

27.1%

High school

$40,124 median annual income
24.6%

College certificate or diploma

$42,131 median annual income
18.3%

Bachelor's degree

$52,787 median annual income
13.0%

Less than high school

N/A
9.5%

Trades certificate

N/A

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

34.4%

College certificate or diploma

$33,837 median annual income
23.7%

High school

$30,074 median annual income
22.9%

Bachelor's degree

$39,473 median annual income
5.8%

Trades certificate

$32,871 median annual income
4.7%

Less than high school

$23,775 median annual income

Education & training

Adult high school/secondary diploma programs

This program is typically offered at the high school level.

This instructional program class comprises any program that defines the prescribed requirements, specified by the appropriate jurisdiction, for the completion of and graduation from a secondary school program of academic subject matter offered for adult learners outside of the regular secondary school program. This does not include adult compensatory education programs resulting in completion of a high school equivalency certificate or diploma.

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 - Annapolis Valley Campus

50 Elliott Road

Lawrencetown, NS B0S 1M0

(902) 825-3491

Nova Scotia Community College - Cumberland Campus

PO Box 550, 1 Main Street

Springhill, NS B0M 1X0

(902) 597-3737

Nova Scotia Community College - Akerley Campus

21 Woodlawn Road

Dartmouth, NS B2W 2R7

(902) 491-4900

Nova Scotia Community College - Burridge Campus

372 Pleasant Street

Yarmouth, NS B5A 2L2

(902) 742-3501

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

Nova Scotia Community College - Institute of Technology Campus

5685 Leeds Street

Halifax, NS B3K 2T3

(902) 491-6722

Nova Scotia Community College - Pictou Campus & School of Fisheries

PO Box 820, 39 Acadia Avenue

Stellarton, NS B0K 1S0

(902) 752-2002

Nova Scotia Community College - Shelburne Campus

PO Box 760, 1575 Lake Road

Shelburne, NS B0T 1W0

(902) 875-8640

Nova Scotia Community College - Strait Area Campus & Nautical Institute

226 Reeves Street

Port Hawkesbury, NS B9A 2A2

(902) 625-2380

Nova Scotia Community College - Marconi Campus

PO Box 1042, 1240 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS B1P 6J7

(902) 563-2450

Nova Scotia Community College - Truro Campus

36 Arthur Street

Truro, NS B2N 1X5

(902) 893-5385

Hospitality administration/management - General

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

This instructional program class comprises 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

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

There are no additional resources for this occupation.

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