Careers in Property

If you're considering a career in the property industry, the information below will point you towards where you can learn the skills, what careers are available, and what opportunities you'll find in the industry.

Why Property?

Property is extremely wide and diverse, with an enormous array of different careers within the industry. Property skills are generally easily transferrable from one property profession to another. Earning potential is excellent and hard work is typically rewarded. 

There are good opportunities for personal development and career progression. A large percentage of property professionals are in their late career, so there are some exciting opportunities opening up for graduates coming through. 

Skills Property Professionals Need

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Negotiation skills
  • Time management and organisational skills
  • Team working skills
  • Analytical skills
  • The ability to work under pressure

Career Options

Property offers a wide variety of careers to choose from including:

  • Property Valuation
  • Plant and Machinery Valuation
  • Management, which includes an array of careers from facilities management, leasing agency, tenant representation, right through to project management
  • Property Finance and Investment, banking

Within each of these careers, a practitioner can also focus particularly on a type of property, including commercial, residential, or rural.

You can find out more information on some of these careers, including salary guides, on the Careers NZ website. You can read about valuation here, property management here, and banking here.