Property Manager Kaiwhakahaere Papa Whenua

Property managers look after the daily running of residential and commercial properties.

Property managers can register with the Property Institute of New Zealand (PINZ) or the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ). 

Property managers may do some or all of the following:

  • advertise and show rental homes or commercial properties
  • negotiate leases and tenancy agreements
  • collect rents and bonds
  • investigate and resolve any tenant complaints
  • organise property repairs
  • review property maintenance, security and tenancy contracts
  • keep up to date with the real estate market 
  • help plan property investments
  • write financial reports
  • advise building owners on tenancy law and the real estate market.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for property managers includes work in:

  • construction
  • real estate
  • property investment
  • valuation
  • quantity surveying
  • finance and administration.

Personal Qualities

Property managers need to be:

  • honest and reliable
  • excellent communicators, with good listening and writing skills
  • proactive and adaptable
  • good negotiators and mediators
  • organised
  • able to make good judgements.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for property managers includes work in:

  • construction
  • real estate
  • property investment
  • valuation
  • quantity surveying
  • finance and administration.

Subject Recommendations

A tertiary entrance qualification is required to enter further training. Useful subjects include accounting, business studies, economics and maths.

Property Managers can earn around $45K-$75K per year per year.

Property managers may specialise in:

  • residential properties
  • commercial properties such as retail spaces, office buildings, or industrial buildings.
Property Manager

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