Property administrators manage rental and strata properties. They also act as the legal agents of property and strata property owners.
Estimated median employment income based on 2021 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))
Note:Estimated median employment income based on 2021 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))
Source: 2021 Job Bank Wage Report
Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook
10 year expected job openings: 4,350
In general, property administrators:
Property administrators can work for property, real estate or strata services management companies, or for governments or property development businesses. They usually work in offices. Some do part of their work from home. Meetings sometimes take place online or in the evenings at managed buildings.
Property managers use technology to keep track of the large amount of information they deal with.
They must be understanding, diplomatic and caring. They must also be tough enough to manage issues and enforce rules.
Source: 2016 Census
To be licensed by the Real Estate Council of British Columbia, property administrators must be at least 19 years old and complete training courses or a program in property or strata management. They must renew their licence every two years and take courses regularly to update their skills.
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With so many Canadians now living in condominiums, apartments and townhouses, the demand for property administrators is high. This is driving salaries up as companies compete for qualified workers.
With more experience, education and training, property administrators may become team leaders or supervisors for property management brokers.