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Commercial Property Manager

Oversee the management of owned or leased properties.

What's it like to be a Commercial Property Manager?

A Commercial Property Manager is responsible for overseeing the management of owned or leased properties including land, buildings and building equipment.

Commercial Property Manager

Tasks and duties

  • Market and show properties, manage the collection of rent and arrears, and oversee repairs, maintenance and cleaning
  • Conduct regular inspections of properties, negotiate and liaise with tenants regarding rent revisions and re-leasing available spaces, in addition to supervising the appointment of caretaking staff
  • Organise and apply relevant legislation and regulations to lease documentation, negotiations and building processes.
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Commercial Property Managers have broad responsibilities, which include collecting rent from tenants, ensuring tenants follow legislation and regulations, and supervising repairs and maintenance of the interior and exterior of the buildings.

As they typically oversee more than one property at a time, Commercial Property Managers must be excellent at time management and have strong skills in multitasking.

What can I earn as a Commercial Property Manager?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Commercial Property Manager is between $80k and $90k
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How to become a Commercial Property Manager


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A formal qualification isn’t required to become a Commercial Property Manager, however many real estate professionals choose to become certified commercial property managers with the Australian Property Institute (API).

  1. Be employed as a real estate professional (the most common pathway is by successfully completing Bachelor of Property and Real Estate or a Bachelor of Business (Property).
  2. Apply to become a certified Commercial Property Manager. Applicants must have at least two years of full time or equivalent commercial property experience. All applicants are also required to sit for and successfully pass a professional interview with the API.
  3. Ensure you meet yearly continuing professional development standards. Commercial Property Managers with experience may become an asset manager or a senior commercial property manager.

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How do Commercial Property Managers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 2 Commercial Property Managers surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.5
Job satisfaction
5.0
Career progression opportunities
4.5
Job security
5.0
Pay / Salary
5.0
Variety of work
5.0

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Oct 2018
Commercial Property Manager is great for problem solver and loves meeting people!
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Commerce
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
The good things
Commercial Property Management is a great role for someone who enjoys solving problems, enjoys being really organised and on top on things where possible and loving the challenges thrown at you sudden...
The challenges
Some of the challenge includes getting to know how people work and trying to remember that to make your life easier as your portfolio will consist of various owners and tenants. Another challenge is w...
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Oct 2018
Commercial Property Management the Challenges are Rewarding
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Law and Legal Practice
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Commercial Property Management
The good things
Commercial Property Management is a very rewarding and challenging career to be working in it invovles understanding the clients requirements and you are designed to cater for the property and its bes...
The challenges
Overcome any conflicts of interest and be transparent in determining the issues that are currently arising as a result.
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What are the job opportunities for Commercial Property Managers?

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National increase over next 5 years *
6.9%
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