13101 – Property administrators

Broad Occupation Category

1 – Business, finance and administration occupations


3 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of less than two years; or more than six months of on-the-job training

Major Group

13 – Administrative occupations and transportation logistics occupations

Sub-major group

131 – Administrative occupations

Minor group

1310 – Administrative, property and payroll officers

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.

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Example Titles

  • Accommodation officer

  • Apartment rental agent

  • Housing project manager

  • Property administrator

  • Property leasing coordinator

  • Property rentals manager

Main Duties

This group performs 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, 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.

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is required in all provinces and territories except for British Columbia.

  • A language proficiency index is required in British Columbia.

  • Property administrators must be a minimum of nineteen years of age in British Columbia.

  • 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.

  • Strata property managers must hold a licence in British Columbia.