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A career in property

April 24, 2019 by Curtin CEL Team

A career in property

Where can it take you? Just about anywhere!

Have you considered a career in a varied and global profession, where things can not only be created but actually built? Opportunities in the property industry continue to grow as we continue to design skyscrapers and shopping centres, build sports stadiums and create new suburbs.

The property industry shapes cities and drives economies, offering dynamic, challenging and diverse opportunities in a broad range of roles. Skilled property professionals are an essential part of many industries and are involved in property development, valuation, investment, analysis and management of real estate in retail, hospitality, commercial, mining, banks and residential projects along with state and federal government.

The property industry is the largest employer in Australia, with 1.4 million people working in the industry. In WA, it’s a $31.8 billion industry, creating 205,979 jobs paying $11.7 billion, according to the Property Education Foundation.

Property is more than just selling houses and there are hundreds of careers available, including but not limited to; property development, property management, sales, leasing, valuers, project management, architecture, landscape architecture, geographic information science, surveying, urban regional planning, property and construction lawyers, construction project and site managers, construction contract administrators, property finance, property investment, building and facilities management, asset management and marketing.

Graduates from a broad range of degrees are entering the property industry, for example; architecture (75%), building and property (84.5%), regional planning (86.1%), and surveying (93.8%). The work is varied and can take you anywhere in the world, working for the largest global organisations.

The property industry also plays a leading role for women, with women making up 38% of property company boards. This is encouraging as, in Australia’s top 200 companies, only 10% of representatives are women.

Interested in where a diverse, global career in the property industry could take you? Find out more about the upcoming Meet the Leaders event.

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