Property, Housing and Estate Managers

Property, housing and estate managers manage shopping centres, residential areas, offices and private estates, arrange for the sale, purchase, rental and leasing of property on behalf of clients and employers, and provide facilities management services for businesses


New workers

New workers start around £20,509. Normal pay is £35,743 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £61,510.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 197,996 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Examines and assesses housing applications, advises on rent levels, investigates complaints and liaises with tenants’ association and social workers to resolve any family problems.

  • Acts as arbiter in disputes between landlord and tenant and ensures that both fulfil their legal obligations.

  • Maintains or arranges for the maintenance of estate accounts and records and produces financial forecasts.

  • Negotiates land or property purchases and sales or leases and tenancy agreements and arranges legal formalities with solicitors, building societies and other parties.

  • Conducts or arranges for structural surveys of properties and undertakes any necessary valuations of property or agricultural land, and deals with grant and subsidy applications.

  • Discusses client’s requirements and may advise client on the purchase of property and land for investment and other purposes.

  • Advises on energy efficiency.

  • Oversees the support services of a business, such as catering, IT, utilities and physical environment.

  • Makes sure that the amenities meet health and safety standards and legal requirements.

  • Manages general upkeep, maintenance and security of the estate’s amenities.

  • Determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term requirements.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Property Management

  • Property Inspection

  • Invoicing

  • Project Management

  • Marketing

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Construction

  • Risk Analysis

  • Finance

  • Booking (Sales)

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Management

  • Communication

  • Customer Service

  • Detail Oriented

  • Leadership

  • Organizational Skills

  • Sales

  • Problem Solving

  • Planning

  • Operations

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.