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Property Jobs Market Update


As the financial year shuts its doors, we reflect on the employment market in the property industry in the past year in the areas that we service. We experienced a distinct surge in recruitment activity from July 2017 and this remained steady and strong for the entire year, resulting in our best year on record. In fact, 2017/2018 has proven to be one of the best years since the GFC for the recruitment industry in Australia.

Residential Agency
The residential market continued to experience a chronic shortage of residential property managers, which shows no signs of changing. However, with minimum training requirements for the property management license being introduced this year (and a deadline of September 2019 to obtain a licence), it will be interesting to see the impact this has on the residential job market going forward. 
Commercial Agency
Demand for commercial and agency property management staff remained strong, with degree qualified professionals with up to 2 years' experience proving challenging to source. 
Leasing executives for both office and retail sectors are always in demand and this hasn’t changed in the past 12 months. This can be attributed to the small pool of 
experienced operatives working in this sector locally together with a challenging retail market added to the mix.
Facilities Management 
In contrast, facilities managers have been in slight oversupply, partly due to candidates coming from overseas on the 457 state sponsored visa. This group typically 
have fantastic skills and experience, but some have found it hard at times to break into the market locally. 
Retail Property Management and Development 
Both retail property management and the development sector have remained steady, showing some movement but it has generally been quieter in this area of the market. 
We're seeing some positive signs across many sectors of the property industry going into the 2018/2019 financial year, including the broader news of the $35 billion Future Frigates contract win for BAE last week – an exciting outcome for the state that will have an impact across many industry sectors.  

Sentiment around the new Government is positive, and surprisingly we did not experience any noticeable slow-down going into or after the election earlier this year. The Liberal government will scrutinise the public service for cost savings, but on the flip side are keen to see the SME sector grow.  The move to make businesses with annual taxable wages of up to $1.5 million exempt from payroll tax is a great step in the right direction for jobs growth in South Australia.  We are looking forward to another busy year ahead!

For a confidential discussion about employment matters in the property industry contact Kelly Armstrong or Jane Carey at Edge Recruitment on 08 8232 2220. To view our current job opportunities, visit our website

Women in Property Morning Tea BOOKED OUT


Tickets to this event has now sold out. If you missed out on getting a ticket, we hope to see you at our next Women in Property event in September. 

Join Edge Recruitment and friends at Adelaide's premier networking event for women in property. Take in the lovely surrounds at The Jarmer Room, enjoy fabulous networking, savour a delicious morning tea (mini granola jars, pastries, croissants and fresh fruit), whilst raising funds for charity. $20.00 from every ticket will be donated to the Cancer Council.


Hear from Adelaide's most experienced and accredited professional organiser, Rebecca Mezzino. As co-owner of Clear Space Organising Services, Rebecca helps people all over Australia improve their lives, both at home and work. She will guide you through 5 simple habits you can create to simplify and de-clutter your life.

Raffle prizes will be on offer, so please bring some change!

Thursday 17th May, 9.30 - 11am

The Jarmer Room, Bowden

Tickets: $45 
($20 from each ticket goes to the Cancer Council)



Parking is available in the carpark adjacent to Jarmer's Kitchen or in the Plant4 carpark. On street parking is also available in the surrounding streets.

For further information about this event contact us on 8232 2220 or email

20 Good Deeds to Celebrate 20 Years


To celebrate our 20th anniversary this year, we'll be giving back to the community by doing 20 good deeds throughout 2018. We'll be donating our time, creativity and knowledge to charitable and community organisations.

Such as:

  • Dressed for Success;
  • The Cancer Council; and the
  • National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Get ready to see some inspiring, heartfelt and funny deeds, all in aid of great causes. It's our way of saying 'thank you South Australia.' Stay tuned!

If you'd like to suggest a good deed, feel free to email with your idea.

Jobs Galore in Property Management


We are simply BURSTING with great property management and real estate support jobs!! If you're thinking about making a change, now is an excellent time to find a role that's perfect for you. We've got full-time roles, part-time roles, temp roles, north, south, east and west of the city. You name it, we have it. If you have experience in the property and real estate industries, we want to hear from you.

For a confidential discussion, contact Mary-Jane Massicci or Kelly Armstrong on 8232 2220 or email your resume to

Here's a selection of our property management roles:


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