Why Choose Property Council

The Property Council is a vibrant, fast-paced organisation with a high performance culture that delivers exceptional results for our members. Our employees are dedicated to the meaningful work that we do, and contribute much to the sector, associated industries, and the Australian community.

Working at the Property Council means seeing the very real results of your endeavours, and those of your team, as part of an industry that touches the lives of all Australians.

We strive to create an environment where our people flourish and their achievements are recognised and celebrated. Our flat organisational structure means staff are empowered with autonomy, accountability, and stimulating work.

A diverse and inspiring workplace

The workforce at the Property Council is made up of all age groups, backgrounds, and career stages. We value our diverse team and fully embrace different perspectives and life experiences.

The Property Council is committed to championing gender diversity and increasing the number of women in senior leadership positions. We established and resource the Property Male Champions of Change (PMCC), a group of industry leaders working to gender equality issues in their organisations and the community.

And we are proud to walk the talk.

Our workforce is made up of 76% women and 40% of our executive leadership positions are held by women, well above industry and Australia-wide averages.

We are dedicated advocates of flexible working arrangements and promote a healthy work-life balance. All Property Council staff have access to flexible work arrangements and our employee assistance program means staff get the support they need when they need it.

Our values

Our employees are driven by the Property Council’s core values:

  • OUR MEMBERS: We put our members at the heart of all we do

  • LEADERSHIP: We make a difference in our industry and our community

  • EXCELLENCE: We are passionate about our work and deliver outstanding results

  • COLLABORATION: We respect each other's diverse views and are committed to our one company culture

  • INTEGRITY: We are ethical, accountable and believe in each other

Staff involvement and collaboration

We create an environment in which each point of view is heard and efforts are valued. This can be seen through our annual employee survey, the Annual Staff Summit, and through the involvement of  all staff in annual business planning. We hold regular all staff meetings and work together to achieve the goals set out in the Property Council’s strategy.

Being the best you can be

You’ll be chosen to work with the Property Council not only because you have the right skills, but also because you have the passion to continue to hone and develop them.

With your manager’s support, you’ll have the opportunity to set a tailored professional development plan of 40 hours each year. You’ll have access to a wide range of formal and informal development opportunities, including study assistance. Being part of our powerful organisation gives you the opportunity to work with, and learn from an industry leader.

Big employee benefits

The Property Council offers a comprehensive range of employee benefits as part of our plan to reward staff and demonstrate that their hard work is highly valued.

In addition to a competitive salary package, with annual performance incentives, we have an employee benefits program that includes over 1,500 lifestyle and financial benefits. And we know the little things matter too which is why we offer a (paid) day off on your birthday!

Other benefits include:

  • Extensive salary packaging options available to maximise your take home pay
  • Generous paid parental leave

  • Well-being programs that provides staff support and a range of lifestyle benefits

  • Service Award Programs that celebrate dedicated service

  • Cash incentives for referring highly talented candidates for our job vacancies 

Property Council staff seeking political office

The Property Council interacts with a wide range of stakeholders in both the property industry and political process, and as such it's critical to our success that we remain and be seen to remain a non-partisan representative of the industry.

At the same time, the Property Council deliberately sets out to employ smart people with deep policy and political experience. On occasion Property Council staff will seek political office or run in a political party's preselection process.

The Property Council has a policy in place to provide guidance to all employees on how to manage actual, potential or perceived conflicts of interest with regards to a range of specific political related conduct.

When these instances occur, the Property Council puts arrangements in place to ensure there are no actual, potential or perceived conflicts of interests arising from staff members. Candidates do not undertake any government or public facing roles during the preselection period.