Land Economist and Valuer

Land Economists and Valuers appraise the value of land and property as well as commercial property and artwork. They may also offer guidance on the most lucrative and beneficial uses of land and property. Land Economists and Valuers should have strong knowledge of market prices of land and objects and stay updated on emerging changes.

Duties and tasks

  • Appraise land and property values using market demand, condition of area and emerging trends and developments
  • Evaluate land investment opportunities and offer advice to clients
  • Offer information on financing process of land and property
  • Prepare assessments of land and valuation and submit sales and leasing proposals for commercial land and property
  • Provide asset management and offer expertise to clients or businesses on lucrative opportunities for land and property use as well as available options and administration
  • Research property rights and regulations, market trends, current demands and factors that influence sale and value of property
  • Supervise land and property portfolios for clients and commercial property developments

Skills required

  • Analytical Skills
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Problem Solving Abilities
  • Strong Attention to Detail
  • Written and Oral Communication

Working conditions

Land Economists and Valuers typically work a Monday to Friday work week but may be required to work evenings or weekends to meet with clients or appraise land at requested times. They typically split their time working in an office setting carrying out administrative functions and on location of land and property sites, evaluating values.

Professional associations / Industry information

Auctioneers and Valuers Association of Australia The AVAA is the leading National Body of Auctioneers & Valuers of goods, chattels, plant and equipment.
Australian Property Institute
The Australian Valuers Institute

Related jobs and job titles

  • Appraiser
  • Auctioneer
  • Land Economist
  • Property Valuer
  • Real Estate Valuer