Estate Management is concerned with the valuation, taxation, development and utilization of land and resources, buildings and other structures on land.
The discipline is designed to prepare one for professional practice in land management, land use planning and land development, land reform, land settlement, real estate taxation and rating valuation, aspects of town and country planning, valuation, investment/development schemes and feasibility/viability appraisals.
Estate management covers a number of areas that include property management, surveying, business and finance and the built environment and essentially the subject is primarily concerned with the valuation and management of land and buildings in the public and private sector.
Estate management can also be defined as an art of science of directing and supervising of one’s interest in land or landed property in other to achieve some optimum returns which may not only be financial but political, social statute, prestige and other returns.
Scope of Estate Management
Estate management covers a large variety of disciplines. Estate management covers the areas of architecture, land law or property law, building construction, quantity surveying and land surveying, land economics and general economics, agriculture and agricultural economics, town planning and public utilities, all these courses and discipline play vital roles in the life and practice of an estate management student or practitioner.
Estate management is concerned with the setting of policies, planning and development of interests in land and landed properties to secure optimum returns.
Estate management is also concerned with the studying of land laws, property laws, state laws concerning real or landed properties unlike the business management that does have such motives and goals of studying property or land laws.
Skills and Competencies required to be successful in Estate Management
- People Skills
- Communication Skills
Career / Job Opportunities for Estate Management Graduates
Graduates of estate management can take up job opportunities in various industries, some of them are professional real estate firms, government, banks and financial institutions, Oil and gas companies, mortgage institutions, law courts, property investment and development companies, property management companies.
- Estate Surveyor and Valuer
- Chartered loss adjuster
- Construction manager
- Town planner
- Property manager
- Facilities manager
- Real estate marketer
- Maintenance officer/manager
- Project manager
- Project coordinator/supervisor
- Estate agent
- Historic buildings inspector/conservation officer
- Housing manager/officer
- Landscape architect
- Nature conservation officer
- Sustainability consultant
- Property developer
- Estate manager/officer
- Rating valuer/officer
- Premises manager
- Project appraisal
- Construction project supervisor/officer
- Expert witness
- Property arbitrator/mediator
- Property auctioneer
- Housing development supervisor/coordinator
- Real estate contract officer
- Property inspection officer
- Land valuer
- Property assessor
- Property valuation officer/manager
Admission Requirements for the study of Estate Management in Nigeria
The O'level subject combination and requirements needed to study Estate Management;
You require; Five SSCE credit passes including Chemistry, Mathematics and English Language
In UTME, please note that English Language is Compulsory for this course. Therefore, the three (3) other JAMB UTME subject combination needed to study Estate Management under the Faculty of Engineering, Environment & Technology in the above Universities include;
Mathematics, Economics and one other subject