About the department

The Department of Property is dedicated to providing real-world practice for students alongside high-quality, research-led education.

Professor Prasanna Gai, Head of Department

The Department of Property draws on international expertise for its teaching and maintains strong industry links to prepare students for an exciting and challenging career in any branch of the property profession in New Zealand or abroad.

The department’s programmes expose students to theoretical understandings of property processes and equips them with the analytical skills to engage with contemporary property markets.

From there, students can specialise in investment management, valuation, property management, property consultancy, property development, commercial and residential real estate, building surveying, property finance, and investment and market research.

Property students are also given opportunities to connect with property professionals through networking events and the department’s successful buddy programmes, which link students with industry mentors. The department also publishes a graduate profile book to send to potential employers and every year sends strong student teams to compete in property case competitions against other teams from the world’s top business schools.

Professor Prasanna Gai
Head of Department