Commercial Property Valuer, Absolute Value

Dominic O’Keeffe gained valuable work experience by taking advantage of career support services offered at the Business School.

Dominic O’Keeffe on a balcony overlooking Kitchener Street in Auckland.
Dominic O’Keeffe, Commercial Property Valuer at Absolute Value.

Key facts

Career: Property valuation
Programme: Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Property
Subjects: Marketing

A series of workshops and clinics helped Dominic create a polished CV and start applying for roles in the property industry during his second year of University.

He also attended the networking opportunities offered by the Department of Property, such as the buddy programme and speed networking event, which helped him build industry contacts.

“So many opportunities are put in front of Property students, you really need to make the most of them. It’s the best way to meet people and decide which career path to take.”  

Dominic is working part-time at Absolute Value, a commercial property valuation and advisory firm in central Auckland. He is involved in database development, market research, administrative tasks, marketing activities and Auckland CBD and fringe commercial property valuations.

“My career kind of chose me – I really enjoyed working in valuation so I’ve stuck with it. The work has fuelled my interest in my studies, and vice versa.

”Dominic graduated in 2017, and aims to become a registered valuer with RICS and the Property Institute of New Zealand.