About API

The Australian Property Institute has a proud history as Australia’s premier property professional organisation. Founded in 1926 as the Commonwealth Institute of Valuers, the Institute has evolved over time, adapting to the changing needs and influences of the property profession.

We are a National body with over 7,500 Members each of whom is a professional involved in the valuation, administration and use of land, property, and plant and machinery. Members have degree level tertiary qualifications, have served a period of rigorous training, passed examinations and required to achieve annually accredited compulsory Continuing Professional Development.

Members of the Institute include valuers, professional property advisors, analysts and facilitators and all share a common attribute – they are property experts.

The API sets and maintains the highest standards of professional practice, education, ethics and discipline. Its Members are persons of professional integrity operating under the supervision and discipline of the Institute and bound by a Code of Ethics and Rules of Conduct.

API MEMBERS ARE EXPERTS IN THE PROPERTY INDUSTRY. They possess detailed market knowledge and practical experience, coupled with technical expertise, practicing across a wide range of activities including:

  • Property and business valuations
  • Financial analysis and feasibility studies
  • Sales, acquisitions and leasing
  • Investment analysis, corporate advisory and research
  • Asset, property and facilities management
  • Development and project management
  • Plant and Machinery valuations

Members of the Australian Property Institute provide independent, fair and honest advice, and only members of the API areĀ CERTIFIED PRACTISING VALUERS.