Recent graduate now in charge of 80 properties

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Recent graduate now in charge of 80 properties


Published on 12 February 2013

12 February 2013

A University of the Sunshine Coast graduate is now managing the bodies corporate of about 80 properties after recently graduating with a Business degree.

Erik Ogenstam, 24, now of Newmarket, secured the job of Body Corporate Administrator for Barard Management in Brisbane late last year.

Swedish-born Erik received his Bachelor of Business (majoring in Management) at a special graduation ceremony at USC last October.

“I believe I was offered this job because of the administrative skills I learnt at USC and because I am able to connect with people,” Erik said.

“This is a very important part of my job. I deal with owners, real estate agents, government departments and committee members in trying to serve the best interest of the body corporate and its owners.”

Erik now oversees the bodies corporate of varying residential complexes — from townhouses to skyscrapers — throughout Queensland.

“I love this job as it differs day to day depending on what needs to be done at a property,” he said.

Erik moved to Australia to study at USC because of its location and because he believed a smaller campus would offer a more personalised learning experience.

He was involved in the USC community as a student mentor, Student Liaison Committee representative, Academic Board undergraduate representative and the 2010-2012 captain of USC’s Basketball team.

“I loved USC’s open campus, watching kangaroos jump around the buildings and the fact you didn’t have to put on a suit to come to a lecture,” Erik said.

Erik graduated from the International IT College of Sweden in 2006.

— Michelle Widdicombe

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