The Property Institute of New Zealand is one of the highest profile organisations representing property professionals in the country.
It is regularly invited to contribute to news and current affairs programmes, and works with like-minded bodies both domestically and internationally to advance members’ interests.
We are active in our work lobbying central and local Government when decisions are made that affect property professionals.
We are a voice for those in the industry who may not neatly fit into other property groups because of the diverse range of work they do.
PINZ has more than 2,000 members throughout the country and the world, with branches throughout the country.
Members can opt to belong to specific communities that focus on property specialities, such as property management, or consultation and these groups have an opportunity to request and design their own relevant & real-world CPD (Continuing Professional Development).
As a growing, modern organisation, PINZ is interested in establishing more professional communities, and attracting new individual members who will benefit from representation in an industry that is always facing new challenges and constantly changing.
We have a range of membership classes to suit almost everyone, no matter what stage of their career; from student & graduate members, through to the most senior professionals.
PINZ is committed to helping property professionals get more out of their careers.
We understand that people working in the industry often move between related fields as they gain more experience and identify specialities that appeal to their specific skill set.
Over the past couple of years we have been expanding the suite of professional education on offer, which we continue to refine and improve.
This year we will be hosting nearly 50 CPD sessions that include face-to-face seminars and online modules or ‘webinars’. The topics are drawn from consultation with members, while maintaining a focus on current events and the most recent industry developments.
Alongside its more formal education sessions PINZ offers a range of social events that provide members with an opportunity to network with other property professionals working in their regions and around New Zealand.
There are regular functions at branch level, while PINZ National office hosts monthly keynote events with top flight speakers on topical subjects. Recent speakers have included Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett and well-known economists like Tony Alexander.
The PINZ annual conference attracts hundreds of property professionals over three-days and includes a black-tie awards ceremony honouring the industry’s best.
PINZ also offers a range of post-nominals and registration for senior members who are high achievers in their field. They allow the public to easily identify them as experienced, trusted property practitioners who maintain high standards, and follow a proven ethical code of conduct.
As a member of PINZ you will also have the opportunity to take part in the Property Industry Quality Assurance (PIQA) scheme, that will let you know if the work you are doing is best practice and areas where you may be able to improve. Those who complete the PIQA process can use the PIQA logo to show they take quality assurance and customer service seriously.
Research & Information
Members get exclusive access to a range of information, data, and resources generated internally, and provided to us by external experts.
This is presented in a host of different ways, including electronically by way of our website, our blog site, in email newsletters, and in our quarterly glossy magazine ‘Property Professional’ which is provided free to all PINZ members and distributed widely among opinion shapers, and other leaders in the industry.
Members are invited to contribute items of interest and regularly featured in this high-quality publication.
You also receive access to the Australia & New Zealand Valuation Standards, as well as a wealth of case law and notes collated over the history of the institute.
Members enjoy discounted events and education (CPD) and this year PINZ expects to be rolling out a health and wellness portal which will offer members savings on a range of goods and services.
Members also receive considerable discounts on all classes of insurance, professional indemnity, including property, liability, personal health, and life through the Institute's Insurance Partner JLT
And, PINZ distributes a weekly email of Property job listings. This is free to members and a useful resource for property professionals looking for new challenges and career advancement.