Sad News: Rob Hutchison (1956 -2020)

Robert (Rob) Lindsay Hutchison

It is with deep regret that the Property Institute of New Zealand & the New Zealand Institute of Valuers announce the passing of Rob Hutchison.
Rob died on Monday June 29, after a short illness. Rob was a Registered Valuer, ANZIV, awarded SPINZ in 2000, and a property consultant. He was an active member of the Institute of Valuers prior to the merger in 2000.

Rob had an outstanding and unique professional property career.

He began his career as a valuer with JLW, and Colliers, and from there went on to become Valuer General, which quickly identified his valuation reputation.

From 1999 to 2004 he was the CEO of the then North Shore City Council, followed by a period as Chief executive of Tramco, before joining Ngati Whatua Whai Rawa Limited as its chief Executive in 2012 through to 2017, and thereafter as a Director of the Company.

He was also managing Director of Waitea Advisory Ltd, and from June 2019 was an Executive Director of Vincent capital limited. During his time as CEO of Ngati Whatua Whai Rawa Limited, he increased Iwi assets from $356 million in 2012 to almost $1 billion in 2017.

Rob was on the Judging Panel of the Property Council of New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards for some 14 years up until 2017.

During Rob's long career, he was an active and valued member of the Property Council and the Property Institute with a deep and sincere enthusiasm for all aspects of Property and was a friend and mentor to many with his honest, casual and respectful - sometimes humorous - demeanor.

His passing will be sorely missed by all in the property industry in New Zealand.

Rob is survived by his wife Liz and his children Alec and Georgie, their partners Michaela and Sam and his grandchildren Finn and Bodhi.

PINZ & NZIV extend their deepest sympathy to Rob's family for their very sad loss.