NZIV Council appoints President-elect

The New Zealand Institute of Valuers (NZIV) Council has appointed a new President-elect who will officially take over from the outgoing Jeff Alexander when his two-year term expires in the middle of this year.

At the Council’s February meeting, Adam Binns, who was recently appointed as an NZIV Representative to the Property Institute of New Zealand Board, was elected unopposed to the position of President-elect, and made a Vice-President of NZIV in the interim.

Dunedin-based President-elect Adam Binns is honoured to have been selected by Council to take over from Jeff.

“Jeff’s done a fantastic job leading the organisation in the past couple of years.  His drive and his sharp strategic mind has made us all lift our game and focus on the things that matter for our members.

“His deep knowledge and understanding of the Valuers Act and the NZIV Rules has served the profession and the public well in some extremely challenging times.”


Adam originates from Yorkshire in the north of England, and has worked in the property profession for 33 years, the first 16 in the UK, and for the last 17 in New Zealand.

He left school at 16 and spent eight years in residential real estate agency and property management, before going to De Montfort University in Leicester as a mature student, gaining a First Class Honours degree in Urban Land Management.

Adam qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2002, working in a number of commercial property roles in both London and Leeds, in the valuation, asset management and agency fields

In 2004, Adam and his wife Lynne emigrated to New Zealand, where Adam took up a role with DTZ in Dunedin, working in commercial and residential valuation, and becoming a Registered Valuer in 2007.

After a short spell as the Dunedin City Council’s Investment Property Portfolio Manager, Adam was the joint founder of a valuation firm in Dunedin in 2009 and, as director, currently undertakes valuation and advisory work on a wide range of commercial property types. 

Adam was advanced to Associate of the New Zealand Institute of Valuers and Senior Member of the Property Institute of New Zealand in 2011.

He joined the Otago branch committee of the Property Institute in 2006, becoming Branch Secretary in 2007, a role which he remained in until 2015 when he moved up to become Branch Chairman for three years.

Adam has sat on the NZIV Council since 2016, and the PINZ Board over two spells between 2017-2019, re-joining in 2020.

Adam and Lynne have two sons – Callum, 15 and Sam, 12 – and away from work, Adam is the bass player in a guitar band, is a photographer, and enjoys most sports.