Drawing a line under 2021

As we draw closer to the end of the year we know that many members will be looking forward to a a break with family and friends after a challenging 2021.

In this newsletter at the same time last year we were optimistic that the coming 12 months would be more settled and business would be returning to something like normal.

How wrong we were!

For those members who live and work in Auckland it has been a truly challenging year, but despite the uncertainty 2021, there is cause for positivity in 2022.

The new traffic light system is finally allowing retail, hospitality, and domestic tourism to open their doors to wider markets and we hope that continues. 

The recovery in 2022 is not predicted to be as strong as after the first Covid lockdowns last year, never-the-less I'm sure we'll all welcome anything that lets us start resuming our routines. Fingers crossed.

We'd like to thank our respective Councils of the Institute of Property Advisors and Consultants and the Commercial Property Managers Institute.

As volunteers, they devote countless unpaid hours to advance our members' interests.  The work the education sub-committee has been doing with the National Support Team has really started to pay dividends this year with increasingly strong CPD offerings.

As working professionals we draw a great deal of satisfaction from giving something back to our sector and we are always on the hunt for talented people to put their names forward for our Councils.

As the holiday break approaches we'd encourage you to take some time with your family and friends if you are able to. It has been a heck of a year and you've earned it. 

On behalf of the IPAC and COMPRO Councils we wish you all a very merry Christmas and a prosperous and safe 2022.

Phil Porteous
Commercial Property Managers Institute Council

Ian Brown
Institute of Property Advisors and Consultants Council 

New COMPRO Councillor - Sarah Wrait

Sarah Wrait joined the Commercial Property Managers Institute Council in June.
Here is a bit about her...

A love of property has taken Sarah throughout the industry, from managing over a hundred commercial properties across New Zealand to overseeing and coordinating multi-million dollar projects. She has a reputation for getting things done and is frequently asked to step in and turn around difficult properties, projects and consulting situations.
Other than property, the common denominator throughout her career has been people. On everything from small problems to large projects, Sarah successfully works with and builds relationships with all key people involved. She excels at looking after her clients, landlords, tenants, contractors, and staff – keeping them engaged and informed.
It is this passion for people and property that led Sarah to found Azure Property. An outlet to use her commercial property experience, varied skill set, and networks to help her clients and their tenants succeed.
Sarah also has extensive experience in retail property, including management, leasing, project management and master planning.
Sarah has a Bachelor of Property and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland. She spent six months studying at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Ten IPAC/COMPRO webinars in 2022
Your Council has been working closely with the Property Institute to ensure our members get a good amount of specific and relevant education.
There have been great improvements made in recent years but we continue to push for more through our Service Level Agreement.
In 2022 we are planning at least ten IPAC/COMPRO webinars and we have already locked in dates and times for the first few of the year.
Hopefully we'll have further opportunities in 2022 to host some face-to-face education and networking after the long hiatus.
Property Institute Logo For Conference

Next year's Conference is being held in Rotorua during June.
A registrations page will be established in the very near future, some significant signings have been secured, and our professional community has been working closely with the PINZ Team to ensure we have the best mix of relevant education on offer.
Keep an eye on our events page HERE for the registration portal once it becomes available, which will also contain presenter announcements as they are confirmed.
Climate Standards for New Govt Buildings
  • From 1 April 2022, new non-residential government buildings with a capital value over $25 million will have to meet a minimum Green Star rating of five.
  • The same standard will apply to government buildings with a capital value over $9 million from 1 April 2023.
It's part of the plan for a carbon neutral public sector by 2025.

Find out more by clicking HERE

In the news...
Remember to update your CPD records by December 31
And a reminder that the Ethics Module needs to be done every two years.  

Calling all Future Leaders

One of the Property Institute's priorities is to support your incredible career from graduation to retirement. You may have seen in the recent PINZ Chief Executive’s newsletter that the National Support Team has been working on an exciting refresh and extension of the Young Leaders initiative and this has now been relaunched as the Future Leaders programme!

Participation as a Future Leader will provide you with valuable experience and knowledge about how the Institute’s Boards and Councils work and will enable you to play an active role in the discussions that guide the operations of the Professional Communities. Future Leaders will then be able to take this experience into their own careers and into their own organisations to provide added value.
We are now seeking applications from our prospective Future Leaders who have a passion for the profession and a willingness to actively participate in the governance and operation of the Institutes. Any member may apply to be part of the Future Leaders programme regardless of age. The only prerequisite is that members should have only had limited experience or exposure to leadership or governance processes during their career to date. A positive attitude and a willingness to actively participate is also a must!
To find out more click here.
Applications should consist of a CV and supporting statement outlining why you want to participate and should be emailed to membership@property.org.nz by Friday 17 December.
Our Future Leaders should be involved at all levels within the profession during their professional journey and we're committed to offering Future Leaders the potential opportunity to join one of our governance boards or councils.

The skills and experience that our past Future Leaders have gained by participating has enabled many of them to develop their careers and hold key leadership positions. We look forward to you being one of them!
   In the webinar library for IPAC/COMPRO   
Upcoming events

Keep an eye on our EVENTS PAGE for Branch Christmas functions and be sure to save the date for your 2022 Branch AGM which has now been scheduled.