From the desk of:
Viv Gurrey
Chief Executive Officer
Property Institute of New Zealand

Countdown to Conference 2023

Tēnā koutou katoa,
It’s a real pleasure to be penning this column in the wake of a very successful and unique National Property Conference in 2022.
The online conference and AGMs were unprecedented and served to demonstrate what a ‘can do’ approach to events outside our control can achieve.
The AGMs received high praise from attendees who participated in big numbers, and the Conference itself, which saw around 40 speakers spread over six days (mostly mornings) was regarded as a fast-paced event with first-class presenters who kept delegates engaged, entertained and informed.
Of course, the AGMs saw both the Property Institute of New Zealand and the New Zealand Institute of Valuers usher in new Presidents.  I have worked closely with Ben Gill (PINZ) and Heather Beard (NZIV) during my time at the Institutes and they are excellent candidates who will undoubtedly continue the huge efforts and improvements that have been implemented in the past few years.
I also wish to acknowledge PINZ Immediate Past President Luke van den Broek for his three years of service as Board Chair and President.  The amount of time and energy he has devoted to the organisation during these most challenging times has been so generous, despite carrying his own heavy workload and supporting his young family.
As Adam Binns of NZIV departs, he leaves behind a number of initiatives to smooth processes and structure for future Council development. 
His efforts to continue building NZIV’s unique and special identity will reap rewards for years to come. He entered the Presidency at an incredibly difficult time with Covid causing huge disruption to the profession.  The number of hours we spent unravelling the Government rules and guidelines is something most members never saw.
It has been an absolute honour and privilege to work with them both.
But. As the curtain closes on one conference, the planning starts for the next.
And the next one is set to be a truly international event, with PINZ securing hosting rights for the IVSC/WAVO Global Valuation Conference.
This is being held in June 2023 at the new and purpose-built Te Pae Convention Centre in Christchurch.
The venue is a world-class facility with handy access to the CBD and other attractions.  Given our successes in the past few years for Conferences we will be pulling out the stops to make sure the 2023 event is something very special indeed.
There are two more groups of people I wish to thank following the recent activities.  Firstly, the National Support team for the huge amount of time they have put into organising the successful AGMs and the Conference. It wasn’t easy pulling apart one conference to put together another, but the team’s dynamism and flexibility continues to impress.
And, I want to thank you, our members because without you our organisation could not function at the high levels it currently enjoys.  Your participation and engagement continue to encourage and incentivise the team to strive for even better as we deliver on our promise to constantly improve services.

Nga mihi nui
Viv Gurry
Chief Executive Officer
Property Institute of New Zealand

Your opinion matters to us
Those who attended our recent online National Property Conference should have received an email from us asking for feedback on the event.
If you attended the Conference and have not received that communication – please email the National Support Team HERE and we will send you what you need to have your views included in our planning for the future.

Congratulations Blue:
Representing PINZ on a world stage

Property and Valuations Standards Board Chairman Blue Hancock has been appointed as Vice-President of the World Association of Valuation Organisations (WAVO).
There are three Vice Presidents and a President-elect (who was a previous VP).
The Property Institute was a founding member of WAVO and has held positions on the executive committee since its inception. The role as Vice President is to support the President and drive the direction and goals of the organisation. With the joint memorandum with the IVSC - WAVO is well positioned to provide education and support principally to nations developing robust valuation systems.
"The opportunity to be a part of the world valuation stage gives real insights into property issues as they arise in the world and offers joint understanding to solve those issues in a collaborative environment," says Blue.
You can learn more about the work PINZ does with WAVO and the IVSC (International Valuation Standards Council) from the Conference video below.

2022 Conference Videos: 
Made available in the webinar library

Those who took part in the recent 2022 online National Property Conference will now have access to the bulk of the presentations through both the WHOVA video conferencing platform, as well as their PINZ/NZIV membership portal.
A large number of presentations are also being made available for sale through our webinar library should members wish to access them HERE
Thank-You Luke
The recent AGMs heralded the end of Luke van den Broek's tenure as President of the Property Institute of New Zealand.
His service was recognised at the end of the AGM with the presentation of a special gift. The full script is available in our latest magazine HERE.
(This video is low resolution but the live ending is worth seeing. #speechless)
Click the image above or HERE to download your copy.
Property Professional:
Winter 2022 Edition Out Now
  • Future: Sea level rise and property insurance.
  • Career: Recognised for outstanding service.
  • Global Conference 2023.
    New Member Benefit    

Whether you’re completing a new build, fit-out, refurbishment, or just seeking a better understanding of trade rates, you’ll find it all on Costbuilder.
As a PINZ member you will receive a 25% discount off the annual subscription fee.
Costbuilder delivers instant access to a wealth of regularly updated building cost data that covers everything from the costs per square metre for a range of different buildings, indicative costs of more than 10,500 materials, labour rates, and much, much more.
Members must be logged in to their PINZ member portal to access the code HERE.
University Courses Receive PINZ/NZIV/VRB Accreditation

PINZ and NZIV, in conjunction with the Valuers Registration Board, have completed the 2022 accreditation visits of Auckland, Massey and Lincoln Universities to consider the compliance of the courses on offer alongside the Valuers Registration Board’s academic requirements for registration. The accreditation visits also provide an important opportunity to speak with current property students and recent graduates to better understand their perception of the quality of educational experience they have either received or are receiving.
Both NZIV and PINZ are free to admit members with qualifications outside of that which are required for valuer registration by the VRB and we have focussed on deciding which courses best facilitate the admission of the most appropriate student members or graduate members, prior to their potential acceptance as full members of either NZIV or one of the PINZ communities. As a result, the following courses (along with previously approved courses) have been endorsed and supported by NZIV and PINZ for 2022 onwards:
Auckland University
• BProp Bachelor of Property
• BProp (various conjoint options with Bachelor of Property)
• PGDipProp Postgraduate Diploma in Property
• MProp Master of Property
• MProp (Hons) Master of Property (Honours)
• MPropPrac Master of Property Practice
• PGCertPropPrac Postgraduate Certificate in Property Practice
• PhD – Doctor of Philosophy (property focus)

Massey University
• BBus (Property) - Bachelor of Business (Property)
• BAgriCommerce (Rural Valuation) - Bachelor of AgriCommerce (Rural Valuation)
• BAgribusiness (Rural Valuation) – Bachelor of Agribusiness (Rural Valuation)
• Diploma in Business Studies [with courses drawn from the BBus (Property) or the BAgriCommerce
(Rural Valuation)
• GradDipBusStuds, DipBusStuds or CertBusStuds [Graduate Diplomas containing compulsory
courses from the BBus (Property) major

Lincoln University
• BLPM - Bachelor of Land & Property Management (Rural Valuation)
• BLPM - Bachelor of Land & Property Management (Rural Valuation with Primary Production)
• BLPM Urban (Bachelor of Land & Property Management major)
• BLPM Urban (Valuation & Property Management major)
• Graduate Diploma in Valuation
• Graduate Diploma in Property Management
• PhD – Doctor of Philosophy (property focus)

Christchurch Careers Expo Prize Winner 

The Canterbury Westland branch ran a stand at the recent Careers Expo in Christchurch.
And, as part of their ongoing engagement with students, the Branch held a competition to win a rugby jersey.  This was won by Sienna Fox, Congratulations Sienna.

    Spring Seminar set for  September 1  

The annual Massey/PINZ Spring Seminar for 2022 is on at Massey University’s Manawatu Campus, September 1.
An impressive selection of expert speakers are joining us.
Environmental Management & He Waka Eke Noa.
Presented by Erica van Reenan
Erica has extensive experience working at the interface of environmental management and farm systems with farmers, industry organisations, processors and government and holds a Masters in Agricultural Science.
Economic outlook
Presented by Nathan Penny, Westpac Senior Agri Economist.
Nathan will cover key insights for rural land markets. He is a Massey University alumni and graduated with a Master of Applied Economics. Nathan's expertise lies in commodity markets, trade and economic forecasting. He's also your go to for all things dairy. So have your questions ready.

Valuation of non-productive plantings
Presented by Iona McCarthy
Iona is a Senior Lecturer in valuation at Massey University who holds a BAgrSci and MBS in Valuation and Property Management. A registered valuer, a Fellow of PINZ and an ex dairy farmer, Iona’s session will be based on her report undertaken for The Property Foundation on ‘Impact of sustainable agricultural practices on farmland value’.
The presentation will include a brief discussion on total economic valuation methods and presents the results of a survey of rural valuers on valuation approaches they use to value non-productive plantings.
We also have speakers joining us to discuss contaminated land, Riparian rights, and limited titles.
The programme has been designed to accommodate those who will travel to attend.
This seminar has been brought to you by Manawatu Branch, Hawkes Bay Branch & the PINZ National Support Team.
To view the programme and to register click here

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