Goodbye 2022 - Kia ora 2023
Ngā mihi o te Kirihimete me te Tau Hou
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
A stronger home for property professionals
As we draw the curtain on another challenging year, I take great pride in what the Property Institute has achieved in the last 12 months.
I know that it has been a very busy time for most members, and for some, that has bought extra stress and pressure which won’t have been seen.
It’s why I think that one of our significant achievements this year has been a free counselling and employee assistance programme for members.
It’s confidential and free, and its introduction to our suite of benefits could not have been better timed. Please contact me if you need help accessing this benefit.
The past three years have been a roller coaster – and it is now time for regrouping, consolidation and progressing significant pieces of work that carry important substance.
Your National Support Team and Governing bodies have been working diligently behind the scenes to deliver robust and future-proofed processes and policy that will form the solid foundation to take PINZ and NZIV into the 21st century.
As a modern and forward-thinking membership organisation we have moved with technology, and delivered a first-class education programme, that has been highly rated by members in recent surveys.
We presented our first-ever online National Property Conference, we’re rolling out a new digital solutions strategy that will serve members into the future, expanded and improved our Future Leaders programme to ensure we have strong pathways in place for the coming generations of property professionals.
Our membership strategy and marketing plans are bedding in while the National Support Team continues to provide outstanding service that exceeds the comprehensive work programme put in place.
Our events have been well supported and, financially, the Institutes are in good shape and the future looks bright.
As we turn the page on 2022, our minds have already turned to next year, and the opportunities afforded to us by the solid foundations we have built.
What next in 2023?
We have a number of exciting initiatives for 2023 including our comprehensive rules and by-laws review driven by the Incorporated Societies Act changes that were signed into law in April this year.
The review was announced as part of the PINZ strategy in 2021, and offers a unique opportunity to further strengthen and modernise the way we operate.
It will also allow the organisation to address some of the cumbersome and confusing rules and by-laws which have caused member concern over a number of years.
Your Board has been considering this review and it will be shared with members for their feedback and questions in early 2023.
Once finalised it will be put to an electronic vote before the middle of the year.
The outcomes of this review are being subjected to rigorous peer and legal review, and we look forward to sharing our vision for the future with you in the next month or so.
Branches & AGMs
Our organisation would not exist without the support, effort, and enthusiasm of our Branches. Our fundamental philosophy is that a membership organisation thrives based on the success and participation of its members.
Part of my role is to understand what that means to you and to drive the processes, priorities and activities that will nurture and shape our Branches and our membership. This echoes our objectives of putting our members first in everything we do and building strong and robust Branch membership.
Over 2021 and 2022 we have worked closely with your Branch Chairs. 2023 will see us develop this relationship further.
Part of that outreach for 2023 begins with the Branch Annual General Meeting series. I will attend each one, the environment permitting, as we did last year along with, where possible, our PINZ President Ben Gill and Scott McLew our Chief of Engagement. NZIV will be represented by Dr Gary Garner, NZIV General Secretary and local Regional Councillors.
A big highlight of the year will be our 2023 National Property Conference at the Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre. Held in conjunction with the WAVO/IVSC Global Valuation Conference, this promises to be an outstanding international event at a superb purpose-built facility.
This is our chance to showcase the work we do and the huge amount of talent that our organisation is fortunate enough to have within its ranks. Be sure to read the story later in this newsletter.
As sure as night follows day, change continues.
We’ve shown ourselves to be extremely successful at adapting to that change and rising to the challenges, often by doing things differently and retaining a strong focus on the things that matter to our members.
Looking ahead, there’s little doubt we will need to be nimble to ensure we stay relevant and add value to member activities.
The support we receive from members is hugely satisfying, and I’m really looking forward to 2023 and the opportunities to see more of you in-person and hearing from you directly.
Ngā mihi nui
Chief Executive Officer
Property Institute of New Zealand