From the desk of

Viv Gurrey

Chief Executive Officer
Property Institute of New Zealand

Tēnā koutou katoa,

I want to acknowledge our colleagues who are experiencing unprecedented weather-related hardship & disruption.
A significant rethink of financing, insurance and planning is likely to come, which will impact on all Kiwis in one way or another, particularly members.
We will keep you up to date on new information as it comes to hand (More below).

Conference 2023:
Registrations Open, Programme Takes Shape
Many followers of the Property Institute's LinkedIn Page may know that registrations for this year's National Property Conference have opened.
And if you've been following our Conference web page, you may also be aware that nominations are now open for this year's prestigious Property Industry Awards (more on those later).
The Property Institute and the New Zealand Institute of Valuers have been working hard to lock down some top speakers, alongside second-to-none learning opportunities.
The latest addition to our programme is Opposition Leader Christopher Luxon, who'll be drawing on his considerable business background to give delegates insight into his experiences dealing with complex and changing commercial environments to deliver results for customers and shareholders.
Prior to leaping onto the poli
tical mainstage as Leader of the National Party, Christopher Luxon was renowned as the business leader who, as Chief Executive, turned the fortune of our national carrier Air New Zealand around to deliver record profits and all-time high customer satisfaction scores, and achieved its highest levels of staff engagement.

He has a distinguished business career including President and Chief Executive Officer at Unilever Canada, one of several senior leadership roles he held during an 18-year career at the multinational level that saw him work in roles in Europe, North America and Asia–Pacific.


An invitation has also been extended to Prime Minister Chris Hipkins, and we hope to hear from him soon.
Well-known economist Cameron Bagrie has also confirmed, while other elements are being added to the programme regularly.
I'd encourage those who are interested to watch the website (or follow our LinkedIn) to ensure you are up to speed with the latest developments.

As mentioned above, nominations for this year's Property Industry Awards are now open.
Following very constructive member feedback these have been revamped and refreshed for 2023.
We've also introduced three new categories. Professional Business of the Year (Large & Small) and a new Future Leader award to recognise those professionals who are making their mark on their industry.  
We have also worked hard to streamline the process for entry to offer a more 'user-friendly' experience.
You can find out more information by visiting the website HERE.

Property Institute members should be aware that we are proposing to adopt a new constitution.
Following a good consultation process, the new Constitution will be subject to an electronic member-only vote between April 11 & 17.  Instructions on how to vote will be circulated closer to the time.
This new Constitution applies to PINZ only and does not impact NZIV, which is a separate organisation. As such, only individuals holding PINZ membership (whether singularly or in addition to NZIV membership) may vote.

The Property Institute needs to change the structure of its rules and by-laws to remain compliant with the legislation it works within.
Experts have recommended the adoption of a ‘Constitution’, which is required for us to:

  • remain legally compliant under the Incorporated Societies Act of 2022,
  • deliver on our strategic goals,
  • provide a platform for modernising the organisation to be fighting fit for the future.

The proposal in front of members has been reviewed and is supported by legal advice and experts in the field.

Branch AGMs
It's been fantastic to get out and meet so many of you face-to-face during a very successful Branch AGM season.
Only a couple of them ended up being disrupted due to weather and our team (along with NZIV representatives) managed to get to most of them.
A huge thank-you to all who attended. Your involvement and support helps make the Property Institute stronger, and it was immensely pleasing to see the mood of members wasn't dampened by the wet weather. We are planning a face-to face-Branch Chairs day in late March where we will share Branch successes and set direction for the future.
We are all seeing what is likely to be a challenging year and hearing directly from you will help guide our programme in 2023.

Ngā Mihi

Viv Gurrey
Chief Executive Officer
Property Institute of New Zealand

Emerging Professionals Day
Property is an exciting career, and whether you’re an Advisor, Valuer or Manager, we’re here to help.
Today’s graduates are tomorrow’s leaders, and the Property Institute’s Emerging Professionals Day is designed to help chart the path from new industry entrant to registered professional.
Join us in Auckland and hear from a selection of experts on how to get the most out of your career.

NOTE: Graduates preparing for registration should attend to hear from Valuer General Neill Sullivan as he walks through the process.

Flood & Cyclone Information Hub

Many of our colleagues are faced with unprecedented disruption after recent flooding.
Our hearts all go out to them. Our role is to relay relevant information to members as it is received and we are continuing our work with officials to ensure PINZ and NZIV members get the best advice that's available.
As part of our response, the Property Institute and NZIV have been developing a strong programme of events and education to help prepare members for the months ahead. We are in the process of finalising a number of key speakers and have set up a Flood & Cyclone Information Hub for members to access the latest guidance received from officials and the standards board.
While the material appears to be Valuer specific, we would encourage all members to take a look at the letter from the Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment which has helpful guidance for all property professionals working at the frontline (and employers).
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