Conference 2023 - Thank You

Thank you to all those who attended, supported, sponsored and volunteered at the 2023 National Property Conference and IVSC/WAVO Global Valuation Conference.
We could not have delivered such a successful event without your help and engagement. 
The venue (Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre) was brilliant, the education on offer was second-to-none and the feedback from delegates has been very positive.
As we turn the page on the 2023 event the National Support Team is now turning its mind to national events in 2024.
Shortly, members will receive a survey asking for feedback on preferences, opinions and feedback looking into the future.
This is part of our priority to deliver constant improvement and keep members at the centre of all we do.
We do hope you'll take the time to lend us your views as this will be important for us as we set our priorities.
In the meantime, I hope you enjoy a selection of photos from the Conference below.

Viv Gurrey
Chief Executive Officer
Property Institute of New Zealand

IVSC & WAVO sign a new Memorandum of Co-operation
It was a real honour to host delegates from around the world as part of the IVSC/WAVO Global Valuation Conference.
The two organisations signed a new Memorandum of Co-operation in Christchurch.
Pictured - WAVO President Adrian Crivii (L) and IVSC CEO Nicholas Talbot sign a new deal, and on the right is the WAVO/IVSC delegation
Congratulations to our newest Fellows
Read more about them HERE.
Below from left: Jay Sorensen (FPINZ/FNZIV), Nikki Mazur (FPINZ), Steve.C.Bown (FPINZ), Victoria Murdoch (FPINZ/FNZIV), & Jeff Alexander (FPINZ/FNZIV).
Thank-You Blue
Blue has served as President of both NZIV and PINZ, he is our Standards expert and he is our newest Life Member. Also recognised at Conference with the PINZ President's Award.
Congratulations Blue! 
You've contributed an incredible amount to advance valuation and the property professions.
More about his incredible career HERE.
Supreme Award Winner - Peter Mence

An engineer by trade, Peter has spent the past 40 years working in and contributing to the property industry working with Progressive Enterprises, Challenge Properties, Richard Ellis and Green and McCahill. 
As Chief Executive of his current company, he has been instrumental in expanding the company portfolio from $964m in 2009 to over $2.2 billion in 2022. At the same time he has overseen a transformation in the quality of the portfolio, with 33% of buildings now being green and he is seen as a pioneer in repurposing existing buildings to green and introducing green bond financing in the NZ market.
He is a Fellow of the Property Institute of New Zealand and is a past lecturer in Advanced Property Management at The University of Auckland. In 2013 he was honoured with the Stuart McIntosh award in recognition of his contribution to the University of Auckland.
He is also a very strong advocate for training and has sponsored a number of his staff through the MBA programme.
Professional Business of the Year Award (Large)
- JLL New Zealand - 


(Above):The team from JLL New Zealand claim the Professional Business Award (large) at the Property Industry Awards.

From tech startups to global firms, their clients span industries including banking, energy, healthcare, law, life sciences, manufacturing, and technology. In the past year, the company has delivered significant valuations, sales, and leasing projects with successful outcomes for vendors, buyers, lessees, and investors. In particular, the company’s work to produce key acquisition valuation reports signaling end-to-end capabilities. 

The company has an impressive approach to putting people at the heart of the business. By employing a diverse team of experts in their fields and bringing the brightest talent through the ranks, JLL's future leaders are driven to succeed and given every opportunity to collaborate with senior leaders in the business and learn from their experiences.  

It has signed the Pride Pledge, has been accredited with the GenderTick as a result of ongoing work to improve the workplace and make it more equitable for all genders and they have recently published a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategy outlining a pathway to furthering their DEI commitments and driving industry-wide change in a market that calls for significant steps to be taken. 


Professional Business of the Year (Small)
- Trust Management -
Thomas Sneddon (Senior Commercial Property Manager) & General Manager Patrick O'Reilly (R) accept the Professional Business of the Year Award (small) on behalf of Trust Management.

It provides governance, investment, property, and financial services to the charitable and not-for-profit sector and its mission is to empower charities to serve and prosper. 

It currently manages assets in excess of $2.3b and manages a Property Fund which has been operating for over 20 years and is specifically structured for charitable claims. The $350m Fund has 23 commercial property assets spread across the country with quality tenants such as Bunnings and Countdown and the average return for the Fund since inception has been an impressive 9.40%  

The company operates a Property Asset Management team that provides Asset, Property and Facilities Management services as well as Property Advisory services that offers independent and specialist advice to the charitable sector.  

Our winner has a unique role in the property landscape by being independent and working across the main real estate agent and valuation companies throughout NZ on behalf of clients for their $1.5b of property assets.

GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY: Land Professionals Mutual Society(LPMS)

John. M. Harcourt Memorial Award
Kenneth Taylor
(Pictured; Kenneth Taylor receives the John M Harcourt Memorial Award from NZIV President Heather Beard)
Kenneth has lived in Central Otago for most of his life and has been involved in high country and pastoral farm valuations for more than 45 years.  

He graduated with a Bachelor of Agricultural Commerce from Christchurch’ Lincoln College in 1974 and began working for the Christchurch Lands & Survey Department in 1975. Registering as a Valuer in 1978 - in 1980 he obtained a Masters Degree in Science majoring in resource management.  

He has always made high country and pastoral farm valuation his speciality and is held in high regard by rural valuation practitioners throughout the South Island. Regarded as a “go to” expert - he has been a pioneer in the tenure review process. 

 Advanced to fellow in 2005, Kenneth has played a pivotal role in upholding the standards and ethics that provide public confidence in the valuation profession through his service to the Valuers Registration Board. 

Beyond his work and family life, the recipient of the John M Harcourt Award has embarked on amazing humanitarian work in Vanuatu. 

Iain Gribble Memorial Award
- Winner Christian 'Wayne' Nyberg -
  Involved in the property industry as a Registered Valuer and consultant for more than 40 years, Wayne undertakes valuation assignments within Wellington and throughout New Zealand. Becoming a Registered Valuer in 1971, his experience covers both
the private and public sectors with a focus on commercial and industrial property, as well as Treaty of Waitangi settlements, real estate advisory and negotiation. 

His expertise is highly valued and sought after. Loyal clients include museums, libraries, infrastructural assets, freezing works, universities, oil company installations, hospitals, and a wide range of commercial, industrial and retail premises throughout New Zealand.  

He also gives a lot back to the profession. He’s mentored many graduates from University through to registration and is generous with his time and resources whenever called on. He continues to provide younger members of the profession with valuable insights both professionally and personally.  

He became an Associate Member of NZIV in 1972 and in 1995 he was advanced to Fellow of NZIV and PINZ in recognition of his outstanding service.  

(Unfortunately Wayne Nyberg was unable to be at Conference)

Winner: Divya Patel

This Award recognises an outstanding emerging professional within the New Zealand property industry who has demonstrated initiative, innovation, leadership and a strong, positive contribution to their professional community.  
Picture (L-R): Divya Patel & Auckland Branch Chair Avella Taylor (representing our Award sponsor Opteon).


al Property Manager of the Year

Winner: Ian Campbell
Ian is a former President of the Property Institute of New Zealand (2009 and 2011) and currently serves on the COMPRO Council.  
He is a Registered Property Consultant and Property Manager with 25 years corporate real estate experience providing advice on matters relating to property management, acquisitions, disposals, leasing and supplier management. He is an expert on the Public Works Act 1981 and now supports Land Owners and Occupants impacted by the Act.
He has made significant contributions to the Institute, having served on the Auckland branch committee where he led the branch’s sub-committee for Continuing Professional Development. Ian is considered a consummate professional and his knowledge and approach to his professional life is well respected throughout the industry. 


Property Advisor of the Year
 Winner: Trish Willis
Trish has spent a large portion of her career providing advisory and consultancy services to social and charitable causes,
including organisations working with at-risk youth in Whangārei,
a project retrofitting damp homes for lower socio-economic families, and developing a single-site service delivery model for multiple agencies delivering services for at risk families.  

More recently, she has developed an innovative service to address the risks consumers take when appointing a real estate agent and agency to sell their properties. She has grown the service to around 200 contracts with real estate companies throughout NZ and over 4000 people have used the service.  

(Unfortunately Trish Willis was unable to be at Conference so IPAC Chair Vili Feiloivao accepted the Award from generous sponsor Quickmap's Murray Black on her behalf)


   Celebrating Incredible Property Careers   
Avella Taylor (Opteon) congratulates Future Leader Winner Divya Patel.
The Ellesmere Big Band gets into the swing of things at the 2023 gala dinner,.
New Life Member and President's Award winner Blue Hancock (C) with Suzie Peterson (L) and Colliers Rural Valuation Director Greg Peterson (R) at the gala dinner.
 Brad Calkin, Shaw Valuations (L) with Institute of Property Advisors and Consultants Chair Vili Feiloivao at the gala dinner.
Logan Stone Director Frank Spencer (L) chats with Mark Dow (C) and Greg Petersen at the gala dinner where Logan Stone was highly commended in the Small Business award category.
Lauren Thomas (R) receives the Property Institute of New Zealand Student of the Year Award which is run in conjunction with Lincoln University from PINZ President Ben Gill.
   Lifelong Learning   
Belinda Storey of Climate Sigma presents research on the impact of escalating climate hazards on infrastructure, real estate, banking and insurance
Opposition Leader Christopher Luxon answers questions on Day Two of the Conference.
Global economics and geo-political expert Jonathan Pain shares his picture of the future with delegates (Sponsored by Mainland Capital)
Gus Balbontin, investor, entrepreneur, founder and explorer, speaks on Day Three.
International delegates: Adrian Popa - Bochis (Romania), Robert Hecek (Australia) and Nick Talbot (United Kingdom).  
The stunning auditorium at Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre.
From left: Wang Shitian (China), Sumi Ku (Korea), Robert Hecek (Australia) and Blue Hancock (NZ).
Carmen Vicelich: Founder & Global CEO - Valocity

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