How time has flown by!
We are already into the second half of the year and a lot has been happening.
The National Property conference was an outstanding event and we are delighted to see one new fellow from IPAC/COMPRO join this prestigious club.
Congratulations COMPRO Member Nikki Mazur, see more about her career below.
We are very excited to welcome new council members Patrick Gavaghan (Pat) and Nicky Mitchell to the IPAC Council, who both join us in an exciting phase as the COMPRO and IPAC councils both begin to further expand our education offerings and benefits. You can find out more about Pat and Nicky in our profile below.
We would also like to congratulate Celeste Patutama who joined IPAC as future leader representative and is a finalist recipient for this years ‘Future Leader’ award. Please join us in welcoming and congratulating our new council members.
COMPRO Chair Helen Brumby & IPAC Chair Vili Feiloivao
Commercial 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.
Pictured: Ian Campbell (C) with COMPRO Chair Helen Brumby, and Sponsor Greg Sugars (R).
GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY: Preston Rowe Paterson
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 (inset) was unable to be at Conference so IPAC Chair Vili Feiloivao accepted the Award (R) from sponsor Quickmap's Murray Black on her behalf.
GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY: Quickmap
Fellowship Award: Nikki Mazur (FPINZ)
Graduating from Massey University with a Bachelor of Business Studies (Valuation and Property Management), Nikki became a Registered Valuer in 2001.
Her career has included the management of large central city buildings, redevelopments, and new builds, financial and ‘opex’ reviews and the establishment of global property management initiatives.
Now leading a team of eight that manages 25 sites across NZ, she also acts as Project Director.
Nikki has also served on the Auckland branch and our London branch.
While not currently practising as a registered valuer, it has provided a solid basis for her professional property career, that has extended over 25 years.
Extremely experienced and competent, Nikki has actively participated in the continuing professional development of the profession, mentoring numerous young professionals in their career in property and is known as a hard-working professional who will always go the extra mile and takes the time to support and take junior people along on the journey.
She continues to be a strong advocate for property providing a strong career path and recognises that the ongoing learning and professional development opportunities are critical.
Nikki is a member of our COMPRO community.
Meet our new future leader representative
Ko Celeste Patutama tōku ingoa. He uri ahau nō Ngāti Awa, Te Arawa, Kuki Airani, Niue me Itari hoki. He mātanga arowhenua ahau mō.
My name is Celeste Patutama. I am
of Ngāti Awa, Te Arawa, Cook Island, Niuean and Italian descent and I am a property consultant at Align. Celeste Patutama is a Bachelor of Property graduate from the University of Auckland. She started her career at the Ministry of Education working in the Capital Works – Major Works team supporting the delivery of ministry funded school construction projects across the Wellington and Wairarapa regions. Over the past three years she has been involved in a number of major transport projects whilst specialising in Māori landowner engagement in the last year. She has recently started a new role as a Property Consultant at Align in Auckland, continuing work in acquisitions under the Public Works Act 1981. This year Celeste is sitting on the IPAC/COMPRO Council as a Future Leader.
New IPAC Councillor Pat Gavaghan
As the General Manager of Property and Development at Hugh Green Group, I bring a wealth of experience in civil engineering, contract management, and property development to the table. I specialize in large- scale residential land development, from acquisitions to planning, strategy, and execution.
At Hugh Green Group, I am responsible for the company's extensive and diverse property portfolio, which has the capacity to deliver land development to accommodate more than 7500 homes over the next 20 years and beyond. My goal is to create communities that will be the Group's legacy.
With my forward-thinking and collaborative approach, I offer supportive and responsible leadership that ensures the financial security of the business. As an experienced decision-maker, I have deep development, business, and financial expertise and can be relied upon to lead and deliver successful property developments on time and on budget, without compromise.
I am committed to seeking innovative solutions and take a hands-on approach in steering the Group towards the achievement of its long-term goals. My passion for property development and creating communities, combined with my expertise and leadership, make me an invaluable asset to the Hugh Green Group.
New IPAC Councillor Nicky Mitchell
Nicky is a property advisor and director of Nelson-based Columbus Land Consultants. She is a property advisor to local government and practitioner of the Public Works Act 1981 involved in the acquisition of land for infrastructure projects in the Nelson-Tasman region, having secured land for roading and three-waters projects. She has worked on projects for the Crown, State Owned Enterprises and Territorial Local Authorities, local Iwi and private organisations. Her expertise includes land acquisition (negotiated and compulsory under the PWA), assessment of compensation entitlements, statutory notices and legalisation actions, road stopping, historic land status investigations. Nicky has a background in property valuation and Crown land property consultancy and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Graduate Diploma in Business Studies (Urban Valuation).
Celebrating Incredible Property Careers
Brad Calkin, Shaw Valuations (L) with Institute of Property Advisors and Consultants Chair Vili Feiloivao at the gala dinner.
The Ellesmere Big Band gets into the swing of things at the 2023 gala dinner,.
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.