3 September, 2013

How the Market Reflects Seismic Performance

Join us at 4pm on 18 September to hear from a panel of experts on how the New Zealand market is reflecting seismic performance.

Earthquakes are top of mind nationwide across the property industry, and Andrew Stringer, Graeme MacLeod, and Gwendoline Callaghan are offering their insights on issues including:

  • Issues valuers face when using seismic information
  • The information banks need and how they use it
  • How to evaluate and report on seismic performance

Andrew Stringer is General Manager - Property for Precinct Properties New Zealand, and has over nineteen years experience in the industry. Graeme MacLeod is Senior Manager (Property Risk) at ANZ Investment Bank. Gwendoline Callaghan FPINZ FNZIV, Director at Colliers International (Wellington), has over 30 years experience as a Registered Valuer. Together, this panel are able to comment on the issues involved with deep experience from a range of viewpoints.

This webinar is strictly limited to 100 attendees, so click here to reserve your place.

Real Estate Agents Act Exemption

The Property institute is currently involved in attempting to secure an exemption for registered members from the Real Estate Agents Act. We'd love some feedback from you around where you may be coming up against the Act in your job. The survey should only take a minute or two, and you can complete it here.

ANZVGN2 Minor Changes

Minor changes have been made to ANZVGN2 - Valuations for Mortgage and Loan Security Purposes. You can download a copy of the guidance note with highlighted changes by clicking here, and logged in members can download a copy of the full standard by clicking here.

New IVSC News Available

The August 2013 Edition of the IVSC E-News is available here.

Expressions of Interest: Mixed Tenure Residential Housing

Housing New Zealand wishes to bring to your attention a new and rare opportunity to take a fresh approach to providing different homes for different people within a prime piece of suburban real estate.

Housing New Zealand provides safe and affordable homes for people in greatest need. As New Zealand’s largest landlord, we own or lease about 69,000 properties, housing around 200,000 people.

Our vision for the future is that state houses are part of healthy, sustainable, mixed communities including state, social and privately owned properties.

Housing New Zealand Corporation (HNZC) owns a prime development site in Parnell. The 5,552m2 property sits within four street frontages and is currently in 11 individually titled parcels.

With a prime site close to the Auckland CBD, the challenge is to create a mix of quality privately owned and rented housing that makes a positive addition to the neighbourhood.

We need a partner to take the project from start to finish and are open to options on how that can be achieved commercially. The outcome will help set the benchmark for future Housing New Zealand developments.

Interested parties must comply with the submission requirements contained in the Housing New Zealand EOI document. This document is available for download from www.gets.govt.nz.

Responses to this Request for Expression of Interest must be received by 12 noon, 30 September 2013.

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This webinar with look issues surrounding Clandestine Drug Laboratory (Clan Lab)

Topics include but not limited to:

  • What is a Clandestine Drug Laboratory.
  • Recent Clan Lab Statistics.
  • Identifying signs that a Clan Lab may be in operation.
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  • Identify the commonly used chemicals and equipment.
  • Understand the contamination caused by manufacturing verses that of smoking.
  • The remediation process and the proposed clean-up guidelines.
  • Staying Safe if you discover a Lab.

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11/03/2015 : Do your valuation reports comply with the Standards

The Standards board will discuss the importance of the IVSC 2013 which set out what should be in a valuation report (IVS 103 Reporting), and it's importance to all valuers, commercial and residential. The content of this webinar will cover issues such as - Is this binding on PINZ/NZIV, Is it necessary, What must it include, how does it link with API/PINZ Standards. All these and many other issues associated with the standards, will be covered in the webinar.

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