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.

Upcoming Events

05/09/2014 : Massey Spring Seminar

The annual Massey Spring Seminar will be held on Friday 5th & Saturday 6th September.

This event will be run over two days with presentations/workshops including:

  • Telecommunication sites, wind farms and commercial green buildings
  • RBNZ on hold - no time to pause
  • Subdivision and Resource consent policies
  • Urban and Rural Field trips
  • IEPs and common structural issues with commercial properties
  • Planning process of new highway development
  • The sustainability of the Profession
The Saturday workshop program will include group discussions on scenarios relating to a series of issues faced by valuers on a regular basis. There will also be presentations from both Nicki Bilbrough and Jon Nanson.

Registration fee including gst and before 29 August is $445 for both days, $350 Friday, $160 Saturday. The event is eligible for 11 CPD points. A full copy of the seminar program is available here.

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05/09/2014 : The Property Winter Ball - Auckland

You're invited to attend the Property Winter Ball, this is a black tie charitable event benefiting the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre to be held at the Auckland Town Hall on Friday, 5 September from 7pm til late. Tickets $130 with food and drink included. For further information on this event click here.

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21/09/2014 : The 27th Pan Pacific Congress

The Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers will be hosting the 27th PPC 2014 on 21-24 September at Orchard Hotel Singapore.

It will be a golden opportunity for all delegates to use this platform to exchange ideas, share their views on best valuation practices, competencies, ethics and to forge alliances and promote greater understanding with other fellow valuers from other countries.

The programme for the Conference with the theme Sustainable Development: Challenges Facing The Valuation Professions is as follows:

1. Day 1 - 21 September 2014 : Pre-registration and Welcome Reception

2. Day 2 - 22 September 2014 : Full day Congress

3. Day 3 - September 2014 : Full day Congress

4. Day 4 - 24 September 2014 : Technical Visit

Kindly visit our official website for more details and registration.

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