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

22/10/2014 : Napier Hospital Development

Todd Property have offered to show to members their development plans for the Napier Hospital site which are now well advanced. Some sections have been sold and pre sales are occurring on the apartments and other housing. This is an opportunity to become familiar with the development and get first-hand information from the project managers.

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23/10/2014 : New City Plan for Christchurch

The Canterbury Branch invite members to a lunch meeting to hear information on the background to the current planning process, drivers of the proposed changes, changes to the plan and a comparison to the current plan, new aspects to the plan, new hazard maps (flood risk, liquefaction and rock fall/cliff collapse and what that means for building/subdivision), what the status is of the proposed plan, what weightings are put on it at the various stages and where to from here - what is the process and timing of introducing the new plan. Numbers are strictly limited to this event which will be held at the Canterbury Club, 129 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch. Please note the dress code for this venue is causal business attire.

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29/10/2014 : Wellington Breakfast Session

Members are invited to a breakfast session with guest speaker David White. David's career has included institutional property investors and occupiers. He has spent 5 years of consultancy with Ernst and Young and Opus International. In 2005 David joined the NZ Treasury and spent two years seconded to parliament as a Ministerial advisor. David left Treasury in 2010 to establish and lead the Government property management Centre of Expertise. This breakfast will be held at the St Johns Bar, Wellington commencing at 7.30am.

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30/10/2014 : The importance of the IVSC - Scope of Works

Chris Stanley will discuss the importance of the IVSC 2013 which requires a Scope of Works to be prepared and agreed in writing, 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, Why do we need a Scope of Works, What must it include, How do we agree the Scope of Works with the client, How does the Scope of Works link with API/PINZ Standards, Is the Scope of Works addressed in our reports, How does the Scope of Works align with our Terms of Engagement. All these and many other issues associated with the Scope of Works, Implementation and reporting will be covered in the webinar.

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