About Us

Kiwis in Property (KIP) is a professional networking group promoting business and career opportunities for New Zealanders connected with the commercial property sector in the UK, Europe and globally.

KIP began in 2014 when three kiwis met in a Spitalfields pub and decided to start a club where they could talk about big buildings, jandals and chilly bins in the same sentence. Today our mailing list reaches over 800 property kiwis in London, back home in NZ and across the world.

Our membership includes property investors, developers, corporate occupiers, agents, lawyers, architects and many other professions associated with the commercial property sector. We actively connect our members so they can do business together and we help new arrivals to find work in the property sector and settle into London life. On the social side we also enjoy the odd NZ craft beer and occasionally dressing up in silly outfits!

Group membership and events are open to all NZ passport holders with connections to commercial property. Wherever you are in the world you can sign up to our mailing list for free. If you are UK based we encourage you to also subscribe as a KIP member for only £49 per annum. Membership entitles you to free entry to the majority of our London networking events and discounted rates for social events. KIP members are also eligible to list themselves in our “Find a Kiwi” directory – promote your expertise and get noticed!

You can view highlight videos of our breakfast speaker events here. Become a paid KIP member to access our full video library of speaker talks.

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Kiwis in Property Newsletter December 2022

Merry Christmas Property Kiwis! 

My trip back to NZ in November now seems like a distant memory, overtaken by snowfalls, freezing temperatures and train strikes! It was nevertheless great meeting so many young property Kiwis in Wellington and Auckland who are planning to join us in the UK and we look forward to welcoming you all to London in the coming months.

KIP has now "gone global" with the launching of an Auckland Chapter to give returning KIP alumni based in Auckland an opportunity to reconnect back in NZ as well as providing a forum of knowledge and experience for those considering a London relocation in future. Our Auckland launch event will be networking drinks at the Brit Pub on 9th February so don't miss that if you are in Auckland. 

Back in London our next networking event is on 19th January at the Secret Goldmine Cafe. We will be hearing from Nigel Jollands and Veronica Lysaght two inspirational Kiwis who are planning to sail the icebreaker yacht "Novara" back to NZ in 2023 via the northern passage, promoting sustainable communities as they travel. If you are really up for adventure they may be looking for additional crew members too! As usual at the Secret Goldmine there will be a range of delicious kiwi made pies available in all your favourite flavours washed down with NZ craft beers and wines.

This month's member profile is from Sam Faulkner, Principal at SIRE Capital Partners. Sam has worked in London for over 5 years, and his perfect day would be a feed of freshly caught Snapper with his Dad on Medlands Beach, Great Barrier Island.

Hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable festive break and look forward to catching up in 2023.

Bryce

[email protected]



 


Newsletter contents this month

  • Upcoming events
  • New Members
  • Kiwi Jobseekers & newly employed
  • Kiwi business spotlight - Sire Capital Partners
  • Member Profile - Sam Faulkner


Upcoming Events
 


19th January 2023 - Speaker event & networking drinks - "Voyage of the Novara"
From 6pm at The Secret Goldmine Cafe in Bermondsey


After 30 years Kiwi couple Veronica and Nigel can't ignore the itch for adventure anymore. They decided to buy a boat and sail home to Aotearoa, but with a difference. Combining their skills in leadership coaching, climate policy and finance they have bought the ice breaker aero-rig schooner Novara, and plan to use this vessel as a platform to support coastal communities become climate safe. Come and hear their story, their hopes, fears and how they aim to change the world. To learn more, go to Homepage - Novara and/or follow them on  https://www.facebook.com/NovaraOnePlanet/

Ticket included first drink and a pie - register  here 
19th January 2023 - Speaker event and networking drinks - Veronica Lysaght & Nigel Jollands - "The voyage of the Novara" (kiwisinproperty.com)


9th February - Kiwis in Property Auckland Chapter
The Brit Pub & Eatery, Auckland NZ from 5.30pm


Our inaugural Auckland chapter event. Come and join other Auckland based kiwis for a drink and a social catch up. The crowd will be a mix of our alumni who have moved back from London, those thinking of making the move to London in future and everyone in between!

FREE Registration here 
9th February 2023 - Kiwis in Property Auckland NZ Chapter - networking drinks


See our website for a full list of forthcoming webinars and events in 2022:
https://www.kiwisinproperty.com/


New KIP Members this month



A warm welcome to the following new KIP members who joined our community this month.
  • Thomas Yates - Orix - Investor - Lower Hutt
  • Tim Rosenberg - SWR Group - Recruitment - Auckland
  • Thomas Royal - N/a - Construction - Wellington
  • Josh Fsadni - Centuria Capital - Banking/Finance - Auckland
  • Minta Holton - HOME Recruitment - Recruitment - Auckland
  • Rowan Naude - Cobalt Recruitment - Recruitment - Auckland
  • Ailish Collins - Rolfe Judd Planning - Consultant - Auckland
  • Ivana Vaglenarova - Gaze Commercial - Architect - Auckland CBD
  • Emily Lambie - Sysdoc Ltd - Consultant - Wellington
  • Matt Tan - Oyster Property Group - Industry Group - Auckland
  • Jonathan Ranford - CBRE - Valuer - Auckland
  • Taylor Forbes - KPMG - Banking/Finance - Auckland
  • Rose Li - Colliers - Corporate Occupier - Auckland
  • Harry Meates - Templeton - Developer - Hawkes Bay
  • Peter Niu - Shundi Customs Limited - Construction - Auckland
  • Hannah McCay - MinterEllisonRuddWatts - Legal - Wellington
  • Grace Cody - The Property Group - Consultant - Christchurch
  • Georgia Gibbs - The Property Group - Consultant - Taranaki - Opunake
  • VILI Feiloivao - Corelogic NZ - Banking/Finance - Waitangirua
  • Nathan Rodrigues - Bayleys Valuations Limited - Valuer - Auckland
  • Louise Stuart - The Property Group Limited - Consultant - Wellington CBD
  • Monique Johnson - LINZ - Government/Public Sector - Dargaville
  • Andrew Robinson - AR Consultants Limited - Consultant - Wellington
  • Damian Prasad - Absolute Value - Valuer - Auckland
  • Chris Simmons - ListingLogic - Media & Marketing - Auckland
  • William Scott-Green - Bayleys - Consultant - Auckland
  • Emily Lambie - Sysdoc - Consultant - Lambie
  • Adrian Tieu - Colliers - Property Manager - Auckland
  • Grant Austin - Beca - Valuer - Auckland
  • Chino Buquir - L&Q - Construction - Auckland
  • Lizzie Brandon - Writesphere Ltd - Media & Marketing - Auckland
  • Tom Caulton - DNA Payments - Banking/Finance - Auckland
  • Oliver Hawkley - Newfound - Recruitment - Appleby
  • Amy Norris-Hibbert - New Zealand High Commission - Government/Public Sector - Christchurch
  • Charles Chan - Landlord Studio - PropTech - Auckland
  • Nik Bull - Looking for work - Accountant/Tax - Christchurch
  • Stephen Hegh - NZ Healthy Homes - Consultant - Auckland

 



Kiwi Jobseekers

Our jobseekers page is actively in use. Kiwis In Property
 

Please support any new arrivals whenever you can. We all remember what it was like being new to London and how helpful it was to grab a coffee with another kiwi who could give us a steer in the right direction. You can contact Kiwis seeking work by visiting our Jobseekers page or connecting through Linkedin.
 

If you have recently arrived in London (or NZ) and are looking for work in the property or insurance sectors get in touch with [email protected] and we can put you touch with our extensive London Kiwi network.


The following newly arrived Kiwis are currently seeking roles:



Nik Bull - seeking entry level role in accounts payable, account management. sales or marketing 
(60) Nik Bull | LinkedIn
[email protected]



Lee Robinson - seeking role in block/asset/investment management, strong sales background - Saudi based but shortly relocating to the UK 
(99+) Lee Robinson | LinkedIn
[email protected]



Oscar Beattie - seeking Asset Management role
(99+) Oscar Beattie | LinkedIn
[email protected]




Patrick (Paddy) O'Shaunessy - seeking an Analyst role
(99+) Patrick O'Shaughnessy | LinkedIn
[email protected]




Congratulations to the following Kiwis who have recently secured roles in London

  • Fergus Le Pine - Knight Frank
  • Sophie Gaulter - Kindred Group Plc
  • JJ Hong - CLS Holdings
  • Tayla Brady - H&M
  • Liam Costley – Mapp
  • George Bowes – Forestreet
  • Dugan Flannery – Murano
  • Paige Lane – Allen & Overy
     

 

ARE YOU HIRING?


If you have job vacancy in the UK, NZ or anywhere else that  you would like to advertise to our 1000 plus Kiwi property professional readership please get in touch  [email protected]

 



Kiwi Business Spotlight 


Kiwi led firm, SIRE Capital Partners is launching in January, opening its London office in Marylebone. The newly formed venture represents a rebranding and expansion of SIRE Properties, a UK asset management and brokerage firm established in 2015.
 
Sam Faulkner will join the firm as a Principal alongside Patrick Ryan who co-founded SIRE Properties in 2015. The two Principals bring a range of experience working across asset management, portfolio management, debt capital markets and investment consultancy.
SIRE Capital Partners services

CAPITAL ADVISORY

Small to medium sized investment firms often struggle to maintain their own capital raising team. Managing an internal team can be costly, inefficient and slow to build up. With a broad and engaged investor network, combined with best-in-class presentation, SIRE CP can provide immediate value for these firms.

BROKERAGE

Private assets are opaque with a large portion of high-quality deals transacting "off-market." Via our network of advisers, asset owners and developers, we are well placed to source off-market opportunities that offer an attractive risk-adjusted return for
our investors.
 
Contact Patrick or Sam to find out more.
 
Patrick Ryan  [email protected]     
Sam Faulkner  [email protected]


 

Transferring UK Pensions to NZ



When you return home to NZ, be sure to remember your UK pension.
There are three alternatives - but which one is most appropriate for you?

Download our free guide: Understanding your UK to NZ pension transfer options

GBPensions - qualified, specialist advice for your UK pension transfer options
From UK: +64 (0) 414 2089 | In NZ: 0800 427 693 (GBP NZD)
[email protected] | gbpensions.co.nz 
 

Currency Exchange

KIP have  partnered with Halo Financial to allow our members to access discounted exchange rates for Kiwi dollars – access via this link Buy Currency with Confidence - Halo Financial or contact Geraldine Collett on +44 (0)20 7350 5470 or [email protected] and let her know KIP sent you to access the best deal and avoid fees.


Member Profile
60 Seconds with…Sam Faulkner



Name Sam Faulkner
NZ hometown Auckland
Company SIRE Capital Partners
Role Principal

What is your connection with the property sector?
I have been working in Commerical Real Estate in London for the past 5.5 years with CBRE Investment Management (Global Investors). At CBRE IM I was a Global Portfolio Manager investing indirectly into unlisted RE Funds, JVs, Programmatic Ventures and Clubs.

I left CBRE last year and have joined Patrick Ryan at SIRE Capital Partners (previously SIRE Properties) as a Principal focusing on real assets Capital Advisory and Brokerage.

How long have you been in the UK?
5.5 years

What piece of advice would you give a fellow Kiwi new to London?
Building your network when you first arrive feels daunting given how big the City is, but its well worth the effort to go for coffees, drinks, networking events. You will build this valuable network quickly and realise that you run into the same people over and over again - particularly in Real Estate!

What is your number one London recommendation?
Sunday roast at the Albion in Islington - get the Pork belly

What makes you proud to be a Kiwi?
Our work ethic - if you want something done give it to the kiwi in the office

How can other KIP members help you?
Introductions are a great help. Given where capital markets are at present, cost of debt is front of mind for most investors. We are focusing on financing solutions that are innovative and appealing in a rising interest rate environment. Would love to speak with asset managers, asset owners or developers of UK Commerical / Residential Real Estate, particularly if you have a refinance event coming up.

How can you help other KIP members?
Let's find out! I'm always happy to meet for a coffee and discuss new or interesting ideas.

Kiwi fun facts
  • Favourite NZ Sporting Personality? Brendan McCullum
  • Favourite NZ beach? Medlands Beach, Great Barrier Island
  • NZ food you miss most? Fresh caught Snapper
  • Who would you most like to sit beside on your next trip back to NZ and why? My dad, never seem to have enough time to speak with him these days!
 


Discounts for KIP members

Volcano Coffee

Volcano Coffee are kindly offering discount code for KIP members – “KIAORA” will give the KIP community 25% off Volcano coffee online https://volcanocoffeeworks.com/

Yeastie Boys Beers
Members can get a 10% discount on the web store - use the code "Bach" or use this link for the discount to be applied automatically: https://yeastieboysuk.myshopify.com/discount/Bach
 



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