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.

Latest Newsletter
Kiwis in Property Newsletter July 2021

Hi Property Kiwis

Is football coming home? You will probably know by the time you read this and if it is you won't hear much else from your English workmates all next week!

If you are thinking of coming home to NZ we have a great webinar event for you this Wednesday morning 14th July. We have gathered a panel of Kiwis who have recently returned to live and work in NZ and will be sharing their experiences and any advice they have for others thinking of returning. 

Up next, and to celebrate the end of lockdown, we will be hosting summer drinks & pies at the Secret Goldmine Cafe on Thursday 29th July. Secret Goldmine is the home of the Pie Cart serving up a wide range of delicious Kiwi made pies and your ticket includes your first drink and a pie. We encourage everyone to celebrate our newfound freedom by wearing your brightest Hawaiian shirts and we will have some kiwi flavoured spot prizes and music. Please note this will be an outdoor event.

This month, our member profile comes from Geraldine Collett, Business Development Manager at Halo Financial who are KIP's currency exchange partner. Geraldine's perfect day would be sharing a pie and potato fritters with Lorde on beautiful Tindall's beach, Whangaparaoa.

I was in town this week and had a lovely walk from Paddington to Mayfair through Hyde Park. London's many green spaces are its best kept secret and it was good to be back after so many months of lockdown. For anyone reading this back in NZ, there has never been a better time to come to London and work in the property sector. Get that plane ticket and get in touch and we will help you on your way!

Enjoy 

Bryce

[email protected]


Upcoming Events


Wednesday 14th July 2021 -
Returning to live and work in NZ - the pros and cons - 8am GMT (7pm NZ)

 - FREE EVENT FOR NON MEMBERS -



We might be slowly coming out of lockdown here in the UK but the virus has impacted the future plans of many and some have made the move back to NZ to recommence their careers. What was that experience like? What do they wish they had known before they went? Is there really still a tall poppy syndrome? How can I maximise the leverage of my offshore experience? Are there enough jobs to go around particularly at senior level?
Register here
14th July 2021 - Returning to live & work in NZ - the pros and cons discussed by a panel of recently returned Kiwis - FREE EVENT - 8am UK Time (7pm NZ Time) (kiwisinproperty.com)

THIS EVENT IS PROUDLY SPONSORED BY HALO FINANCIAL

KIP have partnered with Halo Financial to allow our members to access discounted exchange rates for Kiwi dollars – go to 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.


Thursday 29th July 2021 - Summer Drinks & Pies - 5pm to 10pm



Its time to kiss lockdown goodbye! Join us at The Secret Goldmine Cafe for a few cold beers in the sun together with world famous Kiwi made pies from The Pie Cart. In homage to the KIP BBQ we normally hold at this time of year the wearing of Hawaiian shirts is actively encouraged (there will be prizes) and don't forget your dancing jandals for the cool kiwi tunes! Ticket includes first drink and a pie.
Register here
29th July 2021- Kiwis in Property Summer Drinks & Pies



See our website for a full list of forthcoming webinars and events in 2021:
https://www.kiwisinproperty.com/

 


New KIP Members this month




A warm welcome to the following new KIP members who joined our community over the past month
  • Pritesh Rana - Avnet - Consultant - Auckland (NZ hometown)
  • Mark Bassett - KPMG - Construction - Wellington
  • Nathan Cheeseman - Forsite Limited - PropTech - Auckland
  • Patrick Tse - Mike Greer Homes - NZ Architect - Christchurch
  • Neill Laurenson - Whakaaro-Kingsman Ltd - Consultant - Gulf Harbour
  • Glenn Silby - Maris - Construction
  • Brad Ross - Bayleys - Investment Advisor/Agent - Auckland
  • Joshua Lee - Legatum Institute - Education/Research - Auckland
  • Michelle Ellison - Black Swan - Project Management - Auckland
  • Ben Lyon - Debevoise - Legal - Auckland
  • Caitlin Venus - RJH - Property Manager - Auckland
  • Daniel Martyn - Industrious Property - Property Manager - Wellington
  • Arna Chu - Banking/Finance - Tauranga
  • Keith Roe - Wilton - Banking/Finance - Gisborne
  • Ian Kirker - Wood - Engineer - Winton
  • Margaret Walter - NHS - Government/Public Sector - Wellington
  • Liam Kelman - Sook - Construction - Ellerslie Auckland

How do I find out who else is in the group?



Two options, you can check out our website membership directory Find a Kiwi (kiwisinproperty.com)- paid KIP members have the option of posting their own personal profile to promote their skills and businesses to the community. And/or you can join our LinkedIn group Kiwis in Property (UK) | Groups | LinkedIn


KIP Speaker Video Library 

                    

Our speaker talks are recorded and available to view for paid KIP subscribers via our speaker video library:
https://www.kiwisinproperty.com/speaker-videos. Our latest addition is our fascinating June chat with Jarrod Kerr, Chief Economist of Kiwibank. Check it out!
 

KIP Business of the month 


 
If you have a business or services that  you would like to promote to our 1000 strong Kiwi property professional readership please get in touch  [email protected]
 

Kiwi deal-flow club


After many Zoom calls in 2020 we are delighted to say that the KIP deal-flow club is expanding exponentially, not only from within the Kiwi community but also to our non-Kiwi friends through quality introductions from the network.  We are pleased at the engagement and the transaction breadth we are covering, but most of all we are delighted that we have been able to get great deals to active investors. If you have property you would like to look at selling discreetly, or your buying requirements have been updated, please let us know so we can assist. You can get in touch with Bryce at [email protected] or Patrick  Ryan at [email protected]
    


Become a KIP financial supporter 

Help us to keep going and growing and become a paid KIP subscriber. An annual membership sub of just £49 entitles you to free entry to all our speaker events and webinars, discount access to social events, access to our speaker video library and the ability to post your profile in our KIP membership directory and vacancies to the KIP jobs board for free. Just log in, go to your profile dashboard and press subscribe - easy as that. A big thanks to all our subscribed members for their ongoing support to help make this a great kiwi community. We are always happy to have a chat about corporate sponsorship opportunities too - just get in contact with [email protected]
 



Changed jobs or moved back to NZ?



Don't forget to update your details so we stay in touch. If you have decided to head back to NZ don't forget the KIP network back home. Check out the KIP LinkedIn group for NZ based members you can get in touch with and shout if we can help with introductions.
 



Kiwi Jobseekers

Our jobseekers page is actively in use. Please support any new arrivals with a (virtual) coffee and guidance whenever you can. We all remember what it was like being new to London and how good it was to grab a flat white with another kiwi who could give us a steer in the right direction

 
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 network.
 

Job Vacancies 


 

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

Currency Exchange

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


Member Profile -

60 Seconds with…
 
Name Geraldine Collett
NZ hometown Auckland
Company Halo Financial
Role Business Development Manager

  • What is your connection with the property sector?
    • A number of our offshore clients purchase property in the UK for Investment. Our UK clients buy property abroad and our kiwi clients buy property back home! We transfer their funds internationally for them
  • How long have you been in the UK?
    • Just over 26 years
  • What piece of advice would you give a fellow Kiwi new to London?
    • Enjoy what London has to offer, the opportunities are huge! See, do and travel as much as you can!
  • What makes you proud to be a Kiwi?
    • Our kiwi ingenuity, laid back approach, work ethic and our sporting accomplishments for such a small, low populated country.
  • How can other KIP members help you?
    • Connections and networking, introductions to individuals and businesses with Foreign Exchange requirements
  • How can you help other KIP members?
    • Connections! Great exchange rates and guidance on timing your transfers for sending money home or bringing over to the UK. KIP preferential rates and no Halo fees.
Kiwi fun facts
  • Favourite NZ Sporting Personality?
    • Has to be Richie!
  • Favourite NZ beach?
    • Tindall’s Beach, Whangapararoa
  • NZ food you miss most?
    • Pies and potato fritters
  • Who would you most like to sit beside on your next trip back to NZ and why?
    • Lorde, what a life experience she has had, and I’d love to hear all about it. Hopefully it will take her 12 hours to tell me everything and then I’m halfway to NZ!


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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