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 February 2021

Hello Property Kiwis

Firstly our thoughts with those back home in NZ who had to run for higher ground as a result of the earthquake this week - hopefully it was a one off.

Here in the UK Spring has finally sprung, the daffodils are out, the sun is shining more often and the vaccination graph is finally starting to outpace the infection numbers. I am still hopeful that we will finally be able to meet up for a pint outside a West End pub by the summertime - fingers crossed!

Till then we have plenty of great online events to keep you entertained and informed. Last month we hosted an excellent all Kiwi property panel across five industry sectors covering everything from the impact of the pandemic to decarbonisation, the need for diversity in the property sector and potential opportunities for new Kiwi arrivals. If you missed it first time round it is well worth a catch up on our website video library which is available to all paid KIP subscribers.

Next up on the18th March we have renowned Kiwi speaker Brian Sweeney beaming in all the way from New York City (see his intro video clip below). In his early days as a promoter, Brian was responsible for launching the successful entertainment careers of Sam Hunt and The Topp Twins. The following month on the 22nd April we will hear from the former BNZ chief economist Tony Alexander. Hop onto www.kiwisinproperty.com and book your place for these great talks.

For any of you valuers thinking about returning home to NZ, or already there and looking for a new challenge - CBRE NZ are hiring. See the advert later in this newsletter.

This month, our member profile comes from Emily Campbell of Addleshaw Goddard Lawyers. Originally from Alexandra, Emily has been living in London for four years. Emily's perfect day  would be hanging out with Jacinda Ardern at Bethells beach munching on a Whittakers chocolate bar!

Enjoy and stay well all


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PS Spring pic below of crocuses outside Ham House, Richmond on Thames - hopefully not long before the National Trust let us back in again!

Upcoming Events

Thursday 18th March 2021 - "Winning the world from the edge" - In conversation with Brian Sweeney, Chairman of Sweeney Vesty NYC - 7pm GMT / 8am NZ

Brian Sweeney has been a New York New Zealander for 18 years. Brian is a writer, publisher and film producer. Since 2000 Brian has produced www.nzedge.com which first identified the million or so diaspora of New Zealanders, and publishes stories of New Zealand achievement around the world. In his talk to KIP, Brian will comment on the US Economy, the New York property market, the new Auckland Auranga development and his favourite Kiwi engineers from our history. Please note the NYC friendly start time of 7pm UK.

Register here: 

Thursday 22nd April 2021 - Breakfast with Tony Alexander, Economics Commentator and former Chief Economist of the BNZ

Tony Alexander was employed as Chief Economist with the BNZ for 25 years and left at the end of 2019 to become an independent economist. His focus is on explaining what is happening in the economy in layman’s terms, providing people with information they can use for planning business growth and understanding factors affecting the housing market. He produces a free weekly publication called Tony’s View, conducts regular surveys of his 16,000 subscribers, and produces a range of bespoke publications and columns.

Register here: 

See our website for a full list of forthcoming webinars and events in 2020/21: https://www.kiwisinproperty.com/

Brian Sweeney introduces his talk on 18th March 2021
New KIP Members this month

A warm welcome to the following new KIP members who joined our community in February
  • Allison Pupich - The Eavs Property Development (hometown Inangahua)
  • Jason Kee - BNP Paribas - Banking & Finance (Wanganui)
  • William Lockie - Perlego - Media & Marketing (Auckland)
  • Charlotte Murdoch - Hautu  - Recruitment (Blenheim)
  • Renee Hawkless - Untapped Equity - Media & Marketing (Palmerston North)
  • James Moore - Onzo -  Proptech  (Christchurch)
  • James Speight - ex Pret a Manger  - Occupier (Wellington)
  • Jessica Triganza - CBRE (Sydney) - Recruitment (Auckland)


KIP Speaker Video Library - UK Commercial Property Update

Our most recent speaker talks are available to view for paid KIP subscribers via our speaker video library:

New this month is our all star Kiwi property panel of Cam Fraser (Marchmont), James Edwards (Evans Randall), Sam Mellor (Barings), Jared Hart (Maya Capital) and Michael Kensington (Guild Living). The panel experience included logistics, office, retail, debt and senior living. We discussed the impact of COVID, Brexit, the rising importance of sustainability, reliable data and diversity of property talent. The guys also offered some good advice for fellow kiwis looking to work in their respective sectors. If you missed this talk first time round we highly recommend catching up on the recording.

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 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

You can contact the following Kiwis seeking work by visiting our Jobseekers page or connecting through Linkedin:

Sanghee (Claire) Woo – Marketing & Customer Relations
Sanghee Woo | LinkedIn  [email protected]

 Job Vacancies - NZ  

Are you a Registered Valuer returning home?                                     

CBRE are looking for New Zealand Registered Valuers to join our Commercial Valuations teams nationally.

"We are looking for New Zealand Registered Valuers with ANZIV or aiming toward ANZIV with 1-3 years of Commercial Valuations experience, that are highly organised and self-motivated with initiative and a proactive outlook in achieving targets.

CBRE Valuation & Advisory Services is a well established and successful top tier business with high profile clients.   If working with the best in an exciting and rewarding team environment appeals to you, then we want to hear from you!"

Please send your resume to Jessica at [email protected]

If you have 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 [email protected] and let her know KIP sent you to access the best deal.

Member Profile - Emily Campbell
NZ hometown - Alexandra
Company - Addleshaw Goddard
Role - Associate Lawyer

  • What is your connection with the property sector?
I am a Real Estate Lawyer
  • How long have you been in the UK?
Coming on for four years
  • What piece of advice would you give a fellow Kiwi new to London?
To explore the city by foot or bike to get a good feeling of how big it actually is! Also check out the 'London Loop' walking track – a great way to 'get out of the city' without having to travel too far.
  • What makes you proud to be a Kiwi?
Jacinda (of course) and listening to six 60's 'don’t forget your roots' in Te Reo  …. warning you will get emotional! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFHaEuep5eI)
  • How can other KIP members help you?
Help to widen my professional London circle and broaden my understanding of the more commercial sides of the property market
  • How can you help other KIP members?
Apart from advice on finding the best coffee and pastries in Hackney (Dusty Knuckle or Jolene) commercial real estate advice and connecting people to lawyers within Addleshaw Goddard

Kiwi fun facts
  • Favourite NZ Sporting Personality? Irene van Dyk – always looked up to her as a child and the Silver Ferns in general! They do so well and I think they deserve more recognition, funding and publicity!
  • Favourite NZ beach? Bethells for the wow factor, Waipu for the perfect strength swimming waves!
  • NZ food you miss most? Whitakers chocolate – very grateful for my kiwi colleague Elly who brought me back a block on her recent trip!
  • Who would you most like to sit beside on your next trip back to NZ and why? Jacinda, because she is an amazing role model and I would be keen just to ask her how she does it and keep a smile on face!


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

Social Media

Don't forget that you can follow KIP on Facebook or Instagram and/or join our LinkedIn Group, by clicking on the icons below.

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