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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 1300 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 November 2023

Hello Property Kiwis  and welcome to the KIP November newsletter

The Rugby World Cup is all over and unfortunately it wasn't to be for the mighty All Blacks but thanks for the incredible journey boys. Farewell and thank you Fossie and welcome and good luck Razor!

Last week we had an unforgettable breakfast talk with legendary All Black and mental health advocate Sir John Kirwan. Not many of us are used to dancing and hugging strangers at breakfast time but JK got us in the spirit! A big thanks to Wayne Smith and the team at K&L Gates lawyers for hosting the breakfast. Thanks also to Riki Hutchison and Babich Wines for sponsoring the speaker gift. A recording of JK's talk will be available on our website video library soon.

Earlier in the month we had two social gatherings, first with the KIP Auckland chapter at the Fox Pub in Auckland and then a few drinks later the same day with our Aussie property cousins at the Carlton Tavern in London. 

Our final event for 2023 is our famous Christmas Jumper Drinks at the Carlton Tavern on 6th December. This year we are going one better and combining this with The Great NZ Pub Quiz to test your knowledge of all things Kiwi! Tickets include your first drink and a genuine Kiwi burger but NUMBERS ARE LIMITED so get in and book your place now!

Finally this month's member profile comes from Tony Sullivan of Hoare Lea Engineers. Tony recommends taking a Beefeater guided tour of the Tower of London and he loves nothing better than a ride up 90 mile beach on his motorbike finished off with a feed of green lipped mussels.


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Newsletter contents this month

  • Upcoming events
  • New Members
  • Kiwi Jobseekers
  • Congrats to the new hires
  • Member Profile -  Tony Sullivan from Hoare Lea

Upcoming Events

6th December - Xmas Jumper Drinks at The Carlton Tavern

Pull on that tragic Xmas jumper and come join your fellow property kiwis for some festive fun. We will also be running the Great NZ Pub Quiz. How well do you know NZ?? We are about to find out!

Ticket includes first pint or glass of wine and a burger. TICKETS ARE LIMITED TO 40 PLACES SO REGISTER HERE ASAP 
6th December 2023 - Kiwis in Property Xmas Jumper Drinks and Great NZ Pub Quiz (limited to 40 people) 

See our website for a full list of forthcoming webinars and events in 2023:

New KIP Members this month

A warm welcome to the following new KIP members who joined our community this month.
  • Nick Tillman - Birketts LLP - Legal - Christchurch (NZ Hometown)
  • Olivia Leckner - ING Media - Consultant - Auckland
  • Seerwan Jafar - Seeking work - Construction - Auckland
  • Savanna Muller - JLL - Property Manager - Auckland
  • Samantha Webster - Australasian Recruitment Company - Recruitment - Auckland
  • Lucy Nola - ACC - Government/Public Sector - Morrinsville
  • Zoe Hughes - Brisk Group Consulting - Project Management - Waihi
  • Phil Mitchell - GSTT - Government/Public Sector - Thames
  • Harjot Sodhi - Bayleys - Property Manager - Auckland
  • Rhys Cole - Amazon - Recruitment - Wellington
  • Patrick Reynolds - Turner & Townsend - Construction - Wanganui
  • Sam Thexton - Über Contracts Ltd - Construction - Auckland
  • Jack Kelleher - Cushman & Wakefield - Valuer - Ahipara
  • Malcolm Ross Hunter - New Zealand Trade and Enterprise - Government/Public Sector - Otaki
  • John Ward - Espanz Ltd - Consultant - Auckland
  • Sheree Anstis - Bank of America - Banking/Finance - Dargaville
  • Benny Imrie - University of Auckland - Project Management - Auckland
  • Matt Wynne - 2degrees - Property Manager - Auckland
  • Lillie Cripps - Beca - Project Management - Auckland
  • Max Hoonhout - Unispace - Construction - Auckland
  • Karen O'Regan - Self Employed Consultant - Consultant - Auckland
  • Annelise Katz - Tailor Inc - Project Management - [email protected]
  • Ishveerpal Sagoo - Auckland Uni - Student - Auckland
  • Zoe Hall - Colliers - Property Manager - Auckland
  • Tom Martin - Mackersy Property - Investor/Developer - Auckland
  • Rhys Dixon - Turner and Townsend - Construction - Auckland
  • Daniel Park - Seeking work - Project Management - Auckland
  • Mark Gordon - LDB - Consultant - Tauranga
  • Michelle Ho - Mace - Construction - Auckland
  • Cassie Daley - Treeapp - Media & Marketing - Christchurch
  • Robert Bruce - Freeths LLP - Legal - Dunedin
  • Clare Buchanan - Sutton Winson - Insurance - Auckland
  • Michelle Mkpa - Property 10 - Investor/Developer - Auckland
  • Sam Anderson - Seeking work- Construction - Auckland
  • Bron Claridge - Consultant - Construction - Hokonui
  • Angus Whiteman - Zespri - Banking/Finance - Wellington
  • Ashley Elder - Aware Super - Investor - Auckland
  • Ryan Hodson - C C Land UK - Investor/Developer - Perth
  • Wade Randle - Australasian Recruitment Company - Consultant - Palmerston North
  • Kayla McKenzie - Seeking Work - Sustainability- Auckland
  • Anita Chang - Seeking work - Legal - Christchurch
  • Tessa McLean - Seeking work - Legal - Marton


Kiwi Jobseekers


Please support any new kiwi 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 connect you with our extensive London Kiwi network.

The following newly arrived Kiwis are currently seeking roles. See our jobseekers page at Kiwis In Property for more detail.

Marcus Bolli - seeking development management role - preferable client side - 3 years NZ experience delivering residential, commercial and industrial projects.
(34) Marcus Bolli | LinkedIn
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Lesa Davidson - seeking development manager role - 6 years residential development experience with Kainga Ora
(19) Lesa Davidson | LinkedIn
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Tom Martin - qualified lawyer 10 years PQE - seeking a role in real estate either as in house counsel or within acqiusition/finance for a private equity firm or developer
(35) Tom Martin | LinkedIn
[email protected]

John Murphy - commercial leasing experience - seeking agency/transactional role 
(99+) John Murphy | LinkedIn
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Kiwi new hires

Congrats to the following Kiwis who have recently successfully secured employment:

  • Jessica Simpson - Lambert Smith Hampton
  • Ed Dromgool - Health Spaces
  • Stanley Foster-Bohm - John Rowan & Partners
  • Eachann Bruce - 7iM
  • Josh Fsadni - Crossroads Real Estate
  • Josh Barkle - ICG
  • Zoe Hughes - Brisk Group
  • Ashley Elder - Aware Super

Are you planning to head to the UK to work this year?

Join Kiwis in Property and we can help you get the best UK working experience!

Our annual membership fee of just £49 includes the following benefits for new arrivals:

  • Free profile on our website jobseekers directory
  • Republished in our monthly newsletter read by over 1000 UK  based property Kiwis
  • Shout outs on social media including LinkedIn reaching a property audience of 5000 plus
  • Ability to make direct contact with London based Kiwis via our members directory
  • Personal introductions to Kiwis already working in relevant sectors
  • Free or discounted entry to KIP networking and social events (KIP membership generally pays for itself after 2-3 events).
Signing up is easy just login to , go to your dashboard and upgrade your subscription. You can then add your profile to the jobseekers directory and/or the general members directory. If you need help or have any questions send us a message to [email protected] and we can set up a zoom chat before you arrive.

Job Vacancies - NZ

The Building Intelligence Group - Project Management (Dunedin)

Are you looking for a PM leadership role? Return home to Aotearoa and head our team in Ōtepoti / Dunedin – a vibrant city offering an affordable lifestyle and unlimited leisure opportunities. Think proximity from the mountains to the sea, plus great culture, wildlife, heritage, cuisine... it’s evolved from the Dunedin you might remember from your student days! 

You’ll be hands-on in the delivery of major projects, taking branch management responsibility leading and growing our local Dunedin team. This is a senior position as Project Director/Regional Lead, forming part of our Southern leadership team.

We offer competitive remuneration, ownership opportunity and if you’re relocating, we’ll contribute towards your costs.

You will have googled us by now, and here’s what you will have found … The Building Intelligence Group (TBIG) is right across Aotearoa and growing, plus we are 100% New Zealand owned by over a quarter of our 130+ people.  Our vision is to be the best and most trusted project specialists in Aotearoa. We’re proud to have worked alongside private, Government and Local Government clients for well over three decades, leading the creation of great places for living and working in New Zealand.

If you have experience leading projects and people in a consultancy or client side, we can support your return to NZ, in a role you’ll be proud to come home to. 

Click here,  to find out more and register your interest, or email Talent Acquisition Manager, Kathryn Granger -  [email protected] 


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]

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.

UK to NZ Pension Transfers 

Now that you're back home, you may be wondering what to do with your hard-earned UK pension pot. Despite what many Google ads and search results suggest, there is more than one choice available to you!
In this video, GBPensions' director Tony Chamberlain explains the various options in plain, everyday English to help you make a genuinely informed decision about how to proceed (or not). Click on the screen shot below to play the video.

Member Profile
60 Seconds with…Tony Sullivan

Name - Tony Sullivan
NZ hometown -  Beach Haven, Auckland
Company - Hoare Lea Engineers
Role - Associate Director (Building Services Engineer)
Contact email [email protected]

•    What is your connection with the property sector?

I am a Consulting Engineer working for Hoare Lea, designing MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) systems in new buildings and refurbishments as well as troubleshooting existing buildings. I am active in CIBSE (Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers) where I am currently Hon. Treasurer of the Home Counties North East Region. 
•    How long have you been in the UK?
7 years this time but I also spent 10 years working here post-graduation
•    What piece of advice would you give a fellow Kiwi new to London?
London / UK is a much larger market than NZ and there’s more of an opportunity to specialise than NZ where the smaller market tends to favour all-rounders who can adapt to what’s needed. Therefore, if it suits you, consider specialising in one area and carving out your niche.
•    What is your number one London recommendation?
I know it’s touristy but I’m going to say the Tower of London. When you visit make sure you get on one of the Beefeater guided tours. They will take you into places that aren’t normally open such as the chapel give you some inside tips and deliver it all with some great humour.   
•    What makes you proud to be a Kiwi?

Back in 2004 and before I became a naturalised New Zealander. a British work colleague in London noted to me that he’d never met a bad New Zealander. This says a lot about Kiwis or at least those who do their OE / live in the UK. I’m just glad to share a passport with the citizens of a friendly, free and tolerant country that has a good reputation around the world. 
•    How can other KIP members help you?
I’m not seeking any help at the moment but a consulting engineer is always in need of good clients.
•    How can you help other KIP members?
I’m happy to answer ad-hoc MEP questions if you see me at events. I may not always know the answer, but I can probably point you in the direction of someone who does.
I’m happy to chat to new arrivals about the UK market – this would mainly be relevant to engineers.
Kiwi fun facts
•    Favourite NZ Sporting Personality?

Bruce Anstey – Motorcycle Road Racer and Isle of Man TT champion  
•    Favourite NZ beach?
90-mile beach. Riding up it on my motorbike  
•    NZ food you miss most?
Green lipped mussels – served with fries and a Belgium beer in one of Auckland’s Belgium beer bars. 
•    Who would you most like to sit beside on your next trip back to NZ and why?
Difficult one, I’ve met some interesting people on flights to/from NZ. The ones that stick in my mind include an Auckland University Professor, an NZ diplomat and a Waikato Dairy farmer. I’ve learnt something from each of them. Given all that, I’d have to say Kim Hill as she’s intelligently interviewed many people for her RNZ Saturday morning programme so I think she’d have a few stories to tell.  

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