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 September 2022

Hello Property Kiwis 

I trust everyone had a great Summer. The Check family finally took a plane out of the UK for the first time in three years and headed to France & Italy. The weather was hot, the food was great and the mosquitos were vicious!

One thing I have noticed since I have been back at work is the sheer volume of new Kiwi arrivals to London. The Covid shackles are well and truly off back in NZ and there is two years of pent up demand for young Kiwis wanting to experience their OE. Our spike in new members this month indicates that many more plan to make the move to the UK over the next year or so. A few new arrivals feature in our jobseeker section this month so please help them where you can. Even just a catch up over a flat white and a steer on the market would get their London experience off to a great start.

I met a few of the new arrivals at our recent drinks at the Iron Duke in Mayfair and we might try to make that a more regular event with another one planned for 22nd September (register per the link below). Also don't forget that I am heading back to NZ in November to spread the word on KIP so please let potential travellers know as well as employers looking to hire those who return to NZ.

This month's member profile is from Caleb Dunn, founder of Pantera. Caleb has worked in London for six years, is a big Brendon McCullum fan and his perfect afternoon would be munching on a Whittakers chocolate bar at Waimarama Beach.


Enjoy, 

Bryce

[email protected]


 


Newsletter contents this month

  • Upcoming events
  • New Members
  • Kiwi Jobseekers
  • Job Vacancies
  • Member Profile - Caleb Dunn



Upcoming Events

22nd September - Kiwis in Property Networking Drinks @The Iron Duke, Mayfair


Welcome new arrivals and catch up for a pint with some familiar faces at The Iron Duke in Mayfair

FREE Registration here
22nd September 2022 - Kiwis in Property Networking Drinks at the Iron Duke, Mayfair
 


20th October - Breakfast with David Gregson, Phoenix Equity Partners



David will be speaking to the topic of "Leadership" and is well qualified to do so.  Over his career, he has been a director or Chairman of thirty companies or charities. Most recently, David has been Chairman of the Lawn Tennis Association, which is responsible for tennis in Britain; Chairman of CGL, the UK's largest social and health care charity; and a Director of LLDC, which is transforming East London following the 2012 Olympic Games.

Register here:
20th October 2022 - Breakfast with David Gregson, Phoenix Equity Partners. (kiwisinproperty.com)
 



20th & 21st November - Kiwis in Property comes home to NZ 



Kiwis in Property founder Bryce Check will be visiting NZ in late November and will be giving after work talks about KIP in Wellington (20th Nov) and Auckland (21st Nov). These presentations will be of interest to jobseekers heading to the UK and to NZ employers looking to hire UK returnees. We will also be reaching out to KIP NZ based alumni to share their London experience and tips so please get in touch if you would like to be involved.

FREE Registration for the Wellington event on 21st November here
21st November 2022 - Kiwis in Property Wellington presentation & networking drinks

FREE Registration for the Auckland event on 22nd November here 
22nd November 2022 - Kiwis in Property Auckland presentation & networking drinks (introduced by Kent Gardner, CEO of Evans Randall Investors)


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.
  • Michael Bransfield - Robert Bird Group - Engineer - Christchuch (NZ Hometown)
  • Jack Stirling - Metlifecare Limited - Developer - Grey Lynn
  • Tyler Dickison - Colliers - Investment Advisor/Agent - Dunedin
  • Andre Mcnamara - Savills - Consultant - Auckland
  • Daniel Scott - Silverfin Capital - Property Manager - Gisborne
  • Scott McLew - Property Institute of New Zealand - Industry Group - Nelson
  • Callum Thompson - Auckland International Airport Ltd - Project Management - Auckland
  • Oliver Reid - ex CBRE NZ - seeking work - Investment Advisor/Agent - Dunedin
  • Lara Mead - Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment - Government/Public Sector - Wellington
  • Pooja Parshottam - QV - Property Manager - Auckland
  • Fergus Le Pine - Seeking work - Investment Advisor/Agent - Normanby
  • Connor Boreham - Colliers - Property Manager - Dunedin
  • Taraani Mohammed - Oyster Property - Consultant - Auckland
  • Petra Campbell - CBRE - Banking/Finance - Christchurch
  • Laura Malone - Darroch - Valuer - Wellington
  • Ruby Soper - Malley & Co - Legal - Christchurch
  • Teukialupe Havea - Auckland Council - Government/Public Sector - Auckland
  • Celeste Patutama - WSP - Consultant - Auckland
  • Kavya Shrivastava - WSP - Consultant - Wellington
  • Anna Hitchcock - Ohl limited - Property Manager - Auckland
  • Tedrick Teo - Harcourts Charlton Property Management - Property Manager - Epsom
  • Nick Taylor - Collins Taggart Property - Valuer - Christchurch
  • William Pott - Eke Panuku - Investor/Developer - Auckland
  • Akash Chakraborty - Auckland Transport - Developer - Auckland
  • Sam Ludbrook - Colliers - Investment Advisor/Agent - Auckland City
  • Brittany Robertson - Colliers International - Valuer - Auckland
  • Brittany Morgan - CBRE - Valuer - Auckland
  • Jim Wang - CBRE Investment Management - Consultant - Auckland
  • Duncan Johnston - Goodman - Banking/Finance - Auckland
  • Rachel Cropper-Mawer - Clyde & Co. - Legal - Auckland
  • Meilissa Boderick - PMG Funds - Property Manager - Auckland
  • Matt Gray - Rolfe Judd - Architect - Auckland
  • Joe Flaherty - Colliers - Project Management - Wellington

 

 



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:



Oliver Reid - seeking role in Investment Sales/Commercial Leasing/Asset Management/Proptech
(99+) Oliver Reid | LinkedIn
[email protected]



Meilissa Boderick - seeking Investor Relations role
(99+) Meilissa Boderick | LinkedIn
[email protected]



Fergus LePine - seeking Investment Advisory role
(99+) Fergus Le Pine | LinkedIn
[email protected]



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



Kiwi new hires

Congratulations to the following Kiwis who have recently secured new roles
 

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]

 



Transferring UK Pensions to NZ



What should you do with your UK pension when you're back in NZ?
Hang on a minute! Hold fire until you understand all the alternatives.
 
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...Caleb Dunn



NZ hometown Napier
Company Pantera
Role Founder
  • What is your connection with the property sector?
    • I am very proud to have worked for another Kiwi business in the UK (Re-Leased) at an early stage of their UK expansion. This experience allowed me to dive deep into the UK commercial property scene, meeting landlords and agents across the country. Applying those learnings, I launched Pantera, which is a software that makes it very easy for commercial real estate players to create and share financial models and business plans.
  • How long have you been in the UK?
    • 6 years
  • What piece of advice would you give a fellow Kiwi new to London?
    • It is what you make of it. The opportunities for fun but also to advance your career are abundant in London. Email people, meet for coffee and build relationships.
  • What is your number one London recommendation?
    • I take every new Kiwi arrival for a beer at the rooftop on Netil360
  • What makes you proud to be a Kiwi?     
    • An understated approach to success. I’ve met plenty of fellow NZers over here who have achieved fantastic success and are incredibly humble at the same time.
  • How can other KIP members help you?
    • I’m always keen to meet anyone involved in asset or investment management. Whether you sit on an Investment Committee or assist with the operational strategy of property. I’ve already met some great contacts through KIP and I’m always looking to expand the network.
  • How can you help other KIP members?
    • My experience has largely been focussed on property technology, so I’m always happy to go for coffee with anyone that has questions around the sector or how they can enter the industry. Over the next year, the Pantera team will be looking to grow so I’m happy to chat to anyone looking to be involved on the technology side of real estate.
 
Kiwi fun facts
  • Favourite NZ Sporting Personality?
    • Brendon McCullum
  • Favourite NZ beach?
    • Waimārama Beach
  • NZ food you miss most?
    • Whittakers Chocolate
  • Who would you most like to sit beside on your next trip back to NZ and why?
    • Scott Galloway. His books and podcasts have proved massively influential on my approach to career and life. A long-haul flight would be a great opportunity for me to ask follow up questions.


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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