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 November 2022

Hello Property Kiwis 

I am on the countdown now to my first trip home to NZ since February 2020. Very excited about catching up with family and friends and looking forward to telling young Kiwis heading to London about our fantastic group. Please keep spreading the word about our talks in Wellington on 21 November and Auckland on 22 November. The events are free (an include networking drinks) - just tell people to register on the website.

We had a busy month in October with two great events. First up we had a breakfast talk from David Gregson who gave us some great insights gained from a fascinating career that has spanned Business, Government, Sports and Charity. If you missed it, the full talk recording will be available on our video library shortly. You can see a few pics here https://www.flickr.com/gp/[email protected]/977B753SJY
and a short highlights reel here https://vimeo.com/765261525/383e300fc0 

A week later nearly 50 of us gathered for networking drinks at The Carpenters Arms on a warm night in Marble Arch. A big thanks to the team at PLP - Specialist Developer of UK Logistics Real Estate (plproperty.com) for sponsoring drinks and pizzas and you can see a few pics from the evening here https://www.flickr.com/gp/[email protected]/g7M81Mt10H

This month's member profile is from Craig Daniel, Director of Westbridge Construction. Craig has worked in London for 20 years, and on his next flight home he would like to sit between Sir David Attenborough and Elon Musk - what a conversation that would be!

The next social event on the London calendar is our famous Xmas Jumper Drinks on 8th December complete with Flight of the Conchords Tribute band. That event is always popular, so I recommend you reserve your place now. There will be prizes for any jumpers more awful than mine!

Enjoy, 

Bryce

[email protected]


 


Newsletter contents this month

  • Upcoming events
  • New Members
  • Kiwi Jobseekers & newly employed
  • Member Profile - Craig Daniel


Upcoming Events
 


21st & 22nd 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 (21st Nov) and Auckland (22nd 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)

8th December 2022 - Christmas Jumper Drinks featuring the Flight of the Conchords Tribute Band @ The Secret Goldmine Cafe in Bermondsey

 

Dig out that crazy Xmas jumper to see in the season with style! NZ Craft beers & pies, kiwi tunes and good company. There will be spot prizes for ugliest, most kiwi jumper etc.  Back by popular demand from our summer party are "Lasagne for One", the UK's only Flight of the Conchords Tribute Band. This will be an indoor/outdoor event so dress for conditions (hot mulled wine available!). Ticket price includes first drink and a famous Secret Goldmine pie. Non-Kiwi partners and colleagues welcome if registered as a guest of a Kiwi.  

Register here
8th December 2022 - Kiwis in Property Xmas Jumper Drinks ***FEATURING FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS TRIBUTE BAND***


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.
  • Nick Houston - Booster Wine Group - Accountant/Tax - Feilding (NZ Hometown)
  • Dugan Flannery - Seeking Work - Banking/Finance - Alexandra
  • Ankita Sharma - RDX Works Ltd - Banking/Finance - Auckland
  • Josh Barkle - Colliers - Investment Advisor/Agent - Hamilton
  • Christian Lambert - Jasper - PropTech - Auckland
  • Oscar Stewart - 4Site - Construction - Napier
  • Tait Gaze - Gaze Commercial - Industry Group - Auckland
  • Raheel Khan - Royal Borough of Greenwich - Government/Public Sector - Auckland
  • Broden Race - Tuakiri Property - Investor/Developer - Riverhead, Auckland
  • George Young - PLP - Developer - Christchurch
  • Flora Snape - CapitaRise - PropTech - Auckland
  • Tom Jamieson - Oyster Group - Investment Advisor/Agent - Auckland
  • Oscar Beattie - Seeking Work- Investment Advisor/Agent - Christchurch
  • Paris Armstrong - Student - Education/Research - Christchurch
  • Julia Lovrich - Bachy Soletanche - Construction - Queenstown
  • Brooke Reed - Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP - Legal - Te Kuiti
  • George Bowes - ArchiPro - Consultant - London
  • Katy Hobden - Allianz - Insurance - Hamilton
  • Lee Robinson - Seeking Work - Property Manager - Auckland
  • Eddy Sullivan - WSP - Engineer - Christchurch
  • Caitlyn Blackett - Kiwi Property - Property Manager - Auckland
  • Bevan Duncan - Mintus - Banking/Finance - Porirua
  • Michael Perree - First AML - PropTech - Queenstown
  • Portia Brodie - Destro Events, Marketing & Brand Experience - Queenstown
  • Matt Thompson - Seeking Work   - Property Manager - Palmerston North
  • Katherine Corich - Sysdoc - Education/Research - Wellington
  • Will Lamb - Octa Project Management - Project Management - Wellington
  • Jackie Costello - NZI - Insurance - Auckland
  • Daniel Paviour - DriveText - Banking/Finance - Auckland
  • Liam Costley - MAPP - Property Manager - Auckland
  • Ella Stolwerk - K&L Gates - Legal - Waipu
  • Angelei Mann - SHP - Media/Marketing - Hamilton
  • Tom Caulton - DNA Payments - Banking/Finance - Auckland
  • Will Mallard - Life Assets Property Income Ltd - Investor/Developer - Wellington
  • Tanvi Chopra - JLL - Project Management - Auckland
  • Jared Gurrey - Flexi Commercial - Banking/Finance - Wellington
  • Benjamin Cochrane - Russell-Cooke - Legal - Auckland
  • Hannah Mills - Seeking Work- Legal - Wellington
  • Jayden Taylor - Aurora Financial - Insurance - Wellington
  • Helena Van't Sant - Re-Leased - PropTech - Hawkes Bay
  • Elliot Scholz - PLP - Developer - Christchurch
  • Emma Gorst - Unispace - Project Management - Auckland
  • Ryan McConway - FJ Corvan - Construction - Christchurch
  • William Pearson - The Property Group - Consultant - Auckland
  • Hamish Neale - RealPage - PropTech - Kerikeri
  • Julia Zou - Minter Ellison - Legal - Auckland
  • James Copson - Erskine & Owen - Investment Advisor/Agent - Auckland
  • Matt Webster - Assemble Recruitment - Recruitment - Auckland
  • Gaby Williams - Westpac - Banking/Finance - Hawkes Bay
  • Harry Sussock - ANZ - Banking/Finance - Auckland
  • Dan Young - Assemble Recruitment - Consultant - Auckland
  • Jacob Stuthridge - JLL - Valuer - Christchurch
  • Olivia Davis - GKR - Recruitment - 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:



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]




Sophie Gaulter - seeking role in Sustainability/ESG
(99+) Sophie Gualter | LinkedIn
[email protected]


Oscar Beattie - seeking Asset Management role
(99+) Oscar Beattie | 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]




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

  • Matt Selles - Hondo Enterprises
  • Oliver Reid - 2iC-Care
  • Sam Jeffries - CBRE
  • Courtenay Tom - CLS Holdings 
  • Kassandra Menzies - Mapp
  • Julia Lovrich - Bachy Soletanch

 

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]

 



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From UK: +64 (0) 414 2089 | In NZ: 0800 427 693 (GBP NZD)
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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...Craig Daniel


NZ hometown  Rotorua
Company Westbridge Construction
Role  Director
 
  • What is your connection with the property sector? I own a construction company and a property development company
  • How long have you been in the UK? Almost 20 years
  • What piece of advice would you give a fellow Kiwi new to London? Tap in to the great kiwi network …there are a lot of really helpful people out there
  • What is your number one London recommendation? Was Café de paris
  • What makes you proud to be a Kiwi? I think we punch well above our weight as a country , we have a lot of talented people
  • How can other KIP members help you? I'm always looking to grow my network and you never know how people will help everyone has something to offer
  • How can you help other KIP members? Building or property development advice
Kiwi fun facts
  • Favourite NZ Sporting Personality? Richie McCaw
  • Favourite NZ beach? Whangamata
  • NZ food you miss most? Snapper and chips
  • Who would you most like to sit beside on your next trip back to NZ and why? Elon Musk on one side and David Attenborough on the other side I would sit in the middle and just listen to their thoughts on life and humanity and where we are headed as a species 
 


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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