About Property Council

We are the voice of property

Property Council exists to champion the property industry

Property Council was founded 42 years ago by a small group of commercial property owners who wanted a united voice that lobbied to reduce red tape and champion the property industry. It was from these humble beginnings that the foundations were laid for a successful member association that values the benefits of shared knowledge and collective capability. 

Today, Property Council New Zealand represents over 550 member companies, connecting over 10,000 property professionals, who collectively own more than $50 billion worth of property nationwide. 

We believe that a thriving, sustainable property industry acts as an enabler for Gross Domestic Product (GDP); creating jobs, opportunities for growth and shaping cities that are future-proofed and functional.

We aim to deliver policy outcomes to property owners, managers, investors and associates that reduce red-tape, encourage development and enable the New Zealand economy.

In support of this we conduct industry insights, and host over 100 educational and networking events every year, connecting property professionals thoughout the country and acting as a collective industry voice.. 

We inform, we inspire, we connect.

We are your voice. The voice of property.


Our Values

Our members lead the way

We are passionate about boosting the New Zealand economy through a thriving property industry.

We engage with our members, acting as their authentic voice in both political and public debate.

We empower our members to make better decisions about how to develop smarter and more sustainable cities.

We connect our members and partners in a meaningful, authentic and valuable way.

We inform our members, keeping them up to date with issues that are relevant to them and taking the lead when the good fight needs to be had.

We are optimistic about the future and the role of the property industry in our country’s prosperity


Our Purpose

To champion and foster the health and success of the property industry

We are an industry leader, championing inclusion and diversity throughout the industry.

We provide influential advocacy that encourages policy makers to make decisions that support the property industry.

We inform, educate and foster relationships within the industry through exceptional events and member services.

Our vision is to grow and maintain a quality, vibrant New Zealand commercial property industry where policy-makers roll out red carpet, not red tape.


What We Do

We are the voice of property

Our core business is engagement.

At the heart of what we do is the basic human need for connection; whether this be between our members and central or local government, within our membership, or between industry partners and our collective of 550 member companies.

Learn more about Property Council's policy and advocacy priorities.


Our Members

Those with skin in the game

The 550 member companies we represent collectively own more than $50 billion worth of property nationwide and represent the full breadth of industry from property owners, developers, investors, and managers to financial organisations, property trusts and associated property professionals.

We have dedicated branches in Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, South Island and a chapter in Otago, who collectively produce nearly 100 events per annum that host over 11,000 attendees.

View our members


Our Governance

Governed by a National Council and a strong executive leadership team, Property Council has a national office based in Auckland, as well as branches in Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Wellington, South Island and a chapter in Otago

Read more about our governance structure


Our Team

Property Council has 22 dedicated staff located across six branches, who service the needs of our members New Zealand wide. 

Meet our team