Dunedin | Market Outlook 2019: A Fresh Perspective

6:00pm Wednesday, 16 October 2019
9:00pm Wednesday, 16 October 2019
New New New
218 Crawford Street Dunedin Central
Dunedin, Otago 9016
New Zealand

Does New Zealand have a housing shortage, or an affordability problem? What do we want property markets to do for us as individuals and for society as a whole?

Join us as our expert panel answer these burning questions and offer their insight into:

  • Pricing trends and property investment yields (residential, commercial, agricultural) across the country
  • Regulation and other impediments to supply: Resource consents, building compliance, building materials and beyond
  • Demand conditions in Dunedin and across the country
  • What kind of urban geography?  Increased population density, reduced parking, more walking and public transport: Is this the right vision for our future?
  • Emerging themes in NZ’s non-residential property markets
  • How will existing commercial building infrastructure be supported if resources are absorbed into the university and new hospital projects?

The panel discussion will be followed by refreshments and networking.

Our expert panel

Professor Nathan Berg
Professor of Economics, University of Otago; DCC Chair, Professor of Entrepreneurship  

Nathan was a Fulbright Scholar in 2003, Visiting Research Scientist at the Max Planck Institute-Berlin in the 2000s, and Visiting Foreign Scholar at University of Osaka and University of Tokyo. His research has been cited in Financial Times, Business Week, Canada’s National Post, The Village Voice, The Advocate, Science News, Slate and the Atlantic Monthly. Nathan was awarded a Ph.D. (Hon) in economics and MA (Hon) in mathematics from University of Kansas in 2001.

Professor Berg's research focuses on financial decision making, real estate markets, information economics, and the economics of creativity and entrepreneurship. He also publishes on consumer behavior, choices about food and exercise, medical decision making, and the measurement of wellbeing. His work focuses on the decision processes that people actually use (in contrast with the prescriptions of orthodox economic theory). His work on normative behavioural economics demonstrates that successful people often succeed precisely because they are willing to deviate from one-size-fits-all definitions of axiomatic rationality.

Martin Dippie
Director and Chair, Mitre 10 Group; Chartered Fellow, Institute of Directors

Proudly Dunedin-born and educated, Martin started his first property business while attending the University of Otago.
Martin joined the Mitre 10 Group in 1994 with the purchase of the Dunedin and Mosgiel stores, and acquired a 50% interest in Mitre 10 Wanaka in 1999. All three stores have grown in recent years, with Mitre 10 MEGA Dunedin opening in 2005. Martin has been a Director of the Group since 1995 and Chairman since 2006. He serves on the Audit and Risk Committee, Remuneration Committee and the Director Appointments Committee. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors. He has a passion for the family-owned business model and brings a broad range of governance, retail and property experience to any boardroom.

Andrew Weastell
South Island Regional Manager, Property Finance, ANZ

Andrew has a BCom and BCom (Hons) from University of Canterbury and twenty plus years' experience in corporate and commercial banking.
Andrew will bring his extensive local and international property development and investment funding experience to the panel, where he will offer his insights as Regional Manager for ANZ Property Finance for the past seven years. 


Tony Clear 
Property Developer

Tony is a director of a number of property companies involved in both the investment and development sectors based primarily in the South Island.
He started buying property in his early 20s and his interests cover most sectors of the property market including land development, student flats, commercial investment and development and a number of self-storage facilities spread throughout the North Island.
Tony is a keen cyclist - his last ride was from Launceston to Hobart – some 450 kilometres – over 4 days

Our facilitator

Haley van Leeuwen
Investment Adviser and Authorised Financial Adviser for Craigs Investment Partners

Haley has in-depth experience in portfolio management and financial markets which she uses to work closely with a breadth of clientele ranging from corporate trusts to mum and dad investors.  Haley has a personal interest in property with involvement in residential property development and is an active contributor to the Dunedin business community through past and present governance roles. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the back country of New Zealand on her mountain bike and competing in endurance mountain biking events with her husband around the world. 

Property Council New Zealand is committed to an industry which leverages diversity to drive success. Please consider this when registering participants for this event.

Please register by 12pm Wednesday 16th October 2019

Please advise us if you have any special dietary requirements.


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Members (40% discount)$36.00

All prices exclude 15% GST.

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Sophia McKay

Otago Chapter Manager

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