South Island | Annual Market Summit 2019

5:00pm Thursday, 7 November 2019
8:00pm Thursday, 7 November 2019
Chateau on the Park
189 Deans Ave
Christchurch, Canterbury 8011
New Zealand

Dominick Stephens, Westpac Chief Economist, will give his latest update on the outlook for the New Zealand and global economies, covering interest rates, house prices, population trends, and wage growth among other things. Dominick will also take a look back at how the Canterbury economy has performed post-earthquake, compared to expectations.

Gary Sellars, Director of Valuation and Advisory Services at Colliers International, will provide an overview of the Christchurch investment property market including an update on the office leasing market and trends, the hospitality scene, the industrial market and other related drivers and trends.

Introducing John McDonagh, Associate Professor in Property Studies at Lincoln University, as the third speaker at the 2019 Market Summit, John will present findings from a Lincoln University project which re-established pedestrian counts in the Christchurch CBD and provided information about the people frequenting the city.

Numbers are limited for this sell out event so book today to reserve your place. Ticket price includes drinks and canapes.

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Dominick Stephens, Chief Economist, Westpac

Dominick joined Westpac as a Senior Economist in 2006 and became Chief Economist in 2011. His most well-known research concerns the roles of taxation, interest rates and inflation on the New Zealand housing market. He has also published research on the exchange rate, New Zealand's labour market and macroeconomic modelling.

Dominick started his career at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. He was closely involved in forecasting and interest rate decisions as second-in-charge of the RBNZ's forecasting team. He is from Christchurch and graduated from the University of Canterbury with a Bachelor of Science with 1st Class Honours in Economics.


Gary Sellars, Director of Valuation & Advisory Services, Colliers International

Gary is Director of Valuation and Advisory Services at Colliers International in Christchurch, having started his valuation career with the Valuation Department in 1973. Since then he has worked for the Hong Kong Government in the rating and valuation department and Fright Aubrey as a Director, which has since evolved into Colliers International.

Gary specialises in commerical and industrial valuation and consultancy within the CBD and suburban locations of Christchurch and other major metropolitan areas in the South Island. He has completed extensive research on the Christchurch office vacancy market, as well as the residential and business land markets in Canterbury for a number of years.

He is a Registered Valuer, a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Valuers and a Fellow of the New Zealand Property Institute.


John McDonagh, Associate Professor in Property Studies and Programme Director for the Bachelor of Land and Property Management degree at Lincoln University

John is Associate Professor in Property Studies and Programme Director for the Bachelor of Land and Property Management degree at Lincoln University. John holds a PhD and MCM (Hons) from Lincoln and a BBS from Massey University. Prior to joining Lincoln, John enjoyed a career in corporate real estate asset management and property development and he maintains industry involvement via commercial property investment and consultancy. He currently teaches in the areas of property and facilities management, corporate real estate and investment. In recent times, he has developed a research programme focused on inner city revitalisation.


 Non-member $120.00
 Member (50% discount) $60.00

All prices exclude 15% GST.

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Amelia Flynn

South Island Branch Manager

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Networking Drinks6.30pm


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