Green Property Summit

Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

An update

29 June 2023

As part of Property Council’s 2022-25 Strategic Plan, we recently conducted an overhaul of our Event Strategy. The purpose of the review was to ensure greater consistency across our event offerings and better align both our national and regional events with the organisation’s strategic objectives.

Upon review, it was decided the time had come to allow the Green Property Summit – which has been run in tandem with the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) since 2009 – to return to its roots and be managed solely under the NZGBC banner.

With Property Council’s focus less on just sustainability and green building, we will be moving forward by making the Reset conference (formerly known as Offset | Reset) an annual event that covers all manner of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) topics. This broader, more holistic view has been commonly requested by members and is supported by the National Board.

We wish to thank the NZGBC for partnering with us over the years and wish them every success with the next event.

To find out more about Reset 2024 click here.

Programme 2023

This event is eligible for the following CPD points:

NZRAB 60 points / ADNZ 6 CPD points / NZGBC 6 FE points

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Tuesday 9 May 2023

9:30am – 1:00pm
Morning site tour

Join us for a tour of three outstanding examples of sustainable buildings. Featuring;

2:00 – 5:00pm
Afternoon site tour

Join us for a tour of two outstanding examples of  soon to be finished sustainable buildings. Featuring;

6:00 – 8:00pm
Welcome Function

HSBC Tower, 188 Quay Street, Auckland

Wednesday 10 May 2023

Pre-conference registration opens
Mihi whakatau
Conference Opening

Award winning journalist, Miriama Kamo, is the presenter and a reporter for TVNZ’s flagship current affairs programme, Sunday and a presenter on TVNZ’s bilingual Maori and English current affairs show, Marae. Miriama has worked across most of TVNZ’s stable of news and current affairs programmes, including 20/20 and 1 News at Six. As a newsreader, Miriama has been at the forefront of many major New Zealand events, including the Pike River Explosion, the passing of Sir Edmund Hillary, and the Christchurch earthquakes. A writer, Miriama’s work is regularly featured on news sites, online publications and in magazines and in early 2018 Miriama had her first children’s book published.


Presented by

A well-respected industry leader, Leonie has extensive experience in the New Zealand property industry, having held top positions in both the public and private sector. From creating the concept of what is now, to buying and transforming her own residential property management business, helping establish the new Auckland Council, and managing asset development for Housing New Zealand, there’s not many areas of property that Leonie has not touched.

In 2011, Leonie was appointed to the board of NZX listed company Goodman Property Trust, and up until her 2018 appointment as Property Council’s Chief Executive, she dedicated her time to leading an independent philanthropic initiative to solve Auckland’s housing crisis.

Leonie holds a Master of Commerce, majoring in valuation and property management and is a life member of the Property Institute of New Zealand, a chartered member of the Institute of Directors, and a member of Global Women. In 2017 she was awarded the Property Institute’s Supreme Property Award, the Property Council Auckland Property People Judges Choice Award, and was a finalist in the Westpac Women of Influence Awards.

Premier sponsor welcome

RDT Pacific

Government update

Presented by

Hon Megan Woods is a Christchurch local, and has been the Member of Parliament for Wigram since 2011. Megan is the Minister of Housing, Minister of Energy and Resources, and Minister of Building and Construction, alongside Associate Minister of Finance.

Since being sworn in as a Minister of the Crown following the 2017 election, Megan has also held the ministerial portfolios for Greater Christchurch Regeneration, and Research, Science and Innovation.

Prior to becoming a Member of Parliament, Megan worked as a Business Manager at Plant & Food Research. She holds a PhD in New Zealand history from the University of Canterbury.

Opening keynote | Regenerative design

Presented by

Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA is the CEO of Built by Nature, a network and grant-making fund dedicated to creating buildings that work in unison with nature.

Previously, as the Regenerative Design and Climate Change Practice Lead at global consultancy firm Mott MacDonald, she brought regenerative design solutions to city scale projects across Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

As the former CEO of the International Living Future Institute, she spent a decade creating regenerative frameworks such as the Living Building and Community Challenge programs, scaled the organization globally and created a global movement around Biophilic Design.

Amanda is an award-winning architect, author of Creating Biophilic Buildings, a TED Speaker on Bringing Biophilic Design to Life and has an essay in the anthology All We Can Save: Truth, Courage and Solutions to Climate Change. In 2015 she was named as one of the top 10 women in sustainability with the Women in Sustainability Leadership Award and was elevated to a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 2014.

The circular economy

Facilitated by Debbie O’Byrne, Circular Economy Principal, Beca

Katherine Featherstone has worked in the construction industry for over 20 years. With a background in industrial and retail design, she experienced first hand the incredible waste caused by fitout and construction practices, and was spurned towards looking for waste reduction and less harmful materials. As Senior Manager for Products and Materials at the Green Building Council of Australia, she is part of the effort to transform the way products and materials are procured and specified. She counts herself as very lucky to work with a lot of stakeholders including architects, manufacturers and materials experts and is inspired by the incredible change already happening throughout the supply chain, relishing the exposure she gets to new technologies and methodologies. Katherine is currently finalising the GBCA’s Practical Guide to Upfront Carbon as well as developing the Responsible Products Framework. She currently sits on the PCA’s Circular Economy Working Group, and that of the City of Sydney’s Better Buildings partnership as well as the WorldGBC’s Circular Accelerator Steering Group.

Paramanawa | Morning tea
Panel | Action on carbon
Facilitated by Warner Brunton, New Zealand Advisory Sector Lead, Mott MacDonald


Ann has worked with the Lendlease group since 1992 in a variety of sustainability, project and people management roles, including CEO of the Lend Lease Foundation and General Manager of Organisational Development for Bovis Lend Lease. 

She has worked in sustainability since 2004 when she established Lend Lease’s first suite of sustainability metrics, guided by the Global Reporting Initiative framework before heading up sustainability for Lendlease Building for over a decade.  Recently she held the dual role of National Sustainability Manager for Lendlease Building Australia and Head of Sustainability Engagement for Lendlease Group globally, responsible for establishing a culture that supports a consistent approach to sustainability excellence in all aspects of the Lendlease business.  In July 2021 Ann was appointed Head of Sustainability, Australia responsible for leading the development and implementation of the sustainability strategy for all Lendlease businesses in the region.

In her thirty year career in the sector, Ann was chair of the award winning Miller’s Point Youth and Employment Partnership, was the 2003 National Association of Women in Construction NSW Vision Award winner, the 2005 National Crystal Vision Award runner up and the 2011 Contribution to Sustainability winner.  She is on the board of the Construction Industry Culture Taskforce and the Leadership Group for MECLA (Materials & Embodied Carbon Leader’s Alliance). 

She has degrees in Architecture (Hons 1) from the University of Sydney and an executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management (University of NSW). 

Sam Archer is a Sustainability Consultant and Mechanical Engineer with over 18 years experience in the Construction Industry. As Director Market Transformation at the New Zealand Green Building Council, he is responsible for running the sustainability and energy assessment tools – Green Star, Homestar and NABERSNZ.


He has a passion for sustainable housing having spent 6 years creating and managing the sustainability framework for a 3000 home development for the University of Cambridge. Sam also has extensive experience in sustainability and energy strategies, including carbon policy work for UK government, sustainable urban design and low energy and passive building design.

Dr Paul Jurasovich is Carbon Research Lead at Jasmax, where he is responsible for advancing the Jasmax Zero Carbon Strategy. Since completing his PhD investigating the environmental impacts of new ways of working in offices, Paul has developed a range of sustainability initiatives including developing sustainability guidelines, environmental policy, ESG reporting, and provided sustainability, climate change and carbon advice to major corporate clients and government. Paul is also actively involved in advancing sustainable building practices in the construction industry including working alongside Government ministries and the NZGBC. As an architect, he has led multiple award-winning projects, including Waste Management Headquarters which won the Supreme Award, the Green Building Award, and the Industrial Property Award at the 2020 PCNZ awards.
Panel | Sustainable finance

Facilitated by Pip Best, Director, EY


Ben has worked in commercial valuation, asset management, property finance and acquisition roles both in New Zealand and abroad. He holds an Associate status with the New Zealand Institute of Valuers, is a Senior member of the Property Institute and is endorsed on all of the major New Zealand banks’ valuation panels. Recent valuation experience includes advising Precinct properties on the development of the Commercial Bay office tower, ground rental advisory in Viaduct Harbour, and appraisal of a significant CBD apartment development for a wellknown developer. Ben has been part of a transactional team involved with the purchase of four shopping centres, and negotiated the sale of a significant retail asset.

Caroline is a Director in the Sustainable Finance team of ANZ, based in Auckland. The team supports companies align their business and sustainability strategies through financing structures that reference globally-established market standards.

Caroline has a background across various types of finance (corporate, project, development) and has had exposure to a range of sectors, across Asia-Pacific, Europe and Africa. One common career thread has been integrating environmental, social and governance considerations into business decisions, for instance in the financing of tourism projects with reference to IFC’s EDGE or retirement villages with reference to NZGBC-supported standards, in assessing highway financings and other land-use change projects, or in strengthening sustainability strategies for GRESB members.

Caroline holds an MSc in Management, majoring in Finance, from ESCP Business School and an MSc in Environmental Management from University of London School of Oriental and African Studies. She is particularly interested in the challenges accompanying climate change, in supporting local businesses and in multiculturalism.

Saatyesh has been with the Argosy management team for over 15 years and has 25+ years’ experience working in various regions and sectors. He has also had some time on the other side of the table acting as a tenant advocate. Using his many years of practical experience, Saatyesh is driving sustainable developments and educating, guiding, and collaborating with stakeholders around sustainability. His role also covers advising on environmental matters, carbon emissions, development projects and the overall portfolio. His extensive experience with acquisitions, divestments, leasing and value-add projects reflect a collaborative approach with all stakeholders. Whilst at Argosy, Saatyesh was part of the team delivering Argosy green bond and has delivered five Green Star projects that involved the upgrade of existing buildings. These refurbishments have all been awarded 5 Green Stars of which the practical benefits of sustainability are well known.

Kai o te poutū | Lunch time

Case study | One Queen Street

Meet the physical and metaphorical gateway to Auckland city.

One Queen Street is located inside Precinct’s Commercial Bay development, which offers a complete lifestyle precinct, featuring five connected office towers, over 100 of the best international and local food, fashion and service retail, unparalleled transport connections and best in class end of trip facilities.

Due for completion Q4 2023 One Queen will be home to Bell Gully, Deloitte, Auckland’s first 5-star Intercontinental Hotel, an amazing basement bar and New Zealand’s highest and most prestigious rooftop bar and dining experience.

Presented by

Alain McKinney currently works for Precinct Properties as a Project Director. He is currently managing the build at 124 Halsey Street which is the latest (and final) phase that started on site in December 2021 and is due for completion in early 2025. This final phase will comprise c.21,000m2 of office space, of which 14,000m2 have recently been leased to Beca.

The Wynyard Quarter Innovation Precinct Development will total nearly 48,000m2 with the 14,000m2 phase one (Mason Bros & 12 Madden Street) completed in 2017. The 9,000m2 Phase 2 (10 Madden Street) was completed in October 2020.

Alain is passionate about the science of sustainability and the effect landlords and developers have on the environment and how landlords and developers can improve the delivery and operation of the built environment.

As a business Precinct has a strong focus on ESG strategies that maximise our operational performance and sustainable design across existing portfolio and our development pipeline. In addition to the Project Director Role Alain is proud to be driving this strategy for the business.

Shelly believes in challenging the performance of our built landscape from identifying energy and carbon saving strategies through to facilitating spaces which promote occupancy health and wellbeing, and offer us, the occupants, a net positive experience from the buildings in which we reside.

With accreditations across WELL, Green Star and NABERSNZ complimented by a technical background in mechanical engineering and building simulation, Shelly offers a holistic sustainability contribution to projects and businesses.

Property Council | NZGBC report card

A wrap-up of Property Council New Zealand and the New Zealand Green Building’s Council’s current advocacy workstreams and achievements.

Presented by

As Property Council’s Head of Advocacy, Katherine is tasked with leads advocacy campaigns at both a regional and national level.

Level-headed and engaging, Katherine has both a law degree from Otago University and an arts degree (majoring in politics) from Auckland University. With solid experience as a policy analyst and advisor in Wellington and Auckland, she has extensive networks and solid analytical skills.

Katherine is hugely dedicated, highly intelligent and committed to ensuring the voice of our members is heard at all levels of governance. She’s also relentlessly positive and enjoys a good chat.

Jennifer started professional life as a chartered accountant in Australia. After moving into the private sector, she spent ten years in the UK and Europe working for France Telecom to franchise the Orange brand across Western and Eastern Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. On returning to Australia, Jennifer worked across financial services, construction and sustainable urban development projects. At Sydney Water, Jennifer led the Brand and External Communications Team on the award winning drought and water efficiency campaign supporting community engagement on key water and wastewater projects.

As Director, Communications and Engagement Jennifer is responsible for the team supporting members to drive change through advocacy and regulation, media relations, and servicing members through events and education.

Panel | Improving existing building stock

Facilitated by Bobby Shen, Business Development Manager – Existing Buildings, New Zealand Green Building Council


Lisa is Head of Sustainability at Colliers for the Real Estate Management Services (REMS) team and her key focus is developing long term sustainability, health and wellbeing strategies to support her colleagues and Clients’ ambitions.

This involves integrated planning and management of new and existing asset performance using industry best practice and ESG technology solutions. She builds strategies by drawing on her extensive experience with sustainability, health and wellbeing tools such as Green Star, the WELL Building standard, Climate Active (net zero / carbon neutral) and Circular Economy principles. Her work is globally recognised as enabling scalable solutions to complex challenges in the built environment.

As well as leading the REMS sustainability team for Australia, Lisa supports Colliers Global ESG committee through her role on the steering committee for Asia Pacific and leading the Environmental pillar regionally. This role supports Colliers long term strategy to develop and execute a robust ESG program including commitments to Science Based Targets Initiative and achieving net zero status by 2030.

As a natural collaborator, she has a keen interest in developing practical strategies to assist with a streamlined application of sustainability initiatives, translating executive goals into hands on implementation.

Paul is Precinct Properties’ National Operations Manager. He has responsibility for the delivery of Facilities Management and Operations functions for Precinct’s substantial portfolio of high profile assets. He also provides operational design and FM related input into all phases of design and construction of Precinct’s development projects.

He has been with Precinct for nearly ten years and has overseen a number of sustainability focussed initiatives at both Property and Portfolio level, implementation of  Precinct’s NABERSNZ program, and is a member of Precinct’s ESG committee. Paul is currently leading a project to spec and upgrade all existing properties to a minimum 4 star NABERSNZ basebuild rating as part of Precinct’s commitment to the World Green Building Council Net Zero Carbon Buildings.

Warner Brunton is Mott MacDonald’s Advisory Sector leader, with 25 years’ Sustainability and Built Environment consultancy experience on mixed-use and multi-discipline building and infrastructure projects. As a Regenerative Practitioner, Infrastructure Sustainability and Green Star Accredited Professional, Warner is passionate about engagement that identifies purpose and collaboration that delivers outcomes. Warner works with clients, internal and external stakeholder groups to enhance the outcomes of a quadruple bottom line place-based approach and action on Carbon and Climate Change.

Paramanawa | Afternoon tea
Future fit buildings

Session sponsored by Hawkins

Presented by

Cameron has 37 years experience in technology industries initially starting out in Avionics before moving to the built environment.

After many years in Building Management Systems creating energy optimization outcomes for buildings, primarily around air conditioning and lighting, Cameron expanded his approach to SMART Buildings and all of the new data driven possibilities they create for sustainable outcomes. SMART Buildings not only give us the opportunity to identify and create new energy initiatives, they give us the opportunity to measure and verify the outcomes through data sets that have not typically been captured by traditional BMS. Furthermore they give us the opportunity to embrace new technologies as they become available that fall outside the realm of typical building services.

Cameron now manages the NDY Digital team globally and is very focused on ensuring that team are looking for all SMART opportunities and not just continuing to do what they have traditionally done in the past.

Keynote | Designing differently

Session sponsored by RDT Pacific

An update on global trends in advancing net zero in the built environment, and the different approaches, solutions and business models being taken to achieve total sector decarbonisation by 2050. Drawing on the work of Green Building Councils, policymakers and private sector actors around the world that are making great strides towards this goal, and exploring the necessary actions for market transformation.

Presented by

Victoria is Director of Advancing Net Zero, World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) pioneering, global programme to accelerate total decarbonisation of the built environment.

In this role, Victoria oversees and supports Green Building Councils participating in the programme, as well as a number of other partnerships which provide funding and support, marketing and communications, and the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment.

With a strong background in the sustainable development industry, ranging from client side advisory services, green building rating tool consultancy, and an on-site Head of Sustainability for a major international contractor, Victoria brings a combination of technical and strategic expertise to the programme.

Victoria has a degree in Architecture and Environmental Design from the University of Nottingham, and co-authored the book: A Whole System Approach to High-Performance Green Buildings.

Case study | Atlassian Central

This session will provide a sneak peek inside the design and construction of the world’s tallest hybrid timber and steel building; the flagship Atlassian Australia headquarters in Sydney, due for completion in 2026.

Presented by

Clare is a passionate advocate for delivering buildings that are not just low impact but enhance the lives of those that work and live in them. She is the National Sustainability Manager for Australian construction company Built, and has delivered market leading sustainable projects including Barrack Place in Sudney, winner of the Property Council Australia’s Best Sustainable Development award; the WorkSafe headquarters in Geelong, awarded Best Sustainable Project Victoria from the Master Builders Awards, and is currently working on the innovative Atlassian Central Tower in Sydney.

Clare was recognised by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) at their inaugural awards with a Leadership Recognition Award, which acknowledges the influential role Clare has played in advancing health and wellness in buildings. Her priority is taking sustainable action right now, seizing each opportunity to influence change and have a positive impact. She co-authored the Built report “Taking Action on Embodied Carbon” last year to share how builders can drive upfront carbon savings.

Jake Mascarenhas has been the Atlassian Project Manager on the Atlassian Central project since 2018 – key work streams for the project have included securing a partnership with the YHA (rights to develop the YHA site) and the NSW Government (Atlassian’s commitment to Tech Central) in 2018, setting the project briefs and running an international design competition in late-2019 to determine a concept design, planning approvals of the building envelope and building design by mid-2021, and the transaction to formally appoint Dexus (as Developer and Capital Partner) and Built in joint venture with Obayashi (as the Contractor) for the project by mid-2022. Post construction commencement, Jake is now the Atlassian lead for Sustainability and Tech Central.

Prior to Atlassian, Jake was a Project Manager on various workplace strategy and technology projects.

Jake holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney and sits on the Tech Central Facilitation Committee and the Atlassian Foundation Committee.

Peter Morley is Project Director at Dexus for the Atlassian Central project. He has 25 years of senior development management experience and has worked on the delivery of circa $4 billion of office and industrial developments across Australia.

Key development projects in Peter’s portfolio include 100 Mount Street, North Sydney ($530 million), 5 Martin Place, Sydney ($475 million), 480 Queen Street, Brisbane ($600 million), Kings Square, Perth ($430 million), 105 Phillip Street, Parramatta ($125 million) and 180 Flinders Street, Melbourne ($200 million).

Peter holds a Bachelor of Construction Management from University of Technology, Sydney and is a member of the committee responsible for drafting the updated Property Council of Australia’s guide to office quality and sits on the NSW’s Building Reform and Regulation Committee.

Originally following a career path in quantity surveying and contracts management, Whitney is a highly-credentialed professional with over 10 years in senior construction roles across Australia and Europe. She has spent the last four years working across some of Built’s largest Sydney projects and was heavily involved in the Early Contract Involvement (ECI) for Atlassian Central, before being appointed as Project Manager for the project.

The high-profile Atlassian project has been a mammoth task to take on, but Whitney’s background and work on the ECI has meant she’s been able to step into her role on the project with the confidence and background knowledge rarely seen by other PMs. She innately appreciates the vision Atlassian and all the stakeholders aim to achieve. Whitney holds a Bachelor of Urban Development from QUT and is a GBCA Green Star Accredited Professional.

Conference closing

Presented by

Andrew Eagles, Chief Executive, New Zealand Green Building Council

5:00 – 7:00pm
Cocktail function

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