Green Property Summit

Thursday 6 May 2021 | Aotea Centre, Auckland

Better Buildings, Together

The Green Property Summit 2021 (GPS21) saw the property sector positioned like never before, as Aotearoa faces the most serious and pressing issue of our time.

The science of climate change is clear. And the economics are clear too.

The property sector has the solutions, the opportunity and the momentum to drive necessary change across Aotearoa. Together, we can make our sector the carbon-busting superhero our country needs.

We can show New Zealanders, and the global property sector, how to be a leader when it comes to tackling our climate emissions.

Hosted by Property Council New Zealand in conjunction with the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC), the Green Property Summit discussed the latest initiatives in delivering green buildings and precincts and the policies and opportunities for building green.

GPS21 showcased local and international healthy building case studies, explored solutions, and featured key players in the world’s green building sector.

Attendees enjoyed an engaging opportunity to gain knowledge from people operating at the cutting edge. This one-day event included world-leading inspirational content, market intelligence and practical guidance, showcasing local content, concepts that work and a chance to get up close and personal with industry peers and leaders.

Thank you to all 460 Summit attendees – we look forward to seeing you in 2023!
Leonie Freeman

Chief Executive
Property Council New Zealand

Andrew Eagles

Chief Executive
NZ Green Building Council

Summit Speakers

Jo Hendy


Jo Hendy led the Secretariat of the Interim Climate Change Committee and oversaw the Committee’s inquiry into renewable electricity. In her former role as Director of Research and Analysis for the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, she led independent environmental investigations into issues including sea-level rise and agricultural greenhouse gas emissions. Jo also spent seven years working for Motu Economic and Public Policy Research. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics, and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Meteorology).

Dr Joseph Allen


Dr. Joseph G. Allen is an associate professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and co-author of Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity. At Harvard, Dr. Allen directs the Healthy Buildings program, where he created ‘the 9 Foundations of a Healthy Building’. He is also a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Deputy Director of the Harvard Center for Education and Research on Occupational Health and Safety. Dr. Allen has been a leading voice in the response to COVID-19. 

Duncan Young


Duncan Young is the Head of Workplace Health and Wellbeing at leading international property and infrastructure group Lendlease. He is a passionate advocate of the positive impact of workplaces on health, and is a thought leader on this. He believes that health is a journey and that small steps can lead to larger incremental change and help individuals to thrive, not just at work, but in life as well. His strategies and programs are based on research and grounded in the workplace environment, making them directly transferable between organisations.

Richard Hilder


Richard was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2017, prior to this he held the role of General Manager of Finance. He is responsible for investor relations, financial planning and analysis, the execution of capital management initiatives and treasury management alongside leadership of the finance and analyst teams. He has been instrumental in developing and implementing Precinct’s longterm strategy.  Richard is also the Chair of Precinct’s Sustainability Committee which encompasses ESG topics material to Precinct.

Cristina Gamboa


Cristina is CEO of the WorldGBC, the strongest local-regional-global network comprised of around 70 Green Building Councils and their 36,000 members catalysing the uptake of sustainable buildings for everyone, everywhere. Prior to joining WorldGBC in November 2018, she was CEO of Colombia Green Building Council. She also has expertise in fields of economic research, journalism and international affairs. Cristina earned a degree in Economics from the University of Los Andes and her master’s degree in International Relations and Economics from SAIS-Johns Hopkins University.

Shamubeel Eaqub


Shamubeel is an experienced economist, financial analyst and author. He has worked in various banks and consultancies in New Zealand and Australia. He currently balances a portfolio of activities: consulting through Sense Partners, a boutique economic consultancy; various governance and advisory roles for firms and charities; and regular media contributor. He holds a BCOM(Hons) in Economics from Lincoln University and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst. He has authored several books – the most recent are Generation Rent and Growing Apart.


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