Welcome to the Bay of Plenty Branch
Our region has huge potential for growth and we’re focused on supporting that by advocating for the funding and delivery of relevant infrastructure. Our members are our voice and it’s our job to make sure they’re heard by local and central government. Likewise, we take pride in ensuring our members are well informed on all issues that impact on the property sector and the Bay of Plenty economy.
We are working hard to make a difference and over the past 18 months we’ve worked on the following:
- Strongly advocating against the proposed Tauranga City Council commercial and residential rates differential.
- Promoting and enabling of high density central city living and medium density residential plan changes for Rotorua and Tauranga.
- Hosting several sold out events, including the Bay of Plenty Property People Awards, Marine Precinct Site Tour (Tauranga), The Changing Business Landscape (Rotorua), Corporate Golf Day (Tauranga) and Market Outlook (Tauranga).
We look forward to working together with business leaders and local authorities to continue to shape the region for years to come.
Our region has a bright future and we are committed to making our member's voices heard by the Bay's local authorities, ensuring local policies and regulations better serve the property industry and enable the Bay of Plenty economy.
Bay of Plenty Branch President
Branch Advocacy Priority
In March 2020, National Council signed off the Property Council's advocacy priorities for the year, including the Bay of Plenty Branch priority:
Bay of Plenty Branch Executive
The Bay of Plenty Branch Executive Committee volunteer their time to serve our members in the Bay. They make sure your voice is heard by both central and local government on issues that could have a profound effect on your business. In the past year these 14 individuals have gifted over 300 hours, successfully lobbying against increasing commercial rate differentials and hosting 11 local events.
The Branch Executive members also represent the local membership across a variety of working groups and panels, from meetings on Tauranga's SmartGrowth initiative, to the City Centre Action Group and other issue-specific advocacy groups.
Scott Adams | Branch President
Scott is General Manager of Carrus Properties, and also Managing Director of Carrus' residential land developments and commercial development companies. He is ultimately responsible for all Carrus subdivisions throughout the North Island together with being responsible for the buildings the company owns.
Scott has a BMS from University of Waikato and an MSc. from London Southbank University.
Scott McKenzie | Vice President
Scott is Chief Executive Officer and Director of PMG Property Funds Management and is responsible for leading the Management, Investment and Digital arms within the Group.
Scott’s commercial and leadership experience in diverse businesses across New Zealand and the United Kingdom over the past 20 years perfectly positions him to add enormous value to the Branch Executive.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Agribusiness Management, and Valuation at Lincoln University, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management from Waikato University. He has held various management and leadership positions with ASB Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, and BNZ managing a regional team with responsibility for revenues of $25m and over $1b of assets.
Appointed to the PMG Property Funds Management Board in 2015, Scott is a Director of PMG Property Funds Management Limited and holds a number of personal directorships. Scott is Vice President for the Bay of Plenty Branch of Property Council New Zealand, the Institute of Directors, Enterprise Angels and sits on the Investment Committee for Purpose Capital Impact Fund.
Branch Executive Committee
Sharp Tudhope Lawyers
|Phil Kai Fong|
Holland Beckett Lawyers
Pukeroa Oruawhata Holdings
Veros Property Partners
Preston Rowe Paterson
Holland Beckett Law
Tauranga City Council
Contact | Sarah Rundstrom
Sarah is an experienced event manager with a strong background in hospitality, who delivers local events and supports the needs of the wider Central region, encompassing the Bay of Plenty and Waikato. Sarah ensures the region's advocacy projects and events align with our national priorities and acts as a conduit between local members and national office.
Make sure you say hello next time you attend a branch event or feel free to drop her a line should you have any topics, speakers or site tours that could make for our next great event.
T: 021 951 150