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Latest Research Reports


Understanding the Economic Significance of the Property Industry to the New Zealand Economy

Property is New Zealand’s largest single industry according to economists and research analysts, Urban Economics

The 2016 Economic Significance of the Property Industry to the New Zealand Economy report, prepared for Property Council New Zealand, is based on analysis of the property industry’s economic contribution, size, value, and employment numbers.

The statistics reinforce the significant role the property industry has on the New Zealand economy and the importance of the work which Property Council undertakes.

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Evaluating the environmental outcomes of the RMA Report
Property Council, NZCID and the EMA commissioned the Environmental Defence Society to evaluate the environmental outcomes of the Resource Management Act (RMA). The purpose of the project has been to explore whether the RMA has delivered desired environmental outcomes for New Zealand. The findings are intended to complement wider assessments of the efficacy of the Act. The Report was launched on 28 September. A key finding of the Report is that the RMA has largely failed to achieve the goal of sustainable management to date. 

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Property Council/IPD New Zealand Quarterly Property IndexIPD

Property Council's/IPD Quarterly Property Index was established in 1994 by 20 of New Zealand's leading property owners and managers. Since its inception, the Index has become New Zealand's leading and most credible direct property Index. It is managed by the Investment Property Databank, an MSCI subsidiary.

The Index is a value weighted, appraisal based Index which measures the income, capital and total returns from institutionally owned property in New Zealand. It has been developed to provide property owners, fund managers and analysts with a benchmark of institutional property performance in New Zealand. The Index is compiled with data collected from New Zealand's largest property investors and managing agents and released to subscribers quarterly.

Research Resource
CBD Office Quality Grading Matrix and Retail Classifications can be downloaded free of charge HERE.