Why Join?

We champion New Zealand's largest industry

Property Council was founded over 45 years ago to champion and foster growth in the property industry.

To this day, the focus Property Council places on reducing red tape and encouraging development has never been greater.

Over the last four decades, the property industry in New Zealand has changed and evolved substantially, as has the Property Council. Originally founded in 1976 as the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), the organisation helped define the emerging industry, providing a clear identity, purpose and raising our collective political influence. 

Property Council as we now know it came into being in 1999, offering representation to a wider group of property owners, developers, investors, managers and associated professions and a unified collective voice for the industry.

The last few years has seen Property Council gain huge influence in both central and local government, mostly due to a strong investment in personnel – advocacy advisors, government relations specialists, regional managers, communications and support staff – as well as a top-shelf leadership team who are constantly working to better serve you, our members

Benefits you can count on

Our members invest in Property Council because we champion a thriving property industry that creates jobs, opportunities for growth and shapes cities that are future-proofed and functional.

We aim to deliver policy outcomes to property owners, managers, investors and associates that reduce red-tape, encourage development and enable the New Zealand economy.

Our solutions-focused advocacy positions us to partner with local and central government and be a conduit for good ideas.

Be part of something powerful

Property Council New Zealand is the one organisation that collectively champions property, bringing together members from all corners of the property eco system to advocate for reduced red tape that enables development.

Our members shape the cities and spaces where New Zealanders live, work, play and shop.

Industry voice

We advocate on your behalf on issues that are important to your business, promoting the importance of the property sector via a powerful collective voice.

Inside knowledge

Gain unparalleled access to our team of policy experts, sharing your views and gaining inside knowledge as we champion the issues that matter.

Member directory

Get to know who's who by accessing and joining our online Member Directory, listing all member companies and their key contact person.

Company membership

Membership benefits are extended to your entire team, so everyone can upskill, build their network and engage together.

Exclusive access and discounts

Exclusive invitations to member-only events and content with discounts to national conferences and seminars.

Networking that delivers

We deliver 80+ live and virtual events every year, giving your team access to a broad range of property professionals across all disciplines.


Providing value on a national level

In late 2020, Property Council’s National Board approved a new Constitution and with it, a new national membership structure for the organisation.

This new structure comes into force from 1 April 2021, with the National Board (whose members are primarily Industry Leader Owner/Developers) electing to increase their own investment in Property Council from $34,000 per annum to $100,000 per annum. This act is a strong signal of the Board’s faith in Property Council’s management, and in both the importance of the association to the property industry and the Board’s willingness to shield the wider membership from any significant fee increases. 

With the adoption of a national structure, our member companies will no longer be segregated into regional silos. This will in turn slightly increase some member’s fees, while other members will find themselves paying slightly less than in the past as they move from paying several branch membership fees per regional office to one fee nationwide.

The membership year runs from 1 April until 31 March, with membership benefits (such as access to events, training, webinars, member-only communication and content, and our soon-to-be-launched online member community) available to all employees across the country.

"As members, we have under-invested in our industry organisation for too long. This increase in capital will allow the Property Council to build reserves, plan ahead, and finally have the stability to take on larger campaigns and long-term projects."

Scott Pritchard

National Chair


Property Council membership is by company/organisation and is split between property Owners/Developers and Construction, Property Services and Professionals. Members can choose to be an Industry Member, or to partner with Property Council on a much broader level as an Industry Leader.
All employees of member companies are recognised as members by default.

To explain these terms properly, read below:

Commercial, industrial, retail, and large-scale residential property owners, investors, fund managers and developers who have a substantial property portfolio of over $500 million or undertake projects of national significance.

Or, partners who provide services to the property industry. Including real estate and property management, construction and architecture, engineering and consulting, lawyers, valuers, or suppliers who have substantially more than 80 employees or provide substantial services nationwide.

All members who are not Industry Leaders.

Those whose core business is that of commercial, industrial, retail, and residential property ownership, investment, fund managers and property development.

Partners who provide services to the property industry. Including real estate and property management, construction and architecture, engineering and consulting, lawyers, valuers, or suppliers.

Are you ready to help champion the property industry?

As a member of Property Council you are part of something powerful

Click below to start the no-strings-attached application process.