Connecting Academia, the Property Industry, and Society

The Property Foundation is an independent charity working to promote our Vision: A property sector rooted in our society and culture where universities and industry are connected and knowledge flows freely between them.

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Welcome to

The Property Foundation

We have a clear goal based on the Foundation’s 30 year history of bringing together people working in the industry and academia.

Our Mission is to enhance the sector’s ability to address key issues and opportunities through improved access to independent academic research and the stimulation of new research while encouraging and supporting young talent into the industry.

Provide Opportunities

Provide opportunities for frequent, high-quality interaction, dialogue and knowledge transfer between academic, industry and societal leaders.

Facilitate Funding

Facilitate funding for postgraduate, post-doc and faculty level research projects that are relevant to the needs and goals of the property industry.

Attract More Youth

Attract more high school students to enrol for property degrees by raising awareness of the value of a career in property.

Provide Opportunities

Provide opportunities for frequent, high-quality interaction, dialogue and knowledge transfer between academic, industry and societal leaders.

Facilitate Funding

Facilitate funding for postgraduate, post-doc and faculty level research projects that are relevant to the needs and goals of the property industry.

Attract More Youth

Attract more high school students to enrol for property degrees by raising awareness of the value of a career in property.

What's New in Research

Selected PhD Topics

Here are examples of just some of the doctorate-level research in property being carried out by exceptional researchers in New Zealand...

Disruption and Investment

Property investors must adapt to changing market environments. Surprisingly little is known about how they make decisions amidst market disruptions. New and original New Zealand research gives some guidance, dive in...

Impact of Up-Zoning

Associate Professor of Economics Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy and Distinguished Professor Peter Phillips from the University of Auckland shed new light on the efficacy of up-zoning to address housing shortages and affordability challenges.

Upcoming Events

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Generative AI and the Property Industry

FREE EVENT Our expert panel will explore the relevant tech and it’s applications, how to integrate AI into your business and highlight important legal aspects.
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Who We Are

Our Board of Trustees guides the implementation of our Vision and Mission. Together, they bring a balanced blend of expertise and experience in both the property industry and academia. 

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Richard Chung

Trustee/Chair

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Peter Mence

Trustee/Deputy Chair

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Zoltan Moricz

Trustee

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Robyn Phipps

Trustee

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Deborah Levy

Trustee

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David White

Trustee

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Ross Hancox

Trustee

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Leigh Featherstone

General Manager

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