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by Danielle Jones - Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 3:52 PM
 

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Join an expert panel to discuss:

• How best to manage your risk in providing valuation reports using API tips, guidelines and adhering to your PI policy requirements. 

• Reducing the risk in providing speaking reports for mortgage purposes!

• Tips for full valuation reports to ensure that the purpose and all of the client’s requirements are met.


The Australian Banking & Finance Industry, Residential Valuation Industry Group (RVI Group) has prepared a revised version of the ABFI Residential Valuation Standing Instructions Version 2.1.1 which came into effect on 1 October 2019.

 API members undertaking residential valuation on bank panels must complete this compulsory module.

Join an expert panel to discuss:

• How best to manage your risk in providing valuation reports using API tips, guidelines and adhering to your PI policy requirements. 

• Reducing the risk in providing speaking reports for mortgage purposes!

• Tips for full valuation reports to ensure that the purpose and all of the client’s requirements are met.



 


This is the Assessment Module for the Specialist Water Valuer Professional Certificate Workshop which was held in Sydney on the 15th October 2019.

This is the Assessment Module for the Rental Determination Workshop being held in Perth on Friday 22nd November 2019



Join our panel to hear about the options for careers in regional Australia and some of the key differences working regionally compared to the metropolitan areas. 

We will talk about the types of work, opportunities and challenges hearing personal stories, including an insight into specialist rural valuations.


Join an expert panel to listen to a discussion an update on flammable cladding from a legal, fire engineer and valuer's perspective. 

Experts will discuss: recent cases, each state's legislative response, anticipated changes, implications for various key stakeholders and fire engineering testing and innovative engineering solutions. 


Join our panel to discuss how GIS technology and apps are currently being utilised with real estate industry. We will provide a practical example of how current technologies can be utilised. We will also discuss the value of GIS, the future outlook and current research. 

Presenters

Moderator: Todd Svanberg, Senior Director, Public Sector Valuations Team, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) Australia 

Travis Brousseau, Enterprise GIS Manager, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) Australia 

Prof. Chris Pettit, Urban Science and Associate Director of the City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Sydney

Francisco Urbina, National Manager Alliances and NSW Commercial Sector, Esri Australia


This Module is designed to provide knowledge and guidelines on API pronouncements relating to Ethics & Code of Professional Conduct, where to access them and how they fit into the wider issues of governance and public interest.

The Data Collection and Networking Module is designed to provide an understanding of how to effectively collect property related data and establish and maintain a professional contact base or network.

This module is aimed at highlighting the areas to be aware of, and the risks associated with entry professional practice into.

The purpose of this module is to ensure that applicants for API RPV Membership are familiar with the formal admission requirements, the application documentation which accompanies membership applications, as well as the interview requirements.

The purpose of this module is to ensure that applicants for API CPV Membership are familiar with the formal admission requirements, the application documentation which accompanies membership applications, as well as the interview requirements.

Professional communication is a vital skill that is heavily relied upon in day to day business. From interacting with a colleague at the photocopier to producing a report for a client, to closing a big deal, the more professional the standard of communication, generally the better the results of the interaction.

This module is about written communications in the property professions. Property professionals provide advice on a wide variety of property related issues to an equally wide range of clients.

This Module has been developed to address the many issues presented to a Property Professional and/or Valuer when collating pre-inspection information, carrying out the inspection of a property, measuring the property and the recording of the information observed at the inspection.

This module is an introduction to the Australia and New Zealand Valuation and Property Standards 2012 (Professional Practice) which apply to all members of the Australian Property Institute (API).

Revised Version

This is the standard Risk Management Module (RMM) that sets out the essentials of Risk Management. 

It is compulsory for all Members who have not previously undertaken a RMM and those completing the FPP program.

The Building Inspection module has been specifically written to cover many aspects of inspection buildings for valuation purposes. It incorporates valuation standards for the inspection of buildings and Australian Standard AS 4349.1-2007.

The compulsory acquisition of privately owned land by Government, Local Government, and other authorised authorities is an inference with the common principles protecting private property rights. Where property professionals are engaged to represent dispossessed owners or acquiring authorities in this process, is required of them to have a good knowledge of statutory procedures, case history, statutory process, law, and the Australian Property Institute’s Practice Notes on this subject. Where necessary, the property professional may be required to act as an expert witness in Court proceedings concerning assessment of compensation.

This Module is designed to provide knowledge of a different perspective of the property industry compared to valuation, property investment returns and development profits.

This is an introductory course on the application of GST on various property issues. The notes are meant to provide guidance in the management, development and valuation of real estate.

This module highlights the importance of leases and all the factors that must be considered with a lease including rent reviews, options, lease expiry, release of a lease etc. The relevant legislation surrounding a lease is discussed too.

The point of this module is to introduce you to spatial data, geographic information systems and spatial analysis. These are all complimentary. To undertake spatial analysis, you first need spatial data to work on and geographic information systems to work within.

This is the assessment module for RMM 2018 
You complete this module after doing the workshop
Upon passing the assessment quiz you will receive your RMM certificate.

You will have two attempts at completing this quiz. 

 If you fail both attempts we will need to re-set the quiz for you and you will be charged a $55.00 admin fee.Please email education@api.org.au and we will arrange an invoice for payment.



If this is your first time doing RMM then you need to do this module
before the face-to-face workshop or RMM Online 2018

This is the online RMM 2018 and covers Part 2 and Part 3 of the course
If you are new to RMM you need to do Part 1: Introduction to RMM first
Upon passing the assessment quiz you will receive your RMM certificate.

The module will cover the essentials of risk management, but with a specific focus on issues for practitioners that spend most of their time dealing with short form valuations to lenders. It will cover issues around automated valuations, desktop valuations, short form valuations, the role of panel managers and data aggregators, retainer agreements with clients, common risk areas, relevant APRA regulations and issues relevant to the Valuation profession.

Introduction to the blended-learning program offering participants an opportunity to learn the necessary steps and apply the principles that are used to solve the difficult issues that arise when valuing an asset for financial reporting.


This is the assessment module for Asset Valuation for Financial Reporting Purposes 
You complete this module after doing the workshop
Upon passing the assessment quiz you will receive your certificate.


Introduction to the blended-learning program offering participants an opportunity to learn the necessary steps and apply the principles that are used to solve the difficult issues that arise when valuing an asset for financial reporting.


Introduction to the blended-learning program offering participants an opportunity to learn the necessary steps and apply the principles that are used to solve the difficult issues that arise when valuing an asset for financial reporting.


This is the assessment module for Asset Valuation for Financial Reporting Purposes 
You complete this module after doing the workshop
Upon passing the assessment quiz you will receive your certificate.


This is the assessment module for Asset Valuation for Financial Reporting Purposes 
You complete this module after doing the workshop
Upon passing the assessment quiz you will receive your certificate.


This is the assessment module for Asset Valuation for Financial Reporting Purposes 
You complete this module after doing the workshop
Upon passing the assessment quiz you will receive your certificate.


Introduction to the blended-learning program offering participants an opportunity to learn the necessary steps and apply the principles that are used to solve the difficult issues that arise when valuing an asset for financial reporting.



Introduction of the blended-learning program that provides the specialist water-based education component for the proposed accreditation of API members as being Valuers with special water knowledge and experience.


Introduction of the blended-learning program that provides the specialist water-based education component for the proposed accreditation of API members as being Valuers with special water knowledge and experience.

Assessment for Specialist Water Valuer Professional Certificate Workshop - Brisbane 25th September

Assessment for Specialist Water Valuer Professional Certificate Workshop - Dubbo  29 May 2019


Part 1: Introduction of the blended-learning program that provides the specialist water-based education component for the proposed accreditation of API members as being Valuers with special water knowledge and experience.

Assessment for Specialist Water Valuer Professional Certificate Workshop - Victorian 7 February 2019


Introduction of the blended-learning program that provides the specialist water-based education component for the proposed accreditation of API members as being Valuers with special water knowledge and experience.

Part 1 of a blended-learning program that provides the specialist retail valuer/rental determination-based education component for the proposed accreditation of API members as Specialist Retail Valuers / Rental Determination Valuers, with special retail and rental determination knowledge and experience.


Assessment for the Specialist Retail Valuer / Rental Determination Professional Certificate

Melbourne - September 2019

Part 1 of a blended-learning program that provide an introduction to specialist rural-based education for members who wish to develop new skills and knowledge in this area.  

It is expected that those enrolling in the course would have 5+ years as an experienced valuer.

There is an old saying in our profession, to the effect that every valuation should be made from the standpoint of the witness box.  – John Dowling FAPI

This course gives guidance to API members, particularly Certified Practising Valuers, wishing to undertake an expert witness role in valuation and compensation matters in court.

There is an old saying in our profession, to the effect that every valuation should be made from the standpoint of the witness box.  – John Dowling FAPI

This course gives guidance to API members, particularly Certified Practising Valuers, wishing to undertake an expert witness role in valuation and compensation matters in court.

There is an old saying in our profession, to the effect that every valuation should be made from the standpoint of the witness box.  – John Dowling FAPI

This course gives guidance to API members, particularly Certified Practising Valuers, wishing to undertake an expert witness role in valuation and compensation matters in court.

Assessment for the Giving Expert Evidence 

Brisbane - November 2019

Assessment module for Giving Expert Evidence 

Sydney - September 2019

This is the Assessment Module for the Giving Expert Evidence Short Course held in Melbourne on the 9th October 2019.


There is an old saying in our profession, to the effect that every valuation should be made from the standpoint of the witness box.  – John Dowling FAPI

This course gives guidance to API members, particularly Certified Practising Valuers, wishing to undertake an expert witness role in valuation and compensation matters in court.

Assessment for the Giving Expert Evidence

Assessment for the Giving Expert Evidence

This is the introduction to Giving Expert Evidence and must be completed by people before attending a workshop.

The aim of this course is to assist members in the presentation of expert evidence.

Online pre-reading/preparation will bring participants to an accepted level of knowledge about the subject matter. The presentations will assume this is the situation.

IVSC has launched IVS 2017 marking an important milestone towards harmonising valuation practice across the world. 

IVS 2017 will serve as the key guidance for valuation professionals globally and will underpin consistency, transparency and confidence in valuations which are key to investment decisions as well as financial reporting.

This book includes the IVS Framework, the IVS General Standards and the IVS Asset Standards approved by the IVSC Standards Board on 15 December 2016, with an effective date of 1 July 2017.


Also a copy of the 2013 Standards


General


Conflicts of Interest - How to recognise them and what do you do? 

Attend this webinar to hear our experts talk through real life examples and gain valuable tips on:

  1. How to recognise a potential conflict of Interest
  2. Understanding what to do if you have a conflict

    Presenters

    • Moderated by Kylie Smyth, General Manager Professional Standards – Commercial, Australian Property Institute Ltd

      Andrew Wise, Manager, Agribusiness Property Risk Reviews & Policy, Valuation Risk and Quality, National Australia Bank

      Francesca Bartlett, Associate Professor, Editor, LAWASIA Journal, TC Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland

      William Reynolds, Director Professional Standards, Opteon



    Join our panel to listen to a discussion regarding commercial leasing and the role of incentives and the latest trends.

    We will hear from a wide range of perspectives and opinions, covering: 

    •    Incentives: purpose/types
    •    How are incentives accounted for when a property is valued or sold?
    •    The wording of Leases and Court precedents
    •    The level of market Incentives

    Presenters

    • Moderator/Valuer: Greg Preston, Managing Director, Investment Valuation & Capital Markets Advisory, Preston Rowe Paterson

      Carrie Rogers, Partner, Clayton Utz

      Peter Dempsey, Director, Dempsey Valuation and Advisory

      Mark Tindale, Director, Cadigal leasing agents

      Steve Urwin, Principal, Kernel Property

      Michael Cook, Group Executive Property, Investa

      David Cannington, Head of Research & Strategy, Investa



    Our brain governs how we focus, live, stress, worry, smile, sleep, love, learn, cope and much more, so when we fall into unhelpful thinking styles the affect this has on us is all encompassing. This session provides an overview an evidence based model for wellbeing and then delves deeper into different types of unhelpful thinking styles and how to shift and reframe them to become more helpful. Specifically it looks at how we can change our response to stress and high pressure situations, to avoid viewing them as a threat and instead view them as a challenge. Through practical strategies this shift not only improves our psychological resilience but also flips the physical impacts of stress from detrimental to positive.


    Introduction to an evidence-based model for strengthening resilience and developing mental fitness

    Explore the concept of personal control and how participants can strengthen their internal locus of control

    Learn techniques to control the performance zone throughout the day, as well as manage recovery at the end of the day

    Explore what participants current stress mindset is and how this affects their physical health and wellbeing

    Tune into the body’s early warning system to identify when their mind has engaged the sympathetic nervous system to assist them in rising to the challenge at hand

    Development of a Personal Wellbeing Action Plan

    An exciting opportunity for the API community to hear from an expert panel on the effects of PFAS from a community, health, Defence and valuers perspective.

     The discussion will include:

    1. overview of PFAS
    2. the latest health research
    3. National Environmental Management Plan
    4. contaminated sites: case studies from Defence and Williamtown airport
    5. a valuers perspective on potential effects on value and restrictions in use as a result of PFAS contamination

    An exciting opportunity for the API community to hear from an expert panel on the effects of PFAS from a community, health, Defence and valuers perspective.

     The discussion will include:

    • overview of PFAS
    • the latest health research
    • National Environmental Management Plan
    • contaminated sites: case studies from Defence and Williamtown airport 
    • a valuers perspective on potential effects on value and restrictions in use as a result of PFAS contamination

    Presenters

    • Nicola Powell, Director, PFAS Taskforce, Department of the Environment and Energy
    • Dr Sara Broomhall, Director, Emerging Contaminants Section, Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy
    • Dr Gary Lum, AM, Australian Government, Department of Health
    • Luke McLeod, Assistant Secretary PFAS Investigation and Management, Department of Defence
    • Bob Dupont, CEO, Director, Preston Rowe Paterson Newcastle and Central Coas

    Are you interested to find out how blockchain is being explored and used in the property industry and how cryptocurrencies are being used in property transactions?


    Presenters

    Joni Pirovich, Lawyer, Hall & Wilcox
    John Bassilios, Special Counsel, Hall & Wilcos
    Dr Adrian Lee, Senior Lecturer, Finance Discipline Group, UTS Business School



    Are you interested to find out how blockchain is being explored and used in the property industry and how cryptocurrencies are being used in property transactions?

    Join our panel of experts to discuss the following:

    • An intro to blockchain, cryptocurrency, initial coin offerings (ICOs) and security token offerings (STOs):
      • Deep dive into foundations of cryptocurrency – what, why and how?
    • Blockchain applications in property, housing and leasing:
      • ANZ-Westpac-IBM-Scentre Group whitepaper about blockchain-based bank guarantees for commercial property leasing

      • Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute enquiry into various disruptive technologies in urban and housing contexts

      • NSW Land Registry partnership with Stockholm-based blockchain specialists

      • Sweden’s land registry digital transformation using distributed ledger technology

      • Projects like Equikey and Konkrete will allow decentralised, fully compliant trading of property shares for homeowners to release equity from their property or for developers to crowdfund their capital requirements with less reliance on banks

      • Projects like Propy which allows buyers, sellers and agents to close real estate deals through smart contracts
    •        Income tax and GST implications of cryptocurrency dealing

    •        Legal considerations
    •        
    •        Q&A

    Presenters

    • Joni Pirovich, Lawyer, Hall & Wilcox
    • John Bassilios, Special Counsel, Hall & Wilcox
    • Dr Adrian Lee, Senior Lecturer, Finance Discipline Group, UTS Business School

    Moderated by: James Lynch, CEO, Castle Coin Fractional Real Estate



    General

    More than half the building expected to be standing in 2050 in Australia haven’t been built yet.


    Against the challenges of climate-change, growing population and resource scarcity, the benchmark for the ideal ‘green’ building continues to shift. What are the development opportunities and challenges of sustainable buildings and eco-cities in Australia?


    In this webinar, our panel of experts will discuss some of the following:

    1. What are the main rating tools and legislative points?
    2.  A review of the Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) program
    3. The expansion of the CBD program into other building types
    4. What is driving the uptake of building ratings?
    5. What will be the future focus of the Green Star ratings?
    6. Solar on industrial buildings - a review.
    7.  What does the future look like, and what are the priorities when we look at the targets in the Paris Agreement?


    Presenters

    • Roger Walker, Director, EcoStrategies
    • Devan Valenti, Manager - Future Focus, Green Building Council of Australia
    • Monique Alfris, A/Head of Technical Standards, NABERS

    This is a recording of a live webinar.

    More than half the building expected to be standing in 2050 in Australia haven’t been built yet.

    Against the challenges of climate-change, growing population and resource scarcity, the benchmark for the ideal ‘green’ building continues to shift. What are the development opportunities and challenges of sustainable buildings and eco-cities in Australia?

    In this webinar, our panel of experts will discuss some of the following:

    1. What are the main rating tools and legislative points?
    2. A review of the Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) program
    3. The expansion of the CBD program into other building types
    4. What is driving the uptake of building ratings?
    5. What will be the future focus of the Green Star ratings?
    6. Solar on industrial buildings - a review.
    7.  What does the future look like, and what are the priorities when we look at the targets in the Paris Agreement?

    Presenters

    • Roger Walker, Director, EcoStrategies
    • Devan Valenti, Manager - Future Focus, Green Building Council of Australia
    • Monique Alfris, A/Head of Technical Standards, NABERS


    General

    “Cyber security risks are also growing, both in their prevalence and in their disruptive potential. Attacks against businesses have almost doubled in five years, and incidents that would once have been considered extraordinary are becoming more and more commonplace. The financial impact of cyber security breaches is rising, and some of the largest costs in 2017 related to ransomware attacks, which accounted for 64% of all malicious emails.” The Global risk Report 2018, World Economic Forum

    Join our two experts to discuss how to identify threats and have measures in place to face the increasing challenges from rapidly evolving technologies, interconnectivity and changing regulatory landscape.

    Topics covered:

    •  Cyber Security Framework - how does an organisation prevent an attack and respond in the event a threat becomes a reality?
    •  Knowing your data and implications under the Notifiable Data Breach scheme if attacked
    •  Cyber insurance - what does it cover and is it worthwhile?
    •  Incident response - practical walk through of a plan identifying key steps and stages.


    Presenters

    • Anthony Smit, Cyber Manager, Sedgwick
    • Eden Winokur, Senior Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

    This is a recording of the live webinar. 

    “Cyber security risks are also growing, both in their prevalence and in their disruptive potential. Attacks against businesses have almost doubled in five years, and incidents that would once have been considered extraordinary are becoming more and more commonplace. The financial impact of cyber security breaches is rising, and some of the largest costs in 2017 related to ransomware attacks, which accounted for 64% of all malicious emails.” The Global risk Report 2018, World Economic Forum

    Join our two experts to discuss how to identify threats and have measures in place to face the increasing challenges from rapidly evolving technologies, interconnectivity and changing regulatory landscape.

    Topics covered:

    Cyber Security Framework - how does an organisation prevent an attack and respond in the event a threat becomes a reality?

    Knowing your data and implications under the Notifiable Data Breach scheme if attacked

    Cyber insurance - what does it cover and is it worthwhile?

    Incident response - practical walk through of a plan identifying key steps and stages.

    Presenters

    • Anthony Smit, Cyber Manager, Sedgwick
    • Eden Winokur, Senior Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia


    As part of API’s specialist valuation series, join an expert panel for a discussion on the childcare sector.
        
    Our panel discussion will provide you an opportunity to listen to different considerations that need to be taken into account when conducting a childcare valuation.

    Join Darren Trivett, Childcare Valuer; Nick Kirkup, Owner/Developer; Lincoln Bridge, Agent; and Sam Rockwell, Yellow Brick Road.

    Topics covered include:

    •    Market overview
    •    Valuation methods
    •    Barriers to entry
    •    What makes a successful centre? 
    •    Oversupply 
    •    Lending issues 


    As part of API’s specialist valuation series, join an expert panel for a discussion on the childcare sector.
        
    Our panel discussion will provide you an opportunity to listen to different considerations that need to be taken into account when conducting a childcare valuation.

    Join Darren Trivett, Childcare Valuer; Nick Kirkup, Owner/Developer; Lincoln Bridge, Agent; and Sam Rockwell, Yellow Brick Road.

    Topics covered include:

    •    Market overview
    •    Valuation methods
    •    Barriers to entry
    •    What makes a successful centre? 
    •    Oversupply 
    •    Lending issues 



    Building Smarter Cities with Blockchain


    This is the recording of a live webinar.

    How will blockchain affect property transactions and how cities develop in the future? Tony Crabb will present Cushman and Wakefield’s recent research in this emerging field.

    Presenter

    Tony Crabb
    National Director, Research, Cushman & Wakefield (Australia)



    This is a recording of the live webinar.

    How will blockchain affect property transactions and how cities develop in the future? Tony Crabb will present Cushman and Wakefield’s recent research in this emerging field.

    Presenter:

    Tony Crabb
    National Director, Research, Cushman & Wakefield (Australia)

    As part of API’s specialist valuation series, join an expert panel for a discussion on valuation best practice within the service station sector.

    Our panel discussion will provide you an opportunity to listen to different considerations that need to be taken into account when conducting a service station valuation.

    Join Matthew Ball, Service Station Valuer; Ben Isaac, Industry Developer; and Michael Ajaka, Real Estate Agent.

    Topics covered include:

    • Terminology and applied Valuation methodology 
    • Key considerations unique to this asset class 
    • Market overview, outlook and emerging trends 


    As part of API’s specialist valuation series, join an expert panel for a discussion on valuation best practice within the service station sector.

    Our panel discussion will provide you an opportunity to listen to different considerations that need to be taken into account when conducting a service station valuation.

    Join Matthew Ball, Service Station Valuer; Ben Isaac, Industry Developer; and Michael Ajaka, Real Estate Agent.

    Topics covered include:

    • Terminology and applied Valuation methodology 
    • Key considerations unique to this asset class 
    • Market overview, outlook and emerging trends 

    This is the recording of a live webinar.

    When big data began its emergence into discussions about the future, the futurist Daniel Burrus labelled it as the number one trend that will transform ‘how we sell, market, communicate, collaborate, educate, train, innovate, and much more’.

    Over the past decade, big data has been posing more questions than answers. The complexity doesn’t lie in capturing data but in unlocking the value and potential. This webinar will introduce you to the principles behind big data, how it is being collected, its capabilities and how it can transform into valuable business insights. 

    Join our panel of experts to discuss the opportunities, challenges, and risks with big data on the property industry.

    Presenters:

    • Kylie Davis, CEO, Real Content
    • Felipe Rego, Data Science & Analytics Partner, feliperego.com.au 
    • Eden Winokur, Senior Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

    This is the recording of a live webinar.

    When big data began its emergence into discussions about the future, the futurist Daniel Burrus labelled it as the number one trend that will transform ‘how we sell, market, communicate, collaborate, educate, train, innovate, and much more’.

    Over the past decade, big data has been posing more questions than answers. The complexity doesn’t lie in capturing data but in unlocking the value and potential. This webinar will introduce you to the principles behind big data, how it is being collected, its capabilities and how it can transform into valuable business insights. 

    Join our panel of experts to discuss the opportunities, challenges, and risks with big data on the property industry.

    Presenters:

    • Kylie Davis, CEO, Real Content
    • Felipe Rego, Data Science & Analytics Partner, feliperego.com.au 
    • Eden Winokur, Senior Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

    Join our experts, David Leggatt and Rob Hecek, for an informative discussion about retainer agreements and their importance for members. This webinar will be moderated by David Brandon.

    Topics covered:

    1. an outline of the fundamentals of retainers
    2. limiting liability – is to possible and how to?
    3. how to when to implement a retainer
    4. hints and tips regarding different retainers for: different purposes, and different types of clients

    Join our experts, David Leggatt and Rob Hecek, for an informative discussion about retainer agreements and their importance for members. This webinar will be moderated by David Brandon.

    Topics covered:

    1. an outline of the fundamentals of retainers
    2. limiting liability – is to possible and how to?
    3. how to when to implement a retainer
    4. hints and tips regarding different retainers for: different purposes and for different types of clients



    As part of API’s specialist valuation series, join an expert aged care valuation panel for a discussion on best practice valuation methods; tips and tricks; and challenges and common misunderstandings.

    Topics covered include:

    1. Key market drivers – why the market is continuing to be strong?
    2. Aged-care funding
    3. Operational metrics
    4. Market parameters and valuation methodology
    5. Future outlook



    Panellists Shaun Hendy, Colliers and Michael Stewardson, University of Melbourne, joined us for a discussion moderated by Professor John Sheehan. The presenters covered the implications to the water market and irrigation cropping sector in the Murray-Darling Basin and what this means for valuers undertaking valuations of land and water properties, and those reporting on agribusinesses where water has been deployed locally and nationally.

    The discussion also provided insights into current concerns of water supply access and the fish stock issues.



    As part of API’s specialist valuation series, join an expert aged care valuation panel for a discussion on best practice valuation methods; tips and tricks; and challenges and common misunderstandings.

    Topics covered include:

    1. Key market drivers – why the market is continuing to be strong?
    2. Aged-care funding
    3. Operational metrics
    4. Market parameters and valuation methodology
    5. Future outlook


    The strata sector continues to grow and the focus of this session is to discuss:

    1. New Developments: the new legal requirements about setting entitlement allocations for new strata schemes; and
    2. Reallocation: what expert evidence is required to support an application to modify the existing unit entitlements.

    Join a presentation from David Bannerman, Bannerman Lawyers and Peter Raptis, LMW.


    The strata sector continues to grow and the focus of this session is to discuss:

    1. New Developments: the new legal requirements about setting entitlement allocations for new strata schemes; and
    2. Reallocation: what expert evidence is required to support an application to modify the existing unit entitlements.

    Join a presentation from David Bannerman, Bannerman Lawyers and Peter Raptis, LMW.


    Join an API webinar discussion with Shaun Hendy, Colliers and Michael Stewardson, University of Melbourne, moderated by Professor John Sheehan in discussing the implications to the water market and irrigation cropping sector in the Murray-Darling Basin and what this means for valuers undertaking valuations of land and water properties, and those reporting on agribusinesses where water has been deployed locally and nationally.

    The discussion will also provide insights into current concerns of water supply access and the fish stock issues.



    This is a recording of the Webinar: An Introduction to the Credit Approval Process of Financial Institutions which was held on Wednesday 12 September 2018. 

    The presentation will deliver a high level perspective of the credit approval process adopted by most major financial institutions, with the aim of providing insight into the key drivers behind decision making.



    This is a recording of the Webinar: Cladding on Buildings which was held on Wednesday, 29 August 2018. 


    Matthew Curll (Hall & Wilcox Lawyers) and Bevan Richardson (LMW) as they discuss the topic of cladding from both a legal and a valuation perspective


    This is a recording of the live webcast on 2 April 2019.

    Join ABS Chief Economist, Bruce Hockman, and Jennifer Williams, National Director (Research), m3property for valuable insights into fundamental ABS data that valuers use every day. 

    This webinar will ask questions property professionals need to know the answers to, in order to better understand and analyse the ABS data.  

    Firstly, it will go through general questions, which are of interest for property professionals working across all sectors and then it will focus on individual sectors including residential; retail; industrial and education. 

    There will also be a chance for you to ask Bruce any questions that you have on the ABS data.


    This is a recording of the Webinar: Lessons from Desane which was held on Monday 12 November 2018. 


    This webinar addresses the original Supreme Court decision Desane Properties Pty. Ltd. v State of NSW [2018] NSWSC (the Desane decision) and the subsequent reversal by the NSW Court of Appeal.


    This is a recording of the Webinar: An Introduction to the Credit Approval Process of Financial Institutions which was held on Wednesday 12 September 2018. 

    This is a recording of the live webcast on 2 April 2019.

    Join ABS Chief Economist, Bruce Hockman, and Jennifer Williams, National Director (Research), m3property for valuable insights into fundamental ABS data that valuers use every day. 

    This webinar will ask questions property professionals need to know the answers to, in order to better understand and analyse the ABS data.  

    Firstly, it will go through general questions, which are of interest for property professionals working across all sectors and then it will focus on individual sectors including residential; retail; industrial and education. 


    Recording of the presentation by Steven Ren, Senior Manager - Indirect Tax at KPMG, which focused on GST in complex property transactions including those involving property development

     


    This is a recording of the Webinar: Lessons from Desane which was held on Monday 12 November 2018. 


    This webinar addresses the original Supreme Court decision Desane Properties Pty. Ltd. v State of NSW [2018] NSWSC (the Desane decision) and the subsequent reversal by the NSW Court of Appeal.

    Recording of webinar held on 21 August 2018
    This is the recording of the live webcast. 

    On 1 February, the final report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry will be presented to the government. Its recommendations will have significant impact on the property industry Australia wide. 

    Elysse Morgan from the ABC; Amelia Hodge, CEO of the API; and an expert panel for a Special API Webcast that unpacks what the Commission's report means for the Australian property sector.

    This is the recording of the live webcast. 

    On 1 February, the final report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry will be presented to the government. Its recommendations will have significant impact on the property industry Australia wide. 

    Elysse Morgan from the ABC; Amelia Hodge, CEO of the API; and an expert panel for a Special API Webcast that unpacks what the Commission's report means for the Australian property sector.

    The quantity surveyor plays an integral role as a professional adviser throughout the various stages of the development process. 

    WBPConstruction - as if complete valuations CPD Training for WBP Group

    WBPOff the Plan CPD Training for WBP Group

    WBPOff the Plan CPD Training for WBP Group

    Join us as we learn from the experts on how best to provide Expert Evidence and Concurrent Evidence during judicial proceedings.


    With an increased number of infrastructure projects taking place along with recently introduced annual revaluations for rates and taxes in Victoria, Valuers may find themselves having to defend valuations at VCAT. This CPD event will highlight important processes to follow for Valuers acting as expert witnesses. The session will be delivered by highly respected members of the Valuation Profession.

    The amendments to the Just Terms Act in 2016 inserted section 10A which requires acquiring authorities to make a genuine attempt to acquire the land by agreement for at least 6 months before giving a proposed acquisition notice. This seminar will examine what this means in practice.

    Secondly the seminar will discuss the vexing problem of compensation for lost profits associated with a business that is either relocated or extinguished as a result of a compulsory acquisition. It will discuss the practical impact of the recent decision of the Court of Appeal in United Petroleum v RMS.

    Presenter

    Nick Brunton, Norton Rose Fullbright


    The quantity surveyor plays an integral role as a professional adviser throughout the various stages of the development process. 

    Presented by Steven Ren, Senior Manager - Indirect Tax at KPMG, this session provides a focus on GST in complex property transactions including those involving property development.


    A valuer's Just Terms Compensation Report plays a crucial role in determining appropriate levels of compensation. 

    The Hon. Justice Tim Moore discusses how valuers can provide reports that meet the needs of the Court.

    The IPMSC was formed in May 2013 after meeting at the World Bank in Washington DC.  It aims to bring about the harmonisation of global property measurement standards through the creation and adoption of agreed international standards for the measurement of buildings.  

    IPMSC is working to produce international standards that will enable different classes of buildings to be measured on a transparent basis.  IPMS will promote market efficiency through greater confidence between investors and occupiers by providing consistent property measurement including for transactions and valuations. 


    Disruption through technology, greater sophistication in hiring for best fit, and a more diverse employee population - these are just some of the key trends which will redefine how workforce talent is managed and developed. How organisations respond to the changing definition of 'employee' and 'work' will directly influence business growth and survival in a fast-changing environment marked by drastic social megatrends.

    At any stage of your career you may want to focus on developing or enhancing your skills to help you reach your next career milestone. Or maybe you are contemplating making a career change? What types of jobs and employers are there in the property industry anyway? Where is the demand? What skills are required for those roles?    

    The world of work is changing – and some jobs are changing faster than others. According to McKinsey & Co., the rapid advancement will lead to massive job losses, as entire industries may cease to exist, including up to seven million jobs by 2020. Highly predictive work, in particular, will be vulnerable. However, it is also predicted that two million new positions will be created. Soon we will only be as good as the skills we possess. But what skills are they, and how can we make sure we keep pace? By surveying the chief HR officers at some of the world’s leading companies, the World Economic Forum has released The Future of Jobs report revealing the top 10 skills you’ll need by 2020.

    API webinar panel ask the questions: Are you better at than a machine? Will you still be better at than a machine in 15 years? Disruptive innovations are creating new job opportunities and rewriting existing business models. New technologies, data analytics and unprecedented social and business connections are having a huge impact on how people work, collaborate and live. There is no shortage of research about the future of work, or specifically the future of the property industry, but are we spending enough time preparing ourselves for the future? The API invites you to join us and our stellar list of speakers to have an open and honest discussion about the future of our industry.   

    Induction training site for new staff

    As at 1 March 2018 API will be providing a 1800 number for our members and will be the only number we advertise to members and the general public.

    As the structure of the API has changed in recent years, the best way to support Members has also changed.  While in the past, Members would contact their local API Office for support and assistance, it is now best that Members are directed to the relevant portfolio rather than the local office. 

    To better assist Members, a dedicated group of staff (Laura (Vic.), Angela (ACT), Charlene (NSW), Anjanette (ACT) and Charlotte (WA), [The Call Triage Team - CTT] will be trained on various facets of API’s operations to ensure that Member enquires can, wherever possible, be answered by the first person they speak to, or if they are unable to help, then transfer the call to the appropriate staff member in a portfolio.

    Apart from the training on the API, these staff should also be given training on customer service, as well as communication skills (including telephone skills), handling irate and complaining customers, controlling emotions and other skills that will reduce the stress that can be placed on them in this role.