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Valuers Need Council

A separate council needs to be formed by members of the Institute of Valua­tion and Estate Management of Fiji to address their concerns. This was revealed by Ray Graham, a
16 Nov 2018 10:19
Valuers Need Council
Delegates during the Fiji Institute of Valuation and Estate Management Annual Conference 2018 at the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa on Denarau on November 15, 2018 Photo: Waisea Nasokia

A separate council needs to be formed by members of the Institute of Valua­tion and Estate Management of Fiji to address their concerns.

This was revealed by Ray Graham, a senior board member of the Property Institute of New Zealand during the Institute of Valua­tion and Estate Management of Fiji’s 9th An­nual Conference.

The Sofitel Resort and Spa on Denarau Is­land, Nadi, is the venue for the two day con­ference that ends today.

Mr Graham also noted that this council would then need to register valuers and es­tate managers.

He said once registered a valuer could then be in a better position to market his work.

With over 40 years of valuation experience, Mr Graham has vast experiences working in New Zealand and the South Pacific conduct­ing Real Estate and Plant and Machinery Valuations. He is also the Managing Director for his valuation firm Graham & Associates in New Zealand.

Conduct business professionally

Mr Graham spoke to the institute members on the need for them to conduct their busi­ness professionally.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Connecting the Property Industry – Debate, Diversity & Delivery”.

Presentations

Presentations under the thematic of leader­ship, connectivity, technology and sustaina­bility were given by the different presenters.

With a growing economy and an ever-in­creasing demand in the property sector, the local institute felt that property and land professionals must be well equipped with adequate competencies and tools to ensure success of the relevant stakeholder agencies and national development, both in the short and long term.

Media liaison officer for the Institute Sand­eep Narayan said: “In doing so, our profes­sion ought to be connected to our stakeholder agencies including property professionals, accountants, insurance agencies, environ­ment agencies and infrastructure develop­ers, amongst others.

“In doing so, we feel our industry can only then positively contribute to the economy hence be in line with the Reserve Bank of Fiji’s vision of “Leading Fiji to Economic Success.”

This year the Institute is also hosting a for­mal dinner to honour significant achieve­ments of its members and those who have positively contributed to the industry.

This includes Sandeep Narayan and Kelera Gadolo who were selected to present on their research findings at the World Bank Confer­ence in Washington DC, USA in March 2017.

Feedback: charles.chambers@fijisun.com.fj



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