2017 Economic and Property Update Event



Would you like to know where the New Zealand economy is heading and what interest rates will likely do over the next 12 months? Would understanding what is happening in the New Zealand property market help you make better investing decisions?

The last few years have seen Auckland’s property market boom. From 2008 to 2016, values increased by over 95%. Recently we’ve seen a cooling off in the Auckland market, and some commentators are predicting a crash, while others predicting more moderate growth. Is this likely? Auckland still has excellent fundamentals and a housing supply deficit – what influence will this have? What about the regions and smaller cities? Is it time for property investors to migrate capital out of Auckland?

Come to the 2017 Economic and Property Update at Ellerslie Racecourse on Wednesday May 3rd, and listen to Tony Alexander and Matthew Gilligan speak about what they think is likely to happen, what factors are influencing the market, and how you can invest in the current conditions and profit, no matter what region you are in.

Listen to Tony talk about the big picture of the New Zealand economy (in relation to property), and Matthew will discuss his view of the best investment strategies to use in this property environment (with live examples of very successful deals).

Every year GRA’s Economic and Property Market Update is quickly sold out because it provides insight into these questions, and we expect this year to be no exception. Matthew Gilligan and Tony Alexander, leaders in their respective fields, will spend over 2 hours with you, sharing their knowledge and predictions to give you a forecast for the coming year.

Tony Alexander’s topics:

Where is the economy heading and what does this mean for the property market?

  • What interest rates are doing and the impact they are likely to have
  • How tighter lending conditions are affecting investors
  • What impact a rising housing supply will have on rents and yields
  • The outlook for economic growth in the face of major international uncertainties
  • The upcoming election and how it will likely intensify debate about the need to reign in house prices
  • How all the above factors will influence the property market
  • Question and answer session
  • Plus much more…

Matthew Gilligan’s topics:

How can property investors benefit from the current market?

  • Matthew’s take on the 2017 property market
  • Discussion on trending global economic and doomsday theories
  • Matthew’s view on election tax promises and the implications for property investors
  • Property investment strategies that make money in the current market
  • Things to think about so you can legally pay less tax
  • Asset planning ideas for people in business
  • Matrimonial property issues to think about 
  • Horror stories from a chartered accountant specialising in tax and property
  • And much more…

Tickets are only $20 and because this very popular event is only held once a year you will need to book early in order to confirm your seat.

About the speakers

While both Matthew and Tony are technical experts, they are popular speakers because they present information in a manner that is easy to understand and easy to implement.

Tony Alexander
BNZ Chief Economist

Tony has been the chief economist for the Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) since 1994, and provides regular commentary on  developments in  the  New  Zealand economy. He  is  an accomplished speaker and each year delivers between 80 and 130 presentations at bank seminars, conferences and client functions around the country and offshore, and is highly sought-after for media interviews. Tony writes and distributes the Weekly Overview directly to 12,000 email recipients with extensive links from other websites.


Matthew Gilligan, CA
Managing Director, Gilligan Rowe and Associates LP

Matthew Gilligan is a chartered accountant and managing director of Gilligan Rowe + Associates LP. Matthew heads GRA’s specialist property and asset planning division, helping clients  protect their assets, implement their estate plans and develop optimal taxation structures. He has extensive knowledge and experience in the property market and has been involved in this area for over 20 years. Matthew practices what he preaches – he is currently involved in over a dozen developments, including subdivide-to-build, subdividing and relocating houses, as well as holding an extensive buy-to- hold portfolio of over 30 properties in the Auckland market. A great believer in sharing knowledge, Matthew is a well-known speaker on asset planning and property investment, author of two books (Tax Structures 101 and Property 101), runs property investment education programmes and writes a regular blog.

Tickets cost $20 and a few hours of your time, and you will gain invaluable information to help you plan a successful 2017. At this price seats will not last, so book your ticket now. Tea and coffee are included.