Recent YPP events

The various branches of the API's Young Property Professionals (YPP) frequently host events for networking, training and development

NSW event – Workplaces of the Future

The New South Wales YPP’s first event for 2014 ‘Workplaces of the Future’ was a great success. On April 10, members in Sydney and its surrounds heard presentations from Google, GPT and Calder Consultants about the importance of collaboration, productivity and the increasing need to understanding how people interact with one another in the work space. The event also provided opportunity to network with young and energetic people from the property industry.


Hayden Perkin, Workplace Services Program Manager Asia-Pacific, Real Estate & Workplace Services, Google giving a presentation at the YPP NSW event


Georgie Hunt, JLL; Tim Kearney, CBRE; and Merren Booth, Mirvac

QLD event – Careers night

Queensland YPP members were treated to a special careers evening held at the UQ Business School on May 15. The two hour event included presentations from a range of successful and influential property professionals from Davidson Recruitment, Knight Frank and the Deloitte Capland Real Estate Advisory. Speakers recalled the experiences, challenges and successes in their careers to date, offering advice on career path and interviews for people ranging from current university students to people looking for a career change and are unsure where to start. The evening was followed by drinks and the opportunity to network with experienced professionals and young property peers alike.

CBRE analyst Bridget Wilkins acts as MC for the YPP Careers night

Panel members from left to right: Aaron Timmins, Valuer at Knight Frank; Ineke Read, Principle Consultant – Executive and Boards, with Davidson Recruitment; Tim Winterflood, Manager – Real Estate Transactions, Deloitte Capland Real Estate Advisory; and Ron Van Haren: Development Director, Australand.

VIC event – Annual river cruise

Following a successful networking drinks, the Victorian arm of the YPP teamed with Michael Page (speciality property and construction recruitment) to arrange a successful, time-honoured YPP River Cruise event on the evening of April 11. Attendees were advised to assemble at Southgate Wharf Berth 5, Southbank Promenade and to "BYO sea legs". Once aboard the evening's venue they were treated to canapés, drinks & music from a DJ, and were able to network in a fun and unique setting, sure to have made a splash.