How do I join an Interest Group?
The API website allows you to see information which is specific to your interests. This includes news and event content.
To personalise your website experience, please set your Interest Groups and Regional Interest Groups. Once these are set, all users with an account will see their personalised list by choosing Recommended from the drop down list or by visiting My Portal.
Setting Interest Groups give you the ability to determine which content is most relevant to you.
To join or leave an Interest Group please visit each group individually. By joining an Interest Group you can filter across the website for recommended content and view relevant news and events. You can join any or all groups – the choice is yours.
The Interest Groups are:
- Commercial Property and Facilities Management
This Interest Group relates to commercial property and facilities management. The API offers qualified and experienced property managers for commercial properties our Certified Commercial Property Manager and facilities managers can access our Certified Facilities Manager Certification.
This Interest Group covers the widest range of API events and news. It is recommended that users join this group to ensure that they receive he widest possible range of information. It is important that you also join the other Interest Groups which are of interest to you to ensure that you receive the most relevant information
- Professional Standards
Professional Standards includes the Australian and New Zealand Valuation and Property Standards, Technical Information Papers, Standing Instructions, Standard Instructions and more.
- Property Business Management
This group contains news, updates and information for the managers of property related businesses.
- Property Consultancy
This Interest Group relates to those who provide the wide range of advice better known as property consultancy.
- Property Finance, Funds and Asset Management
This Interest Group relates to property finance, funds and asset management. The API offers qualified and experienced practitioners in these areas a range of Certification options.
- Property Law
This Interest Group relates to property law. The API offers lawyers with a background in property related matters our Certified Property Professional - Law Certification.
- Property or Land Development
This Interest Group relates to property and land development. The API offers qualified and experienced Property Developers our Certified Development Practitioner Certification.
- Rural Property
This Interest Group relates to rural property.
- Sales, Leasing & Negotiation
This Interest Group relates to the sale, leasing and negotiation of property. The API offers qualified and experienced professions operating this this area of property our Certified Property Practitioner Certification.
- Valuation: Business
This Interest Group relates to the valuation of businesses. The API offers qualified and experienced Business Valuers our Certified Practising Valuer - Business Certification.
- Valuation: Plant & Machinery
The Interest Group relates to the valuation of plant and machinery. The API offers qualified and experienced Plant and Machinery Valuers our Certified Practising Valuer (Plant and Machinery) Certification.
- Valuation: Real Property
This Interest Group relates to the valuation of real property including residential, commercial and rural properties. The API offers qualified and experienced Property Valuers our Certified Practising Valuer or Residential Property Valuer Certification.
- Young Property Professionals
The API's Young Property Professionals, also known as YPP, create future leaders by providing a number of networking and educational events. Young Property Professionals are generally (but not always) under 35 and come from a diverse property background including valuation, management, funds management, agency, banking, legal, consultancy, development and REIT's.
Regional Interest Groups
Regional Interest Groups give you the ability to determine which content is most relevant to you by geographic region.
To join or leave a Regional Interest Group please visit each group individually. By joining a group you can filter across the website for recommended content and view relevant news and events.
There is a Regional Interest Group for each state as well as an Australia-Wide Group. (Please note that being part of the Australia-Wide group does not mean that you will receive all content, only that which does not relate specifically to any of the other Regional Interest Groups.)
To join an Interest Group or a Regional Interest Group:
- Step 1
Click on the Group you want you wish to join (or leave). This will take you to joining page for that Interest Group. For direct links to Groups please go to Interest Groups or Regional Interest Groups
- Step 2
Click on Join this Group to join or Leave this Group to leave.
- Step 3
You will be asked to confirm this decision. Once complete, you will be taken to the Interest Group page where you will find various tabs for Upcoming Events, Latest News and Related Resources.
- Step 4 (optional)
The Invite a friend button will allow you to send an invitation to a friend or colleague.