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The Real Estate Authority (REA)

REA is a strong organisation with an exciting future. We are based in Wellington, and we employ more than 50 people across a range of roles. We are all 100% committed to delivering a better real estate experience for Kiwis.

Our people work in complaint resolution, licensing, operations, investigations, law and marketing communications.

Our values

We are professional

We act with integrity. We respect each other and those we interact with. We take responsibility and hold ourselves and others to account.

We are proactive

We are energetic, courageous and committed. We use innovation and expertise to improve New Zealand’s real estate industry.

Our people matter

We build strong and positive relationships with the people we work with. We develop our people and share our combined expertise to create outcomes we are proud of.


REA Complaints Assessment Committee (CAC) members

The Real Estate Authority (REA) invites applications to be appointed to its CAC panel.

We are a Crown Agency, responsible for the regulation of the New Zealand Industry. Our purpose is to promote and protect the interests of consumers buying and selling real estate, and to promote public confidence in the performance of real estate agency work.

The role

The functions of CACs include inquiring into complaints and allegations about real estate agents and where appropriate, making findings of unsatisfactory conduct or referring to the Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal. The main tasks are reviewing evidence, attending hearings by teleconference and drafting decisions. Members are also expected to attend training in Wellington three days per year.

In considering suitable candidates, REA must have regard to the applicant’s personal attributes, and knowledge and experience of matters likely to come before the CAC, including knowledge and experience of:

- the law

- the real estate industry

- consumer affairs. 

We want to hear from individuals who represent each of these 3 areas.

Each CAC comprises 3 members, of which one must be a lawyer of not less than 7 years’ legal experience. It is a requirement of the legal members that they can write cogent quasi-judicial decisions. Induction and training is provided, but it is essential that all members have excellent written communication skills and have the necessary capability to manage documents electronically. 

Terms and conditions

CAC members should expect to be available 15 to 30 hours per month. Each appointment is for five years. Remuneration for panel members is set in accordance with the Cabinet Office Fees Framework and is currently between $50 and $81.25 per hour, depending on the role. 


You can download the job description here.

Apply by sending your CV and a covering letter to

Applications close at 5.00pm on Sunday 7th July.


For more information about the roles, please contact Josh Doherty, Head of Regulatory Services at

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