Colliers opens new Rural and Agribusiness Valuation office in Southland

Colliers rural and agribusiness valuation and advisory

Colliers International has opened a new Rural and Agribusiness Valuation and Advisory office in Invercargill, led by registered valuer Kate Day.

Having spent over four years at Colliers' Christchurch Rural and Agribusiness Valuation office, Day will now focus her energies at improving our offering in the Southland and Otago area.

Chris Boyd, Executive Director of Rural and Agribusiness Valuation and Advisory at Colliers in New Zealand is thrilled to have expanded services to Invercargill.

"Kate's new appointment reinforces our commitment to deliver quality services to the region. We are now better positioned to expand our client base among local farmers and investors with interests in the agribusiness sector.

“Working in a close proximity to our existing clients in the area, Kate will be able to develop much closer relationship with them and offer much more personalised service from our team.”

In the past few years Kate has completed a significant body of valuation work in dairy, sheep and beef, and horticultural industries, valuing properties and portfolios of different scale and complexity in the region. 

“I have been working with Kate since she joined the business and she has accumulated extensive experience in the region over the last four years. She is well prepared to be successful in her new role and provide exceptional service to our clients”, notes Ed Percy, Director at Colliers Rural Valuation division. 

Day will be happy to meet new and existing clients and professional service providers from the area in the coming weeks, so please do get in touch with her for an informal chat or any enquiry about the rural property market in Southland, Otago and beyond.


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Kate Day

Registered Valuer

Christchurch (Rural Valuation)

Kate is a born and breed Southlander. Growing up on a sheep and beef farm in Central Southland gave her an invaluable appreciation and understanding of the area and primary sector.

Kate graduated from Lincoln University in 2015 with a B. Com. Ag majoring in Agricultural Management and Rural Valuation. In her final year at Lincoln she received the Colliers Rural and Agribusiness Valuation Scholarship and consequently joined the company in 2016.

Kate worked out of the Christchurch office for four years, focusing predominantly on valuing properties in the Southland and Otago regions, gaining experience in dairy, sheep and beef, high country, horticulture and viticulture industries. She was also involved in developing datasets, overview analysis and trend commentaries for the Southland and Otago rural property markets for clients and communication reports.

In May 2019 Kate gained her registration and started building her own portfolio of clients in the Lower South Island.

In January 2020 Kate moved to Southland to open the first Colliers Rural Valuation office in the region.

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Chris Boyd

Executive Director | Rural Valuation

Tauranga

Chris has 35 years valuation and consultancy experience across a wide variety of property related matters including compensation, financial reporting statutory compliance, acquisition and rural valuation. He previously held senior positions at both Valuation New Zealand and Quotable Value – where his primary focus was the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions.

His client work for the firm since 2008 has covered a range of property types and issues including; agribusiness, horticultural ,  lifestyle and residential development land, forestry land valuations, Emission Trading Scheme issues, specialised asset valuations, valuations for financing, due dilligence tax compliance, trust formation, matrimonial disputes and compensation. In addition he has provided expert evidence in the High Court, District Court, Maori Land Court, Environment Court  and Land Valuation Tribunal.

Chris’s infrastructure sector experience has included valuation and advisory projects covering compensation for easement and right of way property interests acquired by Transpower and other leading New Zealand energy companies, for new transmission lines and infrastructure upgrades, and compensation assessments for Crown entities taking property under the Public Works Act 1981 for motorways and pipelines.

His forestry sector experience has encompassed numerous valuation and advisory engagements throughout the country – including advice in relation to devolution of the New Zealand Forestry Service in the late 1980s, land value and rental review assessments as part of Crown Forestry license protocols and Maori Land rental review requirements, various Treaty of Waitangi settlement awards and providing expert evidence.

Chris is based in our Tauranga office and offers our clients sound market advice founded on a comprehensive understanding of the specific sector dynamics and balanced by experience gained working on behalf of owners, regulators and adjudicators in both the public and private domain. He is involved in a number of practice areas including forestry, dairy, Kiwifruit Avocados, infrastructure and pastoral.

Chris is the immediate past chairman of the Tauranga branch of the Property Institute of New Zealand and is a member of  the Waikato No. 4 Land Valuation Tribunal.

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Ed Percy

Director | Rural Valuation

Christchurch (Rural Valuation)

Ed has over 20 years’ experience in property valuation and agribusiness throughout New Zealand. He is based in Christchurch and travels regularly to the regions. Prior to joining the Colliers International Rural and Agribusiness valuation team he was a senior valuer and business manager of a valuation firm in Central Otago which covered the lower South Island and spent four years as a farm manager on a sheep and beef farm in the Wakatipu Basin. Ed has also practiced as a valuer in Nelson/Tasman, Wellington and the Wairarapa.

Ed has agricultural and forestry interests in the lower North Island, completed the Kellogs Rural Leadership Programme in 2010 and obtained a Master of Property Studies degree in 2015. He has broad property related experience in both urban and rural sectors focusing more recently on specialized rural and commercial assets and the impact of nutrient regulation on land values.

Having spent a good portion of his career in agribusiness and partnering with rural businesses around New Zealand, Ed understands the challenges of the rural sector in changing current economic and political climates, and appreciates our clients need for quality specialist property advice.

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