Leading forestry transactors offering a full range of services for buyers and sellers
Colliers' specialist forestry team works alongside the rural and agribusiness division across New Zealand and internationally, providing clients with access to an unparalleled depth of market intelligence in both local and global markets.
Our point of difference in forestry transactions and property services is our ability to leverage the knowledge and experience of our people across the New Zealand market, while drawing on Colliers' extensive networks. From transaction services to valuation and advisory, our global network and in-depth market insights provide access to the best resources available.
Our team provides a comprehensive suite of forestry services and is committed to delivering the best possible results for our clients. Whether you are an institutional, banking, corporate or private client, our proven track record and extensive hands-on experience will ensure we accelerate your success and provide better results, faster.
Colliers Forestry team are market leaders in the sale of New Zealand forestry assets. Over the past two years we have sold over $230 million of forestry assets spread over more than 12,500 ha.
The ability to identify, recommend, and connect suitable forestry investors to forestry assets is paramount to the success of forestry transactions. We not only have the most comprehensive knowledge of the forestry sector, but also an unrivalled track record in sourcing highly qualified investors and negotiating record-breaking sales.
Our services include:
- Single asset sales
- Forest estate sales
- End-to-end sales processes
- Tailored marketing services
- Market insights
- Strategic portfolio and property advice
- Comparative sales evidence and analysis
- Emissions Trading Scheme advice
Our team has more than 120 years of combined forestry valuation experience. In the past three years we valued forestry assets worth in excess of $2.6 billion spread over 300,000 ha and have worked with more than 60 clients in their decision making and strategic planning. We are one of the few companies in New Zealand able to provide integrated land and tree crop valuation and advice
Forestry land in New Zealand is held in various types of ownership – each with clearly defined rights and obligations. We have developed substantial expertise in determining forestry land value under fee simple and license agreements for the consideration of fair annual rent, sale and acquisition, funding support, development potential and the impact of the Emissions Trading Scheme.
Our services include:
- Forest and tree crop valuation
- Forest land valuation and rental
- Wood products processing facilities
- Pre-acquisition due diligence
Our team provide a broad range of advisory services to maximise the potential of forestry assets.
Forestry advisory services include:
- Emissions Trading Scheme advice
- Forest resource assessments
- Forest or timber sale administration
- Afforestation development feasibility
- Compensation assessments
- Maori asset advice and valuations
- Development and project advice
- Statutory compliance valuations
- Syndication and investment advice
- Litigation and expert evidence
- Economic analysis and modelling
Warwick has a business degree in Accountancy and Property along with almost a decade of experience in the New Zealand rural property market ensuring you receive professional, knowledgeable service from start to finish.
Specializing in forestry sales and transacting the bulk of the on market forests in the last few years Warwick fully understands the NZ market from small woodlots through to large scale forest estates and how it can best work for you.
Angus has a strong finance background, this accompanied by his facilitation of some large forestry transactions gives him an in depth understand of the NZ forestry market. Angus brings youth and enthusiasm to each transaction to ensure a comprehensive sales process with all avenues explored.
Director | Rural Valuation
Richmond (Rural Valuation)
Blue has over 35 years valuation experience encompassing rural and resource interests, specialised agriculture assets, public sector property (especially forest interests), expert evidence and management. His prior work in senior roles with both Valuation New Zealand and Quotable Value has given him broad property knowledge – with a particular emphasis in the forestry sector.
His client work for Crighton Anderson has traversed a range of property types and issues including; forestry land valuations (lessor and lessee interests), Emission Trading Scheme issues, specialised assets, agribusiness, lifestyle subdivisions, valuations for financing, tax compliance, trust formation, matrimonial disputes, Maori land issues, aesthetic land and compensation. In addition he has provided expert evidence and acted as an arbitrator in a number of judicial contexts.
Blue’s work previously encompassed managing the rating revaluation and roll maintenance programmes for six local authorities in the South Island, giving an in-depth understanding of rating issues and the valuation of exotic forests and national parks, and acting as Principal Consultant (Rural and Forestry) for Quotable Value. Blue’s more recent large-scale engagements have included the valuation of forest assets in Otago, Nelson, Marlborough, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa and Northland for financial and Treaty of Waitangi settlement purposes, as well as Crown Forestry License rent reviews. .
Blue’s personal involvement in agribusiness extends to ownership of a West Coast pine plantation and membership of the Farm Forestry Association. As past President of the Property Institute of New Zealand and former President of the New Zealand Institute of Valuers, Blue is highly regarded by both his clients and peers in the profession. He is based in our Nelson office and plays a key role in our agricultural and forestry sector practices and in our dairy pastoral and horticulture valuation teams..
Richmond (Rural Valuation)
Angus has over 20 years experience in the New Zealand forestry sector. He has extensive management and consulting experience throughout New Zealand, and has managed all aspects of commercial forestry from land preparation, planting, pruning, thinning, through to harvest and marketing. Angus has the ability to bring this experience and his extensive training to bear on any project.
Working out of our Nelson office, he plays a key role in our rural property valuation and advisory practice, specialising in forest valuation for sale and purchase, compensation, insurance, and financial planning.
Current or potential forest owners should contact Angus for:
- Assessment and valuation of forests, both tree crops and their underlying land.
- Value optimisation, due diligence and feasibility studies.
- Forest purchase, land development and investment/divestment strategies.
Executive Director | Rural Valuation
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.
Director | Rural Valuation
Tim has 13 years property valuation experience and is based in our Blenheim office. Prior to joining CAPI in 2006 he worked as a valuer for Quotable Value based in Christchurch..
Since 2006, Tim’s client work has included viticulture, high country tenure review and rental valuations, pastoral valuations, lifestyle, specialised asset valuations and compensation for various infrastructure projects nationwide.
Tim’s viticulture experience includes the valuation of vineyards for financing, sale & purchase and rent setting purposes for a number of clients including Pernod Ricard, Indevin, Wither Hills, Cloudy Bay, Allan Scott Wines, Treasury Wine Estates, plus a number of others. Tim is also frequently engaged to provide valuation advice to most of the major banks. Having grown up and lived most of his life in Marlborough, Tim has in depth local knowledge of the region.
Tim has extensive experience in valuing large pastoral and high country properties throughout the South Island, either on behalf of Linz for tenure review or rent review purposes or for corporate and private landowners. Properties valued include Muller Station, Mt White, Mt Albert, Mt Creighton, Godley Peaks, Hossack, Glen Wye, Glenhope, Forest Range plus many more. Tim is designated as an assessor under Section 23P Crown Pastoral Land Act 1998 to provide rental assessments on Crown Pastoral Lease properties.
Compensation is another key area of expertise and Tim has provided property advice on a number of projects nationwide including Transpowers 400kV transmission line build through the Waikato, Central Plains irrigation scheme through Canterbury, land acquisitions for roading on behalf of the New Zealand Transport Agency as well as new transmission line easement assessments for various network operators throughout New Zealand.
Tim offers our clients excellent technical skills and market knowledge, together with a sound appreciation of both private and public sector imperatives. He plays a key role in our viticulture, pastoral and compensation valuation teams.