Blue Hancock | Colliers International | Richmond (Rural Valuation)

Blue Hancock

FPINZ, FNZIV

Director | Rural Valuation

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About

Professional Summary

Blue has over 38 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..

Education

Diploma in Agriculture,

 Diploma in Farm Management,

Diploma in Valuation and Property Management,

FNZIV, FPINZ, AAMINZ (Arb.), Registered Valuer

Memberships & Involvements

Past President New Zealand Institute of Valuers, Past President Property Institute of New Zealand, Southern Councillor New Zealand Institute of Valuers, Chair of the Property Institute Standards Board, Member of Farm Forestry Association of New Zealand

Services

Service Lines
Valuation and Advisory, Forestry, Rural and Agribusiness Valuations
Property Type
Land, Rural, Cropping, Dairy, Deer, Forestry, High Country, Horticulture, Lifestyle Bare Land, Lifestyle Dwelling, Lifestyle Property, Rural, Rural/Lifestyle, Sheep Beef, Vineyard, Viticulture
Featured Research
2 Nov 2020
New Zealand Forestry Market Update| November 2020
The demand for forestry land for both tree crop and carbon farming continues unabated despite significant fluctuations in the export log prices occurring from February this year as a result of COVID 19.
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14 Oct 2019
Forestry Sales Map | 2019
2019 has been an eventful time for the forestry sector so far. The winter blip in the export log prices appears to be easing with anecdotal evidence suggesting there will be a resurgence in price.
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14 Aug 2019
Bay of Plenty Kiwifruit Orchard Sales | July 2019
Investment in kiwifruit orchards continues despite high prices for suitable land and media licenses price of $290,000, thanks to increased profitability driven by higher yields and raising fruit prices.
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