Colliers in Richmond forms part of our national rural and agribusiness valuation and advisory division. The team specialise in forestry and land valuation as well as providing a full suite of rural and agribusiness valuation and advisory services across horticulture, pastoral land, infrastructure, compensation, water and irrigation, specialised assets, post-farm gate infrastructure, litigation support, expert witness and arbitration.
With several experienced forestry land valuers on the team and a registered forestry consultant we are one of the few valuation firms in the country that can offer integrated forestry land and tree crop valuations, from individual assets to large scale portfolio projects with various land uses. Our national Rural Property Valuations team were the first valuation practice to get accredited under Property Industry Quality Assurance (PIQA) programme.
Specialised forestry services:
- Forestry land valuations
- Tree crop valuations
- Emission trading scheme
- Rental assessments
- Highest and best use analysis
- Large scale multi-industry portfolios
- Due diligence
Director | Rural Valuation
Richmond (Rural Valuation)
Blue has over 40 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 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, relationship property 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. He has given evidence in the Valuation Tribunal, High Court, and Enviroment Court.
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 forest land 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 due diligence, financial planing or reporting 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 New Zealand Institue of Forestry and 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..
Director | Rural Valuation
Christchurch (Rural Valuation)
John has been actively involved in the property industry as a valuer for more than 40 years. Most recently he has held senior valuation positions with Darroch and DTZ.
John’s experience covers a wide variety of property types in both the public and private sectors. His specialised asset valuation assignments have encompassed airports, tertiary institutions, energy generation infrastructure, crown research campuses, hotels, hospitals, rest homes, retail malls, wineries, meat processing plants, court and prison buildings, ski-fields and major stadia. His agri-sector experience is wide ranging and includes large-scale corporate farming operations, crown research farms, large-scale vineyard operations, forestry land, pastoral leases and high country stations. John’s assignments have been completed for a variety of purposes including; financial reporting, insurance, going concern valuation, market value, portfolio asset values, retrospective value, methodology development, arbitration, litigation support, expert witness and Treaty of Waitangi settlement.
John is regarded as a leading valuation practitioner in New Zealand by business leaders and his peers. He has been a member of the New Zealand Institute of Valuers (now PINZ) for over 30 years and was a Harcourt prize recipient in 2004. He has served the profession as National President (1997/98), Chairman of the Valuation and Property Standards Board (1996-2009), New Zealand representative on the International Valuation Standards Committee (10 years) and Chairman of the International Valuation Standards Board (7 years).
John operates nationally and plays a leading role within a number of our specialist valuation practice areas including infrastructure, viticulture, dairy, pastoral and forestry.