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Christchurch continues to expand its Valuations team

John Pryor appointed to Christchurch-based Valuations team

Colliers International is proud to announce the appointment of another Associate Director to the expanding Christchurch Valuations division.

John Pryor has been appointed to a new leadership role of Associate Director in the Christchurch-based Valuations division.

John expressed his excitement about the move, saying he’s looking forward to working with the new team and growing his own areas of expertise.

Colliers International New Zealand Chief Executive Mark Synnott says the new appointment will complement and add to the team’s recent leadership additions.

“The Christchurch Valuations division is anticipating a great year ahead for the team, and we look forward to having John on board to do so.

“I trust his complimentary experience and character will be a great addition to this growing team.”

Pryor brings with him a wealth of experience in commercial valuation for speciality markets such as hotels and leisure, hospitality, education and self-storage.

Colliers International National Director of Valuations, Kane Sweetman, expressed his enthusiasm, saying the appointment will allow the team to take an increasingly prominent position in the Christchurch valuation space.

“John will be a real asset to the current team, and I’m thrilled to now be offering a full range of Valuation and Advisory services in Christchurch.

“He has an in-depth understanding of some key specialist markets and great experience in the early childhood and education markets.”

This move follows two other recent high-profile recruits into the Christchurch Valuations team.

Pryor will join Director Marius Ogg and Associate Director Scott Ansley in further growing the current industry presence in Christchurch.

Our team delivers a full range of property valuation services. Whatever your requirements our market-leading team can cover every aspect of your commercial real estate needs.


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Mark Synnott

Chief Executive Officer | New Zealand


Mark joined Colliers International in 1989, when the company was first established in New Zealand. He assisted in establishing the leasing and agency side of the business in Auckland.
In 1994 Mark was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Colliers in New Zealand. Since then, he has grown the Colliers team in New Zealand from 65 to 650 staff.

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Kane Sweetman

National Director


Kane has over 25 years of experience in the New Zealand, Australian and UK real estate sector.

Kane’s experience is truly global having provided valuation and advisory services throughout the Pacific along with various pan-European and pan-Asian portfolio valuation assignments.  In the UK he was directly involved in some of the largest development and land transactions including support for a corporate acquisition by US logistics giant Prologis and the provision of  feasibility studies for the development of London’s Stratford regeneration, which included Westfield Stratford and the surrounds. Kane specialised in retail valuations while in Sydney and valued some of Australia’s largest Shopping Centres.  Since returning to New Zealand in 2012, he has focused on Auckland’s CBD Office market along with mixed use and residential development valuations. 

Kane is a past member of the Auckland Branch committee of the NZIV and was the Deputy Chairman for the New South Wales RICS board between 2009 and 2011. He is a RICS Assessor and has been part of the Oceania Valuation Standards Board along with being Chairman of RICS New Zealand between 2014 and 2020.  In 2011 Kane was invited to become a Fellow of the RICS for his contributions to the Institution and the property profession.  He is currently a member of the PCNZ National Advisory Group.

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