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Geoff Beaumont joins the Rural Valuation team in Christchurch

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Geoff was born and raised on a dairy farm in the Waikato, he's also a Lincoln University graduate and a multi-national BMX champion.

Greg Petersen, Director and team lead for the Christchurch office says they are very pleased to have Geoff join the team.

“Geoff brings the rural expertise we need to move the business forward, as well as a great attitude, which meant he instantly became part of the team."

Geoff graduated in 2015 with a BCom degree majoring in Valuation and Property Management and Accounting. He also played rugby for the Lincoln Under 21s team, alongside Jack Powell, a registered valuer based in Blenheim. 

After graduation Geoff stayed in Christchurch where his first employment was with JLL focusing on residential and commercial property valuations.

The road to rural valuation

In 2016 Geoff moved back home to the Waikato to continue working on residential and lifestyle valuations but where there were opportunities to move into the rural valuation space.

Over the next couple of years he started valuing more farms, adding dairy, sheep and beef and grazing properties to his portfolio. Following the completion of additional papers at Massey University to back up his fast-accumulating practical knowledge in the field, Geoff achieved registration in early 2019.

Geoff’s efforts and growing experience did not go unnoticed, and he became the lead of the rural team within his Waikato firm.

Fast forward a couple of years and Geoff was ready to make another shift, this time moving back to Christchurch.

Why Christchurch?

While Canterbury and the South Island provided plenty of work opportunities for the types of valuations he wanted to pursue, Geoff and his wife had a very personal reason for the move. 

“We are expecting our first child, a little girl, in a couple of months’ time and wanted to be close to my wife’s family. It is a new beginning for us and having her mum’s support close by can make all the difference.

“I want to establish myself as a dairy and pastoral property valuation expert and I wanted to be based in Christchurch, which is just as well, as there is more scale and greater complexity in rural valuations in the South Island.

"Talking to friends and colleagues about the move South, I was told repeatedly that the best team to join for professional growth is the Colliers Rural Valuation team

“Now that I am part of the team, I can see why. It is exciting to work alongside some very experienced people such as Greg Petersen, Tim Banks and Praveen Menon, to get to know new clients and help the team meet the growing demand for our services in the region.

“Being part of a team that works across all regions and agri industries is also very appealing and provides many opportunities for future development.

“I also have a massive appreciation for unique concept builds with interesting features. This is where my interest in lifestyle valuation comes from as there are some exceptional dwellings often found in the lifestyle market. I am hoping that I can establish myself in lifestyle property valuation, especially now that the wider Colliers rural team is growing its presence in this segment.

"I'm also becoming more involved in valuing intensive farming properties such as piggeries and chicken farms, and getting a taste for specialised assets with some unexpected features.

“The team culture is inviting and everyone is very supportive, and this makes it much easier to dive in right away,” says Geoff.


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Geoff Beaumont

Registered Valuer | Rural & Agribusiness

Christchurch (Rural Valuation)

Geoff has a strong rural background growing up in the Waikato where he has developed a range of skills which aid him in his valuation career. 

Geoff began his valuation career in 2014 in Christchurch, however more involved in the Residential and Lifestyle markets.  Following a move to the Waikato in 2016 Geoff expanded his education  and began working in the rural market around the Waikato Region valuing a mixture of dairy, grazing, and sheep and beef  farms as well as continuing in the residnetial and lifestyle markets.  In 2019 Geoff completed his registration.

Part way through 2021, Geoff moved back south to join the Colliers Rural and Agribusiness valuation team and is working alongside our senior valuers gaining valuable experience across the valuation sector.  This has included mainly dairy farms, grazing and finishing farms and lifestyle blocks.

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Greg Petersen

Director | Rural Valuation

Christchurch (Rural Valuation)

Greg is an experienced registered valuer and leads our Canterbury rural valuation and property consultancy team in Christchurch.

Greg specialises in the valuation of rural property throughout Canterbury and the South Island. His work for the firm has included financial reporting valuations of large scale rural portfolio’s, compensation assessments for major infrastructure projects and one off individual farm valuations for lending, estate and development purposes.

Greg offers our clients excellent technical skills and he has a highly developed understanding of the public sector and relevant legislation. He plays a lead role in our corporate dairy farm valuation work, high country, infrastructure compensation and in other valuation practice areas.

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Chris Boyd

Executive Director | Rural Valuation

Tauranga

Chris has 36 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 and the Directors Institute of New Zealand.

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