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Rural Valuation founder retiring after 24 years

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The founder and former Executive Director of Colliers International’s Rural Property Valuation and Advisory service is stepping down after 24 years with the business.

Tim Crighton has announced his resignation as Director and Board Member of Crighton Anderson Property and Infrastructure Limited, trading as Colliers International, effective 31 March 2020.

Crighton has gradually transitioned out of his day-to-day role in the business over the past year due to health issues but remained part of the leadership team to ensure a successful succession process.

Chris Boyd was appointed as Executive Director and Chair of the Board of Directors during this period.

Crighton says the leadership transition has now been completed successfully.

"Over the past year Chris, Blue Hancock and I have worked together to ensure a smooth transition with minimal impact on the team and our clients.

"It has been an amazing and rewarding experience to work alongside so many talented individuals who were part of this team over the past 24 years since we founded the firm.

“We have achieved a great deal together and built a solid reputation as market leaders during this time.

"It is an emotional decision for me to leave the business, but at the same time I am confident that the firm will continue to be synonymous with high professional standards and will keep growing and maintaining its leadership position in our field.

“I am confident I am leaving the business in good shape and in safe hands. It will be exciting to follow its future progress.”

Boyd says it has been a privilege to work with Crighton over the years.

“As a team and business we have benefitted tremendously from his experience, knowledge and guidance.

“Tim had mentored most of our current lead specialists and has played a crucial role in building the team to what it is now.

“Tim leaves an enduring legacy behind and on behalf of all our staff and our valued clients I would like to wish Tim all the very best in his future endeavours.”

Director Blue Hancock adds: "On behalf of the team and all shareholders, we would like to express our sincere thanks and deep appreciation to Tim, as founder and long-term executive director, for all his efforts and perseverance building the practice and steering it in the right direction during trying times.” 

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Chris Boyd

Executive Director | Rural Valuation


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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