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Forestry Sales

Leading forestry transactors offering a full range of services for buyers and sellers

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Colliers' specialist forestry team works alongside the rural and agribusiness division across New Zealand and internationally, providing clients with access to an unparalleled depth of market intelligence in both local and global markets.

Our point of difference in forestry transactions and property services is our ability to leverage the knowledge and experience of our people across the New Zealand market, while drawing on Colliers' extensive networks. From transaction services to valuation and advisory, our global network and in-depth market insights provide access to the best resources available. 

Our team provides a comprehensive suite of forestry services and is committed to delivering the best possible results for our clients. Whether you are an institutional, banking, corporate or private client, our proven track record and extensive hands-on experience will ensure we accelerate your success and provide better results, faster.


Colliers' Forestry team are market leaders in the sale of New Zealand forestry assets. Over the past two years we have sold over $230 million of forestry assets spread over more than 12,500 ha. 

The ability to identify, recommend, and connect suitable forestry investors to forestry assets is paramount to the success of forestry transactions. We not only have the most comprehensive knowledge of the forestry sector, but also an unrivalled track record in sourcing highly qualified investors and negotiating record-breaking sales.

Our services include:

  • Single asset sales
  • Forest estate sales
  • End-to-end sales processes
  • Tailored marketing services
  • Market insights 
  • Strategic portfolio and property advice
  • Comparative sales evidence and analysis
  • Emissions Trading Scheme advice
Forestry transaction services

Our team has more than 120 years of combined forestry valuation experience. In the past three years we valued forestry assets worth in excess of $2.6 billion spread over 300,000 ha and have worked with more than 60 clients in their decision making and strategic planning. We are one of the few companies in New Zealand able to provide integrated land and tree crop valuation and advice 

Forestry land in New Zealand is held in various types of ownership – each with clearly defined rights and obligations. We have developed substantial expertise in determining forestry land value under fee simple and license agreements for the consideration of fair annual rent, sale and acquisition, funding support, development potential and the impact of the Emissions Trading Scheme. 

Our services include: 

  • Forest and tree crop valuation
  • Forest land valuation and rental
  • Wood products processing facilities
  • Pre-acquisition due diligence

Forestry valuation services

Our team provide a broad range of advisory services to maximise the potential of forestry assets.

Forestry advisory services include: 

  • Emissions Trading Scheme advice 
  • Forest resource assessments
  • Forest or timber sale administration
  • Afforestation development feasibility
  • Compensation assessments
  • Maori asset advice and valuations
  • Development and project advice
  • Statutory compliance valuations
  • Syndication and investment advice
  • Litigation and expert evidence
  • Economic analysis and modelling
forestry advisory services

Latest Forestry news

18 May 2022

Coffee break with Hunter van der Fits

Hunter van der Fits is one of the young valuers in the Rural Valuation team.
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2 Feb 2022

Rural and forestry sectors eye productive 2022

Strong dairy farm sales activity in the second half of last year indicates there is renewed confidence in the national dairy market as the sector moves into 2022.
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Latest Forestry research

1 Aug 2021

New Zealand Forestry Market Update| August 2021

Land for forestry purposes continues to be in high demand and we are seeing a good level of sales activity, supported by strong commodity prices and upward pressure to carbon prices.
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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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