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

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Our team of forestry transactors offers a comprehensive suite of services designed for individuals and businesses involved in buying and selling forestry properties in New Zealand.

Working hand in hand with Colliers' Rural and Agribusiness division, our dedicated forestry team operates on a national and international scale, providing clients with unparalleled access to extensive market intelligence in both local and global arenas.

At the core of our forestry transactions and property services lies a distinct advantage: the ability to harness the combined knowledge and expertise of our professionals throughout the New Zealand market, while leveraging Colliers' expansive networks. Whether you require transactional support, valuation services, or expert advice, our global reach and comprehensive market insights grant us access to top-tier resources.




The Colliers' Forestry team is the market leader in the sale of New Zealand forestry assets. Over the past two years we have sold over $200 million of forestry assets spread over more than 10,000 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 provides 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
Māori 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

16 Jun 2022

Case Study | Rangatira Forestry Estate

Rangatira Estate consists of three mature freehold forests in the Whanganui region. The forests have a gross area totalling 565.1ha and a net stocked area totalling 462.2ha.
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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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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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