Our specialist horticulture sales teams have the expert knowledge and hands-on experience to guide your business down the right path.
Our services include:
Property and business sales
Lease deals and agreements
Mergers and acquisitions
Capital raising and equity partners
Current Horticulture listings
Horticulture Recent Transactions
North Island Horticulture experts
Rural Sales Advisor | Rural & Lifestyle
Jeff Barbour is a sales person working under Colliers Rural and Agribusiness Bay of Plenty. Jeff has had 23 years specializing in the sale of Kiwifruit and Avocado orchards within the area including Te Puke, Tauranga, Te Puna, and Katikati.
Jeff has a background in orchard management, contract labour supply and was involved in developing Vine management systems for the Kiwifruit industry.
During his realestate career Jeff has been instrumental in many high profile sales and also became the first agent to sell a Gold Kiwifruit orchard at $1 m per hectare.
Recently Jeff’s son Brad has joined him in the Realestate business and together they have continued to provide great results for their clients. Jeff’s knowledge of the Kiwifruit and Avocado industries has helped facilitate many sales to buyers that are new to the horticulture scene. His contacts with managers, packhouses and specialist advice has often provided purchaser confidence in concluding a sale.
Rural Sales Advisor | Rural & Lifestyle
As salesperson of Collier’s Rural and Agribusiness, Brad thrives on the details of his work, problem solving and providing his clients with confidence in the sale of orchard properties. Through gaining a Bachelor of Management Studies, industry experience and local knowledge, Brad has a sound understanding of the kiwifruit and avocado industries, it’s people, the market place and comparative alternatives. This enables Brad to provide his clients with confidence and the tools to navigate through any situation to achieve a successful result. Brad also prides himself on undertaking challenges, having represented New Zealand in sport, taken on overseas adventures and is a keen guitarist.
Over the past three years Brad has worked with his father, Jeff. During this time Brad has gained valuable skills, insight, and knowledge from Jeff’s specialisation in orchard sales throughout the past 23 years. Brad has assisted Jeff with the first ‘million dollar per hectare’ sale, and they have since sold orchards over the $1.2 million per hectare in 2019. Together with Jeff, Brad has an extensive database of buyers and industry contacts from which he is committed to providing the best orchard sales service for all parties involved.
Rural Sales Advisor | Rural & Lifestyle
Every property is special and has different attributes and requirements in order to achieve the best result for you. My job is to "achieve that result" and I have a vast amount of experience across many industries that have taught me the skills to do this.
My history spans Sales and Marketing in the National Building and International Freight Forwarding industries. I have run and owner/operated businesses all of my working life so I understand the critical workings of operating a business.
Throughout my years operating as a top salesperson in the rural real estate environment I have met many great people and have a passion for assisting people with their property needs whatever those may be.
I have honed my negotiation skills to make sure that I can achieve fair and equitable outcomes for my clients.
My choice to join the Colliers Rural and Agribusiness team stems from the reality that they have the strongest Global and local brand that’s totally focussed on the sale and lease of income producing assets. They have the best people, networks and the very best tools to get your property "sold".
The key to this success is the extensive marketing, client databases and the teamwork that exists between the salespeople and staff within the Colliers brand to deliver results.
It is truly through competition that we achieve our greatest results, and the only way to gain the competition in buyers is solely through getting "multiple parties" to engage in the process of buying your property.
I will commit my personal energy and that of my teams to making sure we get the very best reach and visibility of your property to the market.
I am excited and looking forward to working closely with you and helping you write the next chapter in your life.
Rural Sales Advisor
Hawke's Bay (Rural)
Louise joins the Colliers Rural and Agribusiness team from a strong rural real estate background, having spent the past eleven years as a top performer in rural real estate in Hawke’s Bay. Prior to her career in real estate she spent 17 years managing a pip and stone fruit orchard in the region. Louise was closely involved within the pipfruit industry as a director of Fruitpackers HB Co-op Limited and Pipfruit NZ Inc as well as chairing the National Research Committee (Pipfruit) for seven years. Louise’s background has given her an extensive knowledge of horticultural, a wide network in the industry and an in-depth understanding of the local orcharding and lifestyle community. This in combination with her professional and dedicated approach to real estate is reflected in her stellar track record of results..
Director & Rural Sales Advisor
Hawke's Bay (Rural)
Raised in Hawke’s Bay, Hadley has spent much of his working life in the agricultural industry. After completing a Diploma in Agricultural Business, Hadley started work in the stock and station industry based in the Bay of Plenty. He travelled extensively overseas and set up a farming business while living in England. Returning to New Zealand, Hadley worked as a Rural Finance Manager before embarking on a very successful rural real estate career.
Hadley’s successful background in the industry has seen him develop a wide skillset along with a client base that covers the globe. His years of specialized experience in rural property marketing and sales have resulted in an outstanding track record of over $300,000,000 in sales. These results place Hadley in the top tier of agents nationwide.
Having established Colliers Rural Hawke’s Bay in 2014, Hadley was appointed National Director of Colliers Rural and Agribusiness in 2017 and continues to foster and develop the TransTasman relationship and foreign interest investment in respect of rural industry assets.
Rural Sales Advisor
With over 30 years of experience in the agricultural sector, specializing in dairy farming and the food processing industry, Clint has joined the Colliers Rural team covering the Bay of Plenty and the Waikato.
Clint started out in a family business designing and building dairy sheds. He developed this business to have national presence in Australia working with some of the largest dairy farms in excess of 15,000 cows, providing support for farmers to effectively manage the welfare of their cows.
From 2013-2016, Clint was appointed lead Project Manager and Company representative for Hancock Prospecting’s move into agriculture on the Hope Dairies Project. Managing key relationships with company stakeholders and Government representatives, Clint was responsible for leading feasibility studies, negotiating and procuring farms and equipment, and creating/heading up a team to manage and develop farming and processing operations over 5000 Ha and project value of $500million.
On a smaller scale, Clint has also set up and developed his own dairy goat farm in Tasmania, securing contracts with both Coles and Woolworths to sell marinated goat cheese across Australia.
His career expanded internationally with animal welfare companies from Israel and Austria in business development roles in Australia and New Zealand with a main focus here in New Zealand. Clint has achieved great success for Afimilk (Israel), developing a strong dealer network and support team across New Zealand which forged a successful strategic partnership with New Zealand’s industry leader in genetics, LIC.
He was then recruited by Smaxtec (Austria) to help with their introduction to New Zealand with an innovative device that sits inside the cow’s rumen measuring key data points, such as rumination and core body temperature, giving the farmer vital information around the welfare of their cows. Serving as Country Manager, he has built key support relationships and research programs with Fonterra, Dairy NZ and LIC, looking at the future and sustainability of dairy farming in New Zealand. With these roles Clint has travelled to all parts of New Zealand, giving him a great understanding of farming, and creating strong networks within its community.
With years of farm-focused experience behind him, Clint offers a no nonsense, down-to-earth approach that accounts for the realities of agricultural and rural properties. As his work history shows time after time, returning exceptional results is always a firm focus for Clint.
South Island Horticulture experts
Director | Marlborough
Respected for his “working with you” attitude and integrity, Andy is a proven leader in rural real estate in the wider Marlborough region. Andy, supported by his experienced team, specialise in rural, viticulture and lifestyle properties having completed more than $650,000,000 in sales.
In-depth market and up to date industry knowledge combined with hands on experience in the rural and viticulture industry have contributed to his success. Together with Colliers International, Andy provides a committed and proactive process with communication and confidentiality assured.
Superior local, national and international networks maximise the exposure of your property to the widest audience of buyers. Whether buying or selling, Andy thrives on a professional approach to achieve the desired result.
Director | Canterbury
Richard brings to Colliers Rural and Agribusiness a strong agribusiness background and a quality network of relationships in the sector. The past 22 years have been spent in technical, agribusiness and banking based rural advisory roles gaining diverse experience across finance, operations, farm development and sales/syndications.
With a reputation for providing informed and sound judgement and delivering results, Richard is committed to achieving the best possible outcome for his client. The completion of recent dairy, grazing, horticulture and sheep and beef farm sales in the region complement the above skills with market and buyer knowledge to achieve the desired outcome for clients.
Rural Sales Advisor | South Canterbury
Jonny joins the Colliers Rural and Agribusiness team with a wealth of farming knowledge and expertise. He has been farming in equity partnerships for the past 10 years. The first seven years was a 7,500 stock unit sheep and beef property near Clinton, South Otago. Jonny and Tracy still own a financial interest in this property. The last three years farming was at Ikawai, South Canterbury, on a large scale dairy farm.
This experience gives Jonny a solid platform when it comes to understanding what is required to run a successful farm business. He has experience in management, compliance, governance, strategy, finance and working with key professionals.
Director | Otago & Southland
Ruth commenced her career in rural real estate in August 2009 before establishing the first Colliers Rural and Agribusiness franchise in New Zealand with Shane O’Brien in September 2014. Her experience and acumen led to a role operating at a national level, spearheading growth in Colliers’ Rural business between 2018 and 2021.
Now based in the Southern-Lakes district, Ruth is Managing Director of the Otago and Southland Rural business, of which she was one of the co-founders in January 2019.
Growing up on a large-scale, high-country farm in Central Otago set the foundation for Ruth’s involvement in the rural industry throughout her working life. After achieving a first-class honours degree from Otago University, Ruth commenced a career in rural finance that spanned nine years with the National Bank. She then joined the progressive new dairy company, Synlait, as Business Development Manager, focusing on growing their farming assets via key acquisitions around the Canterbury region.
Ruth is also involved in the rural building industry with her husband Nigel, and the experience of the incredible highs and lows that this industry has encountered over the past 13 years has honed her management and problem-solving skills to the highest level.
As a rural real estate professional, Ruth's strategy is based around the cornerstones of people and their farming businesses. Focussing on these rather than solely the physical assets is key to how she achieves positive outcomes regardless of market conditions. Her underlying principles of trust and integrity ensure she continues to form long-lasting, genuine relationships and she applies an open, honest approach to all situations.
Furthermore, Ruth's comprehensive understanding of an often complex and evolving rural market together with her ever-present proactive attitude allow her to provide solutions that go beyond the traditional real estate model.
Rural Sales Advisor
Mike is a Central Otago local with 10 years sales experience across a number of different industries. A University of Otago graduate with a Bachelor in Consumer and Applied Science Degree (BCapSC), Mike spent three and a half years working for Lion Breweries in Central Otago where he made sure the area was well watered with Speights but also gained his love and knowledge of the NZ wine industry.
Growing up in Central Otago, Mike has spent time on and off farms in Otago and Southland. His family has a shareholding in a 300ha Sheep and Deer farm in Five Rivers where he spends time helping out when he can.
Mike works closely with key business partners across the agribusiness, viticulture and horticulture space and is passionate about building relationships and knowledge in these areas. He is excited to be working alongside experienced rural consultant Ruth Hodges and is backed by a strong local and global brand in Colliers International.
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.
Director | Rural Valuation
Tim has 13 years property valuation experience and is based in our Blenheim office. Prior to joining CAPI in 2006 he worked as a valuer for Quotable Value based in Christchurch..
Since 2006, Tim’s client work has included viticulture, high country tenure review and rental valuations, pastoral valuations, lifestyle, specialised asset valuations and compensation for various infrastructure projects nationwide.
Tim’s viticulture experience includes the valuation of vineyards for financing, sale & purchase and rent setting purposes for a number of clients including Pernod Ricard, Indevin, Wither Hills, Cloudy Bay, Allan Scott Wines, Treasury Wine Estates, plus a number of others. Tim is also frequently engaged to provide valuation advice to most of the major banks. Having grown up and lived most of his life in Marlborough, Tim has in depth local knowledge of the region.
Tim has extensive experience in valuing large pastoral and high country properties throughout the South Island, either on behalf of Linz for tenure review or rent review purposes or for corporate and private landowners. Properties valued include Muller Station, Mt White, Mt Albert, Mt Creighton, Godley Peaks, Hossack, Glen Wye, Glenhope, Forest Range plus many more. Tim is designated as an assessor under Section 23P Crown Pastoral Land Act 1998 to provide rental assessments on Crown Pastoral Lease properties.
Compensation is another key area of expertise and Tim has provided property advice on a number of projects nationwide including Transpowers 400kV transmission line build through the Waikato, Central Plains irrigation scheme through Canterbury, land acquisitions for roading on behalf of the New Zealand Transport Agency as well as new transmission line easement assessments for various network operators throughout New Zealand.
Tim offers our clients excellent technical skills and market knowledge, together with a sound appreciation of both private and public sector imperatives. He plays a key role in our viticulture, pastoral and compensation valuation teams.
Director | Rural Valuation
Richmond (Rural Valuation)
Blue has over 40 years valuation experience encompassing rural and resource interests, specialised agriculture assets, public sector property (especially forest interests), expert evidence and management. His prior work in senior roles with both Valuation New Zealand and Quotable Value has given him broad property knowledge – with a particular emphasis in the forestry sector.
His client work has traversed a range of property types and issues including; forestry land valuations (lessor and lessee interests), Emission Trading Scheme issues, specialised assets, agribusiness, lifestyle subdivisions, valuations for financing, tax compliance, trust formation, relationship property disputes, Maori land issues, aesthetic land and compensation. In addition he has provided expert evidence and acted as an arbitrator in a number of judicial contexts. He has given evidence in the Valuation Tribunal, High Court, and Enviroment Court.
Blue’s work previously encompassed managing the rating revaluation and roll maintenance programmes for six local authorities in the South Island, giving an in-depth understanding of rating issues and the valuation of exotic forest land and national parks, and acting as Principal Consultant (Rural and Forestry) for Quotable Value. Blue’s more recent large-scale engagements have included the valuation of forest assets in Otago, Nelson, Marlborough, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa and Northland for due diligence, financial planing or reporting and Treaty of Waitangi settlement purposes, as well as Crown Forestry License rent reviews. .
Blue’s personal involvement in agribusiness extends to ownership of a West Coast pine plantation and membership of the New Zealand Institue of Forestry and Farm Forestry Association. As past President of the Property Institute of New Zealand and former President of the New Zealand Institute of Valuers, Blue is highly regarded by both his clients and peers in the profession. He is based in our Nelson office and plays a key role in our agricultural and forestry sector practices and in our dairy pastoral and horticulture valuation teams..
Associate Director | Rural Valuation
Christchurch (Rural Valuation)
Praveen has over 20 years property valuation experience and is based in our Christchurch office. Between 1995 and 2004 he worked as a valuer for Quotable Value based in both Nelson and Christchurch – during that time he held the role of National Project Manager Asset Valuation.
Since 2004, his work for the firm has encompassed a wide variety of assignments including; injurious affection valuations arising from road transportation and electricity supply works, scenario option modeling, specialised asset valuations including airports, ports and tertiary institutions, valuations for insurance and statutory reporting purposes and valuation project management.
Praveen’s infrastructure experience includes; valuation of land and buildings for insurance and financial disclosure purposes for both Christchurch International Airport and Port Eastland, land acquisition and compensation valuations for the Christchurch City Council Northern Arterial, compensation assessments for special amenity value and enterprise value for Crown agencies taking property under the Public Works Act 1981 and compensation for easement property interests acquired by Transpower.
Praveen also undertakes large-scale land subdivision DCF valuations for our corporate land development clients.
Praveen offers our clients excellent technical skills, a sound understanding of the public sector and relevant infrastructure legislation and he plays a key role in the firm’s infrastructure team and our technical peer review process. Praveen is based in our Christchurch office and undertakes work nationally.
Director | Rural Valuation
Christchurch (Rural Valuation)
Ed has over 20 years’ experience in property valuation and agribusiness throughout New Zealand. He is based in Christchurch and travels regularly to the regions. Prior to joining the Colliers International Rural and Agribusiness valuation team he was a senior valuer and business manager of a valuation firm in Central Otago which covered the lower South Island and spent four years as a farm manager on a sheep and beef farm in the Wakatipu Basin. Ed has also practiced as a valuer in Nelson/Tasman, Wellington and the Wairarapa.
Ed has agricultural and forestry interests in the lower North Island, completed the Kellogs Rural Leadership Programme in 2010 and obtained a Master of Property Studies degree in 2015. He has broad property related experience in both urban and rural sectors focusing more recently on specialized rural and commercial assets and the impact of nutrient regulation on land values.
Having spent a good portion of his career in agribusiness and partnering with rural businesses around New Zealand, Ed understands the challenges of the rural sector in changing current economic and political climates, and appreciates our clients need for quality specialist property advice.
Valuer | Rural Valuation
Brylie has begun her career with Colliers in Rural Valuation after completing a Bachelor of Land and Property Management at Lincoln University. After working with the Colliers Rural and Agribusiness Team as an intern, she has since joined the Tauranga Team upon Graduating.
Originally from the Hauraki Plains, Brylie grew up on a property converted from sheep and beef to dry stock and forestry and has always been fond of the rural industry. Studying at Lincoln University helped further her knowledge in the rural sector allowing her to experience farming systems in the Canterbury Plains, and through the Prime Minsters Scholarship comparing these systems with the likes of farming and agribusiness practices in Brazil.
Brylie is working with Chris Boyd primarily in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato Regions with niche expertise in kiwifruit orchards and compensation valuations.
How to prepare your orchard for market
We understand that managing an orchard is not just a job, it’s a way of life, and the decision to sell your property is a big one.
With such a complex asset, it’s crucial that you take the time to get your orchard and business sorted to ensure presented in the best light. A well-presented orchard is very attractive to the market, so spending some time on the small details will make a big difference and yield results.