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Rural and Agribusiness Valuations

Handling all types of property across this priority sector to help clients make informed decisions


Our specialist Rural Property Valuation and Advisory team is the largest of its kind in New Zealand, employing 18 professionals with over 300 years of combined property valuation and real estate experience across all industries of this primary sector. Our aim is to ensure that our clients have a clear understanding of the value of their assets, together with the up-to-date market information, research and analysis they need to make informed property related decisions. Our dedication to service excellence with unparalleled market intelligence and delivery on complex projects is the key to accelerating your success. 


We are committed to an accountable service that is always delivered with integrity, honesty and transparency. We place a special emphasis on a single point of contact and highly personalised service.


Our team of Rural and Agribusiness Valuations and Advisory experts work nationally, with offices in Christchurch, Tauranga, Richmond (Nelson), Blenheim and Invercargill.

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We are the leading specialist in valuation of dairy land and assets with a wide range of work completed across the country for corporate farming entities, individual farmers and investors. Our assignments range from feasibility analyses for new acquisitions and land conversions to annual portfolio valuations for financial reporting purposes. 

We consider the valuation of farms using a market approach together with consideration of the income approach and cost approach. We place significant effort into understanding the farming system, assessing the physical resource, the regulatory environment and taking a considered view of their future production.

For more information contact Greg Petersen.


We have an internal team specialising in pastoral land and assets and we provide a full suite of services to our clients in the industry across New Zealand.

Our comprehensive reports are well supported by a rich body of evidence around financial performance, current market and potential regulatory considerations.

For more information contact Tim Banks or Tim Gifford.


Land owners and investors now have more options to consider and can yield better returns if the decisions are based on robust information.

Being part of Colliers and working alongside other specialised rural services teams in New Zealand and overseas, we have access to unparalleled depth of market intelligence from regional and global markets.

Our forestry specialists have over 100 years of combined experience completing valuation and advisory work on all aspects of forestry investment in New Zealand for a range of clients – from private forestry owners to corporate and government entities and overseas investors.

Our team provides assessment and advice on forest land value, rent setting, conversions, afforestation and Emission Trading Scheme.

For more information contact Blue Hancock.

We complete extensive work across New Zealand’s horticulture sector, with numerous assignments  for kiwifruit, avocado, stone fruit, pip fruit orchards, berry farms, nurseries, market gardens and glass houses from Northland to Southland.

In the Bay of Plenty region we specialise in kiwifruit, completing significant advisory work for investor and green field developers. View our latest kiwifruit report  here.

Our services in the industry also extend to valuations of post-harvest facilities such as pack houses, cool stores and distribution chains, controlled environment vegetable farms and flower growers for finance or financial reporting purposes.

For more information contact Chris Boyd, Blue Hancock, Tim Gifford or Praveen Menon.

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We have the broad knowledge and the skill set within the team to deliver successfully on complex valuation assignments nationally.

We are well placed to provide specialised assets valuations, which by nature are unique and present a very specific set of problems that require strong methodology and modelling skills. 

We apply a cross disciplinary approach and conduct robust analysis that is well supported by a rich body of evidence around financial performance, current market conditions and potential regulatory considerations. 

Over the last few years we have completed multiple valuations and rent assessments of specialised assets including ports, marinas, airports, hospitals, university and research facilities, tourism assets such as ski fields and thermal springs, hydro-energy projects and water irrigation schemes.

 For more information please contact John Dunckley, Praveen Menon or Ed Percy.

Our viticulture specialists have decades of combined experience in the sector providing valuations for financing, transaction advice and rent setting purposes for vineyards and wineries.

We also provide investment advice for purchase, sale and rental of existing going concern vineyards and proposed greenfield developments. 

Our team work nationally, covering all main wine producing regions in New Zealand on both islands. Go to our rural market research page to find the latest viticulture market updates.

For all viticulture queries contact Tim Gifford.


Our expertise extends to compensation valuation services with experience in many large-scale compensation valuations with a particular focus within the energy, transportation, telecommunication and irrigation sectors. 

We have worked with a variety of public sector entities, territorial local authorities, iwi, publicly listed companies, private enterprises and individuals, including several major infrastructure sector and agribusiness participants. 

Our services are engaged when the valuation outcome is likely to be contentious and needs to be defensible in Court. As both valuation experts and chartered accountancy service, we can produce independent, robust and dependable advice. 

For more information contact Chris Boyd.

Latest Rural Valuation research

18 May 2022

Viticulture Property Market Update | Marlborough and Central Otago

Vineyard values are increasing and the property market is active.
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14 Apr 2022

Dairy Property Market Update | South Island

The market’s momentum is driven by the resilience of the New Zealand Dairy Industry during a global pandemic and a strong farm gate milk price restoring confidence in those already invested and capturing the attention of new investors.
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Latest Rural Valuation 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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16 May 2022

Colliers Rural Valuation Scholarship - application now open for 2022

If you have a curious mind, tempted by Rural Valuation, we would like to hear from you.
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Matt Atkinson, Partner

 “I instructed Chris Boyd to provide expert valuation evidence in respect a piece of high value litigation in which the value of a large rural property was in issue.  Chris was required to assess the value of the land on two different dates that were many years in the past.  I found Chris to be extremely clear, thorough and logical.  He was easy to work with and met our requirements with regard to time frames.  Chris’s evidence was an essential part of our defence and made a major contribution to a very favourable outcome.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Chris for similar high value work in the future.”


Nigel Shirtcliff, Executive Manager, Rural Corporate Banking and Callum Harper, Director, Corporate

“The Colliers International Rural Valuation team completed an irrigation report commissioned by our Corporate Agribusiness team. We provided an initial brief to the Colliers Rural Valuation team who delivered a quality report in a short time frame. We were impressed by the team’s understanding of our organisation’s needs and their knowledge of the irrigation issues and provided a report that exceeded our expectations.”

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Ian McNabb

“We engaged Colliers Rural Valuation to provide valuation advice over the past ten years. We have always found the analysis and advice provided to be of a high standard. The team has a wide range of experience and skills and have been able to meet demanding time frames in completing the work assigned to them.”

Ian McNabb has been a long-term client of the firm in his capacity as the former CEO of Port Marlborough (current client) and as executive director of other corporate entities.

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