John has been actively involved in the property industry as a valuer for more than 40 years. Most recently he has held senior valuation positions with Darroch and DTZ.
John’s experience covers a wide variety of property types in both the public and private sectors. His specialised asset valuation assignments have encompassed airports, tertiary institutions, energy generation infrastructure, crown research campuses, hotels, hospitals, rest homes, retail malls, wineries, meat processing plants, court and prison buildings, ski-fields and major stadia. His agri-sector experience is wide ranging and includes large-scale corporate farming operations, crown research farms, large-scale vineyard operations, forestry land, pastoral leases and high country stations. John’s assignments have been completed for a variety of purposes including; financial reporting, insurance, going concern valuation, market value, portfolio asset values, retrospective value, methodology development, arbitration, litigation support, expert witness and Treaty of Waitangi settlement.
John is regarded as a leading valuation practitioner in New Zealand by business leaders and his peers. He has been a member of the New Zealand Institute of Valuers (now PINZ) for over 30 years and was a Harcourt prize recipient in 2004. He has served the profession as National President (1997/98), Chairman of the Valuation and Property Standards Board (1996-2009), New Zealand representative on the International Valuation Standards Committee (10 years) and Chairman of the International Valuation Standards Board (7 years).
John operates nationally and plays a leading role within a number of our specialist valuation practice areas including infrastructure, viticulture, dairy, pastoral and forestry.