Chris has 30 years valuation and consultancy experience across a wide variety of property related matters including compensation, financial reporting statutory compliance, acquisition and rural forestry 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, lifestyle development land, forestry land valuations, Emission Trading Scheme issues, specialised asset valuations, valuations for financing, tax compliance, trust formation, matrimonial disputes and compensation. In addition he has provided expert evidence in the District Court, Maori Land 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, 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, infrastructure and pastoral.
Chris is the immediate past chairman of the Tauranga branch of the Property Institute of New Zealand and was recently appointed to the Waikato No. 4 Land Valuation Tribunal.