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TelferYoung opens North Shore office

Published 25 February 2007

TelferYoung (Auckland) Ltd has re-established a valuation & property advisory office on the North Shore, staffed by Bob & Marlene Hawkes & Weston Kerr.

Bob Hawkes, of Mairangi Bay, is a registered valuer & dispute resolution specialist, a fellow of the Property Institute and the Arbitrators & Mediators Institute and associate of the Institute of Valuers. He specialises in commercial & industrial valuations throughout Auckland, general property advisory, central & local government land acquisition and dispute resolution, and is an accredited adjudicator for Construction Contract Act claims.

Mr Kerr, of Takapuna, has long been regarded as a pre-eminent specialist in the full range of rural holdings, residential land prime for subdivision (particularly coastal holdings) & high-value residential property on the North Shore & in Rodney. He’s a fellow of both the Property Institute & Institute of Valuers, and is one of the few valuers who holds qualifications in both rural & urban valuation, with expertise in Public Works Act acquisitions in both disciplines.

TelferYoung said its North Shore office would be supported by the expertise of directors Evan Gamby, Lewis Esplin, Trevor Walker & Dave Regal.

TelferYoung has 8 offices around the country.

Website: TelferYoung


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Valuit team unveils Property InDepth franchise business

Published: 10 July 2005

Valuit Asset Appraisals Ltd founder Steve Tucker & business partner Steve McNamara unveiled their new company, valuation franchiser Property InDepth Ltd, at the NZ Property Institute conference in Wellington.

The franchise model combines a fully automated business management software system with a wireless internet-based valuation report delivery solution to change the way valuation work is undertaken, presented & delivered.

Mr Tucker said research showed the valuation sector needed to embrace higher levels of technology and provide more comprehensive information in valuation reports, and the profession needed revitalising to attract younger people into the industry.

Property InDepth addressed this by restructuring & automating most business & valuation processes associated with running a valuation business, many of which valuers perform manually.

In the process the company has developed a system, including software, which Mr Tucker said made it much easier for valuers to embark on running their own business and allowed them to provide New Zealand’s fastest turnaround & most comprehensive residential property valuation reports. As a result, the system also met a demand in the real estate market for fast & comprehensive property valuations.

“Given the typical times between a valuation request & site inspection, and between inspection & report delivery, current valuers usually aren’t fast enough with their reports to allow buyers to make an offer conditional on valuation,” Mr McNamara, a registered land & buildings valuer, said.

“The Property InDepth franchise model significantly improves productivity in the industry, giving valuers more time to research the market in their territory.

“At the same time, these efficiencies create much quicker turnaround times for each valuation, allowing valuers to produce a report which is available online within a few hours of completing a site inspection, rather than days – the current industry standard.”

By contrast, under the traditional valuation model, valuers can spend a considerable amount of time on completing paperwork for an onsite property assessment. Typically, when valuers inspect a property they have to fill out a range of paper forms or dictate notes and then go back to the office to have the report typed, then re-check the report, make any corrections & get the report printed out, bound & posted.

Mr McNamara said the Property InDepth system eliminated the need for all of this paperwork as the information is recorded by a valuer on tablet laptop computers, on the spot at the valuation site.

Property InDepth’s next step is to recruit valuers to join the franchise.

Franchize Consultants (NZ) Ltd managing director & former Franchise Association chairman Win Robinson said it was gratifying that the team behind Property InDepth developed the franchise along sound, well proven principles by getting top professional assistance to correctly formulate & implement the concept.

This system uses proven business techniques adopted from Valuit, a market leader in property depreciation services for residential investors.

Mr Tucker trained at Rolle Associates Ltd then founded New Zealand’s first company specialising in depreciation apportionments for property investors, Valuit Asset Appraisals Ltd, in 1999.

Mr McNamara also worked at Rolle Associates Ltd then Darroch Associates Ltd before joining Valuit in 2000.

Franchise manager for the new company is Malcolm Macnaught.

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