Rural and Agribusiness Sales

Local expertise, global reach and a corporate approach to advisory and brokerage

Our rural and agribusiness specialists work with rural land and business owners throughout the country, matching investment opportunities with leading domestic and global investors. They provide comprehensive advice to rural and agribusiness owners and buyers and cover the entire spectrum of New Zealand agribusiness.

We are serious about our work but don’t take ourselves too seriously. We value an optimistic, energetic and dynamic work environment that emphasizes social as well as business interaction.

Real estate is always busy, but amidst the busy-ness, Colliers Rotorua sets the tone by encouraging employees to get together. Throughout the year, employees are given an opportunity to give back to their community in charitable ways. However, giving back to the community is just one aspect of how the Rotorua office shows their team spirit.

Each one of our brokers offers a specific skill set matched to your unique requirements and have extensive experience in farming, enabling us to offer specialised services to all our clients.

Services include: 

  • Appraisals
  • Rural sales and agribusiness
  • Subdivision sales
  • Lifestyle sales
  • Orchard sales
Richard Graham
General Manager

Richard Graham is General Manager - Colliers Rural and Agribusiness for Bay of Plenty, Waikato and Coromandel.

Richard has been involved with Real Estate since 2007 when he joined Bayleys initially as National Country Manager where he was responsible for the Country and lifestyle divisions across New Zealand and was involved in a number of high profile sales including Hillend Station in Wanaka and The Crafar farms portfolio.

Richard has also been Group Marketing Manager for Bayleys and led all aspects of the marketing operation including the Global program and contact with key worldwide affiliates.

More recently Richard managed Commercial and Industrial business in the Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Taranaki regions.

Richards background prior to joining Real Estate is in Sales and Marketing and in addition to roles with Primedia, DB Breweries and Allied Liquor he has worked as Marketing Manager for Holden NZ and Corporate Marketing Manager for Farm Improvement Company LIC.

In addition to selling in his own right, Richard works with an extremely professional and dedicated team of highly experienced and enthusiastic salespeople who are market leaders and responsible for delivering optimum solutions to our clients and maximising the value of their real estate assets.

The team operate across all areas of the rural real estate landscape from family drystock or dairy farms, to rural subdivisions, horticulture, viticulture, forestry, rural businesses and  corporate farming operations.

Our passion is helping rural people achieve their real estate goals.


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Alan Duncan
Sales Specialist | Rural
Rotorua (Rural)

Alan Duncan’s name is synonymous with rural real estate. Commencing in the industry in 1994, Alan right from this point focused and specialised in rural sales. His work ethic, consistency and results over this time have not only been recognised in prestigious industry awards, but endorsed by his many long-term repeat clients and numerous referrals.  Alan’s experience and in-depth knowledge of dairying have enabled him to achieve outstanding results in his focus area of large block sales..

He has a flair for diversity, the ability to think laterally and knows how to communicate with rural clients. A farm upbringing, background as a qualified saddler, equine interests and country lifestyle put Alan at instant ease with the farming community.

Recently, Alan diversified into lifestyle subdivision with the development of their property. A 68 hectare holding of land in Hamurana Stage 1 of the Todd Duncan Estate was a successful sell-out, and Stage 11, due in 2018, is eagerly anticipated.

Having founded local boutique real estate agency Duncan Realty with his wife Shona in 2003, Alan regards the attainment of Colliers International Rural as a natural career progression. Widely acclaimed internationally, the New Zealand Colliers International name resonates with Alan, and he is proud to align himself with the trusted real estate brand and expand its presence in the region, providing his clients with the opportunity to present their farm or rural business to a global audience.

When spare time allows, Alan enjoys relaxing with his family’s equines, or the exhilaration of offshore sailing and car racing.

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Chris Meban
Sales Specialist | Rural & Lifestyle
Rotorua (Rural)

I’m Chris Meban and I have 30 plus years of rural experience..

I am a 5th generation farmer who had run the 2,300 ha family dry stock farm, running 20,000 stock units.

I started my working life shepherding on large East Coast sheep and cattle stations before completing a Diploma of Agriculture at Massey University.

In 2008 I moved to Rotorua due to its centrality & outdoor environment that my family & I are so passionate about.

We live on a 55ha lifestyle farm in Hamurana running sheep and cattle.

I have many interests outside of work – hunting, fishing to name a few.

It is my interest in the farming scene and the rural community has led me to the challenge of rural Real Estate.

To me real estate is about achieving the best possible result for my clients and ensuring that the process is a positive one. Creating a marketing plan that will target the right buyers and gain as much attention along with consistent and timely communication with everyone involved

I know my market, and have great communication skills and I have a solid track record of sales over many suburbs and all price ranges.

I understand the target audience for each property I offer so I can quickly identify the most effective way to reach those intended buyers.

My promise to you:

I will apply the farming ethics of hard work and honesty to your real estate portfolio.


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Brett Martin
Sales Specialist | Rural & Lifestyle
Rotorua (Rural)

Brett has in excess of 30 years farming experience having owned and worked on both Dry Stock and Dairy farms throughout the North Island, primarily in the Rotorua, Bay of Plenty and King Country districts.

Brett and his wife have developed and increased production on numerous dairy farms and have employed a variety of systems from very high inputs to low inputs farms with great success.

Many of the properties required major upgrades and infrastructure redevelopment and a number of properties underwent rural subdivisions – an area which is of special interest to Brett.

Brett also has an interest in Farm forestry harvesting & planting operations.

In addition, Brett spent 6 years in the Police Force in Rotorua and has also built and operated 2 successful businesses in the Gaming and Catering areas servicing crowds up to and in excess of 1500 people including international sporting events.

This experience along with recently completed courses in training in rural mediation and relationship management gives Brett the skills to understand, market and negotiate any rural property deal whether it be Dairy, Drystock, Lifestyle Horticulture or anything in between while maximising the value for the owners.

Brett is happy to work with other rural people to understand their goals, aspirations and bucket lists, help explore the various options available and capitalize on their current assets.

Don’t hesitate to contact Brett today to share a coffee and discuss your real estate needs.


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