Rural and Agribusiness Sales

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

Our rural experts have a primary focus on subdivision development and lifestyle properties, but provide a full range of services to support all aspects of rural property.

We leverage the knowledge and experience of our people across the New Zealand market, whilst drawing on Colliers Internationals’ national and global market reach. 

We offer an in-depth understanding of the farming, horticulture, viticulture, lifestyle and forestry sectors from operational and funding structures through to sale and purchase and rent setting purposes. No matter what sector, we have the expertise to advise and assist you in respect to your specialist property. 

We are committed to delivering the best possible results for our clients through proactive marketing strategies and industry leading platforms. Whether you are a corporate or a private client, our proven track record and extensive hands-on experience in the rural and agribusiness sector will ensure we accelerate your success and provide better results, faster.

Gary Brooks
Sales Manager

When it comes to rural real estate, Gary Brooks is a name that is well-known and well-respected in the field, as a sales person and industry leader. His professional, straight talking approach combined with his specialised expertise acquired from 24 years in the industry, integrity and top tier negotiation skills has seen him rise to the top of his game, selling in excess of 500 million dollars’ worth of rural real estate. Gary is an expert at maximising his client’s assets, with a reputation for consistently delivering value while keeping an eye on the finer detail.

When working for his clients, Gary ensures he spends the time to listen to their expectations and translate these into workable, timely solutions with a solid marketing plan that will reap rewards. He knows what works when it comes to marketing property and has previously won a highly sought after marketing award for his work on Gwavas Station, which sold at auction for $9.2 million dollars.

With an aptitude for the sale of forestry blocks, large scale sheep and cattle properties and premium lifestyle blocks, Gary not only has a huge knowledge base around rural real estate itself but also an in-depth legal knowledge of contract law. His previous role, saw him work as a Qualified Branch Manager and General Manager of East Coast and the rural division of a major New Zealand real estate brand – driving high sales performance and applying his expertise to the many standout properties that came his way through repeat business dealings and referrals. Gary is looking forward to continuing in a management capacity, alongside his sales role, as Sales Manager of the Taupo office.

Gary maintains a large professional network and buyer’s database, including extensive national and off-shore databases to ensure each property is reaching as many qualified buyers as possible. He has the sole New Zealand partnership with both Sport Afield and the North American Land Brokers Association, giving all of Gary’s client’s untapped access to 180 offices across North America.

There is no doubt that Gary works tirelessly for his clients. His attention to detail and top level sales, marketing and negotiation skills all work towards delivering maximum results. For the best in rural real estate, contact Gary today.

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Ross Christensen
Rural Sales Specialist

Growing up in rural Manawatu on a dairy farm, Ross attended Massey University and qualified as an Agronomist and worked for Watties NZ out of their Feilding branch.

Ross’s real estate career commenced in 1994 after completing the mandatory industry salesperson’s certificate and then attending an intensive training course with a large real estate company.  
Ross sold rural and lifestyle out of Feilding and was consistently one of the top earners in the company.  He progressed on to Sales Manager of the Feilding branch and also continued to list and sell.

After 10 years in the industry Ross became a business partner and opened a real estate branch in Feilding which went on to become a very successful regional office.

Ross has continued his education in the industry and achieved his AREINZ status in 2007.  During his time in real estate, Ross has specialised in rural subdivisions on his own behalf and for many clients. He has a thorough understanding of the resource consent process and identifying the potential of rural subdivision for the benefit of the land owners.

Ross is committed to the rural industry whether it be lifestyle, dairy, sheep and beef, horticultural and/or rural subdivisions.

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Debra Graham
Rural Sales Specialist

With over twenty years’ experience in the real estate industry, Deb Graham has an accomplished track record in selling lifestyle and residential property.  

Deb knows real estate from every angle, having started in the industry as a personal assistant to two successful realtors in Wellington and then in subsequent support roles before becoming an agent in her hometown region of rural Manawatu. From the finer detail and legalities to sales and negotiation, her exceptional knowledge of all things property is one you can only build from years of experience and allows Deb’s clients to feel confident and at ease when trusting her to sell their property. 

Deb is a true real estate professional. She understands the stress selling or buying a property can cause and makes it her aim to ensure the entire process as seamless as possible, through clear communication and going above and beyond expectations. Deb is not afraid to put in the hard yards and her strong work ethic is evident in the results she achieves for her clients. 

Deb is passionate about Taupo and loves selling real estate in this beautiful part of the country. If you are looking to buy or sell, upsize or downsize, invest or for any property related requirements, call Deb today to talk to an experienced real estate professional. 

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Willie Perry
Rural Sales Specialist
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