New Zealand's leading forestry transactors offering a full range of services for buyers and sellers

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Colliers International's specialist forestry team works alongside Colliers' Rural and Agribusiness teams across New Zealand and overseas, providing clients with access to unparalleled depth of market intelligence in both local and global markets.


Our point of difference with Forestry dealings is our ability to leverage the knowledge and experience of our people across the New Zealand market, whilst drawing on Colliers International’s national and global markets. From transaction services to valuation and advisory, our global network and in-depth market insights provide access to the best resources available. 


Our team provides a comprehensive suite of forestry services and is committed to delivering the best possible results for clients. Whether you are an institutional, banking, corporate or private client, our proven track record and extensive hands-on experience will ensure we accelerate your success and provide better results faster.

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Our team is market leading when it comes to the sale of New Zealand forestry assets. Over the past two years we have sold over $230 million of forestry assets spread over more than 12,500 ha. 

The ability to identify, recommend, and connect suitable forestry investors to forestry assets is paramount to the success of forestry transactions. We not only have the most comprehensive knowledge of the forestry sector, but also an unrivalled track record in sourcing highly qualified investors and negotiating record-breaking sales.

Our services include:

  • Single asset sales
  • Forest estate sales
  • End to end sales processes
  • Tailored marketing services
  • Market insights 
  • Strategic portfolio and property advice
  • Comparative sales evidence and analysis
  • Emissions Trading Scheme advice
Forestry transaction services

Our team has more than 120 years of combined forestry valuation experience. In the past three years we valued forestry assets worth in excess of $2.6 billion spread over 300,000 ha and have worked with more than 60 clients in their decision making and strategic planning. We are one of the few companies in New Zealand able to provide integrated land and tree crop valuation and advice 

Forestry land in New Zealand is held in various types of ownership – each with clearly defined rights and obligations.We have developed substantial expertise in determining forestry land value under fee simple and license agreements for the consideration of fair annual rent, sale and acquisition, funding support, development potential and the impact of the Emissions Trading Scheme. 

Our services include: 

  • Forest and tree crop valuation
  • Forest land valuation and rental
  • Wood products processing facilities
  • Pre-acquisition due diligence

Forestry valuation services
  • Emissions Trading Scheme advice 
  • Forest resource assessments
  • Forest or timber sale administration
  • Afforestation development feasibility
  • Compensation assessments
  • Maori asset advice and valuations
  • Development and project advice
  • Statutory compliance valuations
  • Syndication and investment advice
  • Litigation and expert evidence
  • Economic analysis and modelling
forestry advisory services
Latest news
29 Aug 2018
Growing forestry sector turns a new leaf
A new wave of investors, favourable government policies and the ongoing push for sustainability have reinvigorated New Zealand’s forestry sector, says the country’s top forestry broker.
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30 Jan 2018
Colliers International branches out into specialist forestry sales
Colliers International has launched a specialist forestry sales service headed by New Zealand’s leading forestry broker, Warwick Searle.
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Latest research
13 Oct 2019
Forestry Sales Map | 2019
2019 has been an eventful time for the forestry sector so far. The winter blip in the export log prices appears to be easing with anecdotal evidence suggesting there will be a resurgence in price.
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4 Oct 2019
New Zealand Research Report October 2019
Latest Census results show we may need 69,000 fewer homes nationally than expected due to previous 2018 population estimates that have turned out to be bullish.
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