What sets our award-winning valuation advisory team apart

Commercial building valuation is critical to successfully strategising and growing your property portfolio. Meet the expert team at JLL NZ and find out what sets them apart.

September 06, 2022

Today, more than ever, the proven expertise and insights of dedicated valuation and sector specialists can help set you up for success. Leveraging our global network, leading technology and over 200 years of data insights, we deliver industry-leading valuation and strategic advice across a diverse range of property types.

Why we’re different

Growing rapidly—with nine new valuers joining this year alone—JLL NZ boasts an award-winning team of over 40 dedicated and experienced valuation advisors across our Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch offices. A tailored and robust approach perfectly positions us to empower smarter investments, while supporting critical and informed thinking in today’s changing world of real estate.

“A truly global footprint, with full national coverage, allows us to combine a deep understanding of wider global factors with local market conditions,” says Dale Winfield, Head of Valuation Advisory at JLL NZ. “We have the resources to scale faster and effectively serve new sectors - this really sets us apart.”

“Armed with New Zealand’s longest operating property research capabilities, we pride ourselves on in-depth market knowledge and deep client relationships.” Diverse experience acquired from an all-encompassing client portfolio has facilitated a panoramic view of value and risk, which enables us to deliver fast, accurate and strategic advice. 

A key differentiator in the local valuation market, JLL NZ offers a highly specialised team of plant and machinery valuers to expertly navigate the more complex valuation process. JLL has extensive experience in assets including machinery, equipment, chattels, vehicles and infrastructure. Whether a valuation is required for financial reporting, due diligence, insurance or tax depreciation, an accurate plant, equipment and infrastructure valuation is fundamental to a business’ success.

With more than 20 years’ experience, Winfield has observed instrumental changes in the global valuation industry over the course of his career. Looking to the future, like every industry, he predicts the valuation sector will rapidly evolve with ongoing advances in technology. “We’re actively working to ensure we’re abreast of developments, to ensure we continue providing best-in-class services to our clients,” says Winfield. Dashboards and automated intelligence are among the predictions he anticipates will provide even more scope and potential to meet evolving industry needs.

The key to our success is our people

They come from diverse backgrounds and ways of life, and together they deliver exemplar valuation advice. They also create a vibrant culture which is fun to be part of.

With a team of nearly 50 valuers, we have brilliant experts across many specialist sectors from retirement villages to plant, agriculture and everything in between. We cover most locations and have a wide range of experience.

We’ve taken the opportunity to introduce some of the team below.

Tony Pratt
Senior Director, Head of Plant, Equipment and Infrastructure

Tony Pratt joined JLL in 2010, bringing with him more than 30 years’ experience as a plant and machinery valuer. Throughout his career, Pratt has embraced the numerous travel opportunities associated with his specialisation, including projects in Australia, South America, Fiji, America and Asia. This saw him work across industries such as dairy, meat and food processing, contracting, property depreciation, tourism, engineering and infrastructure. In addition to this, Pratt provides consultancy advice to major government departments, covering depreciation, investigation and advisory on a wide range of valuation methodologies and assets. Testament to Pratt’s loyal, client-focused approach are long-term clients, Fonterra and Fletcher Building, which Pratt has engaged for 21 and 15 years respectively. He also heads the team of nine plant, equipment and infrastructure specialists across the country.

Tim Dick
Director, Head of Valuation Advisory Wellington

A respected property advisor with over 30 years’ experience, Tim Dick has an expansive portfolio including specialist property such as schools, churches and large format retail. Tim cites great leadership and support at local and global levels as the drawcard to JLL in 2014. Previously, he spent more than 20 years at a private practice in Dunedin, undertaking a wide range of urban valuation work. Prior to this, he worked in public practice predominantly across the residential valuation sector. A Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Valuers and Property Institute of New Zealand, he is a highly regarded member of the wider valuation industry.

Stephen Doyle
Senior Director

As a Fellow of the New Zealand Property Institute—with over 20 years’ experience in the property industry across the private and public sector—one of the biggest shifts Stephen Doyle has observed in his career is increased demand for bespoke, specialist expertise. Pre-empting this need early on, Doyle worked to build specialties within the residential development land market, and hotel and hospitality sectors. This transpired to Doyle’s position today as Senior Director of Valuation Advisory. Involvement with the majority of leading hotels and resort brands across New Zealand and the South Pacific (Fiji, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, and Vanuatu) has facilitated an in-depth understanding of the tourism industry across private islands, hotels, serviced apartments, resorts, boutique lodges, motels, and backpackers. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic shifted Doyle’s focus to the residential land market, where he consults New Zealand’s preeminent developers.

Liam Rooney

With over a decade of experience, Liam Rooney has honed extensive expertise in the retail sector, enabling him to provide clients with best-in-class service. Rooney has played an integral role in the valuation of almost every major retail asset in New Zealand, including recent involvement in the development valuations for Commercial Bay, Sylvia Park and Westfield Newmarket. Rooney and his team have cemented their spot as the primary retail valuers in the industry having completed close to all major development feasibilities and having involvement in 26 of the last 28 major shopping centre transactions in last 36 months. The JLL Retail Valuation team has also had involvement in almost all of the significant supermarket and trade retail transactions in this period. Mentorship and leadership are also attributes he demonstrates daily with the younger members of his team.

Brad Chemaly
Associate Director

Joining JLL in 2013, Brad Chemaly boasts a breadth of experience across all commercial sectors, including land and development. In 2017 he achieved his Public Valuer Registration and a two-year stint in London further reinforced his passion for the sector, while expanding his knowledge of commercial and industrial assets. His return to JLL in early 2019 has seen him specialise in the industrial sector. A key highlight in Chemaly’s career to date includes winning a company-wide accolade for Outstanding Mentorship and Leadership, which he attributes to the number of highly experienced valuers he’s had the opportunity to learn from on his journey. When asked what his predictions are for the future of valuation in New Zealand, he anticipates technology will reduce the amount of front-end, manual reporting, allowing valuers to prioritise focus on more critical aspects of their role.

Phoebe Hewitson
Senior Registered Valuer

With an impressive list of accolades to her name—including RICS Young Achiever of the Year, JLL Contribution to Business Award, and the JLL Diversity and Inclusion Award—Phoebe Hewitson consistently demonstrates a commitment to clients and our values. In a full circle moment, Hewitson joined JLL in 2015 while studying, following in the footsteps of her father, whose first job was at Jones Lang Wootton in London. Initially, she acquired experience across a range of property fields before cementing a niche within the retail sector. In addition to her notable work achievements, Hewitson is an influential member of the wider JLL NZ team. As OneJLL Champion for New Zealand, she’s regularly been appointed to MC at client events. In 2019, she was selected to attend the Property Conference in the Whitsundays, gaining further exposure to the business and invaluable learnings.

Geoff Beaumont
Registered Valuer

Geoff Beaumont started his valuation career with JLL after finishing at Lincoln University in 2014, and left for the green ‘home’ pastures of the Waikato in 2016. Before returning to JLL at the start of 2022 due to the great banter and teamwork at JLL NZ, Beaumont expanded his expertise for a career in the agriculture sector through further rural valuation studies undertaken at Massey University, after spending his earlier years in Cambridge and Te Awamutu, where he was raised on a dairy farm. This background made him a natural candidate for an agriculture niche. Today, Beaumont specialises in agriculture valuation, however the variable nature of work that drew him to a career in property in the first instance, also sees him undertake a range of valuations for lifestyle, residential and commercial properties.

Isabelle Hoy
Registered Valuer

A family history in commercial and horticultural development, as well as a keen interest in the analytical side of valuing, attracted Isabelle Hoy to the profession. While she graduated from the University of Auckland in 2017 with a Commerce and Property Bachelors conjoint degree, majoring in Commercial Law and Property, Hoy’s journey at JLL began during her studies. A testament to Hoy’s capabilities, her part-time role transitioned into a full-time Assistant Valuer position upon graduation. With her registration complete, today Hoy specialises in the industrial property sector, having previously worked across commercial office assets and development projects as she worked towards her Valuation Registration. During her time at JLL, Hoy has worked closely with her senior peers to gain an extensive understanding of the valuation process, making her a valuable asset in the team and for her clients.

Kevin Baylis
Plant and Machinery Valuer

Responsible for advising on plant and machinery depreciation to clients across New Zealand, Kevin Baylis assists with navigating the ever-evolving tax legislation. With recent changes presented in the new taxation bill (see page 34), one of the aspects he finds most rewarding is helping clients understand how it impacts valuations, depreciation, income tax and GST. It’s critical to get this right to prevent disputes between buyers and sellers of commercial property, as they have different drivers at the time of transaction. Baylis says when it came to joining JLL, the primary attraction was the unique culture, which fosters a collaborative and fun environment.

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