Geoff Tizard - Managing Director

Professional Qualifications

  • Registered Valuer
  • Fellow New Zealand Institute of Valuers (FNZIV), Property Institute of New Zealand (FPINZ)
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Commerce
  • Accredited Supplier to Land Information New Zealand
  • Past Councillor, New Zealand Institute of Valuers



    About Geoff 
    Geoff started his valuation and farm consultancy career in 1975, based in Morrinsville. Moving to Hamilton in 1982, Geoff’s valuation practice took on a greater emphasis but still maintained some farm consultancy clients. This then lead on to the establishment of Curnow Tizard Ltd in late 1987, coinciding with the worldwide stock market crash. Geoff has experienced a number of property cycles throughout his career. He is well versed on the impact of these events.
     
    Geoff specialises in rural, lifestyle and residential valuations including replacement insurance certificates. The valuations are generally within the area covered by the Waikato Regional Council, but specialist appraisals are undertaken throughout the North Island.

    Geoff is experienced in providing litigation support and regularly provides expert evidence on valuations to both Arbitration and Court Hearings. He is a recognised expert on the assessment of compensation for acquisitions in terms of the Public Works Act, as acknowledged by his status as an Accredited Supplier to Land Information New Zealand. Compensation assessments that are not within the terms of the Public Works Act are also undertaken.
     
    Geoff provides rural portfolio valuations for property throughout the North Island. He also completes regular asset value schedules for Local Authority purposes to meet stringent audit requirements.  

    For the last eight years, Geoff has been undertaking numerous appraisals in the Cook Islands, visiting several times each year, often coinciding with appearances as an expert witness in the Rarotonga  Land Court. 



     

    Katie Hanna - Managing Director

    About Katie

    Katie and her husband Graham have recently moved from Auckland to Cambridge with their two young children and are enjoying the more relaxed lifestyle and shorter commutes. Katie and Graham, who hails from Northern Ireland, lived in the UK for five years where they operated their own construction company in London.

    Katie has a strong background in project management, business management and accounts administration. She is adept at problem solving and loves getting stuck in to process improvement and streamlining business activities.