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Lewis Wright are Valuers and Property consultants in Gisborne

Our People

Lewis Wright has an experienced team of Registered Rural, Commercial and Residential Valuers, as well as Horticultural and Farm Consultants to help you with your property needs.

 

Horticultural Consultant

Trevor Lupton

MANAGING DIRECTOR/B.Hort Sc

Trevor is Managing Director of Lewis Wright.  He specialises in horticultural property supervision, consultancy, economic analysis and research.

 

Residential Valuers

Che Whitaker

DIRECTOR

REGISTERED VALUER BBS,VPM.M, MPINZ

Che joined Lewis Wright in January 2009 and is a registered valuer, specialising in coastal and residential valuations, hypothetical subdivision, residential investment properties and feasibility studies.  He holds a Bachelor of Business degree from Massey University, with a double major in Valuation and Property Management and Marketing. 

 

Che is a shareholder and director of Lewis Wright, branch chair of the Property Institute of New Zealand (PINZ) and the New Zealand Institute of Valuers (NZIV) in Gisborne. In addition to this, he is a Chairman of ValGroup Limited, an organisation representing 13 plus valuation firms nationwide, providing a network of high quality valuation and property related information.

 

In his spare time he enjoys family and surfing world renowned breaks in Gisborne, reminding him of his youth when he competed at a national and international level.

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Rebecca Johnston

GRADUATE VALUER BAmEM, DipBS, PINZ

Rebecca joined the Lewis Wright Team in 2016 and specialises in residential, residential investment, "as is" and "as if complete" and hypothetical subdivision valuations, along with assisting in commercial, rent review, financial/asset, compensation and rating valuations, valuation advice and data analysis. 

 

She completed an undergrad at Otago University in Town Planning, and worked for the Waikato District Council in the Planning team.  After commencing work with Lewis Wright she studied part time with Massey University, completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Studies specialising in Property Valuation.  She is currently preparing for her registration exam.

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Commercial Valuer

 

Kay Maw

DIRECTOR

REGISTERED VALUER BBS, VPM, MPINZ

Kay Maw specialises in commercial, industrial, rental and asset valuations, as well as commercial property management and advice.  Qualifying as a valuer in 2000, she worked in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions and as Senior Property Manager with the NZ Transport Agency in Wellington before joining the Lewis Wright Team in 2015.  During her time at NZTA she managed the large Acquisition, Disposal and Property Management Contracts.  This has given Kay extensive experience working for both public and private sectors over a wide range of property types.  In 2020, Kay was appointed to the New Zealand Land Tribunal for a term of six years.

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Rural/Horticulture/Lifestyle Valuers

Bruce Cowper

DIRECTOR

REGISTERED VALUER B.Ag Com, FNZIV, FPINZ, MNZIPIM

Bruce specialises in rural valuations with a particular interest in pastoral, forestry and Maori valuations. He has nearly 40 years’ experience in valuing a wide range of property for both public and private sector clients.  Bruce's company AgFirst Valuations merged with Lewis Wright in 2010.  In 2018 Bruce was awarded a fellowship from the Property Institute of New Zealand and the New Zealand Institute of Valuers for 39 years service to the profession.

Peter Wright

DIRECTOR

REGISTERED VALUER Dip VFM, FNZIV, FPINZ

Peter is a founding member of Lewis Wright and as such brings considerable expertise and experience to the team.  Peter specialises in rural, lifestyle and residential valuations in Gisborne and the East Coast.  His experience includes assessments for compensation, land classification, rental assessments and horticultural, pastoral and forestry land valuations.

Ben Inder

REGISTERED VALUER B.Com.Ag, MNZIV, MPINZ

Ben specialises in rural, horticultural and lifestyle valuations.  He has over 10 years’ experience valuing, with 3 years in the Wairarapa and 7 years managing the rateable values for Gisborne District Council.  Ben joined the team at Lewis Wright in June 2018.   In 2019, he was pivotal in Lewis Wright obtaining the rating valuation contract with Gisborne District Council for a term of 6 years.

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Michael Livingston

GRADUATE VALUER BLPM (Rural)

After completing a Bachelor in Land and Property Management specialising in agricultural management and rural valuation with Lincoln University, he returned home to Gisborne in late 2019.  He then commenced an internship with Lewis Wright and began working with us undertaking rural valuations in February 2020 under the guidance of Peter Wright, a Fellow of the Property Institute of New Zealand (PINZ) with over 40 years’ experience in the profession. Michael's background is in the rural sector, having been raised in Manutuke, Gisborne on a family sheep and beef farm. 

In his spare time, Michael is a keen sportsman and plays senior Rugby for the Ngatapa Club.

 

Farm Consultants

Peter McKenzie

DIRECTOR/Dip V.FM, ANZIV

Peter supervises several large pastoral properties in the Gisborne/Wairoa region. 

 

PETER NOLAN

DIRECTOR/B.Ag Com

Peter is the financial controller for several agri-based businesses in Gisborne including Coxco Group, GroCo Ltd and the Waipaoa Station Farm Cadet Training Trust.  He also undertakes financial modelling, investment analysis and develops management reporting systems for various farming clients and other agri-based businesses in the region.

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Administration

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MARINA HIGGS

ACCOUNTS/OFFICE MANAGER

Marina manages our office as well as maintaining accounting systems, financial reporting and payrolls on behalf of clients.  Marina also assists consultants on a diverse range of assignments.

ANDREA SKUSE

RECEPTIONIST/ADMINISTRATOR

Andrea carries out reception and administration duties assisting both valuers and consultants on a wide range of assignments.                   

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We are proud to be members of:

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Lewis Wright, Gisborne is Quality Accredited under the Property Institute of New Zealand
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"Independent, expert, property advice"