Tony began his valuation career in 1974 under a valuation cadetship with Valuation New Zealand, incorporating full time employment with property related professionals such as surveyors, builders, property managers and valuers, together with university studies. He gained a diploma in Urban Valuation from Auckland University in 1977. Tony remained with Valuation New Zealand until 1980, gaining experience in the valuation of residential, commercial and industrial property together with small rural holdings.
He joined Sheldons in 1981, initially covering the full spectrum of valuation work. Since 1983, Tony has specialised in the industrial and commercial sphere including Auckland CBD. More recently Tony has focused on the North Shore where he is a recognised authority. Tony has considerable experience in rental negotiations, arbitration, litigation and insurance Valuations.
Tony is respected by his peers as an impartial and practical valuer, able to cope with technical and legal issues. As a result of this, members of the Institute have appointed him to act as an arbitrator, sole arbitrator and umpire in a number of significant valuation disputes and he has also given expert valuation evidence before tribunals, the District and High Courts.
Following a survey of lending institutions conducted by the Australasian Self-Storage Association, Tony was appointed by that Association as a recommended “panel valuer”. He has attended overseas seminars on the valuation of self-storage facilities, presented papers on the topic and is a recognised authority in this field.
Tony became a director of Sheldons in 1987. On a day to day basis he is responsible for running the commercial/industrial team in Auckland’s Northern Districts. Tony is involved in the mentoring and training of unregistered valuers, joint directorship of the practice and is responsible for the administration of Sheldons’ IT and database systems.
He is a past Chairman of the Auckland branch of the New Zealand Institute of Valuers and New Zealand Property Institute. In 2002, Tony was made a “Fellow” of those Institutes in recognition of his status within the industry and services to the profession.
His outside interests include family activities, golf, boating and other aquatic sports.