Gordon has been with Prendos for over 28 years. As a Director and senior member of the company, he runs the valuation department – managing, supervising and training our team of 15 valuers. His specific roles include mentoring; overseeing valuations for quality and content; providing advice and guidance in matters of law, property and ethics; auditing valuations for lending institutions; and undertaking regular market reviews/analysis to advise clients on state-of-the-market issues and communicate to the wider market.
He is also actively involved in the operation and management of the company which currently employs over 120 people and offers a diverse range of services from design/architecture, building surveying, engineering, quantity surveying, seismic and asbestos surveys, project management and property valuations.
With more than 36-years’ experience in the industry, Gordon has a wealth of knowledge in valuation methodologies and has been involved in a diverse range of valuation work across Auckland, reporting on many different asset types.
Although primarily an urban-based valuer, he has a rural background and once worked as a field officer and valuer for the Lands and Survey Department. This gave him hands-on knowledge and experience of rural valuations, including economic farms and other specialty rural concerns.
Gordon has wide experience in the commercial property sector across the full spectrum of property types having valued going concerns, suburban and CBD retail/office property, specialist assets and industrial. He provides advice on rental reviews, lease negotiation and has been deeply involved in leasehold valuations for both lessors and lessees. He has also worked as an expert witness in numerous valuation-related disputes in arbitration or court.
In the residential sector he is a specialist in valuing high-end as well as standard residential and investment properties, blocks of flats, development sites, multi-unit projects, terraced housing and apartments. Gordon has extensive experience in the valuation of small and large subdivisions and is very conversant with compensation assessments and leaky home ownership issues.
Gordon has an extensive client base, and is on the panel/ preferred valuer for BNZ, ANZ, ASB, Westpac, Liberty, Bluestone, Kiwibank, Cairns Lockie and the Insolvency Department plus Valocity and CoreLogic. Gordon loves fishing, diving, tramping, travel and spending time in the Coromandel and is a keen tennis player of some repute.
QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
2011 MRICS: Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
2000 SPINZ: Senior Member of the Property Institute of NZ (SPINZ)
1998 Plant & Machinery Certificate – University of Auckland
1988 ANZIV: Associate New Zealand Institute of Valuers (ANZIV)
1987 Registered Valuer
1983 BCom: Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture and Valuation) – Lincoln University