Valuation Services

“Our clients rely on the accuracy of APL’s valuations to make key property and financial decisions—from borrowing and lending to rent reviews, determining levels of insurance cover, and assessing the financial viability of complex and multi-faceted development opportunities. Our QA systems give our clients confidence in the numbers and the quality of the process behind them.”

APL has been providing high-quality valuation services for more than thirty years. We are efficient because we have a valuation team with a substantial store of knowledge and experience. 

We provide valuation services for all residential, commercial and rural property types.

Our specialist sector expertise spans commercial accommodation, horticulture and viticulture properties, transmission sites, tourism properties, child-care centres, subdivisions, development land, and civic assets.



We provide valuation services to clients in the following regions.

       Queenstown Lakes

       Central Otago



       South Waikato


Our valuers are based in Queenstown, Wānaka, Cromwell, Alexandra and Taupō. 


Our clients include Government agencies, lending institutions, commercial property owners, property developers, private owners and investors, farmers, and telecommunications and other infrastructure owners. 


We provide valuations for the purposes of:

      Market value

      Mortgage security and finance

      Market rental assessments

      Insurance cover

      Construction / as if complete value


      Financial reporting

      Body corporate unit entitlement

      Easement consideration

We also provide consulting services to developers and investors.







                   Book Your Valuation

                   Call +64 (3) 442 7133 or book online 


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Lindsay has been in the valuation field in the lower South Island since 1985. He moved to Central Otago in 2001. Although he was working mainly in the Queenstown-Wakatipu Basin and Cromwell District, he soon found that his expertise took him throughout Central Otago.

Lindsay brings his extensive experience and knowledge to a wide range of property types. His current portfolio includes lifestyle and rural properties, as well as vineyards and cherry orchards, and residential dwellings and apartments. His experience in the Otago commercial sector also covers industrial properties and lodge accommodation.

Lindsay's vast knowledge ensures you will receive an informed perspective and reliable assessment.

Email: [email protected]

DDI: 03 777 4124

Mobile: 027 623 8648



Ben has lived in Queenstown for nearly 30 years. He is a Registered Valuer and Associate Director of APL. Ben's focus is on providing valuations for Residential, Lifestyle and Commercial property in the Wakatipu Basin. Ben is experienced in valuations for market value, mortgage security, and insurance purposes.

Ben is an active member of the Valuation Profession. He sits in a future leader role on the Board of the Property Institute of New Zealand (PINZ) and the Finance Audit and Risk Committee for both PINZ and the New Zealand Institute of Valuers. He sits on the Executive Committee of the Central Otago branch of PINZ. And is a trustee of the Valuers Education and Integrity Foundation. All while also assisting graduate valuers in the Central Otago Region on their path to registration.

Outside of work, Ben manages a non-profit organisation focused on the development of both adult- and junior-level hockey players in the Queenstown area. Is the Vice President of the Queenstown Ice Hockey Club and is a qualified International Ice Hockey Federation Referee officiating national league matches. 

Email:  [email protected]

DDI: 03 777 4129

Mobile: 027 220 1682



Nick RitchieNick is a Registered Valuer who began his career in Queenstown in a Property Advisory role, working for APL Property in commercial property, Body Corporate and Crown Property Management. After spending five fruitful years in the Hawkes Bay, he returned to the Queenstown Lakes district, the region he holds dear. 

Nick has extensive experienced in the valuation of residential and lifestyle property covering Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago Districts. Nick has provided valuation services for a range of purposes including Market Value, Mortgage Security and insurance assessments. 

Nick's unwavering commitment to his craft, coupled with his in-depth knowledge of the local property markets, allows him to offer professional and reliable advice to clients, ensuring their needs are met with the utmost accuracy and integrity.

Email: [email protected] 

DDI: 03 03 442 4414

Mobile: 022 155 4705


STACEY GIBBONS: B.Com, Dip Business Studies

Stacey joined the APL valuation team early in 2022, having lived in the Queenstown Lakes District for 9 years. With a background in education, teaching business and economics, Stacey made the decision to move into valuation after the arrival of children. Stacey holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Diploma in Business Studies. Stacey is a graduate member of the Property Institute of New Zealand. She is community minded and enjoys being involved with various groups and organisations within the district

Email: [email protected] 

DDI: 03 777 4079

Mobile: 027 540 3561



Sarah has more than 20 years of experience in the property industry and is a Registered Valuer and Member of the Property Institute and Institute of Valuers. Sarah has a Bachelor of Commerce in Valuation & Property Management and also has Post Graduate Diplomas in Rural Valuation, and e-Business. She originally worked in Canterbury, followed by a stint abroad working in Corporate Banking and IT.

Sarah returned to New Zealand and settled in Alexandra as a Registered Property Valuer. Since 2009, she has provided valuation services to residential, commercial and lifestyle property owners in the district.

Sarah has recently moved to Wanaka and is now undertaking project work at APL for the Queenstown Lakes District Council and Land Information New Zealand.

Email: [email protected]

Mobile: 021 244 9988






DENELLE CROUCHER: ANZIV, SPINZ, BBS (Valuation & Property Management)

Denelle Croucher offers a wide range of experience in urban valuation, including commercial, residential and lifestyle properties. Denelle is a Registered Valuer and an Associate of the New Zealand Institute of Valuers (ANZIV). She is also a Senior Member of the Property Institute of New Zealand (SPINZ).

Denelle became a Registered Valuer with Middleton Valuation (now known as TelferYoung) in Tauranga. She spent some time working for APL in the Queenstown-Lakes District, and now brings her expertise back to the North Island with a base in Taupō. Denelle offers valuations of commercial, residential and lifestyle properties in the Lake Taupō district and the central North Island. 

Email: [email protected]

DDI: 07 929 8943

Mobile: 027 209 7874