Martyn Craven

Registered Valuer

Phone: +64 7 349 5531
Mobile: +64 27 474 7059


Martyn’s background is as a mixed arable/livestock farmer’s son with his family farm in East Yorkshire, England. He was educated at Cambridge University, England, gaining a degree in Land Economy and subsequently qualified as a Chartered Surveyor, Rural Practice Division in 1996.

After immigrating to New Zealand in 2000, Martyn worked in Northland as a valuer until he joined Reid & Reynolds in 2004 to work alongside Hugh Reynolds within the firm’s rural division. He was appointed rural team leader in 2006 and was a Director of Reid & Reynolds 2007-2011.


  • Forestry (Forest land asset valuations, rent/license fee reviews, Forestry Right/Joint Venture consultancy, Treaty Settlements)
  • Farm valuation (Dairy, beef & sheep, arable, forest to farm conversion
  • Farm leases (Rent reviews, lease consultancy)
  • Maori Land (Te Ture Whenua Act 1993 implications, consultant Te Tumu Paeroa – Waiariki, ground rent valuation. Lease review.
  • Telecommunications – License fee assessment, consultancy
  • Litigation – expert evidence


  • Registered Valuer since 2002
  • Senior Member of New Zealand Institute of Valuers (ANZIV) 2003 (No. 6570)
  • Senior Member of Property Institute of New Zealand (SPINZ)
  • Member of Land Valuation Tribunal (Taranaki) – 2016 to date
  • Professional Associate Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (98650) – 1996 (expired)
  • Master of Arts (Land Economy) University of Cambridge (1995)


Martyn lives on a lifestyle block adjoining Whakarewarewa Forest where he can regularly be encountered with his partner and 2 dogs or alternatively on the golf course.