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) No. 6570 (2003)
  • 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)
  • 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. Alternatively, he might be out on the golf course.