Managing Director | Agricultural Val Ldr
License # AG033069
Ben has spent his entire professional career, over 20 years, focused on the valuation of agricultural property. He is an Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA) as awarded by the ASFMRA. As fourth generation in agriculture, and a farmer himself, his understanding of farm economics runs deep and true. Raised in California's fertile San Joaquin Valley, Ben's experience with the complexities of water and permanent crops like wine grapes, almonds, pistachios, hazelnuts, stone fruit, apples, table grapes, and blueberries is extensive. Ben has appraised hundreds of farms, ranches, orchards, vineyards, wineries, dairies, and other facilities for lenders, attorneys, accountants, governments, public utilities, institutional investors, and private landowners. His midwestern roots, as a native of Missouri, adds perspective to the lands and people that produce the world's food. The growing Colliers agriculture specialty practice, led by Ben, now regularly covers California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Hawaii, Colorado, and Utah, with projects in other regions by special request and active expansion.
Ben is a frequent speaker and instructor on agricultural valuation principles, concepts, and trends.
Ben holds a batchelors degree from California State University, Fresno in Agriculture Business.
Memberships & Involvements
Ben has been awarded, and proudly maintains the “ARA” designation, or “Accredited Rural Appraiser” issued by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.
Senior Valuation Specialist
Nell has extensive experience in the valution of wine grape vineyards and winery facilities, having valued vineyards and wineries all over California, including many of the highest valued ag properties on the West Coast in the Napa Valley. In addition to extensive experience in the wine industry, Nell has practice with a whole host of other permanent crops such as table grapes, olives, citrus, and blueberries and other farm and rural uses as irrigated field crops, pasture, grazing land, native open space, and cold storage/processing facilities.