Appraisers and valuers of plant, equipment, chattels, machinery and technical specialties

R E Cook & Associates NZ Ltd was established and incorporated in 1993, offering professional services as plant, machinery and equipment valuers and appraisers. Our aim is to benefit the client and intended third parties by providing valuation services to an excellent professional standard. The foundation of our business remains our involvement and professional relationship with our numerous clients and large assortment of credits.

Wendell R.E. Cook


Wendell started his career as a graduate valuer in Hamilton, transferring to Northland, predominately undertaking residential and lifestyle type property valuation assignments. In 2009, Wendell joined the company and is proud to be involved with R E Cook & Associates NZ Ltd. The large variety of industries and interesting valuation assignments attracted him to the plant, machinery and equipment valuation profession. Wendell enjoys meeting all types of people and helping them make informed decisions about their company’s assets. His clients take benefit, in the confidence of knowing he is working within a well-established company. Wendell holds the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Business Studies (Valuation and Property Management) - Massey University
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Administration - Massey University
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser (Machinery and Technical Specialties) - American Society of Appraisers (Australian Chapter)
  • Chartered Valuation Surveyor - Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Registered Plant and Machinery Valuer - Property Institute of New Zealand

Raymond E. Cook


Raymond is a Chartered Member (Engineering Technologist) of Engineering New Zealand, Accredited Senior Appraiser (Machinery and Technical Specialties) with the American Society of Appraisers (International Chapter) and Chartered Surveyor with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Raymond has gained some forty years experience within the engineering and plant, machinery and equipment valuation profession. Prior to starting up the company, Raymond has had a broad career comprising:

  • Seagoing marine engineer with various New Zealand and multinational shipping companies
  • Technical sales within the oil and refrigeration industries
  • Hospital and health sector engineering management
  • Executive engineering management in the food and beverage industries