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David Gates


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Areas of Expertise

  • Retail, Commercial and Industrial Property
  • Specialised Property (Home Parks, Motels and Service Stations)
  • Development sites
  • Residential Subdivision Development
  • Commercial and Mixed Use Development
  • Cashflow and Feasibility Analysis
  • Specialist Retail Valuation including Market Rental Assessments
  • Lessee and Lessor Representation
  • Strata Replacement Insurance Valuations
  • Valuations for Financial Reporting
  • Land Value Assessments for Rating and Taxing
  • Portfolio Valuations for Local and NSW Government

Industry Experience

David started his career in 1998 in Brisbane. He joined Urbis in 2000 as a Commercial Valuer and then QIC from 2004 where he worked as an Analyst on the redevelopment of CBD commercial property and major regional shopping centres. David relocated to the North Coast of New South Wales in 2010 as a Senior Commercial Valuer focusing on commercial property, going concerns and residential subdivisions.

David joined Opteon (North Coast NSW) in 2015 and became partner in 2016. He has a strong background in retail, commercial and industrial property, going concerns and both residential and commercial development.

Formal Qualifications

  • Associate of the Australian Property Institute
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Property Economics)
  • Specialist Retail Valuer NSW
  • API CPD Compliance
  • API Risk Management Compliance