Horrigan Kamitsis Valuers are an independent property valuation and consultancy firm that was established in 1989.
With an experienced and enthusiastic team, HKV’s strength is partnering with their clients to deliver specialised property valuation and consultancy services across all asset classes.
The company’s founder, Mr John Horrigan has been involved in the industry for over 50 years and was a past Chairman and board member of the Valuers Registration Board of Queensland, past General Councilor of the Federal Body of the Australian Institute of Valuers and past member of the Administrative Appeal Tribunal (and held this appointment for 22 years). He is considered an expert in property valuation and has appeared many times as an expert witness in litigation matters and was previously appointed by the United Nations as a valuer stationed in Liberia, West Africa and Thailand.
Chris Kamitsis was trained and mentored by John Horrigan after leaving the Department of Lands in 1994.
He is the managing director of HKV and currently employs 13 staff including 9 valuers. Chris Kamitsis graduated from UQ in 1992 and is a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute (FAPI), a professional Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and a Registered Valuer in Queensland. He is also a member of the Queensland Environmental Law Association (QELA).
He is an examiner for the API and a current member of the API's membership committee (QLD).
In 2011 Chris presented at the API's State Conference and his paper was titled 'The Valuer's Role in the Compulsory Acquisition Process'.
In 2017 the University of Queensland invited Chris to be one of three guest judges in the moot court program for the property students. He was also invited by the University to be a guest lecturer and gave a paper in April 2017.
Chris is often engaged as an independent expert in property related litigation matters and has provided evidence to the Land Court of Queensland, The Planning & Environment Court and the Supreme Court of Queensland.
Chris has experience in valuations across all asset classes and is often retained for specialist advice in various matters including issues of compensation, encroachment and rights of access, assessments due to contamination, retrospective assessments, and volumetric assessments of both air space and subterranean land.