A Trusted Independent Property Valuation
and Consultancy Firm
HKV are a long established business and one of the last independent and boutique advisory firms in South East Queensland not connected with selling or managing real estate. Their independent opinion is sought by some of Australia’s largest financial institutions as well Local and State Government Departments.
The company was founded in 1989 by Mr John Horrigan, a past Chairman and board member of the Valuers Registration Board of Queensland, past General Councillor 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 appeared many times as an expert witness in litigation matters in numerous jurisdictions. 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. Chris was offered a partnership with John Horrigan and Associates in 2001. The company subsequently became known as Horrigan Kamitsis Valuers Pty Ltd (HKV) in 2002 and he has been the sole director from 2005 when John Horrigan retired.
Chris is now the managing director of HKV and currently employs 13 staff including 7 valuers. Chris Kamitsis graduated from University of Queensland 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 past 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’. More recently in February 2020, he presented at ‘Giving Expert Evidence Course’ provided by the Australian Property Institute in Brisbane.
He has been a judge for the University of Queensland’s Moot Court Competition (assessments under the Acquisition of Land Act) for final year property students in 2017, 2018 & 2019 and has previously been a guest lecturer at the University. The program ceased during Covid and unfortunately has not been reinstated.
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.
an experienced and enthusiastic team
With an experienced and enthusiastic team, HKV’s strength is partnering with their clients to deliver property valuation and consultancy services across all asset classes including residential, prestige residential, commercial or industrial.