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Danny Thomas

Danny Thomas

Regional Director, Agribusiness


Danny Thomas Regional Director, Agribusiness Victoria
Melbourne Level 34, 8 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Danny is the Regional Director of CBRE Agribusiness across Australia and New Zealand and has over 20 years’ experience in property. Danny specialises in compensation for compulsory acquisition, expert witness / litigation support, statutory valuations, and the valuation and sale of specialised and non-specialised pre and post farm-gate agribusiness assets.

Danny’s advice is regularly sought by all levels of government, major financial institutions, listed and non-listed property developers, domestic and foreign sovereign wealth, endowment, investment and pension funds, ultra high net worth investors, fund managers, investment banks, corporate advisors, legal practitioners, accountants, major corporations, mining companies and vertically integrated hard and soft commodity traders.


Danny and his team have valued and transacted some of the largest timberland, pastoral, cropping, horticultural, viticultural, first stage processing and aquaculture assets in Australia. In particular, Danny and his team have undertaken buy-side and sell-side due diligence valuations and transactions on properties and portfolios with real values up to $1 billion.

Significant Valuation Assignments

  • AFPT – sale of land and plantation trees
  • Former Great Southern Plantations Portfolio (buy-side, in receivership)
  • Former Timbercorp Plantations Portfolio (buy-side due diligence)
  • Former Forest Enterprises Australia Portfolio (sell-side, in receivership)

    Significant Transaction Assignments

  • AFPT – sale of land and plantation trees
  • Ingham Enterprises – sale and leaseback

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Fellow of the Australian Property Institute (FAPI) (Victoria)
  • Certified Practising Valuer (CPV) VIC, TAS & SA
  • API Accredited Specialist Water Valuer
  • Registered Valuer NSW & QLD
  • Licensed Valuer WA
  • Associate of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
  • AICD – Member Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Member of Australian Agribusiness Association
  • Regular Guest Lecturer at RMIT, Deakin University, Melbourne University, and Marcus Oldham
    Agricultural College
  • Statement of Attainment, Real Estate Agent’s Representative


  • Bachelor of Business (Property) RMIT

Clients Represented

  • AIMCo
  • ANZ
  • CBA
  • Ferrero Group
  • Global Forest Partners
  • Minter Ellison
  • NAB
  • New Plymouth District Council
  • Olam International
  • Roads Corporation
  • Tasmanian Irrigation Limited
  • TPG Australia
  • URS Forestry
  • Valuer General Victoria
  • Victor Smorgan Group
  • Westchester (TIAA-CREF)




Danny Thomas Regional Director, Agribusiness Victoria
Melbourne Level 34, 8 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

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