Trevor Gard

AAPI B. Business (Property Studies)

Managing Director, Certified Practicing Valuer and Associate of API
Trevor has over fifteen years experience as a valuer and has Degree in Bachelor of Business (Property Studies). Trevor previously worked for Taylor Byrne, Cairns as Senior Property Valuer and for Knight Frank, Cairns as Commercial Property Valuer. He has extensive knowledge of the North Queensland property market including the Cairns, Port Douglas, Coastal regions, Atherton Tablelands and Papua New Guinea markets. Trevor specialises in residential and commercial/industrial valuations.

Bruce Coates

AAPI B. Business (Property Studies)

Director, Certified Practicing Valuer and Associate of API
Bruce has over five years experience in the valuation field. He has a Bachelor of Business Degree (Information Systems) and Diploma in Property Studies.  Previously he has worked for Herron Todd White, Emerald as Residential Property Valuer and Propell Valuers in Cairns for two years ending in 2012. He has extensive knowledge of the North Queensland property market including the Cairns, Port Douglas, Coastal regions, and recently has covered the Atherton Tableland markets since working at Northern Property valuers.

Max Dickenson


Max has over 17 years in property sales and 20 years valuation experience in North Queensland. Max’s working history has covered all fields of property valuation including residential, rural residential, rural/agricultural properties, and commercial/industrial properties throughout the Atherton Tablelands, and pastoral and cattle properties throughout the Gulf of Carpentaria, and Cape York. Through the combined activities of property selling and valuation work, Max has had extensive exposure to the North Queensland property market, resulting in a strong understanding of property and rural land values across Northern Queensland.

Robert McPhail


Robert has over 30 years experience in the Cairns and Far North Queensland region, having practiced as a valuer in the area since 1977. Robert has previously worked for Herriot’s and Taylor Byrne Valuers, as well as working as an independent Real Estate Agent and Valuer in the Cairns area for approximately 20 years.

Christine Benjamin

Office Manager
Chris has been employed by Northern Property Valuers since September, 2003. She was previously employed for a number of years by Primac Elders Limited as a Real Estate Salesperson and Property Manager. Chris’ real estate experience has given her a good knowledge of the property industry, which is an advantage to our clients.

Hayley Waring

Bachelor of Property

Registered Property Valuer
Hayley has been working in the valuation field for three years and completed her university qualifications in 2012. Hayley has worked for Taylor Byrne Cairns and was registered with Northern Property Valuers in 2015.

Annette Martin

Office Administrator
Annette has been employed by Northern Property Valuers since February, 2014. Her duties include preparing files, report typing and data collection.

Michael Coates

Cadet Valuer

Michael has been employed by Northern Property Valuers in the Mareeba office since January, 2017. Whilst completing his studies his duties include preparing files, report typing, data collection and assisting property valuers.

Ivona Carusi

Cadet Valuer

Ivona Carusi is the most recent addition to the Northern Property Valuers team, bringing with her over 10 years of experience in property sales. She was previously employed by Ray White Rural Mareeba, where she developed her passion for property. Wanting to excel in her career, she commenced a bachelor degree in property via CQUniversity. While she is completing her studies, her duties with our firm will include: data collection, preparing files, typing up reports and assisting the senior Property Valuers. Ivona holds a current Real Estate Salesperson Certificate, which is an asset and enables her to work efficiently with new and existing clients. Assisting them with the requirements to enable them to buy and/or sell their properties in a timely manner.

Judy Walsh

Office Administrator

Judy is a Cairns local who has lived in the area for over 30 years. A highly-experienced Administration Officer who has recently joined the Northern Property Valuers team. With a long history of administration and management roles which have spanned a wide range of industries including property valuations, the fuel distribution sector and fleet management.