Nick Haines

Company Director

Employment History

2009 to Present – Matheson Stephen Valuations

Director of Matheson Stephen Valuations, which has provided valuation advice to public and private clients since its inception in 1998

2001 to 2009 – Matheson Stephen Valuations

Assistant Valuer / Valuer, Matheson Stephen Valuations


2001 to 2006

  • Experience since 2001 in Municipal Rating and Land Tax Valuation and assessment of commercial, industrial, residential, and other real estate assets in metropolitan Melbourne and throughout regional Victoria and Tasmania.

2006 to present

  • Specialisation in compulsory acquisition and compensation, rating disputes, rental disputes, government land purchase and divestment.
  • Experience in preparation of Expert Witness Testimony (Valuation) under various expert witness Codes of Conduct in the state of Victoria.
  • Experience in valuation of subdivisional lands including development feasibility modelling.
  • Extensive experience in undertaking project-based valuation work, portfolios, Government assets and Infrastructure.
Specialist areas of practise
  • Compulsory Acquisition and Compensation
  • Inglobo Land and Subdivisions
  • Green Wedge and peri-urban property
  • Rating and taxing valuation assessment
  • Valuations for litigation purposes


Infrastructure Projects – Compensation Matters – Engaged by Claimants or the Acquiring Authority


Voluntary Engagements

PresenterAPI Vic Regional Conference 2023Expert Valuer Witness Testimony

Presenter – Municipal Group of Valuers – Hobart 2023 Country Conference – Giving Evidence and Preparing for VCAT

Presenter – Municipal Group of Valuers – CPD Study ProgramReport Writing – July 2023

Presenter – Municipal Group of Valuers – CPD Study ProgramReport Writing – Nov 2022

Participant – Australian Property Institute – Future Workforce for the Property Industry – Are We Ready for the ChangeJune 2023

Contributing Taskforce Member – Committee for Melbourne  – “Delivering Affordable Housing” April 2021

Mentor – For several years I have mentored valuer candidates in Viva Voce preparation.