When it comes to knowledge, experience and expertise with regards to development contributions, Fraser Colegrave is a person that you can trust. As a property developer we often challenge the development contributions policy through the fairness and equity lens. Fraser is a respected professional by many district councils and his demeanour allows him to navigate and challenge development contribution policy for the benefit of his clients. Fraser is also very balanced in his views therefore making his recommendations much more palatable and accepted. I have no issues endorsing Fraser and his offers of service
Having worked with Fraser on various projects that have required a quick appraisal, strategic guidance, and/or expert reporting and evidence, I have no hesitation in recommending him. Notably, Fraser appreciates the importance of balancing technically robust expert advice with real world commercial requirements and providing clear and concise advice.
Infinity Group highly recommends the services of Fraser Colegrave at Insight Economics. We engaged Fraser to prepare a comprehensive economic assessment report in support of our Ravenswood private plan change. Fraser competently expedited his responsibilities in a timely and professional manner. He was thorough, exhibited an obvious command of his own subject matter expertise and was always a pleasure to work with.
We have worked with Fraser on a number of occasions and he has always produced high quality and meaningful economic analysis. He is attuned to the needs of resource management economic analysis requirements.
We have engaged Insight and Fraser multiple times for RMA related work. We have found Fraser to consistently provide a prompt and professional service in a friendly manner. The work produced is always robust and credible and stands up to inevitable scrutiny.
The IO model from Insight Economics has allowed us to make informed decisions based on sound economic principles, while feedback or question to Fraser has always been promptly answered.
Insight Economics acted for Northbridge Properties on the consenting of a ECE and retail/Office development in Hobsonville. Insight provided expert opinion in a timely and professional manner including responding to RFI requests. We consider Insight an important part of our team of professional advisors.
Fraser provided expert evidence for us in a major piece of commercial litigation. His applied intellect and plain English explanation of real world economics was vastly superior to that of the tenured University professor acting for the other party, reflected in the panel preferring Fraser’s evidence.
Matamata-Piako District Council has engaged with Insight Economics over several years to assist with its Development Contributions Policy and more recently to prepare a Business Friendly Assessment. We have found the team to have the knowledge, experience, professionalism, and attention to detail we needed.
Whilst I was District Plan Manager at Queenstown Lakes District Council, Fraser provided a series of reports to me relating to population projections, development capacity, housing demand and other economic issues. Fraser’s advice was always responsive and insightful, and a key strength is his ability to convey information in a manner that minimises jargon and is very user-friendly. He is also quick to pick up the phone and talk through things – something many consultants don’t do enough.
I’ve had the opportunity to work alongside Fraser on a new commercial retail development proposal regarding matters of potential trading impacts and adverse affects. I found his understanding of the issues and his analytical approach very complementary to my planning and retail economic assessment approach. I certainly appreciated his careful thought and attention to detail, and would be very happy to work with Fraser again.
I worked closely with Fraser on a number of substantial tasks over the period 2011-2016 at Hamilton City Council. He provided invaluable analysis on Development Contributions which is a complex and contested regulatory environment, including peer review of a large and multi-dimensional calculation and growth model, development of a infrastructure cost allocation methodology, cost/benefit analysis, and critical advice relating to risk and litigation avoidance. In addition, Fraser is friendly, hard working and highly intelligent, and it’s been a pleasure working with him. I strongly recommend his services and I hope to work with him again in the future.
I am always very happy to recommend Fraser. He understands the issues at stake, and expresses difficult concepts in a compelling and thoughtful way. He is reliable and efficient, and always on top of the latest thinking and theory.
Waikato District Council has worked with Fraser on policy and financial modelling projects since 2007. Fraser is solutions focused and we have appreciated the practicality of his approach on development contribution matters. We consider Fraser to have a unique skill set and will continue to work with him in the future.
Fraser and I worked together successfully as business partners and colleagues for more than a decade. I am still impressed by his ability to understand and solve complex problems. He also communicates his results in a clear and concise manner, which is rare in our field of work.
I have recommended Fraser to clients on a number of occasions not only on the basis of his undoubted expertise, but also his ability to present clear and concise evidence in an extremely timely manner. Fraser has a well developed ability to analyse and express extremely robust opinions on the most complicated of economic matters.
We have found Fraser to be very competent , well informed, knowledgeable and professional while carrying out Technical Reports required in our Plan Change process with QLDC.
Fraser has recently assisted Auckland International Airport Limited with several projects which will facilitate the development of the Airport of the Future. I have found Fraser to be extremely professional in his approach to these projects, providing specialist insight which has proven critical to the project outcomes. In the role of expert witness, Fraser’s written and oral presentation of evidence is clear, concise and compelling. I look forward to working with Fraser in the future and have no reservations in recommending him for work of this nature.