Michael Steur is an experienced valuer by background, and has over 30 years general property services experience covering all property types (including hotels, shopping centres and large format retail valuation and advisory), primarily in New Zealand and Australia, and more recently in Asia, including Hong Kong, China, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore. Between 1988 and 2009, he was a director of Richard Ellis Ltd New Zealand (now CBRE). He moved to Sydney in 2001 to take control of CBRE's Australian and New Zealand valuation and advisory business. As well as property advisory, his experience at CBRE included strategic planning, business acquisitions, financial management, risk and compliance management and technology development. In 2009, he was appointed executive managing director to head CBRE's Asia Pacific valuation and advisory services business. He retired from this role in June 2014 to pursue non-executive Board opportunities.