Litigation and Acquisition

The litigation and acquisition team undertake valuations and provide advice on behalf of authorities, claimants and individuals on various projects and property types in metropolitan and country areas.

We act for Government Departments, claimants and lawyers, depending on the project and ensuring there is no conflict of interest.

We act in relation to compulsory acquisitions, financial loss claims, property disputes (capital and rental), litigation, rental determinations, rating disputes, margin scheme valuations, etc.

Les Brown

Les Brown

Director - Government


T: 03 9605 1000


Les has worked in most asset categories since commencing his career with the Valuer General’s Office in 1977.

He has specialised in compulsory acquisition, rating appeals, litigation and rental determinations. This work involves many unusual and specialised properties throughout Victoria with a special emphasis on englobo land.

This work involves attendance at valuation conferences, mediations and providing expert evidence at the VCAT, County Court, Supreme Court and Federal Court.


  • Bachelor of Commerce, Melbourne University
  • Associate Diploma in Valuations, RMIT
  • Fellow of the Australian Property Institute (FAPI)
  • Certified Practising Valuer (CPV)
  • Registered Valuer, Queensland
  • Registered Valuer, New South Wales
  • Licensed Valuer, Western Australia


Kym Dreyer

Managing Director (SA)


T: 08 7099 1800


Kym has been working as a Property Valuer since 1980 and has had extensive experience in a broad range of market sectors including Residential, commercial, industrial and investment property principally located within the City of Adelaide, greater metropolitan area and major regional centres.

In recent years he has taken on an active role in providing strategic valuation and property consultancy advice working directly with a range of government, semigovernment, institutional, corporate and private clients.

This work has included providing valuation advice on a range of properties including a number of property portfolios, major development projects, investment property and institutional assets.

This has also included valuations for financial reporting and strategic advice on rating & taxing assessments. Recent examples of his work include valuations of:

  • Royal Adelaide Hospital site, Adelaide
  • Festival Plaza site, Adelaide
  • Glenside Hospital site, Glenside
  • Fort Largs Police Academy site, Largs North
  • Dry Creek Salt Pans
  • Incitec Pivot site, Port Adelaide
  • Bowden Village, Bowden


  • Bachelor Applied Science (Valuation) University of South Australia
  • Life Fellow of the Australian Property Institute (Certified Practicing Valuer)
  • Past SA Representative National Professional Board – Australian Property Institute
  • Member of the Real Estate Institute of Australia (SA)
  • Former Chairperson – Membership Applications Committee, Divisional Complaints Committee (Australia Property Institute)
  • Expert Panel Member – REISA Advisory Panel

Ross Perkins

Ross Perkins

Managing Director - Commercial


T: 07 3620 7901


Ross has been involved in the property industry since 1983, having gained experience across all market sectors in Queensland and Sydney.

Prior to joining m3property, he was part of a boutique consultancy group providing valuation, feasibility, investment analysis and due diligence services to a variety of developers, trusts, banks and investors within South-East Queensland and Victoria.

Ross previously worked for a private investment trust, where his role was to put together a portfolio of investment properties including commercial buildings in New South Wales and Queensland.

Whilst an Executive Director on the board of a listed property valuation company, Ross gained experience in corporate governance and capital raising during the float of the company on the Australian Stock Exchange.  He was then Managing State Director of the Queensland division of the company, a position which he held for about ten years, during which time he focused on the office and industrial precincts.

Ross is also experienced in valuing self storage facilities throughout Australia, service stations, child care centres, accommodation hotels, marinas, golf courses and retail properties.


  • Associate Diploma in Business (Real Estate Valuation) – University of Queensland
  • Fellow of the Australian Property Institute (FAPI)
  • Certified Practising Valuer
  • Registered Valuer, Queensland
  • Registered Valuer, New South Wales
  • Registered Valuer, Western Australia