Skelton Valuers is an independently owned and operated property company specialising in both Commercial & Residential real estate within the Newcastle, Central Coast, Port Stephens and Hunter Valley regions. 

With over 30 years experience, Skelton Valuers offers a comprehensive understanding of the region's real estate and property markets with a unique historical perspective and access to an extensive database of archived property valuations (spanning three decades).


Skelton Valuers' expertise covers all aspects of real estate includng vacant land, residential, commercial, industrial, rural property, property development, appraisal, en-globo land for subdivisions or re-zoning, property acquisitions, resumptions, strata insurance valuations, rental assessment and negotiations.


Its reputaiton for reliable, accurate and independent assessment is well-recognised among financial institutions, investors and real estate professionals. We have a passion for property, and a desire to service our clients with integrity, independence and innovation. 

Skelton Valuers

Nick Cesta, Director

Nick Cesta is currently the Director of Skelton Valuers, a role he has held for the past 18 years. Nick was originally qualified as an Engineering Surveyor for the State Rail Authority in 1983, before moving to the Valuation Department, where he worked on proprty rental determinations and acquisitions in Metropolitan Sydney and country New South Wales. 

Nick's experience has led to numerous expert witness reports being prepared for evidence in the Land & Environment Court, Supreme Court, Family Law Court, Federal Court, Local Court, Consumer Tenancy & Trade Tribunal. 

Relevant Qualifications 

  • Associate Diploma in Business (Valuation)

  • Surveying Certificate

  • Registered Valuer (Without Limitation) Valuers Registration Board of NSW

  • Associate Member of the Australian Property Institute (Certified Practicing Valuer)

  • Rating Valuation Practice Module API

  • NSW Financial Institutions Commission (valuation of vacant land; valuation of existing improvements and Strata Title units; inspections and valuations of work done on buildings in the course of construction; valuations from plans and specifications fo buildings to be erected

  • API Module Expert Evidence for Family Law