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Since 2016, the Tyler Beatty Award for Rising Stars has recognized exceptional Professional Appraisers (P. App.) who have achieved significant accomplishments in their career and who have made noteworthy contributions to the appraisal profession as a whole. 

In 2022, the award (formerly known as the Top Appraisers Under 40 Award) was renamed in honour of Tyler Beatty P. App., AACI, who passed away in March of that year. Tyler was an exemplary volunteer with the AIC and a very successful appraisal professional.  

He is remembered as a tireless volunteer that served the AIC in countless roles. Tyler was active at a provincial level – both in British Columbia and Alberta – and on the national level. Among his many contributions, Tyler served as National Conference Chair, as a member of the Standards Sub Committee, and as a long-time member of the Admissions and Accreditation Committee. Tyler was also a key contributor to the development of the Mass Appraisal Standard, among others. Fittingly, in 2017, Tyler’s own achievements were recognized with this award. 

As of 2024, the AIC Board of Directors approved the following changes to the Tyler Beatty award:  

  1. There will be no hard cap on the number of award recipients chosen each year, and recipients will not be selected based on their gender. 
  1. Recipients will be selected based on their number of years of experience as an AIC Professional Appraiser (i.e. 10 years or less as a designated Member). See “Eligibility” below. 
  1. The award has officially been renamed the Tyler Beatty Award for Rising Stars. 

As always, the intention of the award remains the same: to celebrate and encourage excellence in professional appraisal.  

Application/nomination process and criteria


An eligible applicant/nominee for the Tyler Beatty Award:

  • Must be an AIC-designated Member for 10 years or less as of December 31, 2024 
  • Must be a Member in good standing with Appraisal Institute of Canada 
  • Must not currently hold a seat on the AIC National Board of Directors 
  • Must not be a previous recipient of the Tyler Beatty Award (formerly the Top Appraisers Under 40 Award) 

Recipients of the Tyler Beatty Award for Rising Stars will receive the following:  

  • A crystal award trophy 
  • A JPEG file of the award logo for use in email signature, business cards, marketing collateral, etc. 
  • One complimentary pass to attend the 2024 AIC National Conference 
  • A formal presentation of the award at 2024 AIC National Conference 
  • A feature in the Spring edition of CPV 

STEP 1 – Complete the application form

Please note: Any AIC-designated Professional Appraiser (P. App.) can submit their own application or nominate a fellow Member. All applications must be submitted using the Application Form provided below; applications which do not use the form will be disqualified. 

Click here to download the application form

Each submission must demonstrate the applicant/nominee’s contributions to professional appraisal, as well as outstanding achievements in the following areas:

  • Career accomplishments: Demonstrated achievement of excellence within career and/or education.
  • Service and contributions to the AIC:
    • Involvement in regional, chapter, provincial, or national committees, events, education, or initiatives;
    • Representation of the AIC within other professional bodies/business-related organizations; or
    • Promotion of the profession.
  • Other contributions to the valuation profession: Including adding knowledge to the field, contributing to other organizations or associations for the advancement of the valuation profession, and/or promoting/championing the valuation profession.
  • Community service: Any type of community involvement regarding the appraisal profession.
  • Other accomplishments: Demonstrated accomplishments that illustrate leadership, innovation, creativity, commitment, or impact.
  • Overcoming adversity: Demonstrated ability to overcome difficult situations or circumstances to excel despite barriers.

STEP 2 – Send the completed application form to by end of day February 29, 2024. 

STEP 3 – The AIC Communications Committee will review all applications and make recommendations to the AIC Board of Directors. 

STEP 4 – The award recipients will be approved by the AIC Board of Directors, announced in the Spring edition of CPV, and honoured at the 2024 AIC National Conference. 

2023 Recipients

Kim Passmore P. App., AACI


Kim started her pursuit of the appraisal profession during her undergrad at the University of Guelph. During this time Kim took advantage of a summer internship at BC Assessment as well as UBC’s online course offerings. Her early knowledge and interest in the profession helped her graduate simultaneously with a B.Comm. majoring in Real Estate & Housing along with the PGCV from UBC. Kim is a lifelong student and has dedicated herself to continuous education through a variety of means, including; CPD courses through UBC, industry education events, Provincial & National AIC conferences, as well as hosting a variety of guest speakers and educational content for her current team.

Upon graduation Kim started at S.W. Irvine & Associates in Guelph, ON. Although her work initially started off in the Residential space, from 2011 – 2015 Kim worked on a variety of rural projects across Southwestern Ontario under the mentorship of Steve Irvine. Kim obtained her AACI designation in October 2014 and has continued her valuation work with a specialty in rural properties. 

In 2015 Kim along with (2) long-time colleagues had the opportunity to take over for their mentor, Steve Irvine (retiring founder of S.W. Irvine & Associates). Since this time, Kim has continued her valuation work with a focus on rural properties as well as co-managing the Farm Team. She has had the pleasure of mentoring and continuing to mentor numerous AIC Candidates who have achieved or are seeking their designation.

In addition to mentoring, Kim has given back to the appraisal profession through her volunteer work on the AIC-Ontario Board of Directors. From 2016 – 2022 Kim proudly served as Region 2 Director and now has the privilege of serving as AIC-Ontario President. In this role Kim is not only the youngest President in AIC-Ontario history but also the first female AACI President.

Kim has been a regular volunteer with the Real Estate & Housing program at the University of Guelph having participated in a variety of capacities. Kim has given several Agricultural related presentations to industry stakeholders & associations as well as having written an article on COVID-19’s Impact on Farmland Values in Southwestern Ontario. She is an active member of CAFA (Canadian Association of Farm Advisors) as well as Entrepreneurs’ Organization. Recently, Kim has been recognized for her contributions at both the University of Guelph (Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics 2020 10×10 Alumni with Impact recipient) as well as the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Toronto (EO Toronto 2021: Rising Star Award – Demonstrated a thirst for learning and leadership).

Eric Tworo P. App., AACI


After completing his degree at the University of Western Ontario, Eric began his career as a candidate member in 2009, working alongside his father at Appraisals North Realty Inc. in Sudbury, Ontario. He would obtain his CRA designation in 2011 while continuing to work towards his AACI, which he obtained in 2017. He would become a partner at Appraisals North in 2018, continuing to service the Northern Ontario region and focusing primarily on commercial and industrial properties.

From the onset of his career, Eric has been heavily involved in volunteering with the AIC. He has been an omnipresent member of the local chapter executive and a member of the AIC-ON Board of Directors on two occasions, from 2014-2017 and 2019-present. As a member of the board Eric has sat on a number of committees, is currently the president-elect and will serve his term as president of the AIC-ON board commencing at the 2023 AGM.

Throughout his career, Eric has strived to provide his clients with accurate, well written appraisal reports and has become a respected voice in the Northern Ontario real estate market. He takes pride in his ability to liaise with colleagues and is always available to discuss the local market or to chat about a complex appraisal question. Eric looks forward to the challenges that await in the next phase of his career and hopes to help the next generation of appraisers as they enter the profession.



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  • JT Dhoot P. App., AACI, CBV


  • Jessica Toppazzini P. App., AACI
  • Aaron Harlang P. App., AACI


  • Ayda Chamcham P. App., AACI
  • Sanjit Singh P. App., AACI


  • Samantha Lawrek P. App., AACI
  • Nicholas Ruta P. App., AACI


  • Alison McGavigan P. App., AACI
  • Simon Chin P. App., AACI


  • Farah-Martine Dai P. App., AACI
  • Tyler Beatty P. App., AACI


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