AIC members are engaged to provide a diverse range of valuation services for various types of properties. Meet some of our members to learn more about the appraisal profession and the expertise that they deliver every day!
For tribunal appraisers providing testimony in provincial, territorial or federal courts, technical knowledge is the key to success.
Matrimonial settlement, litigation and estate planning are two specialties offering more complex appraisal work and new opportunities.
As an expert witness your responsibility is to assist the trier of fact. Your opinion will be more credible if you can demonstrate that it is provided on a professional and unbiased basis.
Working on power line easements can involve 30-60 properties. Attention to detail by the appraiser is critical as reports are often destined for litigation.
Appraisers working on expropriation cases require sound knowledge of the relevant Expropriation Act, other pertinent legislation & expropriation case law.
Working in a rural environment often presents CRAs with many opportunities to provide valuation expertise in cases involving real property expropriation.
Variety and state-of-the-art information technology make the assessment field an attractive career option requiring a broad range of valuation expertise.
Reserve Fund Studies
Appraisers doing reserve fund studies deal with condo corporations, non-profit housing associations, time-shares, seniors housing facilities & much more.
Reserve Fund Studies
Obtaining a Certified Reserve Fund Planner (CRP) designation can assist CRAs wishing to expand their scope of work to include reserve fund studies.
Aboriginal Land Claims
Aboriginal land claims valuation work, often historic in nature, can involve understanding the market and the local economy as far back as the first settlers.
Residential – Cottage
Appraising land and buildings in cottage country can require use of planes, boats, snowshoes, ATVs, ice-breakers & safety harnesses.
Appraisers working in expropriation are often part of expert teams that include planners, architects, business valuation experts, cost experts and more.
Appraisers working in the area of Assessment Appeals attend appeal and review hearings and assist clients in determining whether their property has been assessed in a fair and equitable manner.
Machinery and Equipment
Interviewing owners, plant personnel, maintenance engineers and equipment mechanical personnel are critical parts in the valuation process.
Small Income Producing Properties
If a commercial property is in a rural community or a small urban location and is occupied by a 'mom and pop' type of business, it would likely be categorized as a small commercial enterprise.
It is important for an appraiser to understand and empathize with the goals of an affordable housing organisation.