Darrell Thorvaldson is Managing Partner of Verra Group Valuation Inc., an independent national valuation company with offices in St. John’s, Winnipeg and Regina. He has served the property valuation industry in both public and private sectors. He joined the Appraisal Institute of Canada in 1994 and obtained his AACI, P.App designation in 2002. Darrell started his valuation firm in 2004 and has extensive real estate and machinery & equipment valuation experience in a wide range of industries including commercial, industrial, agricultural and residential. He has been very active in enhancing the quality of the valuation practice, and has published in the Canadian Property Valuation Magazine. He has worked with the University of British Columbia (UBC) to review and update appraisal course material. For many years, he has volunteered at both provincial and national levels, serving three terms at the provincial level and as President of the Manitoba Association (AIC-Manitoba) in 2003/2004. In 2007-2009, he served on the AIC National Investigating Committee as an Investigator, and then as Chair-Investigating Committee from 2009-2011. In 2011/2012, Darrell assumed the duties of the Counsellor-Professional Practice. In 2013, Darrell was appointed to the AIC Standards Committee. In 2015, he was elected to the Board as Director – Manitoba and Chair of the AIC Standards Sub-Committee. He has given presentations at national and provincial conferences on a wide range of topics, and has provided webinars & presentations on AIC Professional Appraisal Standards. He is currently the AIC Advocate in Manitoba. Darrell now serves as Vice-President and also as Chair of the AIC’s Marketing and Communication Committee.