Director, Appraisal Institute of Canada Louis Poirier is the General Manager for AEC-SYMMAF, the Eastern Canadian Division of AEC Property Tax Solutions; specializing in property tax and operating cost management for AEC’s National and International client group for Quebec and Eastern Canada. Louis’ real estate career began in the late 1980’s in Moncton, New Brunswick when he joined the family’s real estate sales and appraisal firm. A second generation AACI, Louis has extensive experience valuing most types of real estate, though his current focus is in the large retail and industrial sectors. He has completed valuation and consultative assignments in seven of ten Canadian provinces and has lived in three. He is an avid volunteer with the AIC having served as provincial board president in NB, past-chair of the National Communications Committee, and past-chair of the National Standards Sub-Committee, and current National Board Member for Quebec’s provincial association.