Bulletin Board


To post a message to this Bulletin Board or for further information about the NSREAA , contact:

Davida Mackay, Registrar/Executive Director
Nova Scotia Real Estate Appraisers Association
5670 Spring Garden Road, Suite 602
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 1H6

Ph:  (902) 422-4077     Fax:  (902) 422-3717     email:  nsreaa@nsappraisal.ns.ca


Job Posting

Property Assessment Assistant Manager (3 positions)
Locations: Nova Scotia – Central and Southern NS

Property Valuation Services Corporation (PVSC) assesses all properties in Nova Scotia, currently valued at over $100 Billion. We are world class leaders in our industry, committed to continuously improving the services we deliver while doing work that we love.

In 2016, the PVSC was one of six Canadian organizations awarded with a Canada Award for Excellence for outstanding organization-wide achievement in Excellence, Innovation and Wellness by Excellence Canada.

Watch this video to learn more about why PVSC is a great place to work.

Do you have the skills and experience to lead a team of valuation experts? Do you enjoy engaging, challenging and inspiring those around you to reach new heights?

The Assistant Manager plays a key role in leading continuous improvement efforts by engaging and supporting team members to find new and better ways of doing our work. He/she plans, coordinates and supervises residential, commercial and resource valuation activities to ensure adherence to legislative requirements while pursuing best practice standards.

PVSC is currently looking for three Assistant Managers just like you if:

  • You have a relevant valuation designation (RES, CAE, AACI, CRA, AIMA, MIMA or equivalent).
  • Minimum of 6 years’ relevant valuation experience with 2 years of leadership/mentoring/supervisory experience OR an acceptable combination of relevant training and work experience including a valuation designation and leadership education.
  • You are a natural coach, ready to motivate and encourage your team and able to help them achieve their goals and objectives.
  • You are described as: positive, direct, high performing, customer-centred and inspiring.
  • You can value properties by cost, direct comparison and income approach.
  • You are able to travel (as required).

Responsibilities

  • Lead, coach, support and build leadership and technical capacity of a valuation team.
  • Evaluate and document team members’ performance including technical and competency development.
  • Review and recommend adjustments to value, ensuring alignment with local real estate market trends, previous appeal decisions, location specific circumstances and consistency across the Province.
  • Assist in the management of all human resources related activities including (but not limited to) hiring, employee recognition and retention, performance management, attendance management, discipline, first step grievances, etc.
  • Respond to and connect with external stakeholders such as property owners, agents and Municipal representatives.
  • Provide escalated support for client concerns.

Is this position a good fit for you?

To express interest in this opportunity, please email your resume and cover letter to careers@fairwindstraining.com indicating the position title and ad number PAAM0221-CB in the subject line.

We look forward to hearing from you! We will begin screening on March 10th 2017.

For more information please explore www.pvsc.ca

Click here to download a PDF copy of this Job Posting.


Job Posting

Property Assessor 2, 3 (4 positions)
Locations: Nova Scotia – Central and Southwest NS.

Property Valuation Services Corporation (PVSC) assesses all properties in Nova Scotia, currently valued at over $100 Billion. We are world class leaders in our industry, committed to continuously improving the services we deliver while doing work that we love.

In 2016, the PVSC was one of six Canadian organizations awarded with a Canada Award for Excellence for outstanding organization-wide achievement in Excellence, Innovation and Wellness by Excellence Canada.

Watch this video to learn more about why PVSC is a great place to work.

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in an innovative, client centred environment? Do you take pride in accurately assessing residential and commercial properties, and engaging with the public?

PVSC is currently looking for Property Assessors just like you if:

  • You have a relevant valuation designation (RES, CAE, AACI, CRA, AIMA, MIMA or equivalent).
  • You are able to value by cost, direct comparison and income approach for both Residential and Commercial.
  • You are able to travel throughout the work area and province (as required).
  • You are described as: positive, accountable, curious, customer-centred and adaptable.

Responsibilities

  • Determine value of residential and commercial property in your assignment.
  • Inspect residential, commercial and resource properties by measuring sites and site improvements to determine size, shape, quality of construction, physical characteristics, and legislative classification.
  • Conduct routine sales investigations as required for residential, resource and commercial properties.
  • Conduct the initial appeal inspection for residential, commercial and resource properties,
  • Collect, maintain and update notes, documents in the inquiry tracking systems.
  • Demonstrate high levels of client service, maintaining excellent public relations.
  • Prepare valuation reports for property assessment appeals, give evidence in hearings and defends values as an expert witness before the Nova Scotia Assessment Appeal Tribunal and the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board.
  • Proactively engage Municipal clients on a regular basis.

Is this position a good fit for you?

To express interest in this opportunity, please email your resume and cover letter to careers@fairwindstraining.com indicating the position title and ad number PA0221-CB in the subject line.

We look forward to hearing from you! We will begin screening on March 10th 2017.

For more information please explore www.pvsc.ca

Click here to download a PDF copy of this Job Posting.


Job Posting

Property Assessment Commercial Manager
Locations: Nova Scotia – Dartmouth

Property Valuation Services Corporation (PVSC) assesses all properties in Nova Scotia, currently valued at over $100 Billion. We are world class leaders in our industry, committed to continuously improving the services we deliver while doing work that we love.

In 2016, the PVSC was one of six Canadian organizations awarded with a Canada Award for Excellence for outstanding organization-wide achievement in Excellence, Innovation and Wellness by Excellence Canada.

Watch this video to learn more about why PVSC is a great place to work.

Do you have the skills and experience to lead a team of commercial valuation experts? Do you enjoy engaging, challenging and inspiring those around you to reach new heights?

The Commercial Manager plays a key role in leading continuous improvement efforts by engaging and supporting team members to find new and better ways of doing our work. He/she plans, coordinates and supervises valuation activities of the Commercial Appraisal Services team to ensure adherence to legislative requirements while pursuing best practice standards.

PVSC is currently looking for a Commercial Manager just like you if:

  • You have a relevant valuation designation (RES, CAE, AACI, CRA, AIMA, MIMA or equivalent).
  • Minimum of 6 years’ relevant valuation experience with 2 years of leadership/mentoring/supervisory experience OR an acceptable combination of relevant training and work experience including a valuation designation and leadership education.
  • You are a natural coach, ready to motivate and encourage your team and able to help them achieve their goals and objectives.
  • You are described as: positive, direct, high performing, customer-centred and inspiring.
  • You can value properties by cost, direct comparison and income.
  • You are able to travel (as required).

Responsibilities

  • Manages and develops the team of Assessors to provide property valuation expertise, continuity, dependability and consistency in the valuation and defence of all commercial properties.
  • Coordinates commercial valuation process activities (permits, appeal process, sales validations, reassessment, work orders, field inspections, etc) and leads continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Manages all human resources related activities including (but not limited to) hiring decisions, employee recognition and retention, Coaching for Success, attendance management, discipline, first step grievances, etc.
  • Provides recommendations and advice in the areas of planning and assessment policy.
  • May occasionally participate in the valuation of more complex commercial properties using accepted valuation practices (cost, market, income) and mass appraisal standards
    Defends and provides expert testimony on assessments before the Nova Scotia Assessment Appeal Tribunal and the Nova Scotia Utility & Review Board.
  • Delivers presentations and liaises with key stakeholders in order to increase the understanding and appreciation for property assessment practices and market trends.
  • Links with Legal on all valuation related matters including report preparation, presentations and the training of others for appraisal and defense of work.

Is this position a good fit for you?

To express interest in this opportunity, please email your resume and cover letter to careers@fairwindstraining.com indicating the position title and ad number PACM0221-CB in the subject line.

We look forward to hearing from you! We will begin screening on March 10th 2017.

For more information please explore www.pvsc.ca

Click here to download a PDF copy of this Job Posting.


Job Posting

Associate Director – Appraisal Review – Appraisal Institute of Canada

Member type:  AACI Member
Employment type:  Permanent Full Time Closing Date:  2016-12-09

Job Description

The Appraisal Institute of Canada is now accepting applications for a newly created role within our national office – Associate Director – Appraisal Review. This role will appeal to – and will require – a seasoned AACI designated member with a broad base of experience.

The Associate Director – Appraisal Review will assume a key role within the AIC education and designation stream of activity and will be part of the AIC Management Team. Reporting to the CEO, the individual will work closely with a volunteer committee(s), staff at the AIC National office and with Provincial affiliate associations.

The individual will ideally work from the AIC offices in Ottawa however consideration will also be given to individuals with the capability and desire to work from a remote location.

Core Competencies 

  • Communication
  • Attention to Detail
  • Strategic and Results Based Focus
  • Team Work
  • Quality Orientation
  • Problem Solving
  • Accountability and Dependability
  • Ethics and Integrity

Job Duties

  • Carry out reviews of Candidate work product submissions in accordance with policies established for the AIC’s Work Product Review (WPR) program.
  • Analyze and assess individual submissions to determine compliance with CUSPAP standards.
  • Provide commentary and feedback to Candidates and Mentors / Co-Signors in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Provide reports and insights – on an as required basis – to support and enhance the operations of the WPR program and the broader AIC education / designation process.
  • Provide technical background and support to other aspects of AIC operations on an as required basis.

Requirements

  • AACI member (in good standing) with a minimum of ten years of experience within the appraisal profession.
  • Background and experience with a broad range of appraisal assignments including residential and non-residential work.
  • Track record of results based work when dealing with Committees
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Superior time management skills, multitasking skills, and the ability to prioritize tasks
  • High level of sound and independent judgment, reasoning, and discretion
  • Professional, responsive, and positive work attitude
  • Resourcefulness and flexibility
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Strong client service orientation
  • Bilingualism preferred but not required

Individuals with an interest in this role are invited to submit a cover letter – stating salary expectations – and a current CV to:

Ms. Glenda Cardinal
Director of Administration and Finance
Appraisal Institute of Canada
403 – 200 Catherine Street
Ottawa, ON  K2P 2K9
E-mail:   glendac@aicanada.ca

Deadline for applications is December 9th, 2016.

We thank all interested applicants, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

 


Job Posting

Consultant, Property Tax (Halifax)  26 September 2016.  Altus Group has an immediate opening for a Consultant within our Property Tax business unit in Halifax.

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:

Provide a variety of property assessment and tax consulting services for all types of projects to new and existing clients with very limited review. Assist Directors and Sr. Directors with more complex projects. Partner with other business units to explore opportunities with synergy.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Client Service Delivery

  • Provide a full range of property assessment and tax consulting services to new and existing clients with very limited review.
  • Assist with Assessment Tribunal presentation and may be required to give expert evidence.
  • Continuously upgrade knowledge regarding market and industry trends, property assessment and taxation practices and procedures and legislation.
  • Manage client relationships in a manner that leads to contract renewal, referrals and service expansion including up-sells and cross-sells.
  • Maintain ongoing client communication and resolve any issues. Escalate issues to next level of management as appropriate.
  • Ensure data collected as part of ongoing assignments is entered accurately into the Company database in a timely fashion.
  • Work to develop strategies to effectively manage client relationships and to explore additional opportunities for all Altus business units.
  • Prepare and deliver high impact client presentations and well-reasoned comprehensive property report with recommendations.
  • Conduct regular follow-up meetings debriefs with clients to ensure high levels of satisfaction and to identify areas for continuous improvement as well as additional services required.

Administration

  • Accurately complete time sheets on a daily basis ensuring billable time and recoverable expenses are clearly outlined.
  • Develop and implement initiatives for continuous process improvement to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
     

Teamwork & Cooperation

  • Work cooperatively with team members across the organization.
  • Coach, train and mentor Sr. Analysts and Analysts by transferring skill and knowledge.
  • Develop internal network and relationships to facilitate information sharing, cross selling and expansion of service offerings to clients.
  • Actively engage external market participants.
     

Business Development

  • Proactively inform the Directors and Sr. Directors of any potential new assignments or marketing leads.
  • Actively participate in the Business Units marketing initiatives as those are developed from time to time.
     

EDUCATION/PROFESSIONAL/WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Appropriate designation with the Institute of Municipal Assessors, a Provincial Assessment Association, the Appraisal Institute of Canada or a similar recognized real estate association.
  • University Degree or College Diploma.
  • Two plus years of related experience in commercial real estate advisory services.
  • Good knowledge of the Property Assessment valuation practices.
     

BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES:

  • Ability to work in a team and independently.
  • Takes initiative and resourceful.
  • Very Good communication skills – interpersonal, written & oral presentation.
  • Ability to negotiate real estate values with other professionals.
  • Ability to multi task and meet tight deadlines.
  • Self-motivated with high degree of integrity, honesty and ethics.
  • Ability to coach, mentor and train Analysts and Sr. Analysts.
  • Build and maintain strong business relationships with External Market Participants.
  • Focused on delivering high levels of quality with respect to work and services to clients ( Internal and external).
  • Adhere to corporate policies and procedures as outlined in the current Altus Group Employee Handbook.
  • Developing skills in project management, planning and organization.
  • Willingness to take on responsibility and accountability for delivery of client services including compliance with legislative requirements.
     

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES:

  • Good skills in assessment valuation modeling in Excel and other software programs as appropriate.
  • Very good research, quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Very good writing skills in order to create comprehensive correspondence property assessment and taxation consulting reports.
  • Good knowledge / expertise in property assessment valuation & advisory.
  • Good understanding of the legislative rules for the determination of property assessments and taxes.
  • Display evidence of business acumen.
  • Ability to teach others how to use the latest technology.
  • Developing Expert Witness skills.
  • Familiarity with standard lease clauses and terminology.
     

Individuals interested in applying for this position are encouraged to submit their cover letter and resume to careerscanada@altusgroup.com quoting Consultant, Property Tax (Halifax) in the subject line.

Altus Group is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment where employees feel valued and respected, and where every employee has the opportunity to realize their potential. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if required, and will work with you to meet your needs.

If you are a person with a disability and require assistance during the application process, please contact us at:  careerscanada@altusgroup.com   or   416-641-9500.

Please note that due to volume of resumes, only those applicants selected for further evaluation will be contacted. We appreciate your interest in opportunities at Altus Group!

Altus Group Limited is a leading provider of independent advisory services, software, and data solutions to the global commercial real estate industry. All of our five core practices – Research, Valuation and Advisory, ARGUS Software, Property Tax Consulting, Cost Consulting and Project Management, and Geomatics – embody and reflect decades of experience, a broad range of expertise, and leading edge technology. Our offerings empower clients to analyze, gain insight and recognize value on their real estate investments. Headquartered in Canada, we have approximately 2,300 employees around the world, with operations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Our clients include some of the world’s largest real estate industry participants, spread across a broad variety of sectors.

Click here to visit job posting on AltusGroup.com


 

Job Posting

Position:  Entry-Level Commercial Real Estate Analyst
Location:  Halifax, NS

Colliers International (Atlantic) Valuation & Advisory Services has an immediate opening for an Entry-Level Commercial Real Estate Analyst for individuals who have yet to obtain their AACI designation.

Colliers International (Atlantic) Valuation & Advisory Services is a leading provider of appraisals for investment-grade real estate including industrial, multi-family, retail, land, and office properties throughout the Atlantic Provinces. For more information on our company and services please refer to our website at: http://www.collierscanada.com/en/offices/halifax/experts/valuations

Position
We are seeking a Commercial Real Estate Analyst trainee to join our team in Halifax, NS. The position will be entry-level, beginning on a three-month trial with the potential to continue on at the end of the term.

Job Responsibilities

- Conducting research in commercial real estate transactions and market conditions.
- Undertaking sales analyses.
- Organizing and prepare background information for reports.
- Assisting the consultants in commercial real estate appraisals.
- Building appraisal skillset while working towards AACI designation.

Requirements

  • Degree in Commerce or Business Administration
  • Willing to enroll in / already enrolled in the AACI education program. Our office will assist financially.
  • Possess strong computer skills, including intermediate – advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products such as Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Proficient writing skills
  • Valid driver’s license

Skills and Attributes

  • Strong planning, organizational and time management skills
  • Must be detail oriented with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Able to work with complex spreadsheets
  • Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Able to multi-task, prioritize responsibilities, and meet tight deadlines
  • Possess professional and courteous interpersonal skills (telephone and in-person)
  • Able to take initiative and should be highly motivated
  • Integrity – must be able to work with confidential information
  • Knowledge/ interest in real estate industry in Canada is an asset but not required

Application Process

If you are interested in becoming a member of our team, please submit your resume and cover letter as indicated.

  • Email to:  mike.white@colliers.com   with the subject line Real Estate Analyst Application – [Your Name]
  • Closing Date: October 15, 2016

We thank all applicants for their consideration of this position. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF copy of this Job Posting.


Job Posting

Position:  AACI-designated Commercial Real Estate Analyst.
Location:  Halifax, NS

Colliers International (Atlantic) Valuation & Advisory Services has an immediate opening for an AACI-designated Commercial Real Estate Analyst.

Colliers International (Atlantic) Valuation & Advisory Services is a leading provider of appraisals for investment-grade real estate including industrial, multi-family, retail, land, and office properties throughout the Atlantic Provinces. For more information on our company and services please refer to our website at: http://www.collierscanada.com/en/offices/halifax/experts/valuations

Position

We are seeking an AACI-designated Commercial Real Estate Analyst trainee to join our team in Halifax, NS. The position will be full-time employment for applicants meeting the criteria below.

Job Responsibilities

- Assisting the senior consultants in commercial real estate appraisals.
- Depending on experience level, potentially leading commercial real estate appraisal files.
- Conducting research in commercial real estate transactions and market conditions
- Undertaking sales analyses

Requirements

  • AACI designation
    - Experience is an asset but is not required.
  • Possess strong computer skills, including intermediate – advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products such as Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Proficient writing skills
  • Valid driver’s license

Skills and Attributes

  • Strong planning, organizational and time management skills
  • Must be detail oriented with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Able to work with complex spreadsheets
  • Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Able to multi-task, prioritize responsibilities, and meet tight deadlines
  • Possess professional and courteous interpersonal skills (telephone and in-person)
  • Able to take initiative and should be highly motivated
  • Integrity – must be able to work with confidential information

Application Process

If you are interested in becoming a member of our team, please submit your resume and cover letter as indicated.

  • Email to:  mike.white@colliers.com  with the subject line AACI Real Estate Analyst Application – [Your Name]
  • Closing Date: October 15, 2016

We thank all applicants for their consideration of this position. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted

Click here to download a PDF copy of this Job Posting.

 


Job Postings

Position: Consultant, Research, Valuation and Advisory
Location: Halifax, NS.

Altus Group has an immediate opening for a Consultant within our Research, Valuation and Advisory business unit in Halifax, NS.

The Consultant will prepare appraisal and/or consulting reports.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Preparing accurate appraisal reports using the latest market information obtained from various internal / external partners;
  • Developing cash flow projections to be used in the appraisal process, using industry standard software such as Argus, or other appropriate software;
  • Ensuring data collected as part of ongoing assignments is entered accurately into the company database in a timely fashion;
  • Performing property inspections;
  • Continuously upgrading the level of knowledge regarding market and industry trends;
  • Managing client relationships in a manner that leads to contract renewal, referrals and service expansion including up-sells and cross-sells;
  • Maintaining ongoing client communication and resolving issues; and
  • Coaching, training and mentoring junior staff by transferring skills and knowledge.

Job Requirements:

The preferred candidate will possess the following skills and attributes:

  • University Degree in a related discipline;
  • AACI designation or close to obtaining the designation;
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a commercial appraisal / real estate valuation role;
  • Good knowledge of the commercial real estate industry and market dynamics in Canada;
  • Very good knowledge / expertise in valuation and advisory consulting;
  • Good skills in creating financial modeling in Excel, Argus, Marshall & Swift, etc.;
  • Good research, quantitative and analytical skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Good communication skills – interpersonal, written & oral presentation;
  • Ability to work in a team and independently;
  • Ability to takes initiative and be resourceful;
  • Ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines;
  • Self-motivated with a high degree of integrity, honesty and ethics;
  • Ability to coach, mentor and train and to tach others how to use the latest technology;
  • Availability to work outside of core business hours when required; and
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.

Altus Group Limited is a leading provider of independent advisory services, software, and data solutions to the global commercial real estate industry. All of our five core practices – Research, Valuation and Advisory, ARGUS Software, Property Tax Consulting, Cost Consulting and Project Management, and Geomatics – embody and reflect decades of experience, a broad range of expertise, and leading edge technology. Our offerings empower clients to analyze, gain insight and recognize value on their real estate investments. Headquartered in Canada, we have approximately 2,300 employees around the world, with operations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Our clients include some of the world’s largest real estate industry participants, spread across a broad variety of sectors.

Enthusiastic individuals interested in applying for this position are encouraged to submit their cover letter and resume to:   careerscanada@altusgroup.com   quoting:  5102016041 Consultant in the subject line.

Please note that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Altus Group is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment where employees feel valued and respected, and where every employee has the opportunity to realize their potential. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if required, and will work with you to meet your needs.

If you are a person with a disability and require assistance during the application process, please contact us at:    careerscanada@altusgroup.com    or   416-641-9500.

Click here to download a PDF copy of this Job Posting.

 


 Job Posting

Fennell & Associates Appraisers Ltd has been servicing Nova Scotia since 1992. Fennell& Associates is a leading full service real estate appraisal and consulting firm, which operates from Halifax. We currently have openings for an AACI and a CRA or AIC Candidates who are close to obtaining an AIC designation. The ideal individual may have the opportunity to become a partner in the firm.  All applications will be discretely dealt with and all applications will be kept strictly confidential.

  • The applicant must be a member in good standing with the Appraisal Institute of Canada.
  • The applicant must have professional liability insurance with the Appraisal Institute of Canada.
  • The applicant should be able to manage clients in a professional manner.
  • The applicant should possess good analytical and communication skills.
  • The applicant should be able to multi-task and have good time management skills.
  • A reliable vehicle is required.

Interested applicants please email cover letter and resume to:    novascotia.appraiser@gmail.com

Please note, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.