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In the era when department stores once reigned, retail icons such as Towers, Woolco and K-Mart earned healthy margins. The only way to enter the market or gain market share was through a merger or acquisitions. Zellers, a once-popular...
During Financial Literacy Month, the Appraisal Institute of Canada encourages property owners to do their own due diligence to determine the real value of their property. There are several instances that an unbiased, thorough, third party opinion of market...
With the recent upward cycle in the commercial real estate (CRE) market, both property values and property tax disbursements are reaching record highs. As the CRE industry continues to attract capital at record levels, the competition for available assets...
This is a follow up article to: The Day the World Changed for Appraisers (found here). On January 1st, 2015, the world changed for appraisers when Ontario made trail-blazing changes to their estate administration act, requiring executors to file an...
Les catastrophes naturelles et graves événements météorologiques présentent un risque important à de nombreux propriétaires canadiens. Ces dernières années, les inondations, tempêtes de verglas et feux de forêt ont causés de lourds dégâts à de grandes régions urbaines et...
There are at least two ways of inquiring into highest and best use. One is to study the concept in books and/or attend lectures and conferences. The other is to park yourself in front of a parcel of land and look deeply into what is happening on site and around.
It happened so fast, and it may take a while yet to fully sink in, but the world changed for Appraisers on January 1st 2015.  You could have easily missed it.  In fact, most did. A little background here might...
The appraisal industry in Canada continues to be competitive and it’s clear that traditional, tried and true marketing, is critical for survival. But the explosion of digital marketing tools provide new channels to communicate and build relationships in ways...
"TRAIN PEOPLE WELL ENOUGH SO THEY CAN LEAVE, TREAT THEM WELL ENOUGH SO THEY DON'T WANT TO." Terry Brooke calls upon his experience as a Candidate, conducting Professional Competency Interviews, reviewing appraisal reports and numerous Candidate meetings to suggest 5 tips to help retain Candidate Members past their Designation.
(This post is Part III to the previous article “Part I: Standardizing the Direct Comparison Approach” and Part II: What You Should Know About the Direct Comparison Approach and Were Afraid to Ask?)  Summary We have identified in Part...