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Disclaimer: Content reflects the opinion of the authors, and does not necessarily reflect AIC positions. Most readers of appraisal reports are accustomed to the usual format of facts, discussion of comparable properties, and a conclusion on market value.  Thorough appraisals,...
While regional and neighbourhood analysis have been traditional components in real estate analysis and valuation, global perspectives are now first required for meaningful analytics and credible value conclusions. Real estate supply is local; market demand is global.
Virtually every industry is currently working to create greater value through process efficiencies, better data and analytics and new applications that help to streamline business, and commercial real estate (CRE) is no different. In an article I wrote last...
The future ain’t what it used to be.   Yogi Berra Technological change is affecting all aspects of our work and personal lives –including how, where and with whom we work. Real estate professionals can expect accelerating change in the types...
The appraisal report is the primary way the results of the appraiser’s research, analysis and conclusions are conveyed to intended users. It is an important part of an appraiser’s service for two reasons. First, it conveys the appraiser’s professionalism...
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...