To Our Members

The Seattle Chapter of the Appraisal Institute’s Employment Opportunities is available to current Appraisal Institute professionals. Our job board focuses on opportunities in the Puget Sound area, but we occasionally post listings in other locations, too. If you have an opening in your company that would be great for a Seattle Chapter member, please submit it per the instructions below.

 Job Listings

Junior Appraiser – Cushman & Wakefield – (posted 6/13/17)

Seeking employees to join our firm as Junior Appraisers within the Valuation and Advisory division of Cushman & Wakefield. The position creates an opportunity to learn through a successful apprenticeship- and education-oriented program via a one-on-one junior to senior commercial appraiser mentorship. Individual will learn how to become a highly efficient producer using latest technological advances, learning from some of the nation’s most knowledgeable and successful commercial appraisers specializing in both product types and locations. High earning income potential for a self-motivated individual including reimbursement of education, travel, and offering competitive compensation and benefits.

Applicants must have a four year degree, preferably in the fields of economics, finance, real estate land use, mathematics, engineering, or business. Must be a self-starter, highly motivated, and comfortable with a commission position. This is a rare opportunity to learn from some of the best senior appraisers within a highly collaborative work environment. We are looking for candidates with strong analytical and communication skills, who are interested in advancing their careers.

Please email resumes to rob.taylor@cushwake.com and elizabeth.champagne@cushwake.com

Senior Appraiser – Cushman & Wakefield – (posted 6/13/17)

Cushman & Wakefield Valuation is seeking experienced Commercial Real Estate Appraisers for its Seattle office. As part of a strong national appraisal organization, the selected individual will be involved in a high percentage of institutional investment assignments on a wide variety of property types including portfolio and individual assets. Our national platform is an industry leader in providing advanced technology.

We are looking for candidates with strong analytical and communication skills, who have the ability to handle local, regional and national accounts, and are interested in advancing their careers. Qualified candidates must hold a Certified General Appraiser license in the State of Washington, and the MAI designation is a plus. We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package.

Please email resumes to rob.taylor@cushwake.com and elizabeth.champagne@cushwake.com

Appraisal Services Solicitation open on FedBizOps – U. S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Northwestern Division – (posted 5/24/2017)

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Northwestern Division, via Walla Walla District, has just advertised an appraisal services contract on Fed Biz Ops (www.fbo.gov). The geographic area will cover 14 states, roughly encompassing the Great Plains and Pacific Northwest areas of the continental United States. It is expected multiple vendors will be awarded service agreements against the government’s $1,000,000 Blanket Purchase Agreement, with vendors dispersed throughout the 14 states. Appraisers who meet the minimum qualifications identified in the announcement are encouraged to submit quote packages.

The advertisement and details can be found here

Any questions regarding the solicitation can be directed to the Ruth Johnson, NWW Contract Specialist at (509) 527-7222 or send an email to ruth.a.johnson@usace.army.mil.


Commercial Real Estate Analyst – The Property Sciences Group – (posted 5/23/17)

Property Sciences (www.propsci.com) is a national real estate valuation firm with offices in several major US cities. We work with clients such as banks, insurance companies and Wall Street investment firms to value commercial real estate for lending, financial reporting and investment purposes. Our staff utilizes cutting edge proprietary software in our analysis, report production and data management. We are focused on a high level of professionalism and continued, rapid growth.

Position Description
We are offering full-time, permanent opportunity for motivated college graduates. We require exposure and understanding of commercial real estate and finance principles. This is an excellent entry-level opportunity to immediately learn about and analyze different types of commercial properties. Commercial real estate is one of the most dynamic industries in California, and this a great position to immediately become involved in numerous transactions. The types of tasks you will develop expertise in include the following:

  • Assembling and analyzing macro and micro economic data relating to commercial real estate market fundamentals
  • Researching commercial real estate market transactions (sales and rentals) to understand market participants’ motivations and investment criteria
  • Conducting field work to inspect individual building construction components and condition as well as neighborhood characteristics
  • Reviewing historical operating statements for various types of properties
  • Preparing income and expense projections based on research and industry benchmarks

The types of properties analyzed include a variety of commercial real estate, such as apartment buildings, shopping centers, industrial warehouses, hotels/motels, subdivision land, and office buildings. Many of our associates concentrate and become experts in one or two property types.

Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate, Finance, Accounting, Architecture or Economics. Masters Degree Preferred. Other degrees will be considered, but commercial real estate knowledge and analytical skills are crucial to success.

Excellent verbal and written communications and attention to detail.
Advanced skills in Microsoft Word and Excel required.
Preferred knowledge in ARGUS
Strong time management skills.
Desire to learn and have a strong work ethic.
Ability to travel locally in Bay or LA Area.
Legally able to work in US.
Trainee License not required.

To Apply: Please submit a resume along with a cover letter detailing your interest and/or experience in Commercial Real Estate to Hannah.Robrecht@propsci.com.


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