Employment.

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

Heritage Bank – Commercial Review Appraiser | Lynwood, WA (posted 5/29/2020)

Heritage Bank – Commercial Review Appraiser| JPMC | Lynwood, WA

Company Description: 

At Heritage Bank, we create financial solutions enabling our neighbors to reach their goals. Our team works together, focused on building long-lasting relationships with our customers. Since our foundation in 1927, we have been striving to continuously improve our organization. This commitment defines our relationships, sets expectations for our actions, and directs decision-making in four fundamental areas: customers, communities, employees, and shareholders. 

Position Description: 

The Commercial Review Appraiser is responsible for engaging and reviewing appraisals and evaluations of commercial and agriculture related properties for bank and lending purposes. The reviewer will ensure compliance with Bank policies, Federal and State regulations including FIRREA and USPAP and will opine on the overall reasonableness and reliability of the reports received. Direct experience, knowledge and familiarity with a variety of property types is necessary, including office, retail, industrial, warehouse, hospitality, special purpose and agriculture. 

The successful candidate will be able to: 

  • Receive and process new appraisal requests and review them for accuracy and completeness prior to submitting to appraisers for bids. 
  • Select appropriate appraisers from the Bank’s approved appraiser list to receive bid requests, and to place appraisal orders. 
  • Conduct a thorough analysis of the completed valuation reports for accuracy, reasonable assumptions, supportable conclusions, appropriate technical analysis, current market conditions, and ensure compliance with policies and all applicable regulatory requirements. 
  • Conduct interviews with market participants and perform market research in multiple markets to confirm data and conclusions contained in the reports. 
  • Maintain proficient knowledge of, and ensure bank activities are performed in compliance with, all state and federal banking laws and regulations applicable to areas of responsibility. 
  • Perform ad hoc market research projects. 
  • Conduct property site inspections, as needed. 
  • Qualify external third party appraisers for approved appraiser list. 
  • Promote and maintain positive relationships with lending and credit teams, while providing information, training and assistance as needed. 

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Business Administration or related discipline – required. 
  • 5 years of recent experience in commercial real estate appraisal in both traditional and/or investment banking environments – required. 
  • Financial services industry experience in a multi-state environment and experience as an in-house commercial review appraiser within the commercial mortgage industry – preferred. 
  • Knowledge and experience with the residential appraisal and review process – preferred. 
  • Equivalent combination of education, experience and advanced income property appraisal coursework may be considered. 
  • Current and active State Certified-General Real Estate Appraiser license– required 
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver exceptional customer service and maintain positive client relationships, both internally and externally. 
  • Strong working knowledge of lending practices, policies, procedures, and terminology related to banking laws and regulatory requirements. 
  • Strong technical and analytical reasoning and reporting skills to synthesize information accurately and effectively. 
  • Thoroughly understand, interpret and apply principles, procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to assignments covering a multi-state environment. 
  • Thoroughly understands, interprets and applies principles, procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to assigned area, in a multi-state environment. 
  • Highly developed interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills demonstrating the ability to communicate effectively, clearly and persuasively in a variety of settings, formats, and audiences; with the ability to read, write, speak, and understand English well. 
  • Strong planning, organizational, time management and follow up skills, demonstrating a strong sense of urgency and ability to execute quickly, timely and efficiently, ensuring that priorities are set and commitments and deadlines are met, with minimal supervision. 
  • Unquestionable integrity in handling sensitive and confidential information. 
  • Proficient use and understanding of MS Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook), with the ability to learn and adapt to new technologies quickly 

Work Environment: 

  • Climate controlled office environment. 
  • Work involves being able to concentrate on the matter at hand, under sometimes distracting work conditions and frequent interruptions 
  • Occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions during site visits and/or appraisal inspections 

Physical Demands: 

  • Work may involve the constant use of computer screens, reading of reports, and sitting throughout the day. 
  • Ability to operate a computer keyboard, multi-line telephone, photocopier, scanner and facsimile which often requires dexterity of hands and fingers with repetitive wrist and hand motion. 
  • Typically sitting at a desk or table; intermittently standing, stooping, bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching to file materials 

Travel Time: 

Occasional travel to inspect properties, attend off-site meetings, with willingness to travel to other branch and department locations when needed; overnight travel may be required; valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and access to reliable transportation; or the ability to access and utilize an alternative method of transportation, when needed, to carry out essential job-related functions 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not an exclusive list of all qualifications for this position. 

Heritage Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by applicable law. 

Application instructions: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9a02bcba-ce1b-44c5-bc78- ac70037df69a&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=334985&source=CC2&lang=en_US 

Commercial Bank – Risk – Real Estate Appraiser – Associate | Seattle, WA (posted 4/14/2020)

Commercial Bank – Risk – Real Estate Appraiser – Associate| JPMC | Chase Center, 13201 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

Company Description: 

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at http://www.jpmorganchase.com/.

Our Firmwide Risk Function:

Our Firmwide Risk function is focused on cultivating a stronger, unified culture that embraces a sense of personal accountability for developing the highest corporate standards in governance and controls across the firm. Business priorities are built around the need to strengthen and guard the firm from the many risks we face, financial rigor, risk discipline, fostering a transparent culture and doing the right thing in every situation. We are equally focused on nurturing talent, respecting the diverse experiences that our team of Risk professionals bring and embracing an inclusive environment.

Commercial Real Estate Group (CRE):

Work with the best commercial real estate team in the industry! As the largest financial institution and multifamily lender in the country, JPMorgan Chase is looking for seasoned real estate appraisers who want to bring their expertise and knowledge to a team that specializes in multifamily and commercial appraisal assignments, with a strong emphasis on multifamily product ranging from 5 to 500 units. We are dedicated to helping real estate appraisal professionals grow with our team. We will provide all of the equipment, training, data sources, and software for real estate appraisers who have an eagerness and passion for developing a deep specialty career and are looking for professional growth. This position will provide hands-on real estate experience that will prepare individuals for a variety of real estate related roles with the firm.

Position Description / Required Experience and Qualifications:

A successful candidate’s qualifications and essential job duties include:

  • Appraising 5+ unit multifamily residential and/or commercial properties to estimate the market value for related financial transactions in accordance with internal policies/procedures, industry standards, and regulatory requirements.
  • Interview real estate market participants for rent surveys, sales surveys, and subject property analysis.
  • Learning and performing the administrative tasks that drive the CRE Appraisal process.

Qualifications:

  • 4-year college degree preferred
  • State Certified General Appraiser License (Commercial Positions).
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience appraising multifamily residential, mixed-use, and/or commercial properties. 
  • Significant experience appraising for financial institutions is preferred.
  • Strong analytical, business writing, and oral communication skills are a must.
  • Computer/technology knowledge is required as well as a proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook (Microsoft Office Suite).
  • Must be self-motivated and manage time efficiently to meet service-level deadlines.
  • Understanding of various construction types and mechanical systems as well as hazards such as flood, environmental, earthquake, and zoning conditions.
  • Superior knowledge of local real estate metro areas and neighborhood

Application Instructions:

Please access via live link to post to active requisition: 

https://jobs.jpmorganchase.com/ListJobs/ByKeyword/200016672

Commercial Bank – Risk – CTL – Real Estate Appraisal Review Sr – Vice President | Seattle, WA (posted 4/14/2020)

Commercial Bank – Risk – CTL – Real Estate Appraisal Review Sr – Vice President | JPMC | Chase Center, 13201 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

Company Description: 

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at http://www.jpmorganchase.com/.

Our Firmwide Risk Function:

Our Firmwide Risk function is focused on cultivating a stronger, unified culture that embraces a sense of personal accountability for developing the highest corporate standards in governance and controls across the firm. Business priorities are built around the need to strengthen and guard the firm from the many risks we face, financial rigor, risk discipline, fostering a transparent culture and doing the right thing in every situation. We are equally focused on nurturing talent, respecting the diverse experiences that our team of Risk professionals bring and embracing an inclusive environment.

Commercial Real Estate Group (CRE):

Work with the best commercial real estate team in the industry! As the largest financial institution and multifamily lender in the country, JPMorgan Chase is looking for well-seasoned real estate review appraisers who want to bring their significant expertise and knowledge to a team that specializes in multifamily and commercial appraisal assignments, with a strong emphasis on multifamily product ranging from 5 to 500 units. We are dedicated to helping real estate appraisal professionals grow with our team. We will provide all of the equipment, training, data sources, and software for real estate review appraisers who have an eagerness and passion for ensuring that appraisal reports meet our strong quality assurance standards. This position will provide experienced real estate reviewers with an opportunity for professional growth within a dynamic, fast-paced, and highly-collaborative team.

Position Description / Required Experience and Qualifications:

A successful candidate’s essential job duties include:

  • Performing reviews of appraisal reports for multifamily residential (5+ units) and/or commercial properties to determine the credibility of market values developed for financially-related transactions in accordance with internal appraisal policies/procedures, industry standards, and regulatory requirements (USPAP & FIRREA).
  • Using risk-based decisions, work with stakeholders to ensure that appraisal reviews are complete, accurate, adequate, relevant, and reasonable based on sound real estate appraisal methodology.
  • Learning and performing the administrative tasks that drive the CRE Appraisal Review process.
  • Continual development of local market knowledge and national real estate trends.

Qualifications:

  • A 4-year college or master’s degree is preferred.
  • State Certified General Appraiser License (Commercial Positions).
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience appraising and/or reviewing complex multifamily residential, mixed-use, and/or commercial properties. 
  • Significant experience appraising or reviewing for financial institutions is preferred.
  • Strong analytical, business writing, and oral communication skills are a must.
  • Computer/technology knowledge is required as well as a proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook (Microsoft Office Suite).
  • Comprehensive knowledge or certification of Argus software is preferred.
  • National Review experience is a plus.
  • Ability to multi-task and elevate critical issues in a timely manner.
  • Must be self-motivated and manage time efficiently to meet service-level deadlines.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Understanding of various construction types and mechanical systems as well as hazards such as flood, environmental, earthquake, and zoning conditions.
  • Ability to analyze properties with complex characteristics.
  • Superior knowledge of local real estate metro areas and neighborhood.
  • MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute or equivalent credential is preferred.

Application Instructions:

Please access via live link to post to active requisition:

https://jobs.jpmorganchase.com/ListJobs/ByKeyword/200017978

Certified General Appraiser | San Diego, CA (posted 3/12/2020)

Certified General Appraiser | Integra Realty Resources (Integra Hotels) | San Diego, CA

Immediate full-time appraiser positions available in San Diego for a 5+ year experienced Certified General Appraisers.  We also have immediate openings for one or more MAI-Designated appraisers or advanced Candidates.  Experience in Argus Enterprise and/or condemnation/litigation is a major plus.  Relocation may not be an absolute requirement, as we utilize advanced, cloud-based report generating software using proprietary Word-Excel based product. We are known to have built the best database in the market, and we have a full suite of market data, allowing you to save significant time in producing quality narrative reports. This is not a trainee position.

Please send resume, in confidence, to Jeff Greenwald, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, ASA, IFAS, FRICS, Executive Director, IRR-San Diego at jgreenwald@irr.com.  

Real Estate Appraiser, Associate | Seattle, WA (posted 3/12/2020)

Real Estate Appraiser, Associate | Chase Bank | Seattle, WA

Req #: 200016672

Location: Seattle, WA, US

Job Description: Commercial Real Estate Group (CRE):

Work with the best commercial real estate team in the industry! As the largest financial institution and multifamily lender in the country, JPMorgan Chase is looking for seasoned real estate appraisers who want to bring their expertise and knowledge to a team that specializes in multifamily and commercial appraisal assignments, with a strong emphasis on multifamily product ranging from 5 to 500 units. We are dedicated to helping real estate appraisal professionals grow with our team. We will provide all of the equipment, training, data sources, and software for real estate appraisers who have an eagerness and passion for developing a deep specialty career and are looking for professional growth. This position will provide hands-on real estate experience that will prepare individuals for a variety of real estate related roles with the firm.

A successful candidate’s qualifications and essential job duties include:

  • Appraising 5+ unit multifamily residential and/or commercial properties to estimate the market value for related financial transactions in accordance with internal policies/procedures, industry standards, and regulatory requirements.
  • Interview real estate market participants for rent surveys, sales surveys, and subject property analysis.
  • Learning and performing the administrative tasks that drive the CRE Appraisal process.
  • 4-year college degree preferred
  • State Certified General Appraiser License (Commercial Positions).
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience appraising multifamily residential, mixed-use, and/or commercial properties.
  • Significant experience appraising for financial institutions is preferred.
  • Strong analytical, business writing, and oral communication skills are a must.
  • Computer/technology knowledge is required as well as a proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook (Microsoft Office Suite).
  • Must be self-motivated and manage time efficiently to meet service-level deadlines.
  • Understanding of various construction types and mechanical systems as well as hazards such as flood, environmental, earthquake, and zoning conditions.
  • Superior knowledge of local real estate metro areas and neighborhood

Follow this link to apply: https://jobs.chase.com/ShowJob/Id/291314/Commercial-Bank-Risk-Real-Estate-Appraiser,-Associate/ or go to jobs.chase.com and enter requisition number 200016672 in the keyword search.

Experienced MAI Appraiser | Seattle, WA (posted 3/12/2020)

Experienced MAI Appraiser | Joseph J. Blake & Associates, Inc. | Seattle, WA

Are you an MAI that is stuck in a lower management position, or looking to advance your career?  Joseph J. Blake & Associates is in search of a talented individual to serve as Managing Director of the Pacific Northwest office.  As national firm which began in 1946, Joseph J. Blake & Associates is one of the largest private real estate appraisal companies in the country.  We are not franchised but operate as a single corporation with offices nationwide.  We are currently expanding our Pacific Northwest presence and are seeking an experienced MAI appraiser to lead this charge.  This is an exciting opportunity with tremendous upside and a path to eventual partnership.

We have long-established relationships with a wide variety of clients including investment funds, pension advisors, lending institutions, public agencies, attorneys, mortgage brokers and many others.  The ideal candidate will have some level of experience in management and client relations.  Argus Enterprise experience is a plus.

We offer a competitive compensation package as well as the following:

– Health, dental and vision insurance

– Funded flexible spending account

– 401(k)

– Continuing education reimbursement

– Mileage reimbursement

– Appraisal Institute dues

– Robust database and report writing software

– Full IT and administrative support

This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing national company with a path to being a shareholder.  The location is within the Seattle market.  If interested, please send inquiries to Brian Rapela at brapela@josephjblake.com.

 

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