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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

 

Commercial Real Estate Senior Appraiser | Seattle, WA (posted 5/28/2019)

Commercial Real Estate Senior Appraiser | Integra Realty Resources | Seattle, WA

Job Description

Integra Realty Resources – Seattle is seeking a commercial real estate appraiser with a minimum of three-to-five years commercial appraisal experience. We have a diverse practice – whether you are looking for the opportunity to expand your game into the eminent domain/right-of-way practice, or if you prefer assignments within the lending industry, we have the book of work to expand your horizons.

With IRR’s industry leading report writing platform, and your work experience, you will have the opportunity to take your career to the next level.

IRR – Seattle offers competitive monthly salary plus commissions and performance bonuses. Full range of benefits including health and dental plans, 401k, professional licensing costs and an annual continuing education allowance.

The IRR-Seattle management actively promotes live/work balance. The bulk of our assignments are in Washington State.

Requirements

Three to five years of commercial appraisal experience.

Candidates need to have good time management skills and be a self-starter.

Argus Enterprise skills a plus.

Interested parties, please contact: Matt Bacon, MAI, Managing Director, Integra Realty Resources – Seattle | mbacon@irr.com  | www.irr.com

Certified General Real Estate Appraiser | Appraisal Group of the Northwest LLP | Bellevue, WA (posted 5/28/2019)

Certified General Real Estate Appraiser

We are a full service appraisal firm (office, commercial, industrial, and residential properties; raw land; right of way, etc.) providing services in the region for 33 years.  Our clients include financial institutions, private individuals, engineering companies, and a variety of municipal jurisdictions (city, county, state, etc.).  We are a small firm whose staff includes a Certified General Appraiser with 27 years as an appraiser who is approved by WSDOT for right of way appraisals, a Licensed Appraiser who has been with us for 6 years and is working on a college degree in order to acquire the Certified General designation, an Appraiser Trainee who has been with us for 1.5 years who is on track to receive the Certified General designation within a year and is working toward an MAI designation, an editor who has completed course work and is soon be an Appraiser Trainee, and the managing partner of the company who serves as the bookkeeper.

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced Certified General Appraiser.  Since the death of our MAI senior partner in August 2018 our staff no longer includes an MAI, so that designation would be a plus.  The position would include performing appraisals and occasional review of junior appraisers’ or outside contractors’ work.  Right of way experience would also be a plus, since a good deal of our work in recent years has been right of way appraisal.

If you would like to explore the possibility of working with us, please send a letter of intent and resume/qualifications to Peggy Price, Appraisal Group of the Northwest LLP, 1409 140th PL NE, Ste. 105, Bellevue, WA  98007-3963, or e-mail them to agnw@AppraisalGroupNW.com.

Commercial Review Appraiser | Seattle, WA (posted 5/13/2019)

Commercial Review Appraiser | Heritage Bank | Seattle, WA 

Job Description

This Commercial Review Appraiser is responsible for engaging and reviewing external appraisals, performed for Heritage Bank. The reviewer will ensure compliance with Bank policies, Federal and State regulations including FIRREA and USPAP and the overall reasonableness and acceptability of the appraisal report conclusions. Assignments will be moderate to complex; and coordination of multi-property portfolios is not unusual.

The successful candidate will be able to:

  • Accept new appraisal requests and reviews 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.
  • Ensure quality, timely and cost effective valuation products.
  • Order external third party appraisal reports.
  • Review narrative commercial appraisals and borrower provided documentation for consistency.
  • Conduct a thorough analysis of appraisal reports for accuracy, reasonable assumptions, supportable conclusions, appropriate technical analysis, current market conditions, and ensures compliance with policies and all applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Conduct interviews in multiple markets to confirm data collected by third parties.
  • Perform ad hoc market research projects.
  • Conduct property site inspections, as needed.
  • Qualify external third party appraisers for approved appraiser list, when needed.
  • Promote and maintain positive relationships with lending staff; provide information, training and assistance, as needed.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Business Administration or related discipline.
  • 5 years of recent experience in commercial real estate appraisal in both traditional and/or investment bank 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.
    State Certified-General Real Estate Appraiser designation – required.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver exceptional customer service and maintain client relationships, both internally and externally.
  • Strong working knowledge of lending practices, policies, procedures, disclosures and terminology related to banking laws, regulatory requirements, and legal documents.
  • Strong technical and analytical reasoning skills to synthesize information accurately and effectively to understand and interpret regulatory requirements and appropriately apply principles, procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies to the position.
  • 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 required.
  • Proficient use and understanding of MS Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook), with the ability to learn and adapt to new technologies quickly.
  • Travel is likely to 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 job-related essential functions.

If you need assistance completing the online application, please email: HBRecruiting@HeritageBankNW.com

Job Description and Application

Sr. Appraiser | Seattle, WA (posted 4/22/2019)

Sr. Appraiser | Cushman & Wakefield | Seattle, WA

Job Description

The Seattle office of Cushman & Wakefield is seeking experienced commercial appraisers for its Valuation and Advisory division.  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.

Overview

The Senior Appraiser provides objective impartial and unbiased opinions about the value of real property for a variety of clients and variety of intended users. The Senior Appraiser also performs a variety of functions including comprehensive and detailed market research, report writing and creating complex financial models.

Responsibilities

  • Research and Analysis of property information
  • Analyze data regarding comparable sales, listings and rentals
  • Construct financial models including discounted cash flow
  • Research benchmark rates of return including cap rates and discount rates
  • Prepare appraisals and other consulting reports that can assist the client with decision making
  • Inspect property and interview market participants
  • Prepare highest and best use land and property studies

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in the field of economics, finance, real estate land use, mathematics, engineering or business.
  • Certified General Appraiser license in the State of Washington. MAI designation is a plus.
  • Must be a self-starter, highly motivated and comfortable with a commission-based compensation structure.

Contact: Robert D. Taylor, MAI, MRICS, ASA, Senior Managing Director/Regional Leader/Valuation & Advisory; rob.taylor@cushwake.com

1420 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2600, Seattle, WA  98101 | USA  www.cushmanwakefield.com

Lead Appraiser/Review Appraiser | Shoreline, WA (posted 4/02/2019)

WSDOT | Shoreline, WA | DOP Classification: Property and Acquisition Specialist 5 | Recruitment Number: 19DOT-NWR-12693

The Opportunity: If you are looking for a career-establishing position full of great possibilities in real estate appraisal for the public sector, this is an opportunity you do not want to miss! WSDOT is seeking an experienced appraiser with exceptional leadership skills to provide technical guidance, leadership, and expertise to staff appraisers including developing scope of work and innovating and streamlining processes. With emphasis on WSDOT’s Sound Transit related work, this position is responsible for the timely review and approval of staff and/or consultant appraisals in order to meet legal requirements and WSDOT project construction advertisement dates. In addition, this position is relied upon as the property valuation subject matter expert for acquisition and disposal of WSDOT property.

At WSDOT, we value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and perspectives while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. To learn more, please watch the following video: Why WSDOT?

This position will perform the following work:
• Desk and field reviews of transportation related real estate appraisal reports to ensure adequate market support and proper valuation technique
• Analyze complex appraisal issues and determine compliance with applicable State and Federal Regulations.
• Physically inspect properties; this may involve traversing irregular terrain, and other hard to reach spaces in all kinds of weather conditions.
• Guide, train, and mentor staff and consultant appraisers.
• Use professional experience with appraisal policies and principles in completing various valuation projects.
• Independently appraise complex and non-complex real estate and provide other appraisal services in accordance with WSDOT RW Manual Chapter 4.
• Provide expert real estate appraisal advice and guidance to staff, and advise engineering groups on impacts to properties due to project design, suggesting alternatives when appropriate.
• Other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate for this position shall have the following:
• Bachelor’s degree.
• 4 years of appraisal experience required; strongly prefer 2 years of experience in Eminent Domain appraisal.
• A minimum of 40 hours in Eminent Domain training courses required.
• Washington State Certified General Appraiser License or equivalent certification or license to appraise all property types from another state required.
• Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.

• Experience in establishing and maintaining effective relationships and outstanding communication with diverse populations, including management, property owners, technical staff, and other public agencies, evidenced by work history.
• Familiarity with real estate principles and procedures, including title reports and legal descriptions; understand and interpret appraisals and real property value estimates.
• A Valid Driver’s License.

How to Apply: Applications for this recruitment will only be accepted electronically APPLY HERE You may need to create a profile and account in Washington State’s automated tracking system, NeoGov. To be considered for this position you will need to answer any supplemental questions and attach a Resume and letter of interest. Applications without a resume and letter of interest will not be considered. Be prepared to provide references at the time of the interview.

Contact us: For inquiries about this position, please contact Josefina Mutascu mutascj@wsdot.wa.gov. Please reference recruitment number 19DOT-NWR-12693
WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed recruiter. WSDOT

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