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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.

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Senior Appraiser, CBRE (posted 10/2/18)


Independently prepares market value appraisals on real estate assets with review by Director, MD or SMD (one of whom must be MAI). Prepares real estate appraisal reports from start to finish on properties, including all Appraiser responsibilities as well as performing detailed appraisal analysis in order to value real estate. May mentor trainees and/or develop new client relationships.


Identifies value to be estimated by studying appraisal request, problem to be solved, and scope of the project, such as, mortgage financing, insurance replacement cost calculation, estate valuation, tax appeals, equitable distribution, corporate employee relocation, investment, or sale; identifying property characteristics.

Determines valuation method by selecting approach and techniques for valuing property, i.e., cost, direct sales comparison, and income capitalization; identifying property characteristics and attributes.

Researches and analyzes property information by collecting, verifying, and analyzing data regarding inventory of competitive properties, sales and listings, vacancies and offerings, absorption rates, demand studies, social, economic, governmental, and environmental characteristics, restrictions, encumbrances, covenants, contracts, declarations, special assessments, ordinances, cost and depreciation, income/expense and capitalization rate, history of ownership, and use of the property; conducting analyses and studies, e.g., land utilization, supply and demand, economic feasibility, highest and best use, marketability, development, litigation support; searching databases; inspecting property; interviewing people in a position to understand the property.

Prepares appraisal report by describing physical and economic property characteristics, appraisal procedures used, and information analyzed; disclosing extraordinary assumptions, and hypothetical and limiting conditions; presenting supportive reasoning.

Maintains organizational reputation by conforming to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP); keeping information confidential.

Updates job knowledge by tracking current real estate values and property development potential, including land use restrictions; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations for the purpose of conducting accurate appraisals.

Contributes to overall organizational goals by adding to database, setting up a library, specializing in niche real estate markets, mentoring trainees, and engaging in client development.

Other duties may be assigned


No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. Provides informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers. May lead project teams and/or plan, and supervise assignments of lower level employees.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelors Degree (BA or BS) from four-year college or university required.
A minimum of (5) years commercial appraisal experience.


Must have General State Certification/License.
MAI designation preferred.


Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong organizational and analytical skills.
Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers.
Ability to effectively present information.


Requires average knowledge of financial real estate terms and principles.
Complete understanding of approaches to value of real estate assets.


Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents.
Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations.
Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.


Must be proficient in Argus, MS Word and MS Excel.
Good writing skills.


Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to department.


Commercial Real Estate Appraiser Trainee – Property Sciences (posted 09/24/18)


To apply: Please submit a resume along with a cover letter detailing your interest and/or experience in Commercial Real Estate to resumes@propsci.com . Applications sent without a cover letter will not be considered.

We are offering full-time, permanent opportunity for motivated college graduates out of our Seattle, WA office. We require exposure and understanding of commercial real estate and finance principles. This is an excellent 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.


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.


  • 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.
  • Legally able to work in US.
  • Trainee License not required, but encouraged.


  • Immediate professional recognition in working with a nationally recognized firm
  • Compensation DOE.
  • Employee benefits, such as health insurance and 401k with corporate match.
  • A support group of like-minded peers.
  • An office culture of friendliness, respect, teamwork, quality and integrity.

**We receive a large volume of resumes; only qualified candidates will be contacted. No phone calls or walk-ins please. Employment contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

**Local candidates only

Job Type: Full-time

2 Real Property Appraisers – State of Washington Department of Natural Resources (posted 09/14/18)

The State of Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has open positions for two real property appraisers. The Washington DNR oversees more than 5 million acres of land, and has an ongoing need for real property appraisers. Valuation assignments are varied, sometimes complex, and nearly always interesting. The position includes exceptional benefits that can add 30 to 35 percent to the value of a salary package. In addition, Agency vehicles are provided for travel. We are looking particularly for people who are interested in professional advancement, particularly in achieving professional designations such as the MAI from the Appraisal Institute or the ARA from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. Interested parties who have additional questions may contact Robert M. Greene, Chief Appraiser, with questions.

Please review the entire job posting on the NEOGOV web site: Appraiser Position Description.

Research Associate – Newmark Knight Frank (posted 09/14/18)

1)      Company Name: Newmark Knight Frank Valuation & Advisory

2)      Position Location: Seattle

3)      Position Title:  Research Associate – Hospitality and Gaming

4)      Company Description:  Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) Valuation & Advisory (V&A) is the industry’s leading innovator, comprising an extensive team of the most trusted and recognized names in the V&A industry. Headquartered in New York, NKF’s V&A professionals serve clients from more than 50 offices throughout the Americas. Our practice is supported by NKF’s industry-leading offerings including research, leasing, corporate advisory services, consulting, project and development management, property and corporate facilities management services, and capital markets services provided through its NKF Capital Markets brand. Our V&A team specializes in appraisals, feasibility studies, and consulting assignments for a vast range of complex assets – office buildings, shopping centers, hotels, warehouses, distribution centers, multifamily residences, manufactured housing parks, parking garages, vacant land and mixed-use properties.

5)      Position Description: We are currently seeking applicants for the position of a full time research associate to assist with our Hospitality and Gaming specialty practice group. The position will assist in the collection and analysis of data for senior staff to use in order to formulate the opinion of the market value of real estate.

Essential Job Duties, Skills:

  • Collects, analyzes, and reports appraisal related market data through internal and outside sources.
  • Responsible for understanding all company research related database programs
  • May examine and/or inspect properties as part of evaluation process.
  • Understands all necessary software programs used within the department
  • Maintain familiarity with necessary data sources
  • May perform other duties as assigned
  • Strong analytical, writing and communication skills
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills

6)      Application Instructions:  Those interested can send your resume/qualifications to stan.wolf@ngkf.com or nancy.dawn@ngkf.com

Senior Appraiser – Newmark Knight Frank (posted 09/12/18)

Newmark Knight Frank is looking for a designated MAI or senior level appraiser for a commercial position in our Seattle office. At least five years of experience required along with strong analytical and writing skills. Some of the best commissions and benefits in industry. Newmark has now surpassed 400 appraisers in over 50 offices nationwide. If you’re interested in joining one of the fastest growing valuation & advisory teams in the country, please click on the link below for more information.

Email: stan.wolf@ngkf.com. Confidentiality respected.

Certified Appraiser and Appraiser Trainee – American Home Appraisals (posted 08/27/18)

Appraiser Wanted

Richard Hagar, SRA and American Home Appraisals are looking to hire:
#1: A certified appraiser.
#2: We are also looking to hire an appraiser trainee who has previous experience as an agent or working with a Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

Our fees for residential 1004 appraisals start at $850 and go up from there. If you are interested in a collaborative working environment where we communicate and learn from each other – send your resume to: vickie@americanappraisals.com

Commercial Appraisal Reviewer – Washington Federal (posted 07/18/18)

Company Name:
Washington Federal

Corporate Office – Seattle, WA

Position Title:
Commercial Appraisal Reviewer

Company Description:
At Washington Federal, we’ve taken the same long-term perspective as we have with our clients. We value our employees by investing in a healthy work/life balance, competitive compensation packages, a vibrant team-oriented environment centered on professional service, and 360-degree, open communication with your colleagues.

Position Description and Requirement:

Job Summary
The Commercial Review Appraiser is responsible for engaging and reviewing external appraisals, and monitoring the appraisal process on all commercial property types. The reviewer will ensure compliance with Bank policies, Federal and State regulations including FIRREA and USPAP and reasonableness of value conclusions. Assignments will be moderate to complex; and coordination of multi-property portfolios is not unusual.


  • State Certified-General Real Estate Appraiser credential required.
  • 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. Financial services industry experience in a multi-state environment and experience as an in-house commercial review appraiser within the commercial mortgage industry is preferred.
  • Equivalent combination of education, experience and advanced income property appraisal coursework may be considered.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Application Instructions:
Interested candidates may apply directly on our website:

Commercial Appraiser- Cushman & Wakefield (posted 07/18/18)

Senior Appraiser

General certified licensed real estate appraiser for commercial position in Seattle.  Designated MAI or senior level appraiser with minimum five years’ experience needed for immediate opening.  Must possess strong computer, research, analytical, writing and communications skills and be proficient in Argus cash flow modeling.  Email rob.taylor@cushwake.com.  Confidentiality respected.

Senior Appraiser- CBRE – Spokane (posted 06/06/18)

Company name: CBRE

Position type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate
Location: Spokane, Washington, 99201
Senior Appraiser

Senior Appraiser

CBRE is looking for Senior Appraiser in our: Spokane, Washington offices. For more information and to apply, please click on the link below.

Apply Online: http://cbre.contacthr.com/62894374

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