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

Associate Appraiser and Appraiser Trainee – SH&H Valuation (posted 07/27/18)

SH&H Valuation and Consulting is currently seeking applicants for the position of a full-time associate appraiser at our firm based in Tacoma.  We are also interested in meeting with potential appraiser trainees.  SH&H Valuation and Consulting has been completing real estate appraisal and consulting assignments throughout Washington State for nearly 29 years serving a variety of clients, including lending institutions, governmental entities, conservation groups, attorneys and private parties.  Our company provides a health benefit plan, a professional environment, and the opportunity to appraise as part of a professional team dedicated to quality.


Associate Appraiser Requirements:
Active Certified General Real Estate Appraiser license (Washington)
Proficient writing, math and verbal communication skills
Microsoft Word and Excel competency is a must (experience with ARGUS is beneficial)


Appraiser Trainee Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree/nearing completion of degree (any field from an accredited college or university)
Active Real Estate Appraiser Trainee registration (or willingness to seek registration)
Proficient writing, math and verbal communication skills
Microsoft Word and Excel competency


Those interested can send your resume/qualifications to chadj@shhapp.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

Director – Commercial Real Estate Appraiser- CG Valuation (posted 05/21/18)

Director – Commercial Real Estate Appraiser
CG Valuation is accepting resumes for a Director position.
What we offer
• Above industry average fee split
• Competitive benefits package
• Profit sharing
• Development into a specialty practice leader and build a team of appraisers
• CE and memberships paid
• Ability to work remotely or in a professional downtown Seattle setting
• Potential for participation in overall business planning and strategy
Minimum Requirements
• Bachelors Degree (BA or BS) from a four-year college or university. Master’s degree preferred
• MAI designation or other appraisal designations desirable
• Minimum of 5 years of commercial appraisal experience
• Must possess a Washington State Certified General License
• Friendly demeanor and ability to work with a group
CG Valuation (www.cgvaluation.com) is an independent commercial real estate appraisal firm based in downtown Seattle. For consideration, please email your letter of interest and resume to careers@cgvaluation.com. All inquiries will be confidential.

2 Positions – Commercial Real Estate Appraiser and Commercial Real Estate Analyst – Property Sciences (posted 05/14/18)

The Property Sciences Group
Commercial Real Estate Analyst
Seattle, WA
Bachelor’s Degree Required
For a full job posting or to apply please CLICK HERE or email resume and cover letter with the subject title “Commercial Real Estate Analyst Position – Seattle, WA” to Hannah.Robrecht@PropSci.com

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.
• 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.

Job #2
The Property Sciences Group
Commercial Real Estate Appraiser
Seattle, WA
Certified General Appraiser License required or close to completing requirements.
Bachelors Degree required, Masters preferred
Commercial appraisal experience
Excellent computer skills and familiar with ARGUS

Bid Opportunity, On-Call Consultant Services – Snohomish County Purchasing Division (posted 04/13/18)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed submittals will be received by the Snohomish County Purchasing Division for the following:


SEALED PROPOSALS DUE: April 26, 2018, not later than 3:00 P.M., Pacific Local Time

Complete specifications may be obtained in person from the Snohomish County Purchasing Division, address below; by calling (425) 388-3344; or may be downloaded from:


Sealed Bids must be delivered before the due date & time either:

  1. by hand to the Snohomish County Purchasing Division, 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, 6th Floor, Everett, Washington 98201, or
  2. by mail to the attention of the Snohomish County Purchasing Division, 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, MS 507, Everett, WA 98201.

Note:  Hand delivered submittals will not be accepted at any County location other than the County Purchasing Division as described above.

Snohomish County in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 USC 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all submitters that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 26 will be afforded full opportunity to submit qualifications in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color national origin, or sex in consideration for an award.



Snohomish County Purchasing Division

Real Property Project Oversight Manager- Sound Transit (posted 04/05/18)

Sound Transit
Real Property Project Oversight Manager
Job #18-01349

SALARY:  $94,482.00 – $118,103.00 Annually

CLOSING DATE:  4/18/2018, 12:00 AM

Under general direction, Manages, plans, directs, coordinates and reviews the work of assigned senior level real property staff; ensures consistent application of rules, regulations, policies and procedures across assigned Sound Transit projects; leads and reviews the work of assigned senior real property Agents and staff in preparation of project scope, schedules and budget, budget review and resource reallocation; assumes responsibility for integrated and effective use of outside consultants and contractors in achieving Agency real property goals and objectives for assigned projects; serves as a professional resource in resolving high level and/or complex issues regarding appraisal, relocation, acquisition, asset management, and related real property activities; supports real property upper management by providing timely and accurate reports and reviews of Sound Transit real property project activities; under direction of the Real Property Director, coordinates assigned project activities within the Design, Engineering & Construction Management (DECM) Department, with other Sound Transit departments, and with external agencies.




Essential Functions

The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

  • Manages, plans, directs, coordinates, reviews and assesses the work of assigned senior real property Agents and staff, including but not limited to appraisal, acquisition, relocation, condemnation, asset management, and related real property activities for assigned projects; evaluates work and makes pertinent suggestions and recommendations;
  • Provides expertise in applying the Uniform Act of Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition (1970), as amended; ensures that all current and applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules and regulations, as well as Agency policies and procedures, are consistently interpreted and applied across real property program assigned projects;
  • Leads assigned senior real property agents and staff in developing, assessing, implementing and revising project scopes, schedules and budgets; directs and coordinates the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies across all assigned projects and for planned projects; ensures that staff document and monitor project expenditures and cost estimates to their completion; provides timely reviews and reports to real property upper management regarding status of assigned projects;
  • Reviews Federal Transit Administration (FTA) package before being sent for concurrence.  Attends quarterly FTA review meeting and is the contact person for the scheduled meetings with FTA.
  • Leads senior real property agents and staff in developing and implementing strategies for the coordinated and effective use of consultants and outside contractors within their respective assigned projects;
  • Provides counsel and strategy and serves as professional resource to senior real property staff in the negotiation and resolution of high level and/or complex issues in real property transactions; reviews documentation of critical transactions; supports assigned staff in representing the Agency with property owners and other stakeholders;
  • Identifies issues in legal, environmental, permitting and other areas impacting assigned real property program activities; consults with assigned staff; makes recommendations; coordinates and facilitates resolution of issues in the light of Agency schedules, goals and objectives;
  • Reviews and evaluates performance of assigned senior real property agents and staff; provides constructive feedback; recommends and implements corrective actions, discipline, and termination procedures as indicated, working closely with Human Resources and Senior Leadership.
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the fields related to area of assignment; provides creative leadership to assigned Sound Transit staff, incorporating new developments as appropriate;
  • Provides support to the Real Property Director and Real Property Deputy Director on matters as directed; may serve as staff on a variety of committees as assigned; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence; leads and coordinates special projects as assigned.
  • It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.
  • It is the responsibility of all employees to integrate sustainability into everyday business practices.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in finance, real estate, business administration or closely related field and eight years’ experience in real property acquisition, relocation assistance, asset management and disposition, including three years’ increasingly responsible experience managing a real property program; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Required Licenses or Certifications:

Possession of a valid Driver’s License.


Required Knowledge of:

  • Operations, services, activities and documentation requirements of a real property program including real property acquisition, relocation, asset management, and disposition.
  • Requirements and provisions of the Uniform Act and other pertinent local, state, and federal codes, laws, and regulations relating to real property transactions and/or eminent domain.
  • Principles and practices of personnel supervision, motivation, and performance evaluation.
  • Program development and project management techniques and principles.
  • Methods and practices of government budget preparation, review, and reporting.
  • Principles and methods of contract negotiation.
  • Techniques to work effectively under pressure, meet schedules, and adjust to changing priorities.
  • Principles of business letter writing and report preparation, including English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases.


Required Skill in:

  • Applying principles and techniques of real property acquisition, relocation, asset management, and disposition, including participating in complex negotiations, mediation, and/or managing the condemnation process.
  • Interpreting and explaining complex documents involved in real property transactions, including title reports, legal descriptions, right-of-way and engineering plans, appraisals, financial statements, and other legal and/or technical documents.
  • Leading and motivating senior staff; evaluating performance; delegating tasks and authority.
  • Applying project management techniques and principles.
  • Preparing and reporting project schedules, budget, and budget reviews.
  • Preparing accurate, concise and complete administrative and financial reports.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, management, vendors, and outside agencies.
  • Business letter writing and basic report preparation, including proper English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Office procedures, methods, and equipment, including computers and computer applications such as MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Access) along with scheduling and contract management programs.


Physical Demands/Work Environment

  • Work is performed in a standard office environment.
  • Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds; may occasionally be exposed to dangerous machinery, extreme weather conditions, physical harm, and extreme noise when visiting construction sites and when working in the field.


The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.


It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.


Apply online:


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value workplace diversity. We seek to create an environment and culture that embraces the differences of our employees. You will find an exceptionally diverse group of people at Sound Transit with regard to culture, beliefs, communication styles, and life and work experiences.


All qualified applicants are considered in accordance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran status or any another legally protected status.

Real Property Appraiser – State of Washington Department of Natural Resources (posted 03/15/2018)

The State of Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has an open position for a real property appraiser. 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 in addition to salary. 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. Please review the entire job posting on the NEOGOV web site:

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