Collingwood Appraisals Ltd. is an independent real estate appraisal and consulting firm centrally located within Greater Vancouver. The firm was established in 1972 in Burnaby, and 2012 marked our 40th anniversary. In 2002, the company relocated to the historic “Gatehouse” office complex on the former BC Penitentiary site, which is located at 319 Governors Court, New Westminster, BC.
The firm offers appraisal and consulting services on all types of commercial, industrial, investment, and residential properties throughout British Columbia, with activities principally centred around Greater Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.
Experience, competence, and reliability are the hallmarks of our firm. Our services range from short, concise narrative reports to full, detailed and comprehensive studies. All of the professionals associated with our firm hold the senior appraisal designation awarded by the Appraisal Institute of Canada, and have a wide range of real estate valuation experience. Two of our appraisers hold the Certified Reserve Fund Planner (CRP) designation and are qualified to provide Depreciation Reports and Reserve Fund Planning advice to strata corporations. As such, we are well qualified to handle any type of real estate appraisal or consulting challenge that you may wish to be resolved.
Our range of services include point in time valuations, valuations for expropriation matters, valuations for litigation matters, market rental appraisals, market studies, feasibility analysis, highest and best use analysis, property identification studies, real property negotiations, insurance appraisals, replacement cost reports, depreciation reports, and other consulting related assignments.
Over the years our advice and reports have been used for financing and development purposes, legal matters, acquisition/sale purposes, foreclosure proceedings, accounting and/or taxation purposes, expropriation proceedings, assessment purposes as well as many other uses.
We have worked for and on behalf of all levels of government, several first nation communities, private and public investors and lenders, private and public property owners, accounting and law firms, developers, non-profit organizations, and other brokerage appraisal firms.
The consultants at Collingwood are all fully qualified and trained Professional Appraisers holding the AACI (Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute) designation from the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC). In addition to the AIC, our consultants are proud members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Real Estate Institute of Canada, the Real Estate Institute of BC, the BC Expropriation Association, the International Right of Way Association, the Urban Development Institute, the commercial divisions of the Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board and the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, and many other real estate related associations.
Our consultants have anywhere from 10 to 40 years of experience and are able to provide well supported, well reasoned reports for a variety of purposes. All of our consultants are mandated to carry professional liability insurance and have been accepted as expert witnesses for court appearances.
In addition to our in-house staff we have a diverse network of professional planners, architects, project managers, developers, real property agents, and engineers from all disciplines at our disposal.