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Appraisers Wanted

Northern California/Bay Area

Commercial Appraiser position available at a growing and dynamic professional firm which utilizes high productivity report writing software. Must be thorough, detail oriented, motivated, have strong writing skills and be computer literate with proficiency in MS Word and Excel (Argus experience desirable). Certified State License required and three plus years Commercial Appraisal experience desired. Experience in the valuation of LIHTC property is a plus.

We serve the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento markets. Superior fee splits and Retirement Plan offered.

If you meet these requirements, please e-mail your qualifications to:  jfillmore@fillmoregroup.com or contact:  Jeffrey W. Fillmore, MAI at 555 Meridian Avenue, Suite C, San Jose, CA 95126, Telephone (408)299-0444, Fax (408)299-0449.   


Senior Appraiser II - American AgCredit

The Senior Appraiser II is the highest journeyperson level and competently undertakes appraisal assignments of all property use-types, including facilities, common to the market area served. This position also becomes a valued consultant on a majority of appraisal issues. Continuing education becomes more specific in nature as the person may be considered an expert on a specific property type or operation (i.e. conservation easements, leased fee, leasehold, unique and complex facilities, etc.) and expert witness testimony.

A person in this position may have an expanded role in directing and managing a particular area or process. This may include being accountable for mentoring, training and supervising junior staff. However management responsibilities are not a required criteria to hold a Senior Appraiser II title.  The Senior Appraiser II may have extensive experience/knowledge on large, complex or unique property types or operations such as wineries, feed yards, dairies, custom feeding operations, permanent plantings, etc.  This knowledge is integral to AAC conducting business within a particular market segment or commodity type.

This person may have a portfolio of chattel accounts, and will be required to inspect, reconcile and value chattels on large complex or unique operations. The Senior Appraiser II will provide an audit function to the chattel process and observe and report on management capabilities.  The Senior Appraiser II reports to management as directed.  Additionally, they will provide consulting service to Lending staff on collateral issues as necessary. Completes appraisal reviews of in-house staff as directed. 
Candidates with lesser qualifications yet having the desire and ability to achieve the level of Senior Appraiser II are also encouraged to apply.  Develops reports to management as directed.  Provides consulting service to Lending staff on collateral issues as necessary. Completes appraisal reviews of in-house staff as directed. 

To apply, please visit: https://agloan.csod.com/ats/careersite/jobdetails.aspx?site=6&c=agloan&id=444


Senior and Junior Appraisers Wanted – Cushman & Wakefield

We have several openings for both Senior and Junior Appraisers in our 4 Norcal offices-San Francisco, Walnut Creek, San Jose and Sacramento. We have a highly competitive compensation package and benefits. Our clients are amongst the best in the industry. In addition to our core appraisal business, we have 18 specialty practice groups and other valuation services, including M&E, business valuation, financial reporting, cost segregation, litigation support, due diligence and property tax.  If you have an interest in joining the premier full service commercial real estate firm, please send me your qualifications and letter of interest.

Elizabeth Champagne, MAI, FRICS
Executive Managing Director
Northwest Area Leader
Valuation & Advisory

Direct:  +1 415 852 5168
Mobile: +1 415 235 2370
Fax:     +1 415 956 3381



WELLS FARGO: Valuation Consultant 3 — San Francisco

10+ years of valuation experience - Certified Appraiser - 1+ year of leadership experience

  • Reviews commercial real estate financial statements and property information on highly complex properties to determine scope of appraisal work that needs to be performed.
  • Uses breadth of knowledge of property types, market area and vendors to select best vendor for each job and appropriate valuation method.
  • Orders and manages evaluations and appraisals and any follow-up evaluations required.
  • Prepares detailed report including description of site, improvements, highest and best use, market data and investment information.
  • Serves as point of contact for vendor and account officer throughout the appraisal process.
  • Reviews appraisal reports to ensure appropriate content and compliance with federal, regulatory and bank policy.
  • Approves and finalizes vendor reports; provides consultation on property value and identified risk factors.
  • May provide guidance to lower level appraisers.

 NOTE:  “Detailed” job description and link to complete a profile at https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/careers/ (Job Search Requisition: # 5342171).


Real Estate Appraiser Position Available at Kidder Mathews

Kidder Mathews Valuation Advisory is looking for smart, entrepreneurial, and highly-motivated individuals to work as appraisers in our San Jose offices.  We offer the highest compensation package in the industry, along with a full spectrum of benefits including health insurance; a 401k retirement plan; payment of Appraisal Institute dues and BREA fees; and an education stipend for AI Candidates.  Full administrative and technical support is provided, in an attractive and professional environment.


  • State of California AG certification and/or Appraisal Institute MAI designation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational, math, and analytical abilities
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and Argus
  • Highly professional image and demeanor

Kidder Mathews is one of the largest, independent commercial real estate firms on the West Coast, with over 800 real estate professionals and staff in 20 offices in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona.  We provide a complete range of appraisal, brokerage, property management, consulting, project & construction management, and debt & equity services.  Kidder Mathews is actively growing and made Inc. Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list, in addition to being named a “Top Workplace” by the Bay Area News Group, and a “Best Workplace” by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Qualified applicants should submit a résumé to jenright@kiddermathews.com.


Appraisers Available

Seeking Trainee Position

Trainee seeking a position with an established Appraiser or Appraisal Company. Currently taking classes and have some Residential training hours accrued. Experience assisting Commercial and Residential Appraisers. 

Please email john.russmusic@gmail.com.  Based in Emeryville.