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Appraisers Wanted

Commercial Appraiser - Ernst and Young

EY's Transaction Real Estate team is looking to hire an intermediate level commercial appraiser for their San Francisco office. Job duties include primarily appraisal/real estate valuation review but may also include: direct appraisal/valuation, transactional due diligence, real estate loan due diligence, and various real estate consulting engagements for institutional clients.  Please visit the following link for minimum candidate requirements and to apply online:



Opportunity for Appraiser with Federal Land Acquisition Experience

Established practice in Portland, Oregon seeks Certified General appraiser with a minimum of five years of commercial real estate appraisal and at least two years of UASFLA / Yellow Book appraisal assignments, including before and after appraisals and conservation easements. 

Experience with large tracts of rural land, including farms, forest land, and rural recreational / residential is a must, as is the ability to interpret complex zoning regulations. The ideal candidate is conscientious, detail-oriented, has excellent writing and computer skills (Word, Excel, GIS), and the ability to work independently. This is an opportunity to do highly skilled professional work that is challenging and rewarding. Diversified client base including  public agencies, land trusts, attorneys, and private parties. Flexible schedule and ability to work from home. Pursuit of MAI designation is encouraged. For more information, please view our website at www.LarrabeeMAI.com

Reply in confidence to Larrabee.MAI@gmail.com


City and County of San Francisco - Assessment Appeals Board

The San Francisco Assessment Appeals Board resolves legal and value assessment issues between the Assessor’s office and property owners.  We currently have three vacancies on Board 1, which oversees all downtown district properties – high rise residential, office, commercial, hotels.  Board 1 is also responsible for all properties over $50 million in assessed value throughout the City. 

Assessment Appeals Board hearings are quasi-judicial, conducted in a manner similar to a court setting, with evidence and testimony presented by the parties.  The Board then evaluates the evidence and testimony put before it, and renders its decision.

Appointments to the Assessment Appeals Board are for a 3-year term.  The estimated level of service is approximately 1 to 1-1/2 days per week, with flexibility.  Board Members are paid a stipend of $100 per morning or afternoon session.  All candidates are vetted through the City & County of San Francisco Rules Committee, comprised of three members from the Board of Supervisors.  Final seat appointments are approved by the full Board of Supervisors. 

To be eligible for seat appointment, you must have a minimum of five years professional experience in the State of California as a property appraiser accredited by a nationally recognized professional organization, such as an MAI, or be certified by either the office of Real Estate Appraiser or the State Board of Equalization. 

For more information regarding the Assessment Appeals Board visit our website at www.sfgov.org/aab .

If you are interested in applying for a seat on the Assessment Appeals Board, please complete an application form http://sfbos.org/sites/default/files/FileCenter/Documents/52047-Vacancy%20Application%2004.03.15.pdf, and submit together with your resume to dawn.duran@sfgov.org


Mateo Advisors: Part Time or Full Time Appraiser for Downtown San Francisco Office

Mateo Advisors, a full service commercial appraisal firm located in San Francisco, is seeking a part time or full
time appraiser for its downtown San Francisco office. The office is located within ¼ blocks of the Montgomery
BART station. The position allows for a flexible work schedule. Assignments are primarily CRE and concentrated
in San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Marin and Contra Costa counties. The organization is small and flat,
consisting of MAIs with 20+ years of valuation experience, requiring a candidate to be highly self‐motivated.
This environment allows a prospective candidate to interact directly with senior advisors. Candidates should
have the following qualifications:

1. Certified General State Certification, or an advanced level of coursework and experience towards
2. Strong written, verbal communication, analytical and quantitative skills
3. Strong Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft cloud skills
4. Familiarity and proficiency with a variety of on‐line data sources

Visit us at www.mateo‐llc.com for information regarding the firm and its practice. Interested candidates should
send resumes and jmateo@mateo‐llc.com. Mateo Advisors is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action


Right of Way Agent (Bay Area)

PG&E is actively looking for a new Right of Way Agent to join our Land Acquisition team in Concord. 

Job Posting Date: February 8, 2017
Requisition #: 53675435-E04
Job Category: Real Estate / Facilities
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Employment Type: ESC
Business Unit: Corp Svcs and Human Resources
Schedule: Full-time
City: Concord

Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And we deliver some of the nation’s cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, ‘Together, Building a Better California’ is not just a slogan. It’s the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Position Summary
Under direction of the unit Supervisor, the Right of Way Agent (‘ROW Agent’) provides support to the unit and other Land Services team members and assists in all phases of acquisition activities. The ROW Agent also negotiates the acquisition of land rights for fee title, easements, leases, and other interests required for Company utility facilities. Research and analyze property and comparable sales data to complete internal valuation estimates on non-complex acquisitions.

Minimum Qualifications
BA/BS in related field or equivalent education and/or experience

Notary Public – current or obtained within six (6) months of employment

Desired Qualifications
Training: International Right of Way Association courses or equivalent
Minimum 1 year work experience with any of the following:
o Commercial Real Estate Brokerage;
o Real Estate or Right of Way Appraisal;
o Public Agency/Utility Right of Way.

Essential Job Functions:
Under the direction of the Supervisor, Principal, or Senior ROW Agents:

Acquisition: negotiates or assists in negotiating the acquisition of real property and property rights for Company utility facilities.  Coordinates the preparation of documents for acquisition of property and land rights, generates property owner lists, provides property owner notification for survey and biological studies, construction, vegetation management, and other projects, and prepares Release to Construction letters.

Appraisal: assembles the necessary documentation required for delivery to the designated project appraiser(s). Under direct supervision, review and analyze appraisal reports. Support for Condemnation Proceedings: provides file history and necessary information for condemnation proceedings; orders the condemnation package, and upon review and approval by senior staff, insures delivery to the appraiser and attorneys. In less complex negotiations, the ROW Agent may request initiation of condemnation actions as instructed by the Supervisor or Principal ROW Agent to ensure timely release of projects to construction.

Valuation: Research and analyze property and comparable sales data to complete internal valuation estimates on non-complex acquisitions.

Real Estate/Escrow Responsibilities: responsible for: requesting checks for condemnation proceedings; monitoring the State Condemnation Fund statement and account; depositing checks with State Condemnation Fund; processing refund checks; drafting escrow instructions; ordering title reports and updates as necessary; processing payment for reports; obtaining title reviews as necessary.

Acquisition Administration: responsible for inputting information into project estimating and project tracking programs. Obtain/request project cost data and compile information as requested. Assist in preparing payment schedule spreadsheets. Track and process Land documents, process land drafts for IRS reporting by clerk and process requests for checks
for payments for land rights and other expenditures.

File Management Coordination: establish job folders, obtain all necessary project specific data, prepare working file folders, prepare and maintain ownership folders containing all pertinent letters, appraisals, summaries, documents and condemnation exhibits. Contract Administration: assist with the development of Contract Work Authorizations, Contract Change Orders, or other associated documents as requested to obtain services of contract appraisers and right of way agents.

The position can be found and applied to at http://careers.pge.com/jobs/7146064/right-of-way-agent-bay-area-concord-ca/


WELLS FARGO: Residential Staff Appraiser / Valuation Specialist 1 — San Francisco and San Jose

2+ years valuation experience, Certified Appraiser.  Balance appraisal and review backlogs, determine scope of report needs and perform appraisals.  Understand and adhere to USPAP.  Proficient in analyzing data using computer technology.  Detailed job descriptions and link to complete a profile at https://www.wellsfargo.com/careers (Job Search Requisitions: #5311044/5307424).


Joseph J. Blake & Associates, Inc.

As national firm which began in 1946, Joseph J. Blake & Associates is one of the largest private real estate appraisal companies in the country.  We are not franchised but operate under one company with offices nationwide.  Joseph J. Blake & Associates is large enough that we work with national and global clients but retain the feel of a smaller firm.  The San Francisco regional office is currently expanding and seeking a qualified appraiser to join our firm.  We are seeking an experienced appraiser who will be involved with complex assignments to work out of our East Bay office.  Assignments will be for a wide variety of clients including investment funds, pension advisors, lending institutions, public agencies, attorneys, mortgage brokers and many others. The ideal candidate will have superior analytical skills and an ability to work under the direction of a manager on multiple appraisal assignments.

We offer a competitive compensation package as well as the following:

- Health, dental and vision insurance

- Funded flexible spending account

- 401(k)

- Continuing education reimbursement

- Mileage reimbursement

- Appraisal Institute dues

This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing national company and gain exposure to the valuation of a wide variety of property types.  If interested, please send inquiries to Brian Rapela at brapela@josephjblake.com. Our office is located in Walnut Creek, CA.


Commercial Appraisers Needed

Commercial appraisers needed for premiere global real estate firm in the Northern California region.  Looking for CA State Certified appraisers with 3+ years’ experience as well as senior MAI’s.  Competitive compensation package and extraordinary benefits provided. Please contact:

Elizabeth Champagne, MAI, FRICS
Executive Managing Director
Northern California/Pacific Northwest Leader
Valuation & Advisory
Direct:  +1 415 852 5168
Mobile: +1 415 235 2370
Fax:     +1 415 956 3381


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