Employment

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Appraisers Wanted

Earn your MAI with Property Sciences

Property Sciences, a nationally recognized commercial appraisal and appraisal management company, is seeking a highly motivated individual to work in commercial appraisal production and review. 

Our practice has a big need for someone who wants to take their career to the next step.  We encourage and support all our experienced appraisers to earn their MAI designations as soon as possible.  This offers our staff higher earning potential and demonstrates our commitment to the highest work quality.  This individual would be working on advanced assignments and possibly doing third-party review work.   For consideration please send your resume to Arthur.Neudek@propsci.com.

(01/13)

Real Estate Appraiser – Ward Levy Appraisal Group, Inc.

Ward Levy Appraisal Group, Inc. is seeking a smart, motivated, detail-oriented and curious-minded individual to perform appraisals in Sonoma, Marin, Napa, San Francisco and Mendocino Counties.  We are the leading firm in the North Bay and appraise a wide variety of property types for lenders, local agencies, attorneys and property owners. 

An applicant who is already a Certified General Appraiser is preferred, but a residential appraiser or trainee appraiser seeking to obtain the Certified General Appraiser license within a short period of time will be considered.  For the right candidate we are willing to be patient on the start date.  We offer a competitive fee split, SIMPLE IRA, Health Insurance and Continuing Education assistance.  Our office is located in Santa Rosa.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree
Excellent Verbal and Written Skills
Microsoft Office Skills (Word/Excel/Outlook)
Strong Organizational/Time Management Skills

Additional Requirements:

Dependable Vehicle
Auto Insurance

Please send resumes to info@wardlevy.com

 (01/07)

Joseph J. Blake & Associates, Inc. - Expanding and Seeking a Qualified Appraiser Trainee

As national commercial appraisal firm of nearly 75 years, Joseph J. Blake & Associates is one of the largest private commercial real estate appraisal companies in the country.  We are truly a national company and not part of a franchise or conglomerate of smaller independent offices.  Our San Francisco regional office is currently expanding and seeking a qualified appraiser trainee.  This is an excellent opportunity to get started in an industry that is seeing significant increase in demand.  

Our clients include investment funds, pension advisors, lending institutions, public agencies, attorneys, mortgage brokers and many others. We are looking to fill a full time appraiser trainee position. A college degree is required, and fluency in Word and Excel is important.  The ideal candidate will have superior analytical skills and an ability to work under the direction of a manager on multiple appraisals.  No real estate experience is necessary.

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.  Our office is intimate enough to offer superior training under experienced appraisers yet has the strength and credibility of a long-established national firm. 

If interested, please send inquiries to Brian Rapela at brapela@josephjblake.com or call 925-482-1370.  Our office is located in Walnut Creek, CA.

(01/06)

Valbridge Property Advisors | Northern California - Real Estate Analyst/Appraiser Trainee - San Ramon

Bring your expertise and knowledge and we’ll provide you the earning potential, data access, services, equipment, support, and work environment you need for a successful career with professional growth and personal satisfaction.

Valbridge Property Advisors | Northern California is part of a nationwide commercial property valuation firm with 74 offices. Valbridge Property Advisors/Northern California continues to be one of largest appraisal organizations in Northern California, with offices in Silicon Valley, the East Bay, Central Valley and Monterey Bay. As a leader in the field of commercial real estate appraisal, Valbridge Property Advisors/Northern California presents challenging opportunities for leading-edge professionals.

Employment Opportunities:

Valbridge Property Advisors/Northern California has an immediate opening for an Appraisal Analyst/Appraiser Trainee in our San Ramon office. The Analyst position provides an excellent opportunity for experience and potential advancement within the commercial appraisal industry.

The Analyst will assist licensed commercial appraisers in the appraisal process including: gathering and organizing market data, writing narrative appraisal reports, and preparing exhibits such as site plans and maps. Analyst has a unique opportunity to be mentored on the job and to develop relationships with local real estate professionals as they work toward developing their appraisal career.

Applicants must be detail-oriented, analytical and extremely organized. The position requires excellent communication skills, above average math and writing skills, a professional demeanor, good telephone etiquette, and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Strong computer skills are a must.

This position is full-time and does not require an appraiser’s license; however, a trainee license or a residential license is preferred. The right candidate will be highly motivated to succeed in the Commercial Real Estate Appraisal field and will be required to eventually obtain a State of California, Commercial Real Estate Appraisal License.

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree or higher

Additional Requirements:

  • Dependable Vehicle
  • Vehicle Insurance

Further Information:

One of the main reasons professionals join us is to collaborate with some of the best minds in the business. If you check our website, you will see that most of our Appraisers and Analysts have been with us for many years.  Valbridge Property Advisors/Northern California offers excellent earning potential and a stable, professional work environment. Medical and 401(k) plans are available.

Please send your resume and cover letter to our Operations Manager, Ana Bonifacio abonifacio@valbridge.com

(01/03)

First Republic Seeking Commercial Appraisal Reviewer - San Francisco or Century City

At First Republic, we care about our people. Founded in 1985, we offer extraordinary client service in private banking, private business banking and private wealth management. We believe that personal connections are everything and our success is driven by the relationships we form with our colleagues and clients. You’ll always feel empowered and valued here.

Incredible teams doing exceptional work, every day

As a Commercial Appraisal Reviewer, you’ll have the opportunity to review, analyze and render risk-based decisions for acceptance of appraisal valuations in support of the Bank’s real estate lending operations. In this position, client service, discretion and judgment are key factors used to make decisions about the collateral for real estate loans. As a senior member of the team, you’ll lead others and share your expertise with your teammates. You will be responsible for helping to maintain the Bank’s safety and soundness and will have a direct and important effect on operations. This is an excellent opportunity to advance your career and contribute to a growing business unit that has a direct impact on the Bank’s performance.

What you’ll do as a Commercial Appraisal Reviewer:

  • Perform detailed technical and compliance reviews on commercial real estate appraisals.
  • Ensure that valuations are reasonably supported, credible and compliant with federal and state regulations; the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice; the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989; bank policies and guidelines; and industry standards.
  • Communicate with appraisers regarding any report corrections and/or revisions.
  • Evaluate the quality of appraisers’ work and provide feedback for the maintenance of the Bank’s appraisal panel.
  • Engage in regular communications and serve as an advisor to Relationship Managers and the Executive Loan Committee on appraisal topics in the Bank’s core markets.
  • Provide support to all areas of real estate lending as needed, demonstrating superior client service to appraisers and employees.
  • Attend ongoing training on real estate appraisal and real estate appraisal reviews.

You could be a great fit if you have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, economics or a related field
  • A Certified General Appraiser license
  • Familiarity with commercial real estate appraisal terminology, the appropriate application of appraisal valuation techniques, appraisal methodology and appraisal theory
  • Knowledge of commercial mortgage operations
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite, including Outlook
  • The ability to review and analyze data reports and manuals
  • Attention to detail for the identification of errors and omissions
  • The ability to manage difficult problems involving multiple facets and variables in non-standardized situations
  • The skill to successfully prioritize projects of varying complexities, track the progress of these projects, demonstrate strong organizational skills and complete work on time
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective and professional working relationships
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality

Job Demands:

  • Must be able to review and analyze data reports and manuals; must be computer proficient.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively via telephone and in person.

Own your work and your career — apply now

Are you willing to go the extra mile because you love what you do and how you can contribute as a team? Do you want the freedom to grow and the opportunity to take charge of your own career? If so, then come join us.

We want hard working team players. You’ll have the independence to learn, lead and drive change. A culture of extraordinary service, empowerment and stability — that’s the First Republic way.

 (01/06)

Valbridge Property Advisors l Northern California - Real Estate Analyst/Appraiser Trainee - Modesto

Bring your expertise and knowledge and we’ll provide you the earning potential, data access, services, equipment, support, and work environment you need for a successful career with professional growth and personal satisfaction.

Valbridge Property Advisors | Northern California is part of a nationwide commercial property valuation firm with 74 offices. Valbridge Property Advisors/Northern California continues to be one of largest appraisal organizations in Northern California, with offices in Silicon Valley, the East Bay, Central Valley and Monterey Bay. As a leader in the field of commercial real estate appraisal, Valbridge Property Advisors/Northern California presents challenging opportunities for leading-edge professionals.

Employment Opportunities:
Valbridge Property Advisors/Northern California has an immediate opening for an Appraisal Analyst/Appraiser Trainee in our Modesto office. The Analyst position provides an excellent opportunity for experience and potential advancement within the commercial appraisal industry.

The Analyst will assist licensed commercial appraisers in the appraisal process including: gathering and organizing market data, writing narrative appraisal reports, and preparing exhibits such as site plans and maps. Analyst has a unique opportunity to be mentored on the job and to develop relationships with local real estate professionals as they work toward developing their appraisal career.

Applicants must be detail-oriented, analytical and extremely organized. The position requires excellent communication skills, above average math and writing skills, a professional demeanor, good telephone etiquette, and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Strong computer skills are a must.

This position is full-time and does not require an appraiser’s license; however, a trainee license or a residential license is preferred. The right candidate will be highly motivated to succeed in the Commercial Real Estate Appraisal field and will be required to eventually obtain a State of California, Commercial Real Estate Appraisal License.

Further Information:
One of the main reasons professionals join us is to collaborate with some of the best minds in the business. If you check our website, you will see that most of our Appraisers and Analysts have been with us for many years.

Valbridge Property Advisors/Northern California offers excellent earning potential and a stable, professional work environment. Medical and 401(k) plans are available.

Please send your resume and cover letter to our Operations Manager, Ana Bonifacio abonifacio@valbridge.com 

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree or higher

Additional Requirements:

  • Dependable Vehicle
  • Vehicle Insurance

(12/06)

Senior Commercial Review Appraiser - Mechanics Bank

Mechanics Bank is currently hiring a Senior Commercial Review Appraiser based out of our Corporate Headquarters in Walnut Creek. 

Primary function would be to manage commercial appraisal and environmental assignments, which includes performing appraisal reviews of third party prepared appraisal reports.   Excellent opportunity within a rapidly expanding bank with broad footprint covering most of California.  

For more information, please see the following link:
https://rn11.ultipro.com/mec1000/jobboard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*25698547EFB91224

(12/06)

 

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, Redwood Shores, San Francisco, and Pleasanton 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.  Each office also provides full administrative and technical support in a professional environment.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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 the largest, independent commercial real estate firm on the West Coast, with over 850 real estate professionals and staff in 22 offices in California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, and Nevada.  We provide a complete range of appraisal, consulting, brokerage, property management, project & construction management, and sustainability services.  Recently, Kidder Mathews was named a Business Journal “Best Workplace” and a Bay Area News Group “Top Workplace”, and has also made the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing, privately-held companies for four of the past five years.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a résumé to jeff.enright@kidder.com.

(11/26)

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