Employment

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Appraisers Wanted

Ward Levy Appraisal Group, Inc. - Real Estate Appraiser

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

(04/08)

Valbridge Property Advisors | Northern California - Commercial Real Estate Appraisers

Valbridge Property Advisors/Northern California

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 | Northern California is part of a nationwide organization consisting of 80 office locations. Valbridge | Northern California as part of the national firm is locally owned and after 43 years continues to be one of largest appraisal organizations in Northern California, with offices in Silicon Valley, East Bay, Central Valley (Sacramento and Modesto). As a leader in the field of commercial real estate appraisal, Valbridge | Northern California presents challenging opportunities for leading-edge professionals.

Valbridge | Northern California is accepting applications for commercial appraisers at our four Northern California offices (San Jose, San Ramon, Modesto and Sacramento).

  • Senior Appraiser: A minimum five years (ten years preferred) of full-time commercial experience needed. Strong preference for appraiser with experience in valuing open space, residential land, wetlands, eminent domain and litigation. Must have a four-year degree, Certified General license and be highly motivated to progress in the profession and appraise unusual properties.
  • Associate Appraiser: Each candidate's credentials will be considered based on their experience, education and knowledge base. A minimum of two-years of full-time commercial experience is preferred. The candidate must have a four-year degree, Certified General license and be highly motivated to progress in the profession. Excellent earning potential and stable, professional work environment.

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 | Northern California offers excellent earning potential and a stable, professional work environment. Medical and 401(k) plans available. For more information, please visit www.valbridge.com

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

(04/02)

Kidder Mathews - Real Estate Appraiser Position Available

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

(03/31)

 

MUFG Union Bank - Seeking Experienced Appraiser Supervisor

MUFG Union Bank is seeking an experienced Appraiser Supervisor to join our team. 

You will be responsible for the delivery of appraisal services in connection with commercial real estate lending transactions and oversee the operations of a Regional Office.  

A California Commercial Real Estate Appraisers license is required.  MAI designation is a plus.  Join us as we evolve our organization to become more agile, innovative, and inclusive! 

Please apply to position #10041819-WD online at:  Appraiser Supervisor, Vice President at Mufg Union Bank, National Association (mufgamericas.com)

(03/19)

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

Bring your expertise and knowledge and we will 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 80 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 Sacramento. 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

(03/24)

 

General Services Administration (GSA) - Seeking Lead Appraiser

The General Services Administration (GSA) seeks a Certified General Appraisal (from any state) to work full-time in Federal government property appraisals, supervise contracted appraisers providing valuation services, and provide technical advice to the Assistant Commissioner, Real Property Utilization and Disposal Division and the Central Office Counsel.

Requirements:

  • US Citizenship
  • Register with the Selective Service
  • Must hold and maintain a valid State Certified General Appraiser's License

Please, see the position announcement and read about the application process on https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/594944300

(03/16)

California Bank of Commerce - Commercial RE Appraisal Analyst - SF Bay Area

California Bank of Commerce was designed and built to help the businesses we serve succeed in a constantly evolving and dynamic business world. We offer a full range of customized solutions to meet the needs of companies and organizations and provide a collaborative, consultative approach for every client. Our expert bankers have years of experience adding value to businesses and professionals including manufacturers, contractors, distributors, wholesalers, professional service companies and healthcare professionals.  https://www.californiabankofcommerce.com/

Commercial Real Estate Appraisal Analyst
This position is responsible for the management of the CBC’s appraisal and environmental activities for real estate lending to ensure conformance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), the CBC appraisal policy, FDIC/FIRREA regulations, and the interagency guidelines. Additional responsibilities may include timely completion of annual Property Reviews, approval of construction advances, etc. for the Bank’s Real Estate Loan portfolio and providing additional support to Credit Administration as assigned.

Essential Functions

  • Manage commercial and residential appraisal assignments prepared by third-party appraisers, as well as environmental reports prepared by third party environmental consultants.
  • Review all incoming appraisal and environmental requests to determine appropriate scope and valuation scenarios appropriate for the proposed loan transaction and regulatory requirements.
  • Responsible for the Bank’s online valuation and environmental management system, ValuTrac.
  • Solicit bids and award appraisal and environmental assignments to third-party appraisers and environmental consultants through ValuTrac.
  • Review appraisals prepared by third-party appraisers to ensure compliance with regulatory and bank requirements, and review environmental reports prepared by third-party environmental consultants.
  • Act as intermediary in value disputes, and determine need for additional appraisal information.
  • Provide real estate technical and policy support to all internal staff including Relationship Managers, relationship credit managers, banking services officers, credit administration and senior management.
  • Provide ongoing valuation guidance to the loan review function; and provide real estate valuation training to internal staff on an as needed basis.
  • Independently complete Property Reviews for the Bank’s Real Estate Loan portfolio; to ensure that the property is debt servicing as required, collateral is sound, and the property value has not adversely changed from recent appraisals.
  • Review and approve construction loan advances for construction loan activity.
  • Familiar with and understands the Bank’s Commercial Lending Policy as well as regulatory guidelines.
  • Assist in the preparation of Loan Portfolio reports for Credit Administration or other departments in the Bank as assigned.

Education/Experience/Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or Accounting, or equivalent related experience is preferred.
  • Three to five (3 - 5) years of experience. Prior Commercial Real Estate appraisal experience is preferred.
  • Firm understanding of real estate banking regulations (FIRREA, etc).
  • Accurate word processing and computer database skills; with extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and ValuTrac applications.Compensation and Benefits Package available upon request.

Please contact Anna Tague, VP HR Manager at 925-444-2985 or send resume to atague@bankcbc.com

 (03/15)

The Property Sciences Group - Seeking Commercial Appraisers - Bay Area, Northern California, and Central Valley

This person will prepare and supervise real estate appraisals on properties located throughout California. Depending on experience and performance, and job complexity, appraisals will be reviewed by Managing Directors or other Senior Level Appraisers. Highly complex assignments must be approved by a Risk Review Committee.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Competitive compensation and fee split.
  • Competitive benefits package including medical insurance, 401K with generous match.
  • Automatic coverage under our $5M E&O Insurance.
  • A strong support group of like-minded professional peers. Most company appraisers average 10+ years of experience, ready to lend a hand and provide input when you need help with complex valuation issues.
  • The support of a strong and hardworking administrative team. Dedicated internal associates assist our appraisers with document collection, information coordination, and resolution of service escalations, allowing our appraisers to stay focused on appraisal valuation.
  • Opportunities for career development and advancement, whether in appraising, quality control, collateral due diligence, training, or operational supervision and management. We take pride in promoting from within.
  • A culture of friendliness, respect, teamwork, quality, and integrity.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's Degree (BA or BS) from a four-year college or university.
  • Commercial appraisal experience.
  • Must possess a state Certified General License or be very close to completing requirements.

To apply, or for more information on the position, please send to resumes@PropSci.com or click on the link below.

The Property Sciences Group - Commercial Appraiser - Bay Area, Northern California, and Central Valley

(03/15)

 

 

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. - Commercial Real Estate Review Appraiser Sr. - Greater Bay Area, Pacific Northwest and the Central Region

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm. Information regarding J.P. Morgan Chase & Co is available at hppt://ww.jpmorganchase.com

Three positions are currently available – one in the Greater Bay Area or Pacific Northwest and two in the Central Region (Denver/Greater Chicago)

  • The Commercial Real Estate Review Appraiser Senior position is responsible for performing reviews of appraisal reports for multifamily residential (5+ units) and/or commercial properties to determine the credibility of market values developed for financially-related transactions in accordance with internal appraisal policies/procedures, industry standards, and regulatory requirements (USPAP & FIRREA).
  • Using risk-based decisions, work with stakeholders to ensure that appraisal reviews are complete, accurate, adequate, relevant, and reasonable based on sound real estate appraisal methodology.
  • Learning and performing the administrative tasks that drive the CRE Appraisal Review process.
  • Continual development of local market knowledge and national real estate trends.

General Qualifications:

  • A 4-year college  degree is preferred.
  • State Certified General Appraiser License (Commercial Positions).
  • 5 to 10 years’ experience appraising and/or reviewing complex multifamily residential, mixed-use, and/or commercial properties. 
  • Significant experience appraising or reviewing for financial institutions is preferred.
  • Strong analytical, business writing, and oral communication skills are a must.
  • Computer/technology knowledge is required as well as a proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook (Microsoft Office Suite).
  • Comprehensive knowledge or certification of Argus software is preferred.
  • National Review experience is a plus.
  • Ability to multi-task and elevate critical issues in a timely manner.
  • Must be self-motivated and manage time efficiently to meet service-level deadlines.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Understanding of various construction types and mechanical systems as well as hazards such as flood, environmental, earthquake, and zoning conditions.
  • Ability to analyze properties with complex characteristics.
  • Superior knowledge of local real estate metro areas and neighborhood.
  • MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute or equivalent credential is preferred.

A partial list of benefits include a full suite of healthcare and insurance plans; four weeks paid vacation; paid sick leave; 9 holidays/year; 401K Savings and pension plans; employer-paid continuing education; employer-paid professional designation fees (MAI/AI-GRS);  and milage reimbursements for any field inspections.

Link to role: Req # 210082896 Commercial Bank- Risk- Reviewer Appraiser Sr., Vice President

(03/10)

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. - Real Estate Appraiser, Senior - Commercial - Walnut Creek and Sunnyvale

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm. Information regarding J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. is available at http://www.jpmorganchase.com/.

Two positions are currently available – one in our Walnut Creek office and one in our Sunnyvale, CA office.

The Real Estate Appraiser, Senior position is responsible for appraising 5+ unit multi-family residential and/or commercial properties to estimate market value for federally related financial transactions in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA), the Interagency Guidelines as well as the firm’s internal guidelines and quality assurance standards. Strong analytical, writing and oral communication skills are required. Minimum requirements include: 1) 4 year college degree; 2) State Certified General Appraiser License; and 3) minimum of 3 years’ experience appraising multi-family residential or commercial properties. Significant experience appraising for financial institutions is preferred.

A partial list of benefits include a full suite of healthcare and insurance plans; four weeks paid vacation; paid sick leave; 9 holidays/year; 401K Savings and pension plans; employer-paid continuing education; employer-paid professional designation fees (MAI); work flexibility (work from home or central office); and mileage reimbursement.

Apply at https://careers.jpmorgan.com/US/en/professionals

For more information, contact Joe Siino (Walnut Creek Manager) at joseph.siino@chase.com or Raymond Chou (Sunnyvale Manager) at raymond.chou@chase.com.

(03/09)

Integra Realty Resources - Northern California / San Francisco Bay Area / Sacramento

Integra Realty Resources – San Francisco (IRR) has a Commercial Appraiser position available.  Qualified candidate must be thorough, detail oriented, motivated, have strong writing skills and be computer literate with proficiency in MS Word and Excel (Argus experience desirable). IRR utilizes high productivity report writing software.  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, medical/dental benefits, and 401K offered. We also offer an education allowance. 

If you meet these requirements, please e-mail your qualifications to:  jfillmore@irr.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.   

(03/04)

 

Valbridge Property Advisors | Northern California - Long Term Support Analyst - Modesto

Bring your fabulous attitude and join a team of local professionals!

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, East Bay and the Central Valley. 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 in our Modesto office. The Analyst will assist the managing director in assignment planning and scheduling, client interaction via phone and email, gathering and organizing market data, researching details and inputting information into our database, writing narrative appraisal reports, and preparing exhibits such as site plans and maps. This position involves work both in the office and out in the field. Working (partly) remotely is also a possibility.

The ideal candidate will be extremely well organized, highly attentive to accuracy and detail, flexible, and able to work independently. 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 involves the use of sophisticated technology platforms with work generated in Microsoft Excel and Word.

This position is full-time and does not require any licenses or certificates. Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent experience required.

Further Information:
Valbridge Property Advisors/Northern California offers a stable, professional work environment. Full benefits include medical, dental, vision, and 401(k) plan.

To Apply:
Send cover letter and resume to Operations Manager

 (02/05)

 

BBG - Seeking Central Valley Analyst

Description: Entry-level job to learn core professional skills for the practice of commercial real estate valuation in Central California. Research and compile key data, perform market surveys and confirm property transaction details. Analyst works in close collaboration under a licensed senior appraiser to access proprietary databases and publicly available resources. This work output is used to produce appraisal reports or other valuation services for a wide variety of commercial real estate subject properties and entrusted by BBG clients. The analyst will primarily assist the senior appraiser and eligible to earn experience hours toward licensure, but will also have the opportunity to interact with other industry professionals and gain knowledge of various disciplines relevant to real estate. Skills acquired are highly relevant to enter the career path as a certified appraiser but also relevant for any commercial real estate professional. All job training and necessary equipment and technology will be provided.

Requirements: Strong technical skills desired; i.e.... Word, Excel, accounting basics and understanding of financial statements, ArcGIS or other web-based mapping tools. Position includes medical benefits, flexible scheduling, education assistance, and options for offsite fieldwork inspecting properties. Teamwork environment and IT technical support to be provided at one of several local BBG offices including Walnut Creek, Sacramento and Fresno.

To submit your resume or for more information, please contact Quirina Mitchell qmitchell@bbgres.com

(01/29)

BBG - Seeking Central Valley Appraiser

Description:  BBG, Inc. is looking for talented appraisers of all experience levels to join our team in Central California. This is an exciting professional growth opportunity with a national appraisal and assessment firm that is continuing its expansion on the West Coast.

About Us:
  BBG, Inc. is a leading national commercial real estate valuation and assessment company with a reputation for personal attention, on-time delivery, and deep expertise in all property sectors. Our management team has established and maintained professional relationships throughout a broad spectrum of clients including financial institutions, agency lenders, equity investors, real estate fund advisors, REITs, and insurance companies. We have over 35 offices nationwide and provide service in all major markets.

What we Offer:
• Industry-competitive fee split/compensation package based on experience
• Flexible work options (remote opportunities and at our physical offices in San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Sacramento and Fresno)
• A national platform offering deep database and resources
• Advanced report-writing software and IT support
• Research and administrative support
• Full licensing and professional dues coverage
• Competitive benefits package including, but not limited to medical, dental, and vision coverage as well as 401k. 

Requirements: We are seeking a driven, motivated Certified General Appraiser capable of completing high-quality commercial real estate valuation and consulting assignments in a timely manner. Candidate must hold a Certified General License or be near completion of obtaining licensure. Additional requirements are:

• Bachelor’s degree from a four-year university
• Certified General Appraiser license
• MAI designation or Candidate a plus
• Must be proficient in MS Word and Excel
• Argus Enterprise experience a plus
• Must have strong writing skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage assignments while meeting deadlines

To submit your resume or for more information, please contact Quirina Mitchell qmitchell@bbgres.com

(01/29)

Seeking Residential Appraisal Reviewer - First Republic

First Republic is looking for a Residential Appraisal Reviewer to join our expanding Team.

The Residential Appraisal Reviewer will have the opportunity to review residential appraisals and evaluations and research residential market data in support of the Bank’s real estate lending operations. In this position, client service, discretion and judgement are key factors used to make decisions about the collateral for real estate loans. The position helps maintain the Bank’s safety and soundness and has a direct and important impact on operations. This is an excellent opportunity to advance your career and contribute to a growing business unit that has a direct effect on the Bank’s performance. Please follow this link for additional information and to apply for this position.

https://careers.firstrepublic.com/Residential+Appraisal+Reviewer-San+Francisco-94111-j-2020-10790

 (01/11)

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