Appraisal Institute
Iowa Chapter
IOWA CHAPTER CONTACT
Shauna Gehring, SRA
Executive Director
Tel. / Cell (515) 419-6076
iachap@yahoo.com
JOBS BOARD
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Appraiser – Internal Revenue Service

Duties

Performs unique, often controversial, and precedent setting appraisals of real and personal property where the appraisal will have significant tax impact, affect large segments of taxpayers, and will involve intense public scrutiny, with potential to affect legislative change. Provides expertise to government attorneys on cases with probable litigation potential. Serves as expert witness in U.S. Tax Court or U.S. District Court.

Personally performs appraisals and reviews appraisals prepared by recognized experts and authorities in the industry and other valuation specialists in the group. Conducts conferences with taxpayers, representatives, and experts to explain findings which are often vigorously contested. Prepares appraisal reports which represent the Service's position and documents conclusions with accurate facts and arguments for unagreed issues.

Examines and appraises extensive property holdings in estate portfolios of prominent, recognized business, entertainment and industry leaders often widely publicized and intensely scrutinized.

Serves as a team member on CEP and large business examinations. Identifies and develops significant issues which may be unusual and unique, subject to interpretation and may be adopted as the Service position in all similar cases. Issues are often complicated by numerous layers of related corporations and partnerships, self serving contracts and legal agreements, creative financing and conflicting economic or business options and alternatives.

Observes and studies materializing trends in the appraisal industry and promulgates the application of emerging theory and methodology to affect changes in Service practice and policy.

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Senior Appraiser – CBRE/Valuation and Advisory Services

JOB SUMMARY

Independently prepares market value appraisals on less complex real estate assets with review by Director, MD or SMD (one of whom must be MAI). Prepares real estate appraisal reports from start to finish on simple or non-complex properties, including all Appraiser responsibilities as well as performing detailed appraisal analysis in order to value real estate. May mentor trainees and/or develop new client relationships.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Identifies value to be estimated by studying appraisal request, problem to be solved, and scope of the project, such as, mortgage financing, insurance replacement cost calculation, estate valuation, tax appeals, equitable distribution, corporate employee relocation, investment, or sale; identifying property characteristics.

Determines valuation method by selecting approach and techniques for valuing property, i.e., cost, direct sales comparison, and income capitalization; identifying property characteristics and attributes.

Researches and analyzes property information by collecting, verifying, and analyzing data regarding inventory of competitive properties, sales and listings, vacancies and offerings, absorption rates, demand studies, social, economic, governmental, and environmental characteristics, restrictions, encumbrances, covenants, contracts, declarations, special assessments, ordinances, cost and depreciation, income/expense and capitalization rate, history of ownership, and use of the property; conducting analyses and studies, e.g., land utilization, supply and demand, economic feasibility, highest and best use, marketability, development, litigation support; searching databases; inspecting property; interviewing people in a position to understand the property.

Prepares appraisal report by describing physical and economic property characteristics, appraisal procedures used, and information analyzed; disclosing extraordinary assumptions, and hypothetical and limiting conditions; presenting supportive reasoning.

Maintains organizational reputation by conforming to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP); keeping information confidential.

Updates job knowledge by tracking current real estate values and property development potential, including land use restrictions; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations for the purpose of conducting accurate appraisals.

Contributes to overall organizational goals by adding to database, setting up a library, specializing in niche real estate markets, mentoring trainees, and engaging in client development.

Other duties may be assigned

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. Provides informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers. May lead project teams and/or plan, and supervise assignments of lower level employees.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

Bachelors Degree (BA or BS) from four-year college or university required. Master's degree (MA, MS or MBA) preferred. A minimum of (5) years commercial appraisal experience. (3) years commercial appraisal review experience and/or institutional review experience is a plus.

CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES

Must have General State Certification/License. MAI designation preferred.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information.

FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE

Requires average knowledge of financial real estate terms and principles. Complete understanding of approaches to value of real estate assets.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES

Must be proficient in Argus, MS Word and MS Excel. Good writing skills.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY

Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to department.

Please contact Chris Jenkins at chris.jenkins@cbre.com for more information.

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