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Commercial Real Estate Appraiser
Posted 05/019/2015

Company Overview

Real Estate Research Corporation (RERC) is a national commercial real estate research, valuation, consulting, and fiduciary services firm. RERC is a national firm responsible for reviewing and consulting for more than $100 billion in institutional real estate assets for several of the largest and most prominent pension funds and insurance companies in the U.S. RERC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Situs, a commercial real estate advisory firm.

Description

Commercial Real Estate Appraiser

RERC is accepting applications for a full-time commercial real estate appraiser position. RERC works for a number of clients to appraise commercial real estate assets that are generally focused on the core property types (office, industrial, retail, apartment, and hotel). The primary responsibilities for this position include performing valuations, which could include valuations for tax-appeal, re-development, dispositions, etc. Working closely with senior appraisers to meet hard deadlines and ability to execute at a high level. In addition, this position could also include assisting with our national clients, which include some of the largest and most prominent pension funds and insurance companies in the U.S., and involves engaging third-party appraisers, reviewing and analyzing final appraisals, executive summaries, and cash flows, and performing portfolio analytics. The position is open for the RERC office located in West Des Moines, IA. Compensation will be based on prior experience.

Qualifications

The ideal candidates would have a wide range of skills that could include:

- Commercial appraisal experience would be a plus
- Bachelor degree
- Interest in working towards a General State Certification and/or MAI designation would be a plus
- Experience with ARGUS
- Excellent analytical, communication, and teamwork skills
- Ability to work under time constraints, self-motivated, and attention to detail

 

Please send cover letter and resume to Morgan Westpfahl, Director - Operations at RERC, at mwestpfahl@rerc.com.


Valuation Associate
Posted 05/05/2015

CBRE/Valuation and Advisory Services

DES MOINES, IA

Company Profile

Our Vision…

Be the preeminent, global commercial real estate services and investment firm, serving our clients with market-leading collaboration.

Our Values…

Our corporate values: Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence (RISE) are our foundation. These values are timeless and transcend to all markets, service lines, languages and business cultures.

Why CBRE?

Strength. CBRE is the only commercial real estate services company in the Fortune 500

Size/Stability. We employ a workforce of over 44,000 employees across 350 offices worldwide (excluding affiliates), and have been in business for over 100 years

Diversity. Recognized as the 2013 Top 100 Military Friendly Employer® by G.I. Jobs

Eco-Friendly. Awarded the 2013 Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award for the 6th consecutive year by the Environmental Protection Agency

Come join us and RISE to the top! www.cbre.com

Responsibilities

• Prepares market value appraisals on simple real estate assets with considerable supervision and oversight, training and mentoring by supervisory Appraiser or Manager.
• Assists senior appraiser in the preparation of real estate appraisal reports, including entering data in the property database, taking photos of the subject and comparables, and driving the neighborhood.
• Confirms data, conducts discussions with market participants, and performs additional research as necessary.
• Prepares and completes analysis and research on simple appraisal assignments.
• Prepares written market value reports from cover to cover with substantial analytical guidance of a senior appraiser.
• Examines and analyzes simple income producing properties and writes an analysis based on market comparisons.
• Researches market area and analyzes current transactions and how they compare to the subject property.
• Attempts to make a comparison analysis based on sales of similar properties.
• Analyzes of past revenue and expense performance and attempts to project a stabilized operating statement.
• May be trained to utilize Argus (cash flow software) and 3rd party databases to compile data for appraisal report.
• Other duties may be assigned.
• No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position.

Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university
• 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.
• Requires average knowledge of financial real estate terms and principles.
• Basic understanding of approaches to value of real estate assets.
• Ability to understand and carry out general instructions in standard situations.
• Ability to solve problems in standard situations.
• Requires intermediate analytical and quantitative skills.
• Basic skills in Microsoft Word and Excel. Good writing skills.
• Decisions made with general understanding of procedures and company policies to achieve set results and deadlines.
• Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to co-workers and supervisor.

 

EOE Statement
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer
Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans
*LI-JW1

Please contact Chris Jenkins at 515-273-3390 or chris.jenkins@cbre.com


City Assessor - Residential Appraiser II
Posted 02/27/2015

CITY OF AMES
invites applications for the position of:
City Assessor - Residential Appraiser II
An Equal Opportunity Employer

SALARY: $21.63 - $31.25 Hourly
$45,000.00 - $65,000.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 02/25/15

CLOSING DATE: 03/11/15 05:00 PM

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Residency within the City of Ames boundary required
This position works in collaboration with Chief Deputy and Assessor in assigning final departmental values
to residential properties within Ames and analyzes property characteristics (costs, market estimates,
current sale prices).

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The following duties are typical for this level of position. They are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other job related duties generally associated with this specific position may be assigned and required.
Performs "on-site" inspection of existing structures; obtains and/or verifies information regarding physical characteristics of improved and/or unimproved residential properties; reviews sale characteristics; assigns residential property values by analyzing property information and establishing a property value that best represents "fair market value." Also documents appropriate characteristics of structures in ProVal CAMA software to determine the "footprint" of the structure, square footage of living space, type of structure, rooms, bath count, finished basement living area, quality of property using Ad Valorem practices in accord with jurisdictional and statutory exceptions and directions from State of Iowa Property Tax Division. Appears before the Board of Review to provide relevant information on appeal hearings.
Meets with property owners to review and/or correct property characteristics, collect and document evidence and explain the property valuation and appeal process; research and verify property owners' information/evidence such as engineering surveys, fee appraisals, photographs, damage estimates, floor plans, plot plans and related market information.
Each employee is expected to continually strive to bring shared values to life through our Excellence Through People organizational culture. ETP values include: committing to continuous improvement, inspiring creativity and innovation, being customer driven, making data-driven decisions, championing employee involvement, striving for excellence, having fiscal stewardship, acting with honesty and integrity, exhibiting leadership, choosing a positive attitude, respecting one another, promoting safety and wellness, and cultivating teamwork. For leaders, this includes creating a work culture that brings these values to life. For all employees, this includes maintaining a Total City Perspective. The purpose of ETP is to deliver exceptional services to the public at the best price, and for employees to experience an enjoyable and stimulating work environment.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum Education, Training, and Experience Required to Perform Essential Functions:
Minimum of five (5) years ad valorem mass appraisal experience. Successful completion of IAAO Courses 101 and 102 and Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Mass Appraisal courses such as IAAO 300 and 311 are desired. Completion of Department of Revenue's Basic Assessment School within first year. Must have a reliable automobile with State mandated minimum insurance coverage on vehicle and have a valid State of Iowa Motor Vehicle Operator's license or attain one within 60 days of employment.

Physical requirements
Manual and finger dexterity sufficient to use computer terminal and program software used in the appraisal process and related office equipment and when in the field a camera, tape measure and related equipment used in the assessment process. Sensory requirements regarding numerical/ clerical and forms perception, vision requirements (see numbers, figures etc.) at a distance of 20" or less and field of vision/depth perception in excess of 20' or more are controlling. At times, the job does involve extensive physical activity or movement. More than half of working hours are spent outside in various weather elements where physical requirements involve walking, standing, stretching, reaching, stooping, and climbing several types of grades and terrain. Many working hours are also spent sitting at a desk entering data on a computer.

Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication
Appraisers are required to have effective interpersonal skills (communication, listening, honesty, integrity and respect for others), even when property owners may sometimes become verbally and/or physically abusive.
Must be able to interact positively with the public in a courteous and professional manner and explain valuation procedures and information clearly. Ability to read, write and speak the English language fluently.

Environmental Adaptability
Property sites may contain hazards such as falling or lying debris, exposure to dogs and bees when measuring property in the field. Must remain alert to physical hazards when at a property site including low overhangs, open framing, open trenches, and hazardous construction materials in "hard hat" areas.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.cityofames.org/index.aspx?page=128
OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
515 Clark Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515-239-5392
hr@cityofames.org
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Job #15-CA-RA II-01
CITY ASSESSOR - RESIDENTIAL APPRAISER II
DG


City Assessor - Regular Part Time Appraiser
Posted 02/27/2015

CITY OF AMES
invites applications for the position of:
City Assessor - Regular Part Time Appraiser
An Equal Opportunity Employer

SALARY: $14.42 - $16.83 Hourly
$30,000.00 - $35,000.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 02/25/15

CLOSING DATE: 03/11/15 05:00 PM

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Residency within the City of Ames boundary preferred.
This position requires a twenty hour work week and is a permanent position. Pro-rated health insurance is included as are prorated holiday, sick leave and vacation accumulations.
This position works in collaboration with Chief Deputy and Assessor in assigning final departmental values to residential properties within Ames and analyzes property characteristics (costs, market estimates, current sale prices).

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The following duties are typical for this level of position. They are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other job related duties generally associated with this specific position may be assigned and required.
Performs "on-site" inspection of existing structures; obtains and/or verifies information regarding physical characteristics of improved and/or unimproved commercial and residential properties; reviews sale characteristics; assigns commercial and residential property values by analyzing property information and establishing a property value that best represents "fair market value." Also documents appropriate characteristics of structures in ProVal CAMA software to determine the "footprint" of the structure, square footage of living space, type of structure, rooms, bath count, finished basement living area, quality of property using Ad Valorem practices in accord with jurisdictional and statutory exceptions and directions from State of Iowa Property Tax Division. Appears before the Board of Review to provide relevant information on appeal hearings.
Meets with property owners to review and/or correct property characteristics, collect and document evidence and explain the property valuation and appeal process; research and verify property owners' information/evidence such as engineering surveys, fee appraisals, photographs, damage estimates, floor plans, plot plans and related market information.
Each employee is expected to continually strive to bring shared values to life through our Excellence Through People organizational culture. ETP values include: committing to continuous improvement, inspiring creativity and innovation, being customer driven, making data-driven decisions, championing employee involvement, striving for excellence, having fiscal stewardship, acting with honesty and integrity, exhibiting leadership, choosing a positive attitude, respecting one another, promoting safety and wellness, and cultivating teamwork. For leaders, this includes creating a work culture that brings these values to life. For all employees, this includes maintaining a Total City Perspective. The purpose of ETP is to deliver exceptional services to the public at the best price, and for employees to experience an enjoyable and stimulating work environment.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum Education, Training, and Experience Required to Perform Essential Functions:
Minimum of three years appraisal experience. Background in ad valorem mass appraisal experience preferred, but not required. Completion of Department of Revenue's Basic Assessment School within first year. Must have a reliable automobile with State mandated minimum insurance coverage on vehicle and have a valid State of Iowa Motor Vehicle Operator's license or attain one within 60 days of employment.

Physical requirements
Manual and finger dexterity sufficient to use computer terminal and program software used in the appraisal process and related office equipment and when in the field a camera, tape measure and related equipment used in the assessment process. Sensory requirements regarding numerical/ clerical and forms perception, vision requirements (see numbers, figures etc.) at a distance of 20" or less and field of vision/depth perception in excess of 20' or more are controlling. At times, the job does involve extensive physical activity or movement. More than half of working hours are spent outside in various weather elements where physical requirements involve walking, standing, stretching, reaching, stooping, and climbing several types of grades and terrain. Many working hours are also spent sitting at a desk entering data on a computer.

Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication
Appraisers are required to have effective interpersonal skills (communication, listening, honesty, integrity and respect for others), even when property owners may sometimes become verbally and/or physically abusive.
Must be able to interact positively with the public in a courteous and professional manner and explain valuation procedures and information clearly. Ability to read, write and speak the English language fluently.

Environmental Adaptability
Property sites may contain hazards such as falling or lying debris, exposure to dogs and bees when measuring property in the field. Must remain alert to physical hazards when at a property site including low overhangs, open framing, open trenches, and hazardous construction materials in "hard hat" areas.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.cityofames.org/index.aspx?page=128
OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
515 Clark Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515-239-5392
hr@cityofames.org
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Job #15-CA-PT Appraiser-01
CITY ASSESSOR - REGULAR PART TIME APPRAISER
DG


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