Commercial

Preserving your property’s worth

Investment protection is a priority for owners and managers of commercial properties such as industrial buildings, warehouses, retail complexes, resort properties, and office and professional buildings. We help by making sure you know exactly what your property is worth through our set of expert property appraisal services.

MORTGAGE FINANCING

Our appraisals are accepted by all lenders in Canada, including a wide range of banks, trust companies, and co-operatives. With years of experience valuating a wide variety of commercial properties, you can be confident that we’ll provide an accurate market value with competitive pricing and turnaround times.

DIVISION OF ASSETS AND DIVORCE APPRAISALS

When divorces or separations occur, both spouses require an asset division valuation for real estate holdings. We make sure these are completed in a way that makes them suitable to serve as material evidence in a court of law if required.

REPLACEMENT COST AND INSURANCE APPRAISALS

Condominium corporations and property managers routinely request replacement cost appraisals for insurance purposes every three to five years as part of their internal management requirements. Using comprehensive costing manuals, we provide you with accurate replacement cost estimates at competitive rates.

INVESTMENT PROPERTY CONSULTING SERVICES

We provide a wide range of real estate consulting services for clients considering developing investment properties—including going-concern valuations, highest- and best-use studies, feasibility studies, building expansion, lease analysis, asset management and more.

RESERVE FUND STUDIES

Our reserve fund studies help property managers set their capital budgets to keep condominiums, apartment complexes and other commercial properties in top condition. Reserve fund studies provide 30-year projections and need to be updated every three years.

For condominium corporations, we can also provide standard unit definitions—which help determine the scope of insurance and repair obligations with respect to the condominium units—to help provide an overall assessment of your property.

ESTATE PLANNING APPRAISALS

Our estate-planning appraisals come in a variety of formats—at the level of detail you need—to help clarify capital gains and minimize your future tax liability.

EXPROPRIATION APPRAISALS

An expropriation appraisal is distinguished from a routine appraisal by the rules that apply in estimating compensation when a private property is acquired for public purposes. Whole takings, partial takings and injurious affection on property not taken but affected by a taking all require the expertise of a trained appraiser to provide a clear understanding of the value loss and give expert evidence when needed.

CAPITAL GAINS AND TAXATION APPRAISALS

Since the introduction of the capital gains tax in 1972, property owners in Canada have often required appraisals of their properties for taxation purposes. Working from our extensive database, we can help you establish market values for capital gains purposes.