Analyst Trainee





Valbridge, with over 80 offices nationwide, is a thought leader that brings a significant focus on technology to the appraisal profession. As one of the premier appraisal firms in the region, the staff of Certified General and MAI-Designated appraisers at Valbridge Property Advisors | Charleston provides valuation and market analysis services across property sectors and the region. Bring your passion for learning and commercial real estate 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. We offer excellent earnings potential and a stable, professional work environment.

Job Brief

Immediate opening for a career path as an Appraiser Trainee (Analyst) in our well established Charleston Office. The position provides an excellent opportunity for experience and potential advancement within the commercial appraisal industry. The successful applicant will work under a senior appraiser in conducting research and preparation of appraisal reports for a variety of property types across the southeast. Qualified candidates will have 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 time management and communication skills, strong 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 is preferred. The right candidate will be highly motivated to succeed in the Commercial Real Estate Appraisal field and will be required to work toward a General Real Estate Appraisal License. The right candidate will have: • Strong analytical and research skills. • MS Office skills, preferably advanced knowledge of Excel and Word. • Strong attention to detail and accuracy. • Knowledge of financial math. • Utilization of technology. • Ability to communicate well with clients and coworkers, both written and oral. • Ability to self-start. • Ability to work independently. • Possess excellent time management and organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize assignments and meet deadlines.


  • Conduct formal appraisals of real property for a variety of clients.
  • Examine all variables that impact the property's value, including, but not limited to, property history, neighborhood, sales data, and comparable sales.
  • Provide an unbiased, comprehensive, and professional opinion of value
  • Work toward obtaining Certified General Appraisal License


  • We offer a competitive salary
  • 401k Plan with company match
  • Appraisal Institute dues paid
  • Appraisal license fees paid
  • Appraisal education allowance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Life Insurance with AD&D coverage
  • Access to hundreds of appraisers and their expertise throughout the national Valbridge network
  • Technology that allows trained analysts to work from remote locations


  • Bachelor's Degree or higher
  • Qualifying Appraisal Education (Trainee license)
  • Curiosity

Send Resume To

Karl P. Finkelstein, MAI, MRICS