Internship – Commercial Appraisal Assistant

Location

Spokane Valley, WA

Spokane Valley

Description

Valbridge Property Advisors | Pacific Northwest is part of a nationwide commercial property valuation firm with 80 offices. Valbridge | Pacific Northwest continues to be one of the largest appraisal organizations in the Inland Northwest, with offices in Spokane Valley & Kennewick, WA; and Coeur d'Alene, ID. As a leader in the field of commercial real estate appraisal, Valbridge | Pacific Northwest presents challenging opportunities for leading-edge professionals.

Job Brief

Valbridge | Pacific Northwest has an immediate opening for an Intern in our Spokane Valley office. This position includes a combination of administrative and appraisal support duties. This is a challenging and rewarding position within the commercial appraisal industry. Commercial Appraisal Assistants gather facts by looking at maps, property records, and legal documents as well as by interviewing property owners, buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, brokers, government officials, attorneys, accountants, and other professionals. In the course of a typical assignment, the Assistant will gather facts about the "subject property" to determine its physical and legal characteristics, organize this data and summarize it using specialized software based on Word and Excel. The summary will be included in an appraisal report and appraisers will rely on this work to formulate their value opinions. The assistant may inspect properties with an appraiser. Successful Assistants are curious, organized, self-starters who enjoy solving problems. Accuracy, consistency, and good communication skills are requirements. While a background or study in real estate is desirable, it is not a requirement. 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.

Requirements

  • Strong computer skills - including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Experience and/or education in Real Estate, Business, Finance, Accounting, or Economics preferred, but not required

Send Resume To

Keri Copley, Executive Administrative Manager
kcopley@valbridge.com