Commercial Real Estate Appraisal Analyst/Appraiser Trainee


Chicago, IL


The leadership of Valbridge Property Advisor’s Chicago Metro office is seeking an entry level analyst (commercial real estate appraiser trainee and analyst) with the ability to complete counseling and valuation assignments.  Valbridge is an independent valuation and counseling firm of 78 offices nationwide.  It uses a proprietary software, Datappraise, it internally developed which is one of the leading report writing and data maintenance tools available in the market today.  Specific duties of the candidate sought include analysis of single properties as well as property portfolios of all property types, production of complex commercial real estate appraisals, market studies, value impact studies, analysis for litigation support, analysis of historical revenue and operating expenses for properties in order to set the basis of projections, preparation of Argus (cash flow software) and models for income property assignments and other financial analysis.  Tasks also required will be to research and analyze market trends that includes conducting market participant interviews and preparation of reports and exhibits (e.g., graphs, maps, charts, photos).  Important tasks will include researching, verifying and analyzing commercial real estate sales and lease transactions and submission of this information into Datappraise. 


This is a full-time position with compensation and benefits competitive in the marketplace.  A requirement of the position is an intention towards obtaining a trainee license and basic commercial appraisal experience.  The candidate must also strive to attain a Certified General Appraiser license and ultimately the MAI designation.  Advanced analytical skills are preferred as are verbal and written communication skills.  The position is one that commands an attention to detail particularly in assignments with a court setting.  It is expected that the candidate has the ability to balance difficult and complex jobs with different deadlines.  Good time management skills are vital.  The candidate must be a self-starter.  There is regional travel required.  The candidate must have a vehicle for such use.  An undergraduate degree is compulsory and is preferred in real estate of a related financial field.  Also, it is preferred that the candidate have experience in some other aspect of the real estate industry (e.g., brokerage, mortgage brokerage, legal, development) so as to bring a multi-dimensional view to the position.  Interested parties may send resumes to Anthony Mulé, MAI, Managing Director and Principal,  All submissions will remain completely confidential.

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Anthony Mulé