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Valbridge Property Advisors | Pittsburgh

4701 Baptist Road Suite 304
Pittsburgh, PA 15227
Phone: (412) 881-6080 | Fax: (412) 881-8040
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Valbridge Property Advisors Proudly Serves the Pittsburgh Market

INDEPENDENT VALUATIONS

Our team of appraisers provides independent property valuation and consulting services, including advising clients on real estate, business and investment decisions such as buy-sell-hold and lease-own alternatives.

BETTER RESULTS

Especially in today's highly scrutinized regulatory environment, our independence from real estate Brokerage and Investment firms, makes your life simpler and provides you with a better result.

HIGHEST LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE

Every Valbridge office is managed by a commercial appraiser who holds the MAI designation of the Appraisal Institute. The designation signifies the highest level of education and experience in the profession. The Gold Standard for Valuation.

COLLECTIVE STRENGTH

Our clients benefit from the collective strength of Valbridge, the largest commercial real estate appraisal firm in the U.S.

SELECTED CLIENTS
Clients work with Valbridge on a local, regional or national basis:

Valbridge specializes in appraising all types of property and land. We produce custom, consistent appraisal reports across the U.S. market for:

  • Office buildings
  • Industrial buildings
  • Retail buildings
  • Apartments, multifamily, senior living buildings
  • Residential
  • Hotel, lodging, hospitality, recreational buildings
  • Other special-purpose buildings
  • Farms, ranches, open ground, permanent plantings, cold storage
  • Vacant land
  • Portfolio valuation
  • Real estate market and feasibility analysis, including rent and demand studies
  • Site analysis and selection
  • Property and lease comparables, including lease review
  • Due diligence
  • Property tax assessment review, property tax appeals, real estate tax implication analysis
  • Valuations and analysis of property for right-of-way, eminent domain, easements
  • REO and foreclosure evaluation
  • Valuations of property for financial reporting, including goodwill impairment, impairment or disposal of long-lived assets, fair value and leasehold valuations
  • Valuation of property for insurance, estate planning and trusteeship, including fractional interest valuation for gifting and IRS purposes
  • Litigation support, including expert witness testimony
  • Business and partnership valuation and advisory services, including partial interests

Meet the Pittsburgh Team

Stephen J. Barone, MAI


Senior Managing Director


Mark R. Shonberg, MAI


Senior Managing Director


John Watt, MAI


Senior Managing Director


Careers

Location

4701 Baptist Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15227

Pittsburgh

Description

Valbridge, with over 80 offices nationwide, is a thought leader that brings a significant focus on technology to the Appraisal Industry. As one of the premier appraisal firms in the region, the staff of Certified General and MAI Designated appraisers at Valbridge Property Advisors | Pittsburgh provides valuation and market analysis services across property sectors and the region. Valbridge Property Advisors | Pittsburgh presents challenging opportunities for leading-edge professionals. Bring your expertise and knowledge 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. Valbridge Property Advisors | Pittsburgh offers excellent earnings potential and a stable, professional work environment. Medical and 401(k) plans are available.

Job Brief

Valbridge Property Advisors | Pittsburgh has an immediate opening for a Certified General Appraiser/Appraiser Trainee in our Pittsburgh office. The position provides an excellent opportunity for experience and potential advancement within the commercial appraisal industry. The successful applicant will work under an MAI Designated partner in conducting research and preparation of appraisal reports for a variety of property types across the 5-state region of Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, and New York. 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 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. This position is full-time and does not require an appraiser’s license; however, a trainee license or a residential license is preferred. The right candidate will be highly motivated to succeed in the Commercial Real Estate Appraisal field and will be required to eventually obtain a General Real Estate Appraisal License. The willingness to become certified in more than one jurisdiction is a must.

QUALITIES

  • 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.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Possess sound judgement, excellent time management and organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Professional, positive, and respectful attitude with clients, property owners, property contacts and co-workers.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct formal appraisals of real property for a variety of clients including banks, lenders, AMCs, attorneys, municipalities, and individual owners.
  • 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.
  • Comply with USPAP and keep informed of all current regulations, standards, and best practices.
  • Trainees will be brought to this level over time.

Benefits

  • We offer a competitive salary/commission split with bi-monthly draw and bonus potential
  • Technology that allows trained analysts to work from remote locations
  • In-office administrative staff to assist with writing up orders, uploading reports, tracking orders and communication with clients
  • Access to hundreds of appraisers and their expertise throughout the Valbridge network
  • Errors & Omissions Insurance
  • Workers Compensation
  • Life Insurance with AD&D coverage.
  • Medical Insurance.
  • Dental Insurance.
  • Supplemental Insurance (AFLAC).
  • Paid Time Off
  • Appraisal education allowance
  • Appraisal license fees paid
  • Appraisal Institute dues paid
  • 401k Plan with match

Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher
  • Qualifying Appraisal Education
  • Curiosity

Send Resume To

John F Watt, MAI
jwatt@valbridge.com

Location

4701 Baptist Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15227

Pittsburgh

Description

Valbridge, with over 80 offices nationwide, is a thought leader that brings a significant focus on technology to the Appraisal Industry. As one of the premier appraisal firms in the region, the staff of Certified General and MAI Designated appraisers at Valbridge Property Advisors | Pittsburgh provides valuation and market analysis services across property sectors and the region. Valbridge Property Advisors | Pittsburgh presents challenging opportunities for leading-edge professionals. Bring your expertise and knowledge 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. Valbridge Property Advisors | Pittsburgh offers excellent earnings potential and a stable, professional work environment. Medical and 401(k) plans are available.

Job Brief

Valbridge Property Advisors | Pittsburgh has an immediate opening for an Analyst in our Pittsburgh office. The Analyst position provides an excellent opportunity for experience and potential advancement within the commercial real estate industry. The successful Analyst applicant will assist licensed commercial appraisers in the appraisal process including gathering and organizing market data, writing regional, neighborhood, and market statistics reports, and preparing exhibits such as site plans and maps. Analysts 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 commercial real estate career. 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. This position is full-time and does not require an appraiser’s license. A college degree is preferable, but not required. The right candidate will be highly motivated to succeed in the Commercial Real Estate Appraisal field. Opportunities for growth include the training and education necessary to obtain a General Real Estate Appraisal License (requires a Bachelor’s Degree).

QUALITIES

  • Willingness to gain knowledge and experience searching to obtain market data for comparative analysis.
  • MS Office skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Comfort with 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 sound judgement, excellent time management and organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Professional, positive, and respectful attitude with clients, property owners, property contacts and co-workers.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain organized job files
  • Maintain work-flow calendar
  • Collect and organize property and market level data that will allow examination of property history, region, neighborhood and sector, and comparable data.

Benefits

  • We offer a competitive compensation package
  • Access to hundreds of appraisers and their expertise throughout the Valbridge network.
  • Workers Compensation
  • Life Insurance with AD&D coverage.
  • Medical Insurance.
  • Dental Insurance.
  • Supplemental Insurance (AFLAC).
  • Paid Time Off
  • Education allowance
  • 401k Plan with match

Requirements

  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel
  • Curiosity

Send Resume To

John F Watt, MAI
jwatt@valbridge.com

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