Commercial Appraiser - Southwest - #1671999

Kidder Matthews

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Irvine, CA
Contract type: Full time
Kidder Mathews ( is the leading privately-held commercial real estate services firm on the West Coast and offers a full spectrum of property management, brokerage, and valuation advisory services to a diverse clientele that includes institutional and private investors, corporations, public agencies, and non-profit organizations.

Kidder Mathews currently manages a commercial property portfolio of in excess of 50 million square feet, with asset value in excess of $7 billion. The firm also provides brokerage, development, building engineering, project and construction management, consulting, capital markets, and sustainability services from 21 offices throughout the West Coast.

Founded in Seattle in 1969, Kidder Mathews has built a reputation of absolute integrity, high-level commercial real estate expertise and incredible client service.

With offices in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona and Nevada, Kidder Mathews is an expanding, dynamic, vibrant and entrepreneurial firm and has been consistently recognized as a “best place to work” in multiple markets.

Kidder Mathews Valuation Advisory is looking for smart, entrepreneurial, and highly-motivated individuals to work as Appraisers. We offer the highest compensation package in the industry, along with a full spectrum of benefits including health insurance, 401(k), payment of Appraisal Institute dues and BREA fees, and an education stipend for AI Candidates.

We are seeking Appraisers of any experience level who are dedicated to growing their business and being a part of a dynamic and evolving organization. Below is a general job description for mid level experience.

While we are always looking for great candidates for this role, we may not have an opening at this time. If you meet the qualifications, we'll keep your information for the next opening!

Job Summary: (Overall purpose and objective)
The Appraiser is responsible for preparing market value appraisals for commercial real estate and other properties, preparing appraisal reports, keeping up to date on real estate market, and mentoring trainees. Decisions are made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. The Appraiser is responsible for developing and maintaining client relationships.

Essential Functions: (The reason this job exists is to perform these functions. These functions are performed regularly, seriously impacts other jobs, and there are a limited number of employees whom performance of the function can be distributed).
  • Fully develop valuation analysis, conclusions and appraisal reports
  • Inspect properties and gather data from property stakeholders
  • Complete appraisals including area descriptions, market analysis, site description and improvement descriptions
  • Research, analyze, and report findings of regional and local area economic profiles including employment, population, household income, existing real estate market conditions, as well as identifying and reporting on development trends for the real estate market
  • Investigate and gather data for estimating the value of real estate, including but not limited to comparable data (land sales, lease and sale comparables), market statistics including vacancy, absorption, and other supply/demand factors, zoning ordinances and their applicability to the subject, tax and assessment data
  • Produce high quality reports accurately and on time
  • Manage billing and collection of Appraisal Fees due for appraisals conducted
  • Identify and resolve issues related to appraisals as they arise
  • Stay current and up to date on market and economic conditions
  • Develop and maintain industry and relevant professional relationships and partnerships Produce and have MAI authorize letters of engagement or contracts, if applicable
Other Functions: (Incidental to the purpose or the job. These functions are performed infrequently, and have little consequences to other jobs if not performed).

  • Other projects or duties as requested or required
Supervisory Responsibilities: (scope of the person’s authority, including a list of jobs that report to this job).
There are no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment: (The work environment described here are representative of those that the employee must be in in order to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.)
This is a standard office environment with standard office noise like talking, office equipment, etc. In addition, this position may visit property sites in various settings which can be industrial in nature with loud noises and mild fumes.

Physical Demands: (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.)
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is active and may require standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping and crouching. The employee must frequently sit and use a computer for long periods of time. Specific vision abilities are required to do this job including close vision. The employee must be able to drive for short to moderate distances and/or times. The employee must often walk through the outdoors and various terrain environments. The employee may be required to access building roof and mechanical areas.

Other Essential Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the competencies (minimum knowledge, skill, and ability) required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).

Bachelor’s Degree or a combination of education and experience;
General State Certification/License

Required Knowledge:
Complete understanding of approaches to value of real estate assets; requires above average knowledge of financial real estate terms and principles

Experience Required:
3+ years commercial appraisal experience

Skill and Ability:
Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents
Demonstrated ability to solve advanced and complex problems
Excellent written and verbal communication and skills.
Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers
Ability to speak, write and understand English
Demonstrated accuracy, attentiveness, attention to detail, and strong analytical skills
Strong computer skills (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Demonstrated ability to function in a team environment and proactively problem solve
Ability to prioritize and organize work load and work outside normal office hours to meet daily, weekly and monthly deadlines
Demonstrated ability to follow through and complete tasks
Willingness and demonstration of professional development and continual learning
Ability to independently travel to property inspections
Must have working vehicle, valid driver license and current auto insurance

Kidder Mathews is an equal opportunity employer does not discriminate based on race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Kidder Mathews will accommodate candidates with disabilities to complete this application. Please contact [email protected] if you need an accommodation.

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