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Quality Control Lead/Manager

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 14:29:32 GMT

Quality Control / Client Care Lead, Valuation & Advisory Services
(Chicago or Detroit, MI)
Reports To: Market Lead
POSITION PURPOSE
The Quality Control/Client Care Lead is a crucial role within Valuation and Advisory (V&A). The QC/CC Lead will be
responsible for overseeing the QC process in a specific region to improve the quality and timeliness of reports and
increase the overall consistency of the V&A deliverables. The QC/CC Lead is also responsible for maintaining existing
local and regional client relationships. This position will also take an active role and serve as a V&A representative with
the Appraiser Institute (locally and nationally) and work with local leaders to build and develop the appraiser team.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
Responsible for the following:
• Act as the primary QC person in a given region and will oversee the QC process for all offices and staff within
that region
• Ensure their respective market delivers consistent, high-quality services
• Assist the Market Lead with bidding and assigning of V&A assignments for the office in which they sit
• Identification and delivery of best practices to continually enhance quality and timeliness
• Work with the Market Lead to develop an annual marketing plan for local and regional clients to produce the
successful retention and growth of each client relationship and profitability.
• Keeping abreast of the latest trends and developments in the larger CRE market and valuation practices,
principles and regulations.
• Liaise with local MPs to support and cross-sell V&A services
JOB REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field
• MAI Designation
Previous Experience:
• 7+ years of experience in an organization with expertise in valuation
• 7+ years of experience across real estate platforms and in delivering integrated client services
• 5+ years of management experience
Targeted Competencies
• In-depth knowledge of USPAP, FIRREA, client requirements, and other regulatory items
• Strong managerial skills
• Substantial client experience skills
• Knowledge of the local markets and clients

Mary Beth Sinclair
marybeth.sinclair@cushwake.com


Director - Valuation and Advisory

Thu, 15 Jul 2021 21:37:44 GMT

Job Title

Director, Valuation and Advisory - Chicago

Job Description

Our Valuation & Advisory professionals have the privilege of working across the full spectrum of commercial real estate valuation. The diversity of our practice and the breadth of our client base allows our professionals to provide comprehensive real estate valuation services ranging from traditional appraisal reports, to market studies and feasibility analysis, and participation in multi-service line strategic consulting.

Our mission is to develop our professionals, who are licensed and trained real estate appraisers, to fully engage in delivering best-in-class results to a dynamic client base across a full spectrum of real estate valuation services.

Join us.

POSITION SUMMARY

Under direct supervision, the successful candidate will complete assignments in connection with commercial real estate valuation and consulting projects which may include data collection and market research, analyzing complex highest and best use scenarios, analyzing revenue and expense performance, estimating of cash flows utilizing discounted cash flow models, analyses of comparable sales, detailed cost analyses, and drawing market comparisons in developing opinions of value.

Key Competencies
Capable of thriving in a fast-paced environment.
Desire to function in a team environment and proactively problem solve
Dedication to providing timely, reliable and courteous service to clients
Demonstrated ability to follow through and complete tasks
Attentiveness, attention to detail, and strong analytical skills
Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents
Demonstrated ability to solve advanced and multifaceted problems
Commitment to professional development and continual learning
Excellent written and verbal communication and skills.
education and experience
Bachelor’s degree required
Certified General Appraiser license and MAI designation
7+ years of experience appraising commercial real estate
Mastery of MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook/Teams, PowerPoint)
Proficiency with Argus Enterprise or Rockport VAL

Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.

Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative​ Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

Mary Beth Sinclair
marybeth.sinclair@cushwake.com


Director - Valuation and Advisory

Thu, 15 Jul 2021 21:35:11 GMT

Director, Valuation and Advisory - Michigan

Job Description

Our Valuation & Advisory professionals have the privilege of working across the full spectrum of commercial real estate valuation. The diversity of our practice and the breadth of our client base allows our professionals to provide comprehensive real estate valuation services ranging from traditional appraisal reports, to market studies and feasibility analysis, and participation in multi-service line strategic consulting.

Our mission is to develop our professionals, who are licensed and trained real estate appraisers, to fully engage in delivering best-in-class results to a dynamic client base across a full spectrum of real estate valuation services.

Join us.

POSITION SUMMARY

Under direct supervision, the successful candidate will complete assignments in connection with commercial real estate valuation and consulting projects which may include data collection and market research, analyzing complex highest and best use scenarios, analyzing revenue and expense performance, estimating of cash flows utilizing discounted cash flow models, analyses of comparable sales, detailed cost analyses, and drawing market comparisons in developing opinions of value.

Key Competencies
Capable of thriving in a fast-paced environment.
Desire to function in a team environment and proactively problem solve
Dedication to providing timely, reliable and courteous service to clients
Demonstrated ability to follow through and complete tasks
Attentiveness, attention to detail, and strong analytical skills
Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents
Demonstrated ability to solve advanced and multifaceted problems
Commitment to professional development and continual learning
Excellent written and verbal communication and skills.
education and experience
Bachelor’s degree required
Certified General Appraiser license and MAI designation
7+ years of experience appraising commercial real estate
Mastery of MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook/Teams, PowerPoint)
Proficiency with Argus Enterprise or Rockport VAL

Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.

Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative​ Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

Mary Beth Sinclair
marybeth.sinclair@cushwake.com


Commercial Appraiser/ Litigation Support Consultant

Wed, 07 Jul 2021 19:51:37 GMT

MaRous & Company is looking to fill a Commercial Appraiser/ Litigation Support Consultant position. This position performs a variety of complex technical duties associated with the collection and analysis of pertinent descriptive data relating to real property, values assigned property classes for assessment purposes in a manner that is independent, impartial, and objective. This position researches and prepares valuation appraisals for various clientele.

Job description

Responsibilities:
• Valuation of commercial real estate
• Real estate consulting
• Appraisal report writing
• Consulting report writing
• Building your own business with tools provided by MaRous and Company

Experience:
• At least 2 years of real estate appraisal experience preferred

Skills:
• Strong writing and communication skills
• Strong computer and organizational skills
• Meets deadlines and is Reliable
• Familiar with any form of computer programming or coding would be well received, but not required

Education:
• 4-year bachelor's degree
• Preferable majors: real estate, finance, economics, construction management, engineering, law, journalism, or equivalent



Job Type: Full-time
Pay: Commensurate on Training, Skill Level, and Experience

Erin Early
eearly@marous.com


Seeking Certified Residential & General Appraisers

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 21:51:46 GMT

Praedium Valuation Group is currently looking to add certified general appraisers to our team. This position can be as an independent contractor or as a salaried employee. Our clients are primarily banks and government agencies. The majority of our work is within Cook County and all of our work is within the greater Chicago Metro Area.

Commercial candidates must be proficient in Word and Excel, have a certified general real estate license (or close to having one), and have a passion for real estate. Ideal candidates will also be experienced in Narrative 1 or similar report writing software.

Praedium is also seeking to add split‐fee certified residential appraisers to our team. Our appraisers each specialize in a defined geographic territory, and we prefer to keep appraisers within 10 miles of their home. We are looking for appraisers with expertise in the City of Chicago and/or the northern suburbs.

Residential candidates must be proficient with Total software and have their own E&O insurance.

If interested in either position, please submit your resume & cover letter to info@pvgchicago.com.

www.pvgchicago.com
https://www.facebook.com/PVGChicago/

Ashley Piper
info@pvgchicago.com


Residential Appraisal Reviewer 1

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 16:40:55 GMT

Remote with occasional travel to Hales Corners/Milwaukee area.
Associated Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We support a work environment where colleagues are respected and given the opportunity to perform to their fullest potential. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors. Applicants with a disability who need assistance applying for a position with Associated Bank are asked to email: careers@associatedbank.com
Job Summary
On real estate transactions requiring less complex valuation services originated in all lines of business; responsible for selecting a qualified appraiser and issuing the engagement letter. Upon receipt of the valuation, completing analysis of the less complex appraisal or evaluation for compliance and methodology used, and completing a review report within the appraisal management system for the collateral file. In addition, assist the Appraisal Compliance Officers, Senior Credit Officers, Lines of Business, and external vendors with questions regarding Real Estate Appraisal and Evaluation ordering and review procedures.
Job Accountabilities
• Perform appraisal and evaluation reviews on less complex properties for all business lines to assist lenders and credit officers in valuing real estate for lending purposes in order to maintain high credit quality.
• Collaborate with the Business Development Officers, Corporate Loan Review, Relationship Managers, Credit Analysts, underwriting and/or processing to address questions and ensure overall appraisal and evaluation compliance, independence, and valuation.
• Evaluate and coordinate an approved appraiser list and recommend qualified additions or deletions from said lists. Responsible for maintenance of the lists to ensure that appraisers meet our guidelines.

Education
• Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience Required
Experience
• 2-4 years Real estate background based on a combination of formal education, lending experience, appraisal, or appraisal review experience. Required
Licenses and Certifications
• Should be interested in working toward a Licensed or Certified Residential Appraiser license in a state within the bank's primary footprint within 2 years, Preferred
• Become a candidate for designation with an established professional appraisal organization such as SRA, ASA or AI-RRS within 2 years, Preferred

Compliance Statement
Fully complies with all applicable enterprise policies and procedures. Acts in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations as outlined in training materials, including but not limited to Bank Secrecy Act. Responsible for reporting suspicious activity to Financial Intelligence. Responsible to report all customer complaints as prescribed and procedure violations to management or HR. Responsible to report ethical concerns as needed to Associated’s anonymous Ethics Hotline.
Associated Bank is committed to working diligently with any colleague who needs an accommodation perform the essential functions of the job. Please contact the Leaves & Accommodations office to request an accommodation.

Curt Kolell
Curt.Kolell@associatedbank.com


Residential Appraisal Reviewer I - Southern WI or Northern IL

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 16:39:05 GMT

Residential Appraisal Reviewer I - Southern WI or Northern IL



Real Estate Appraiser – Commercial:

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 23:18:01 GMT

Real Estate Appraiser – Commercial: The Real Estate Appraiser position is responsible for appraising 5+ unit multi-family residential and/or commercial properties to estimate market value for federally related financial transactions in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA), the Interagency Guidelines as well as the firm’s internal guidelines and quality assurance standards. Strong analytical, writing and oral communication skills are required. Minimum requirements include a 4 year college degree, a State Certified General Appraiser License and a minimum of 3 years’ experience appraising multi-family residential or commercial properties. Significant experience appraising for financial institutions is preferred.

JP Morgan Chase:
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at http://www.jpmorganchase.com/.
Our Firmwide Risk Function:
Our Firmwide Risk function is focused on cultivating a stronger, unified culture that embraces a sense of personal accountability for developing the highest corporate standards in governance and controls across the firm. Business priorities are built around the need to strengthen and guard the firm from the many risks we face, financial rigor, risk discipline, fostering a transparent culture and doing the right thing in every situation. We are equally focused on nurturing talent, respecting the diverse experiences that our team of Risk professionals bring and embracing an inclusive environment.
Commercial Real Estate Group (CRE):
Work with the best commercial real estate team in the industry! As the largest financial institution and multifamily lender in the country, JPMorgan Chase is looking for seasoned real estate appraisers who want to bring their expertise and knowledge to a team that specializes in multifamily and commercial appraisal assignments, with a strong emphasis on multifamily product ranging from 5 to 500 units. We are dedicated to helping real estate appraisal professionals grow with our team. We will provide all of the equipment, training, data sources, and software for real estate appraisers who have an eagerness and passion for developing a deep specialty career and are looking for professional growth. This position will provide hands-on real estate experience that will prepare individuals for a variety of real estate related roles with the firm.
A successful candidate’s qualifications and essential job duties include:
• Appraising 5+ unit multifamily residential and/or commercial properties to estimate the market value for related financial transactions in accordance with internal policies/procedures, industry standards, and regulatory requirements.
• Interview real estate market participants for rent surveys, sales surveys, and subject property analysis.
• Learning and performing the administrative tasks that drive the CRE Appraisal process.
Qualifications:
• Requires a 4-year college degree.
• State Certified General Appraiser License (Commercial Positions).
• Minimum 3 years’ experience appraising multifamily residential, mixed-use, and/or commercial properties.
• Significant experience appraising for financial institutions is preferred.
• Strong analytical, business writing, and oral communication skills are a must.
• Computer/technology knowledge is required as well as a proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook (Microsoft Office Suite).
• Must be self-motivated and manage time efficiently to meet service-level deadlines.
• Understanding of various construction types and mechanical systems as well as hazards such as flood, environmental, earthquake, and zoning conditions.
• Superior knowledge of local real estate metro areas and neighborhood

https://jpmc.fa.oraclecloud.com:443/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/job/210122634/share/300005464898763?utm_medium=jobshare

Thomas Hennessy
thomas.j.hennessy@chase.com


Review Appraiser

Tue, 08 Jun 2021 16:08:31 GMT

U.S. Department of State - Full time position for a real estate pro with exceptional analytical skills and superior writing ability. Providing expertise to deliver safe, secure, efficient, and sustainable real estate for U.S. diplomacy abroad – join the Evaluations Division of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations. Your assignment? Real estate financial analysis, valuation, embassy/consulate alternatives analyses, country plan consulting, negotiation support. Your colleagues? 1,470 OBO staff of architects, planners, deal-makers, engineers, project & facility mangers as well as over 100k U.S. overseas diplomatic staff. Start now! Apply at https://www.monster.com/job-openings/review-appraiser-va--34e75a53-730a-4d80-afe8-afb84e39f0b1?_ref=mhrdterbpt0 or contact Wayne A. Nygard at nygardwa@state.gov for more information.

Wayne Nygard
nygardwa@state.gov


Senior Analyst

Tue, 25 May 2021 15:55:30 GMT

For more than 20 years, Integra has grown to become North America’s largest independent CRE market research, valuation, and advisory firm with 600+ professionals in 59 offices.

This position is well-suited for those with 3+ years of actual real estate appraisal experience. Key responsibilities include the valuation and appraisal of commercial real estate properties in a timely manner with minimal oversight. Candidate will preferably have specific strengths in one or more of the primary property types including retail, office, industrial, multi-family, hospitality, land and/or sub-division analysis. Prefer candidates having a certified general appraisal license. Argus (AE) software experience a plus.
We offer a competitive compensation package including:
• Compensation that rewards expertise and production;
• Health insurance benefits;
• 401(k) retirement plan with company match;
• Education, allowance;
• Industry leading tools and technology.


Requirements

We are seeking candidates with a strong desire to work well together. It’s in our best interest to encourage and assist each other and maintain an environment where everyone can thrive. This requires you to be cognizant of the differences in each other and to treat each other with respect. When team chemistry is a high priority, it benefits us and the clients we serve.

The ideal candidate must also:

• Be a strong self-starter
• Have advanced writing, analytical, and communication skills
• Have the ability to focus on multiple projects simultaneously
• Have excellent Word and Excel skills, and the ability and desire to master industry-leading proprietary software

Please submit your resume in confidence.

Ron DeVries
rdevries@irr.com


Real Estate Analyst/Reviewer

Mon, 17 May 2021 21:46:19 GMT

Wintrust Financial Corporation, including community banking and financial services subsidiaries, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran. We request applicants refrain from disclosing current or historical compensation information during the recruitment process; any disclosed detail will not be taken into account as applicants are considered for employment.
The Real Estate Analyst/Reviewer is primarily responsible for conducting technical reviews and preparing review reports critiquing 3rd party prepared residential and commercial appraisal reports. The written reports are used in the due diligence function and for regulatory compliance purposes for mortgage and/or construction financing or for internal planning.

The appraisal reports to be reviewed are predominately prepared for Wintrust & our 15 chartered Community Banks and/or workout groups, mainly in conjunction with borrower loans. The reviews are completed to ensure we are in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Bank credit policy and internal procedures.

The RE Analyst/Reviewer must possess knowledge of valuation principles/procedures used for interpreting the reliability and reasonableness of residential and commercial property valuations. With this, appropriate understanding of the three approaches to value utilized in appraisals is necessary. This is the basis for determining the adequacy, accuracy, relevance, reasonableness, and appropriateness of support and conclusions based on market data and proper analysis thereof in appraisal reports.

Candidates must also have a good working knowledge of Bank regulatory requirements and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.

This position requires effective communication (written and orally) with internal colleagues and external vendors regarding valuation disputes and/or reporting errors or other concerns in addition to performing a review of various appraisal reports.


Key Accountabilities

Provide written review reports of 3rd party prepared commercial and/or residential appraisal reports that address compliance with FIRREA, USPAP and Wintrust credit policy. These internal use review reports are directed to lenders and/or credit personnel within WTFC’s 15 chartered banks or various internal divisions within WTFC used for mortgage, construction and/or internal planning purposes.
Written reviews will address completeness, accuracy, adequacy and relevance of data used, and reasonableness of the analysis and conclusions in the appraisal report and compliance with USPAP, FIRREA and Wintrust Financial (Bank) Appraisal Policy.
The RE Analyst/Reviewer will be responsible for completing review reports that maintain established department Service Level Agreements of their workload assignments and for accommodate closing schedules
Communicating in a timely manner with our internal lending/credit partners to convey results of the due diligence review reporting is necessary.
Communicating with outside 3rd party vendors during our review process to rectify material report errors and/or address other concerns is commonplace.
This may include addressing disputes during the review process to rectify report errors, clarify data, property information, and/or relevant analysis concerns brought to light by lenders, credit, borrowers or the Reviewer.
The candidate must exhibit strong written and verbal communication skills as they will be working with numerous lenders across our 15 chartered banks as well as with outside third party vendors (appraisers and environmental consultants). These skills require diplomacy, mutual respect and always professionalism without bias.
Complete vendor report and service level ratings for all completed review assignments.
Reviewer is responsible for timely submission of invoices for all WRES engaged 3rd party reports reviewed.
Fulfill market research data/comp requests (or similar) submitted by Commercial RE lending staff or those from other internal WTFC departments.
Continuing education classes, seminars, or other internal (WU) or external related industry sponsored training is necessary for knowledgeable and informed reviewers.
When conducting reviews, the position requires keeping abreast of changes in Bank Regulations (USPAP, FIRREA) and knowledge/understanding of the impact that changes in local/regional market conditions may have on different types of (commercial/residential) real estate.
Founded in 1991 with the idea to be the alternative to the big banks, Wintrust has since grown into a financial services company with more than $45 billion in assets, headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois. Through our multiple companies and divisions, we provide traditional community banking and commercial banking services, wealth management solutions, commercial and life insurance premium financing, mortgage origination, and short-term accounts receivable financing and certain administrative services, such as data processing of payrolls, billing, and treasury management services. We provide community-oriented personal and business banking services to customers located in the greater Chicagoland area, northwest Indiana, and southern Wisconsin through more than 175 community bank locations.

Qualifications
5+years of experience
Bachelors degree or equivalent
Minimum, less than 10% travel
An IL (or other State) Certified General Real Estate Appraisal certification, Appraisal Trainee or residential License is desired.
Successful completion of 15 Hour USPAP training desired.
The candidate should possess 5+ years of CRE experiences specific to the small commercial and residential appraisal reporting fields along with strong verbal and written communication skills and a solid understanding of bank financing.
This involves good understanding of the three approaches to value within a commercial appraisal as the basis for making the determination whether the report has adequate support based on market data and proper analysis to conclude a reliable value for financing purposes.
Experience reviewing or preparing appraisals utilizing various types of form report formats including 1-4 unit residential, small multifamily (generally under 20 units) or small mixed use and vacant land is needed.
Experience reviewing or assisting in the preparation of Narrative appraisal reports for small commercial properties is desired. Experience in Commercial Real Estate or other Bank underwriting is desired. Experience in preparation of Commercial Real Estate Evaluations is desired.
Working knowledge of Outlook, Microsoft Word & Excel is required. Working knowledge of SharePoint, Cloud based computing services (Google, Egnyte, etc) is necessary. Ability to utilize a financial calculator (HP-12C or equivalent) and lease analysis software is preferred.
The position also entails researching market data and knowledge in providing these services is necessary.

We provide an engaging, dynamic work environment, an excellent compensation package including 401k, employee stock purchase plan, medical/dental, life insurance and more!

Scarlett Wallen
Swallen@wintrust.com


Commercial Real Estate Appraiser

Mon, 10 May 2021 16:26:22 GMT

We are currently looking to add a part time, transitioning into a full-time, certified general or residential appraiser to our firm focusing on ad valorem appraisals. The majority of our work is within Cook County (lending and ad valorem) and all of our work is within the greater Chicagoland area.

Ideal candidates will have experience in preparing ad valorem appraisals and have either a Certified General or Residential license. Willing to train an associate real estate trainee with a minimum of one year experience.

George Stamas
requests@meridian-appraisal.com


Commercial Real Estate Appraiser or Analyst

Sat, 10 Apr 2021 18:13:16 GMT

Do something you love, and never work a day in your life.

Training offered; Education compensation; Health, Dental, Life and Investment Benefits
Earning potential is above $100K.
Plus, a fun-Loving group of people making the best out of an intense industry.

Good attitudes do best in this environment.
Trainee or Certified General Welcome

Boutique, Chicago-based, appraisal firm.

Ideal Candidate: Analytical, detail oriented, excellent writing skills (journalism background a plus), finance or math science, computer savvy, capable of long sessions in excel or word to analyze data; entrepreneurial mindset, career-oriented.

*Candidate must hold or be in the process of obtaining an appraiser trainee license.
*Candidate must be on the path to becoming a certified general appraiser

Candidates for consideration must have strong grasp of narrative writing and math skills; strong proficiency in word and excel as well as strong keyboard and computer efficiency. A writing sample and cover letter are required for consideration. Candidates are required to research the appraisal field prior to application and be, proactively, on the pathway to obtaining an appraisal license.

The Real Estate Appraisal Industry rewards individuals that are dedicated, hardworking, self-motivated and have an entrepreneurial spirit.

Appraisal training hours are long and entry level trainees are expected to work beyond normal business hours to complete assignments and meet deadlines (including nights and weekends).

Casual office environment. Client encounters are business casual.
Ethics and code of conduct are of high importance.

Tasks include: Learning and executing the appraisal process, data entry, market analysis, write ups of analysis, taking photographs, fact checking, editing and interviewing brokers.

Application Requirements:
• **Must include cover letter with resume**
• Illinois Trainee courses, license, or scheduled classes
• Bachelor's degree.
• 2 years administrative or narrative experience required
• Strong foundation in English narrative
• Access to reliable transportation or vehicle for walk through appointments
• Capability of commuting to South Loop Chicago Office 5 days / per week.
• Solid math and analytical skills.
• Good communication skills.
• Strong history of Real Property Finance or Real Estate education
• Strong computer skills, excel, word and internet browsers; Macintosh based
• Typing speed beyond 35 wpm is required. *Please do not apply if typing speed is not at 35 wpm or greater
• **Must include cover letter to show writing skills** Entries without a full cover letter will not be considered.

Entry Level starts $35,000 to $40,000 base; $60,000 to $80,000 with bonus. Compensation is directly commensurate with experience, history and aptitude.

Education and benefits are available and negotiable.

Annual earning growth potential is beyond $100,000+
The Appraisal Career is writing intense. Only strong writers should apply.
Only those with strong computer skills and Apple/Mac experience should apply.

Jada Dwawn
cole@coleconsultingcorp.com


Commercial Tax Analyst

Mon, 29 Mar 2021 17:45:36 GMT

Want to make a real impact on people's lives and businesses? Elliott & Associates is looking for a Senior Tax Analyst to help us lower property taxes for Illinois taxpayers. We provide a flexible, goal oriented, team environment. While we are a law firm, we greatly respect the skills of the valuation professionals on our team. This role is a great balance between using your valuation expertise and and providing service to our team and our clients.


Roughly half of your day will be independent - preparing legal briefs. The balance of your time will be spent administrating our portfolio of client properties deciding whether and when to appeal, answering client questions, and providing top notch valuation research and advice to our team. You will also be involved in the new client intake process seeking to convert qualified leads into long-term clients.



Our core values of excellence, accountability, respect & integrity, team development and innovation drive every decision we make – along with profitability. You will excel if you are goal oriented, empathetic. and strive for excellence.





Who We’re Looking For:

This job requires the ability to quickly understand and preliminarily value commercial real estate. Drive, determination and a self-disciplined approach to achieving results that meet these established criteria are necessary for successful job performance. The job environment is structured and job expectations are clear. While the pace of the work is faster than average, quality is never compromised. The focus of communication and organizational relationships is based on technical expertise. The work requires specialized technical problem solving and ingenuity while working within approved organizational systems and technology, and the demonstration of the values of integrity, quality, caution and calm. New ideas and concepts are also important but will be carefully analyzed and tested before communication and adoption.



Goals are a key. Success will include managing up and down in the law firm. You will have the necessary authority to enforce policies, procedures, and deadlines. You will need to patiently coach and train members of our administrative team. This is key to effective delegation and sustainable team success. You will assist in educating the administrative team technically so that the firm maintains consistent quality standards throughout.



The position encompasses a defined span of control and opportunity for someone who engenders trust, a sense of urgency and consistent achievement of quality standards.



Role Responsibilities:

Collar county leader: You will lead of the commercial and multifamily collar county docket. Responsibilities include: meeting pre-defined annual production and settlement goals; providing recommendations and progress reports to leadership and consulting the managing attorney as needed. You will be accountable for making initial appeal recommendations (within defined guidelines), managing appeal resolution and overseeing result processing. You will ensure that the process from obtaining client documents through the appeal is timely. And, that clients are well informed throughout. You will be responsible for settling appeals with local assessing officials prior to hearing. The ones that you cannot settle, you will escalate to an attorney for presentation at hearing. Building rapport with clients and assessing officials is key.

Brief production: Workload varies annually based on reassessment cycles. You could be asked to produce 400 briefs in a high volume year - both in Cook and the Collar counties. A low volume year could be closer to 200. Advanced planning and prioritization of high stakes appeals is key. We provide you with the technology and tools so that you can focus on sizing up and strengthening your case.

Last minute requests: There will be times when you will be responsible for obtaining client documents at the last minute. You will also be responsible for reviewing appeal notes on and preparing re-review evidence. Re-review deadlines can be under 24 hours.

Retention: Our team sets and monitors an annual retention goal for existing clients. You will be responsible for providing timely client support upon request.

Conversion: You will be one of a few gatekeepers for new clients. Your goal is to convert quality leads into happy, long term clients. Treat each file as if it were your own, while also setting clear expectations with the client. Keep leadership apprised of your progress.

Valuation research: You will provide research and seasoned valuation recommendations internally, on request. This is a shared responsibility with our other Senior Analyst. Proficiency in CoStar and MLS will aid in your success.

Desired Skills and Experience:

Goal oriented. Setting and achieving goals should excite you.
A proven ability and desire to hone your technical skills in Cook and the Collar counties.
A proven ability to use communicate your technical expertise to clients in simple terms. You must enjoy working up an appeal while also engaging with clients and talking with them about their business and how Elliott & Associates will solve their real estate tax needs.
A dependable and reliable team player. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with coworkers and clients.
3-10 years of property tax experience.
Required: Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and comfort in learning new technology platforms. Experience in Microsoft Teams is a plus!


Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary, 401k, health insurance, and vacation benefits program. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Danielle Elliott
delliott@elliottlaw.com


Commercial Real Estate Review Appraiser

Thu, 11 Mar 2021 0:05:29 GMT

Job Description
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at http://www.jpmorganchase.com/.
Our Firmwide Risk Function:
Our Firmwide Risk function is focused on cultivating a stronger, unified culture that embraces a sense of personal accountability for developing the highest corporate standards in governance and controls across the firm. Business priorities are built around the need to strengthen and guard the firm from the many risks we face, financial rigor, risk discipline, fostering a transparent culture and doing the right thing in every situation. We are equally focused on nurturing talent, respecting the diverse experiences that our team of Risk professionals bring and embracing an inclusive environment.
Commercial Real Estate Group (CRE):
Work with the best commercial real estate team in the industry! As the largest financial institution and multifamily lender in the country, JPMorgan Chase is looking for well-seasoned real estate review appraisers who want to bring their significant expertise and knowledge to a team that specializes in multifamily and commercial appraisal assignments, with a strong emphasis on multifamily product ranging from 5 to 500 units. We are dedicated to helping real estate appraisal professionals grow with our team. We will provide all of the equipment, training, data sources, and software for real estate review appraisers who have an eagerness and passion for ensuring that appraisal reports meet our strong quality assurance standards. This position will provide experienced real estate reviewers with an opportunity for professional growth within a dynamic, fast-paced, and highly-collaborative team.
A successful candidate’s essential job duties include:
· Performing reviews of appraisal reports for multifamily residential (5+ units) and/or commercial properties to determine the credibility of market values developed for financially-related transactions in accordance with internal appraisal policies/procedures, industry standards, and regulatory requirements (USPAP & FIRREA).
· Using risk-based decisions, work with stakeholders to ensure that appraisal reviews are complete, accurate, adequate, relevant, and reasonable based on sound real estate appraisal methodology.
· Learning and performing the administrative tasks that drive the CRE Appraisal Review process.
· Continual development of local market knowledge and national real estate trends.
Qualifications:
· A 4-year college degree is preferred.
· State Certified General Appraiser License (Commercial Positions).
· 5 to 10 years’ experience appraising and/or reviewing complex multifamily residential, mixed-use, and/or commercial properties.
· Significant experience appraising or reviewing for financial institutions is preferred.
· Strong analytical, business writing, and oral communication skills are a must.
· Computer/technology knowledge is required as well as a proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook (Microsoft Office Suite).
· Comprehensive knowledge or certification of Argus software is preferred.
· National Review experience is a plus.
· Ability to multi-task and elevate critical issues in a timely manner.
· Must be self-motivated and manage time efficiently to meet service-level deadlines.
· Strong critical thinking and problem solving.
· Understanding of various construction types and mechanical systems as well as hazards such as flood, environmental, earthquake, and zoning conditions.
· Ability to analyze properties with complex characteristics.
· Superior knowledge of local real estate metro areas and neighborhood.
· MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute or equivalent credential is preferred.

About Us
JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the oldest financial institutions, offers innovative financial solutions to millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under the J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Our history spans over 200 years and today we are a leader in investment banking, consumer and small business banking, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management.

We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veterans

About the Team
Commercial Banking is focused on helping our clients succeed and making a positive difference in our communities. We provide credit and financing, treasury and payment services, international banking and real estate services to clients including corporations, municipalities, institutions, real estate investors and owners, and nonprofit organizations.

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Chase Bank


Certified General Appraiser

Tue, 09 Mar 2021 16:38:36 GMT

We are currently looking to add a full-time certified general appraiser to our team. Our clients are best‐in‐class banks and government agencies. The majority of our work is within Cook County and all of our work is within the greater Chicago Metro Area.

Candidates must be proficient in Word and Excel, have a certified general real estate license, and have a passion for real estate. Ideal candidates will also be experienced in Narrative 1 or similar report writing software.

If interested please submit your resume & cover letter to apiper@pvgchicago.com.

Founded in 2001, Praedium Valuation Group is a professionally-managed commercial and residential real estate valuation and consulting firm. Since the firm’s founding, Praedium Valuation Group has completed more than 70,000 appraisal and consulting assignments for its clients in the Chicago area.

Praedium Valuation Group co-founders and owners, Joe Wallace, MAI, and Sara Chambers, SRA, met while attending the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Today, the two lead the firm’s talented team of 20 certified appraisers.

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Ashley Piper
apiper@pvgchicago.com


Appraisal Review Specialist

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:55:15 GMT

Appraisal Review Specialist-Lakeside Bank

Contact Pat McNulty @ pmcnulty@lakesidebank.com for more information. Or 312-435-1633.

SUMMARY

Under general direction, reviews appraisals on commercial and residential properties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Review commercial real estate appraisals and evaluations to validate that the appraised value is based on appropriate appraisal methodologies and that, if necessary, a reconciliation of multiple approaches was completed appropriately.
• Confirm compliance of vendors and appraisal reports to ensure that valuations are reasonably supported, credible, and compliant with Lakeside Bank policies and guidelines, federal and state regulations; the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice; the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989; and industry standards.
• Effectively communicate status of files with internal partners to ensure excellent customer service.
• Communicate with appraisers to address concerns lending personnel, underwriters, and/or borrowers may have with an appraisal within the scope of the review process in a fair and independent manner.
• Respond to inquiries from credit analysts, loan officers, and members of senior management in order to resolve appraisal disputes and concerns.
• Communicate with appraisers regarding any report corrections and/or revisions needed.
• Evaluate the quality of appraisers’ work and provide feedback for the maintenance of the Bank’s Approved Appraisal list.
• Assist in reviewing qualifications of candidates for the Approved Appraiser List.
• Maintain a thorough understanding of all compliance and risk related topics outlined by regulatory authorities, staying abreast of changes in regulatory requirements and appraisal practices to ensure overall compliance.
• Attend ongoing training in real estate appraisal and real estate appraisal reviews. Maintain state certification through necessary training, education and testing requirements.
• Work within Lakeside Bank’s Real Estate Valuation team to maintain processes and standard operating procedures and provide enhancement recommendations.
• Perform special projects and other duties as assigned or required.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

All duties and responsibilities must be performed in compliance with applicable local, state, and federal regulatory guidelines.

QUALIFICATIONS

• This position requires a minimum of five years of commercial real estate appraisal experience. Costar and Multiple Listing Service experience preferred. This position also requires:
• Thorough knowledge of USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) and FIRREA (Financial Institutions Reform Recovery and Enforcement Act) as they relate to appraisal standards, and thorough knowledge of the Chicago real estate market and various property types.
• Working knowledge Interagency Appraisal Guidelines.
• The ability to recognize critical deficiencies in appraisal reports and changes in market trends and conditions.
• Self-motivated with ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel spreadsheet software.
• State of Illinois Certified General Appraiser certification preferred
• Effective and proficient communication skills
• In-depth working knowledge of valuation theories and methodologies for commercial appraisal
• Working knowledge of interagency appraisals and evaluation guidelines.
• Able to read and write concise appraisal review opinions

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree in a business related major preferred and a minimum of 3 years of experience in the financial industry or relevant experience.

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 or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to finger, handle or touch. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Work is performed in a typical office environment. Light and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Occasional local travel.

DISCLAIMER

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Equal Opportunity Employer Disability/Veteran

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Lakeside Bank is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pat McNulty
pmcnulty@lakesidebank.com


Appraisal Review Specialist

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:51:21 GMT

Appraisal Review Specialist

SUMMARY

Under general direction, reviews appraisals on commercial and residential properties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Review commercial real estate appraisals and evaluations to validate that the appraised value is based on appropriate appraisal methodologies and that, if necessary, a reconciliation of multiple approaches was completed appropriately.
• Confirm compliance of vendors and appraisal reports to ensure that valuations are reasonably supported, credible, and compliant with Lakeside Bank policies and guidelines, federal and state regulations; the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice; the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989; and industry standards.
• Effectively communicate status of files with internal partners to ensure excellent customer service.
• Communicate with appraisers to address concerns lending personnel, underwriters, and/or borrowers may have with an appraisal within the scope of the review process in a fair and independent manner.
• Respond to inquiries from credit analysts, loan officers, and members of senior management in order to resolve appraisal disputes and concerns.
• Communicate with appraisers regarding any report corrections and/or revisions needed.
• Evaluate the quality of appraisers’ work and provide feedback for the maintenance of the Bank’s Approved Appraisal list.
• Assist in reviewing qualifications of candidates for the Approved Appraiser List.
• Maintain a thorough understanding of all compliance and risk related topics outlined by regulatory authorities, staying abreast of changes in regulatory requirements and appraisal practices to ensure overall compliance.
• Attend ongoing training in real estate appraisal and real estate appraisal reviews. Maintain state certification through necessary training, education and testing requirements.
• Work within Lakeside Bank’s Real Estate Valuation team to maintain processes and standard operating procedures and provide enhancement recommendations.
• Perform special projects and other duties as assigned or required.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

All duties and responsibilities must be performed in compliance with applicable local, state, and federal regulatory guidelines.

QUALIFICATIONS

• This position requires a minimum of five years of commercial real estate appraisal experience. Costar and Multiple Listing Service experience preferred. This position also requires:
• Thorough knowledge of USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) and FIRREA (Financial Institutions Reform Recovery and Enforcement Act) as they relate to appraisal standards, and thorough knowledge of the Chicago real estate market and various property types.
• Working knowledge Interagency Appraisal Guidelines.
• The ability to recognize critical deficiencies in appraisal reports and changes in market trends and conditions.
• Self-motivated with ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel spreadsheet software.
• State of Illinois Certified General Appraiser certification preferred
• Effective and proficient communication skills
• In-depth working knowledge of valuation theories and methodologies for commercial appraisal
• Working knowledge of interagency appraisals and evaluation guidelines.
• Able to read and write concise appraisal review opinions

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree in a business related major preferred and a minimum of 3 years of experience in the financial industry or relevant experience.

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 or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to finger, handle or touch. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Work is performed in a typical office environment. Light and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Occasional local travel.

DISCLAIMER

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Equal Opportunity Employer Disability/Veteran

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Lakeside Bank is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pat McNulty
pmcnulty@lakesidebank.com


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