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Senior Appraiser

Valbridge Property Advisors | Minneapolis-St. Paul works in a true team environment.  

Through weekly team meetings and ongoing collaboration, we work together to ensure we exceed our clients’ expectations and foster development of our team members. We are currently hiring for a Senior Appraiser.

Senior Appraiser duties include:

  • Prepare appraisals of a variety of commercial properties or land for bank lending, property tax appeal, eminent domain, and other purposes
  • Lead the appraisal process in collaboration with a Managing Director
  • Evaluate properties to establish market values and property ratings using internal and external sources
  • Conduct property tours and interview market participants

Job brief

We are looking for a diligent Senior Appraiser to produce credible results for clients and other intended users. You will be responsible for analyzing, interpreting, and reporting on appraisal data.


  • Prepare appraisals of real property or land for bank lending, property tax appeal, eminent domain, and other purposes
  • Evaluate properties to establish market values using internal and external sources
  • Conduct property tours and interview market participants
  • Manage multiple assignments to keep several priorities on schedule
  • Prepare reports that fully explain results and outline methods used
  • Keep abreast with all current regulations, standards, and best practices


  • 1+ year proven working experience as a Real Estate Appraiser
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office and ARGUS, CoStar, LoopNet, and other relevant software preferred
  • Familiarity with all current industry’s regulations, rules, and standards
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Minnesota Trainee license required
  • Desire to earn the MAI designation is preferred
  • Successful candidates will have strong attention to detail, strong self-motivation, and the ability to work and solve problems independently


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • 401k with company match
  • Tuition reimbursement for pre-license and MAI designation education
  • Appraisal Institute dues assistance

To apply, contact Jennifer Dewberry at

Posted 4.29.21

Senior Appraiser

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

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in appropriately engaging valuation assignments, identifying the scope of work and determining the appropriate approaches and methodology for valuing property.  Demonstrated experience in completing assignments in connection with commercial real estate valuation and consulting projects.  Demonstrate extensive experience in data collection and market research, analyzing complex highest and best use scenarios, analyzing revenue and expense performance, developing cash flows utilizing discounted cash flow models, analyses of comparable sales, detailed cost analyses, and drawing market comparisons in developing opinions of value.  This role requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills in addition to excellent communication skills.  Provides mentorship to less experienced professionals and actively engages in new business development and effectively manages client relationships.  Conversant in all service line offerings within the Cushman & Wakefield and collaborates with management and peers to service full spectrum of client requirements.

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, analyse, 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 licence 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

Please contact TJ Hawks at or 913-440-0421

Posted 4.23.21

Job Class: State Program Administrator, Intermediate
Working Title: Licensing Processor
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 03/25/2021
Closing Date: 04/14/2021
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Department of Commerce
Division/Unit: Government & External Affairs – Licensing
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday – Friday
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $21.83 – $31.70/hourly; $45,581 – $66,190/annually
Classified Status: Classified
Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes


Job Summary

This position analyzes, processes, and approves license applications submitted by regulated industries and parties, including upgrade applications submitted by licensed appraisers. The incumbent will review application materials based on Minnesota statutes and rules and approve or deny requests in a consistent and fair manner.

Analysis is provided in the administration of licensing activities governed by statutes, rules, and federal requirements pertaining to real property appraisers and a wide variety of additional occupations (Insurance Producer, Insurance Adjuster, Reinsurance Intermediary, Managing General Agent, Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Salesperson, Closing Agent, Abstracter, Collection Agency, Debt Collector, Bullion Product Dealer)


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Real Estate, Finance, Economics or related field AND 1 year experience analyzing data or applications


2 years’ experience analyzing data or applications


Equivalent combination of education and/or experience

A candidate that meets the above education must also meet the following to be considered:

An active licensure in good standing as a real property appraiser
Experience interpreting or ensuring compliance with state statutes involving real property appraisal
Experience submitting or approving electronic license applications, or similar professional experience
Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook and Word

Preferred Qualifications

Experience using PULSE or Sircon licensing system

Additional Requirements

This position requires successful completion of the following:

Job offer is contingent upon passing reference checks to verify job-related credentials, a criminal background check and drivers history check prior to appointment.

Application Details

Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

How to Apply

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If you have questions about the position, contact Amy Uhlendorf at or 651-539-1505.


The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email Please indicate what assistance you need.

Posted 3.25.21


The Review Appraiser (RA) position is located in the Regional Loan Center (RLC) at the St. Paul Regional Office in St. Paul, MN. The RA is responsible for oversight of an assigned multi-state jurisdiction and will perform a full range of construction and valuation matters affecting the VA Loan Guaranty Program.

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  • Analyze the appraisals of real property, both existing and newly built properties, to ensure compliance with USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) and/or Department of Veterans Affairs appraisal procedures.
  • Demonstrate thoroughness and proficiency in conducting oversight of completed construction and valuation related work completed done by lending institution staff and external appraisers.
  • Assist Veterans, service members, and family members via written correspondence or phone to address construction and valuation related questions.
  • Discuss issues with lending institution staff and real estate appraisers via email or phone and provide solutions to their inquiries.
  • Manage multiple assignments to ensure proper and timely oversight of the construction and valuation aspects of the VA Home Loan program.
  • Research comparable real estate sales information to determine market conditions and validity of value determinations.
  • Analyze appraisal reports and utilizing standard appraisal techniques to determine the accuracy of the property value estimation.
  • Travel overnight when required.
  • Review condominium projects throughout the RLC’s jurisdiction for compliance with VA regulations and requirements.
  • Monitor the assignment of appraisal reviews to external appraisers and ensure completion of appraisals to prevent delay of loan closing or a foreclosure sale.
  • Assess application packages and provide recommendations to management on potential qualified appraisers for the VA fee panel.
  • Work with VA Regional Counsel on legal issues such as community water systems, private roads, easements and encroachments
  • Responsible for a full range of construction and valuation matters affecting the VA Loan Guaranty Program, including the processing of construction complaints, reconsideration of valuate requests, and VA fee panel recruitment.


Posted 2.26.21

COMMERCIAL APPRAISER – Job # 2024.21.001

DEPARTMENT: Dakota County Assessing Services
HOURS: Full-time
SALARY RANGE: $62,661.00 – $97,908.00 Annually (108 Grade level)
LOCATION: Hastings
CLOSE DATE: Continuous until filled, first review of applicants will begin on February 22nd.

Posted 2.5.21

Tinjum Appraisal Company is currently seeking an experienced Certified General Appraiser to join our team.  We are looking for a self-motivated appraiser capable of completing high quality agricultural, commercial, recreational and residential valuation in a timely matter.  Candidate should possess strong analytical and writing skills, demonstrate attention to detail, have the ability to manage assignments while meeting deadlines and possess proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.  An active Certified General Appraisal License or the ability to obtain in the states of Minnesota and North Dakota is required.  Designation with Appraisal Institute or American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers is desirable, but not required.  Compensation is commensurate with experience.


Contact Name:  Brian Tinjum

Please respond with Appraisal Qualifications and copy of licensure(s) to  All responses will be kept confidential.


Tinjum Appraisal Company, Inc. was founded in 1973 by Rodger K. Tinjum after 11 years with the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Currently, the company consists of two certified general appraisers (commercial-industrial/special use, recreational, waterfront and rural appraisers) and an appraiser trainee. Within the company are an Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA) and a MAI designated appraiser. We have extensive experience in commercial, industrial, agricultural, recreational, residential, rural residential and special use properties such as resorts, restaurants, convenience stores and related operations. Our background and experience includes agricultural, commercial, industrial, multi-family, recreational and lakeshore properties, improved and unimproved, as well as large frontage tracts as a whole and for development purposes. Our primary work area is northern, northwestern and west central Minnesota as well as eastern North Dakota, although we have completed appraisals in Michigan, Iowa, South Dakota, Missouri, Nebraska and western North Dakota.

Posted 2.1.21

Patchin Messner Valuation Counselors is currently seeking motivated individuals to join our team as an Associate Appraiser. Qualified candidates have a degree in Real Estate, Finance, Accounting or Economics, or have equivalent experience in real estate.  Candidates must have strong analytical and writing skills, as well as proficiency in Word and Excel.  Both entry level and experienced candidates will be considered.

Compensation is commensurate with experience, and includes benefits and a 401k plan.

Contact Name:

Brent Pederson

Contact Email:

Posted 1.20.21

Headline:                           Supervisors for Residential and Commercial Appraisal

Company:                           GTRE Commercial

Position:                             Residential Trainee, Commercial Trainee, Associate Appraiser, Senior Appraiser

Description:                       GTRE Commercial is currently seeking trainees and experienced appraisers for residential and commercial appraisal work.

Location:                            Edina, MN

Contact Information:      To apply, please contact Gordon Tuchenhagen

Phone:  952.491.4061


Posted 12.10.20

Company: Department of Veterans Affair

Location: Madison, WI

Full job description

Posted 8.25.20

Company: Sunrise Banks

Location: 2525 Wabash Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55114 (May have flexibility to work remote)

We are not just a bank; we are an innovative financial services company wrapped in a social enterprise.

We are focused on our mission, our customer’s experience, our community at large; we value our employees above everything else.

Have you been called a unicorn? Are you maybe a little weird? Driven to be your best?

We’re not looking for just anyone.  We want employees who strive in a culture of achievement, who share our values, want to add to our culture, like to have fun, and work hard to make a difference.

Position:  Residential Appraisal Review Specialist

Job Description: This position will support the appraisal management and review process for residential properties in the Credit Administration Department.  This position regularly communicates with internal customers, external customers, and third-party vendors.  A thorough understanding of USPAP compliance, regulatory guidance regarding appraisal independence and appraisal standards for secondary market mortgages is necessary.  Prior bank appraisal review experience and current appraisal license is necessary.  Familiarity with preparing evaluations for residential properties is preferred.


  • Review appraisal requests for accuracy and completeness.
  • Communicate with loan production staff to obtain information to ensure correct product and scope of work is ordered.
  • Prioritize, engage, and manage appraisal orders to ensure timeliness needed for individual transactions.
  • Maintain tracking system and communicate regularly with loan production staff and third-party appraisers regarding status updates, issues, scope of work changes, and delivery dates.
  • Conduct reviews for residential appraisals and evaluations completed by third-party appraisers and Bank staff.
  • Review appraisals for compliance with bank policies and procedures and regulatory requirements.
  • Review secondary market appraisal reports for compliance with current selling guide requirements.
  • Perform site inspections as needed.
  • Communicate with third-party appraisers to resolve deficiencies and maintain an audit trail of communication and revisions.
  • Elevate unresolved deficiencies.
  • Complete internal evaluations for residential properties.




  • Sunrise 10X Values
  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Compliance
  • Dependability & Flexibility
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Judgement
  • Organizational Skills
  • Productivity
  • Professionalism
  • Quality Service
  • Teamwork
  • Technical /PC Skills
  • Work Quality


  • High school degree or GED Required.
  • College degree in business related field preferred.
  • Minnesota Licensed, Certified Residential or General Appraisal License or ability to obtain thru reciprocity required. Minimum five (5) years of residential real estate appraisal strongly preferred.
  • Current appraisal experience for secondary market transactions preferred.
  • Appraisal review experience required.
  • Solid skill set in the use of the following software applications: Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook.
  • Experience with Fiserv software beneficial.

To apply visit and click on the posting for Residential Appraisal Review Specialist in our Careers section.

Contact: Kathryn Ludtke, HR Specialist – Talent, Sunrise Banks, or 651-927-1519.

Posted 7.13.20

Company: Associated Bank

Location: 704 N Grand Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186 (with ability to work remotely)

Position: Assistant (Residential) Appraisal Officer

Job Description: Full-time position. On all loan transactions secured by Residential real estate,
responsible for working with the Residential, and Chief Appraisal Officers to ensure that
appropriate real estate valuations are obtained and reviewed in compliance with Federal
Regulations and Bank lending policies. Responsible for the coordination and monitoring of any
third party vendors contracted to fulfill the real estate valuation requirements of the bank and for
the management of any bank employees fulfilling these requirements. In addition, assist the
Appraisal Officers and the Lines of Business with questions regarding Real Estate Appraisal and
Evaluation ordering and review policies and procedures.

Job Accountabilities · Perform reviews (provide guidance to others completing reviews) of all
appraisals and evaluations for all residential real estate transactions. Assist lenders and credit
officers in receiving supported real estate values for lending purposes ensuring high credit
quality in compliance with regulations. Provide guidance in the selection of real estate
appraisers for a specific loan transaction. Appraisers should be chosen from a pre-existing list
based on type of loan and expertise of appraiser. Provide guidance in the preparation of
Engagement Letters and answer questions or concerns from the appraiser or line of business
regarding appraisal issues. Collaborate with Appraisal Officers (Chief and Residential),
Corporate Loan Review, Relationship Managers, Underwriters, Processors, and Credit Analysts
to ensure overall appraisal compliance, independence, and valuation. Address and resolve all
real estate valuation disputes in compliance with Associated Bank’s Lending Policy to provide
appropriate course of action and optimize dispute outcome. Provide the necessary
documentation and respond to additional requests from ASBC Internal Auditors and OCC
Examiners to ensure that all new residential real estate valuations meet the current federal
requirements regarding compliance, independence, and proper support of the value
conclusions. Assist in the evaluation and coordination of the approved appraiser lists and
recommend qualified additions or deletions from said lists.


Benefits: Based on experience

Required Skills:

Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and
experience Finance, Real Estate, Accounting, Required

Experience: 4 – 7 years Residential appraisal report preparation, appraisal management, and/or
appraisal review, Required. Certified General or Certified Residential State Appraisal License in
one of the States within the Bank’s footprint by start date. Preferred Member or Candidate of a
Professional Appraisal Organization (such as SRA, ASA, AI-RRS).

Contact Information: Click on the orange Search
and Apply button Enter the job number: 2010651 or enter keyword: Assistant Appraisal Officer

Posted 5.17.20

Assessing Appeals Specialist

General Description

DEPARTMENT: Assessing Services
HOURS: Full-time
SALARY RANGE: $68,806 – $107,509/year (109 Salary Grade)
CLOSE DATE: Continuous until filled, first review of applicants will begin on March 20th

Under the general direction of the Commercial Manager, the Appeals Specialist conducts case evaluations and recommends defense strategies; performs complex and technical narrative appraisals of commercial, industrial and special purpose properties; testifies and defends assessed values in Minnesota Tax Court; negotiates resolution of appeals with property owners, representatives and attorneys; responds to difficult questions or concerns; provides appraisal advice and general appeal guidance to commercial appraisers; provides excellent customer service; performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate, Finance, Economics or related field


  • Two years’ experience in appraisal and/or assessment of real and personal property, which include the valuation of commercial property.


  •  An equivalent combination of education and experience to total 6 years.


  • Licensed Certified Minnesota Assessor (CMA) with Income Property Appraisal endorsement by MN Board of Assessors or Licensed Certified General Appraiser by the MN Department of Commerce


  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Must be able to achieve AMA (Accredited Minnesota Assessor) certification by July 1, 2022

License: Accredited MN Assessor (AMA) or Senior Accredited MN Assessor (SAMA) license
Or assessment designation from the IAAO (CAE, AAS, RES)
Or appraisal designation from the Appraisal Institute (MAI, SRPA, SRA, RM)Duties & Responsibilities

These examples do not include all possible tasks in this work and do not limit the assignment of related tasks in any position of this classification. Regular attendance according to the position’s management approved work schedule is required for all positions.
1. Responsible for appraising the higher valued commercial properties within the County including resolving the more complex tax court appeals. Also includes specializing in the more complex appraisal assignments as may be assigned county-wide
2. Responsible for providing overall advanced case analysis and recommending strategy for the litigation and effective defense of court petitions. Handle all aspects of commercial, industrial, apartment, and special purpose property tax petitions including: reviewing compliance with income data disclosure, negotiating fair settlements with tax attorneys, preparing highly technical self-contained narrative appraisals and defending values through expert witness testimony in Minnesota State Tax Court
3. Work closely when needed with the County Attorney in matters related to Tax Petition litigation
4. Develops narrative appraisal templates for use by the Commercial Appraisers
5. Research and Develop market rents, market vacancies and market cap rate tables for use by Commercial Appraisers
6. Advises and coaches Commercial Appraisers throughout the appeal process and provides direction on appropriate application of complex appraisal/assessing techniques and procedures.
7. Assist with complex property sale verification and provide input into the CAMA/assessment process to provide appraisal driven results
8. Develop computer spreadsheet applications and valuation models for CI appraisers; DCF models, Income and Comp sales market adjustment grids
9. Represents County Assessor at Board of Equalization meetings and meets with local elected officials on appraisal related matters
10. Investigates and reviews requests for reduction of valuation; makes recommendation to County Assessor regarding abatements and classification changes. Takes appropriate course of action
11. Comply with all statutory, department and County directives
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities and Work Environment

Organizational Knowledge and Strategy
• Comprehensive knowledge of appraisal methodologies, and ability to apply and interpret all three approaches to estimating market value (market, income and cost)
• Comprehensive knowledge of Minnesota property tax laws and ability to explain tax system to customers
Ability to research past Tax Court decisions for relevant precedent in current litigation.
• Knowledge of the rules, regulations and laws pertaining to appraisal and zoning
• Demonstrated ability and desire to expand knowledge of the assessment and appraisal process, and assessment administration

Technical Skills and Analytical Thinking
• Possess high technical knowledge and skills of implementation associated with all appraisal methods including, but not limited to, the Cost Approach, Income Approach, Sales Comparison Approach, and Multiple Regression Analysis.
• Technical knowledge and training with testing, certification and licensure mandated by Minnesota State Law and administered by the State Board of assessors and or the Commissioner of Commerce.
• Ability to apply complex problem solving techniques in response to customer disputes and tax issues
• Considerable knowledge of real estate terminology and instruments of transfer
• Considerable knowledge of the principles of building construction and costs
• Considerable skill and knowledge of computer spreadsheet software; regression analysis software, computer assisted design programs along with other specialized technology skills
• Knowledge of advanced math principles and statistical analysis and the ability to read and diagram real estate descriptions, plat drawings, maps, blueprints, contracts and mortgages

Communication/Interpersonal Relations
• Provide excellent customer service in a friendly, prompt and knowledgeable manner using effective communication skills, both written and oral
• Ability to write concise reports and correspondence, maintain records and speak effectively in public
• Ability to work effectively with other county departments, attorneys, local officials and other assessor’s offices relating to the assessment and classification of various types of property
Leadership and Administrative
• Ability to make independent, quality decisions to resolve issues
• Ability to adjust work priorities, organize work, set goals and meet deadlines
• Ability to work unsupervised and independently

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed in a County office building. Some travel is required. Lifting requirement of up to 20 pounds on an occasional basis. Exposure to hazardous physical conditions such as mechanical parts, electrical currents, and vibration; atmospheric conditions such as fumes, odors, dusts, gases and poor ventilation; extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, and intense noise may occur on the job. Must have the physical ability to work outside in all weather and inspect properties. Equipment used may include, but is not limited to, computer, printer, telephone, calculator, copy and fax machines, CAMA Appraisal System, cash flow programs, tape measure, recording devices, digital camera, mass mailing, statistical software, INTERNET based ACE commercial data exchange system, letters, brochures, and spreadsheet programs

SELECTION PROCESS: The examination/selection process for this classification will consist of a rating of your training and experience from the application materials submitted. The top scoring candidates will be forwarded to the hiring department for further consideration.


Posted 3.4.20

Appraisers Seeking New Opportunities

Certified Residential Appraiser seeking job as Appraiser Supervisor or Quality Control Review or related.  I have extensive experience in all areas of residential appraising.

Interested parties, please contact Tom Campbell at

Trainees Seeking Supervisors

My name is Niles Boyce-Fisk. I’m seeking a qualified supervisor in the Twin Cities metro area in the next 6 months. I am a licensed real estate agent and member of MAAR and have been for going on eight years now. I have access to the Northstar MLS, showingtime, and supra lock boxes.

Interested parties or anyone with questions please contact me via email or phone. or (612) 296-5708

Posted 10.3.20

Residential trainee recently completed Kaplan’s appraisal course and passed the MN State trainee exam.  Now seeking a Supervisor to fulfill 2,000 trainee hours.

Interested parties, please contact trainee Jon Ivascu at

Full name:  Laura Kotten

Currently working a full-time flexible job and transitioning out of that role.  Would like to work part-time to begin gaining experience, potentially leading to full time in the fall. Please email me with opportunities or questions.

P: 3.11.20

Interested parties, please contact Angila Kilzer at

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