Local real estate appraisal and advisory company Jackson & Associates has teamed up with six other offices across Canada to form a national service that promises to blend local experience with national-level expertise.
Verra Group Valuation, a new provider of independent real estate valuation services, is comprised of seven independent offices across Canada, including Courtenay-based Jackson & Associates.
“We’re all still independent companies, but we’ve come together as like-minded organizations to provide the best appraisal services for clients across the country,” says Dan Wilson, the owner and manager of Jackson & Associates. “We’re also working toward the betterment of our profession. Together we have hundreds of years of experience, extensive regional knowledge and a commitment to the valuation profession.”
The Verra Group represents a high-performing and deeply experienced appraisal team of respected professionals. Most of its directors have served at high-level positions within the Appraisal Institute of Canada, including Wilson, who served as National President from 2013 to 2014.
“Each office has broad knowledge of all property types, providing services like investment, commercial, residential and industrial appraisals, depreciation reports, tax appeals, et cetera,” explains Wilson. “But some of us also specialize in certain areas, such as seniors’ housing, agricultural valuations or equipment appraisals. I do a lot of reserve fund studies, for example. Joining together is an effective way to share resources, learn from each other and make the most of our combined experience.”
Jackson & Associates has been providing independent appraisal and consulting services in the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, and the Sunshine Coast for almost 40 years. Wilson says he is excited about this new opportunity to deliver enhanced services to clients within the province and other parts of Canada.
“Not only are we able to share knowledge and have an integrated database, this affiliation allows us to take a team approach to projects that are national in scope. Or, just as easily, focus our resources on challenging local projects.
“It allows us to continue doing what we’re doing and provide some diversification of services for our clients,” he continued. “Essentially, we’re still providing in-depth local expertise but backing it up with a national perspective.”
To learn more about Jackson & Associates or the other Verra Group affiliate offices in Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, North Saskatchewan, Winnipeg and St. John’s, visit verragroupvaluation.com.
Jackson & Associates can be found online at comoxvalleyappraisers.com.