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P. O. Box 273994
Tampa, FL  33688
Tel. 813-962-4003
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Employment Opportunity:


Sarasota/Manatee Counties FL.   Alliance Appraisal Associates of Florida, Inc. is looking to add Certified Res (FHA approved) appraisers to cover 1 or 2 counties in a busy residential office. We do residential only, in business more than 25 years. This is a full or part time opportunity, 1099 employment. Work as much or as little as you like (minimally must accept 3 to 5 assignments weekly). This is a fee split position. Appraisers relocating to this area are welcome to apply but only certified appraisers will be considered (no trainees please). Must have good computer skills and knowledge of Alamode/Total software. Work remotely from your own home office.

Please forward your resume to Debra Ann Dietz, SRA at or you may call at 941 356 0974 for any additional information about this opportunity.    (Posted:  8-14-18)

Tampa.  Tropical Valuation Advisory is looking for Certified General Appraisers &Trainees at our Tampa office

Tropical Valuation Advisory, a commercial real estate appraisal firm having been in business for nearly 30 years, is looking to expand our operations.  We are a Tampa based firm with staff positions available for Trainee appraisers in our Westshore office.  This is a full time W-2 employment opportunity with benefits.


For trainees, we have developed a training program where candidates will receive extensive training and development opportunities over a 24-month period. Provided performance and training goals are met, successful Associates will be placed within an existing team. This accelerated program provides an opportunity for employees to fast-track their personal knowledge and expertise across the major property types, an opportunity that is truly unique within the industry. 



·        Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university. 


·        Currently have or in the process of obtaining a Florida General Appraiser or Trainee License


·        Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

·        Strong organizational and analytical skills. 

·        Ability to effectively present information. 


·        Requires basic knowledge of financial real estate terms and principles. 


·        Ability to understand and carry out general instructions in standard situations. 

·        Ability to solve problems in standard situations. 

·        Requires intermediate analytical and quantitative skills. 


·        Basic skills in Microsoft Word and Excel. 

·        Good writing skills. 

·        Argus knowledge a plus


Please forward your resume to Chris Shaeffer at or you can call at 813-343-0907 for any additional information about this opportunity.

(Posted:  7-12-18)

Tampa.  Marshall & Stevens is looking for a Licensed Real Estate Appraiser.

Marshall & Stevens has an opening for a senior level appraiser for our growing Tampa, FL office. We are seeking a candidate that will work with our existing financial valuation and machinery/equipment valuation personnel, and to lead our real estate valuation practice in Florida. In addition, this candidate has the opportunity to lead a specialty practice in the Health care sector, focused on appraising nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, rehab centers and other property types in the health care space. The candidate should have 10+ years of appraisal experience and should have a certified general license in Florida. Come join a diverse practice serving the financial services, banking, REIT, insurance, legal, accounting, audit, corporate, development, pension and asset management sectors on a nationwide basis. There is an opportunity to mentor others and build a team beneath you. Experience a diverse practice that is focused on excellence.

Please forward your resume and cover letter directly to Patrick T. Craig, executive managing director using the following email address:  For more information on Marshall & Stevens, please visit our website:

(Posted:  7-9-18)

Newmark Knight Frank, the fastest growing national full service real estate firm, is looking to hire certified general appraisers and trainees throughout Florida. We are looking for appraisers that have a record of accomplishment performing high quality work and experience with complex properties. Proficiency with Argus Enterprise is a strong plus.

Please contact Greg Becker, MAI at

(Posted:  5-10-18)


The Property Tax Oversight Program for the State of Florida Department of Revenue has an immediate position available for an Appraiser II, for the Orlando  or Fort Myers area.  The ideal candidate would have at least 2 years of commercial or mass appraisal experience.  Preference will be given to those applicants who are state licensed or certified appraisers, those with college credits towards certification, or Registered Trainees.  Training, Education and a path to the Certified General Licensure is available through our program.  This work is appraising commercial real property to determine its just or market value for assessment purposes in accordance with prescribed guidelines.  The incumbent will research, compile and analyze market, cost and income data in the development of estimates of value. Candidates must be detail oriented, have excellent communication skills, a strong writing ability, time management skills and problem solving skills; must be computer proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. 

The State of Florida offers a competitive compensation package, health benefits, company resources, flex/telework schedules, and a retirement plan. Employer maintains standard business hours; no one is required to work holidays, nights or weekends. Those interested in this position may follow the link noted below to submit an on-line application using the State’s People First system:

Only applications submitted through the state hiring portal will be accepted.   Contact information:   Lin Wilhelm, (407) 245-1661,  (Posted:  8-5-18)

Ft. Myers/Naples – CBRE, Inc.   CBRE is a Fortune 500 (#215) and S&P 500 company, the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm. We are seeking candidates to assist in establishing a Valuation Office in SWFL. The ideal candidate would be MAI designated (but Advanced Candidates with desired attributes would be considered); have strong communication skills (both verbal and written); advanced computer skills (Word, Excel, Argus, etc.); superior technical and analytical skills; have established client relationships; and ability to oversee and train appraisers. This position will provide opportunity for motivated individuals to build and grow an office within our platform.

Interested individuals seeking more information on this opportunity, please reach out in confidence to  (Posted:  4-20-18)

Tampa. The appraisal firm of Lee Pallardy, Inc. (LPI) is seeking a research assistant and apprentice appraiser as well as an experienced appraiser to fill immediate openings at our office in Downtown Tampa.  LPI is unique in that we are staffed with five MAI designated appraisers with over 150 years of combined experience.  LPI is a full-service real estate appraisal firm generally focusing in West Central Florida.  We offer competitive base salaries and commission-based compensation, as well as benefits such as health insurance reimbursement.  If interested, please contact David Taulbee, MAI by telephone at 813-221-3700 Ext. 303, or email and please include your resume.

(Posted:  4-13-18)

Certified General, Trainee & Residential Appraisers

Hendry Real Estate Advisors, Inc. is an established appraisal firm providing residential and commercial valuations to national lenders, real estate investment companies and property management operators. We perform hundreds of multifamily and commercial appraisals annually in Florida and throughout the country. We offer an excellent fee split and professional support and have extensive resources and a comprehensive database of comparable properties. Our main office location is in Tampa, but we have offices located around the country; our appraisers work remotely and can conveniently access our cloud file storage & online report preparation software. We are looking for:

•Certified General Appraisers

•Trainee Appraisers

•Residential Appraisers

We are looking for detail-oriented appraisers who have excellent communication skills, a strong writing ability, time management and problem-solving skills, and who can travel for (expense reimbursed) property inspections. We need Florida-based appraisers as well as appraisers established and familiar with other regions of the country available for fee assignments. A proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel) and Argus is preferred. Multifamily experience is preferred but we are also looking for appraisers with a background in appraising other types of commercial properties such as vacant land, retail, office and industrial properties. Residential appraisers must be proficient in a la mode.  Contact:

(Posted:  3-28-18)

Commercial Trainee Appraiser / Certified General

Come Joint Us!  Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) is an industry-leading global real estate services company with 15,000 skilled professionals operating in 68 countries. With an enterprising culture and significant employee ownership, Colliers professionals provide a full range of services to real estate occupiers, owners and investors worldwide. Services include strategic advice and execution for property sales, leasing and finance; global corporate solutions; property, facility and project management; workplace solutions; appraisal, valuation and tax consulting; customized research; and thought leadership consulting.We have an opportunity to work in the commercial real estate profession in the Valuation and Advisory Services division. This division focuses on helping clients with valuation and/or market consulting on assets throughout Florida. The candidate will have the benefit of working directly with our Multifamily Team Leader and will gain exposure to real estate markets throughout the State of Florida. Further, the candidate will gain exposure to institutional assets and clients; typically lenders, mortgage brokers, owners and REITs.

The candidate will analyze regional and local area economic attributes and emerging trends for the real estate market, collect and analyze legal and physical features of an asset, execute financial analysis, investigate and report market findings including vacancy, absorption, other supply/demand factors, and comparable data. The candidate will also help maintain the database, conduct field inspections, and complete appraisal reports, or portions of.

A successful candidate will possess the following:

-Active Trainee Appraiser License, or willingness to obtain it or GG License

-Bachelor's Degree (Master's Degree is preferred)

-Strong analytical skills

-Strong communication skills

-Proficient in MS Word & Excel

-Strong work ethic

-Ability to work as a team

-Ability to multi-task

-Ability to research

-Ethics and integrity

The candidate must be a self-starter who is well-organized, self-motivated, efficient, responsible, reliable and able to take direction and have adequate interpersonal skills.

Contact:  Amanda Cooper, MAI, +1 727 417 4550 M  +1 813 871 8532, email to:

(Posted:  10-12-17)


The Pinellas County Property Appraiser is seeking candidates for an Appraiser 1 position in the residential department.  This is field and office work of routine difficulty in the gathering of property data to assist in estimating residential property values for ad valorem purposes.  Work involves measuring building structures and appurtenances, drawing sketches to scale, identifying structural features and characteristics, making quality judgments, conducting inventories, and recording descriptive data.  

 Must possess:     3 years of experience in appraisal: or  2 years college level coursework (or Associate’s degree) in business, finance, accounting, public administration, real estate and at least 1 year experience in appraisal; or  a Bachelor’s or higher-level degree in business, finance, accounting, public administration or real estate; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.

Highly desirable skills/qualifications:

·        Possession of a Florida State Certified Appraiser or Registered Trainee Appraiser license

·        Experience in mass appraisal models such as multiple regression analysis or feedback

·        Possession of a designation from a nationally recognized professional appraisal organization

Application deadline:  July 22, 2018

All interested applicants are required to complete a Pinellas County application form online at:    EOE/AA/ADA/DFW/VP  

(Posted:  7-9-18)

Need State Certified appraisers for established Florida firm:

BayOne Appraisal Services is seeking State Certified appraisers to perform appraisals in Tampa Bay, Sarasota, Fort Myers market areas. 

BayOne Appraisal Services, Inc. has proudly served Florida since 1985.  We are a highly respected company, with a strong client base, offering exceptional benefits including 401K match, health insurance, salary option, etc.

All research tools are provided along with admin support.  We encourage relocation candidates to inquire.

Please visit our website at 

Email resumes and licenses to Mark Silverstein, SRA at

(Posted:  01-26-18)

Employment Wanted

Sarasota area.  Seasoned commercial appraiser with 14 years of experience valuing a wide variety of property types looking for a solid production opportunity in SWFL, preferably based out of Sarasota. Experience working remotely and as part of a team.  Resume

(Posted:  08-16-17)

Special Magistrate Positions  - 2018

The Value Adjustment Board in and for Bay County in Panama City, Florida is currently seeking individuals interested in serving as Special Magistrates to the 2018 Value Adjustment Board. Special Magistrates are appointed for the purpose of taking testimony and making recommendations to the Board. Special Magistrates cannot be elected or appointed officials or employees of the county. Employees and elected or appointed officials of a taxing jurisdiction or of the state may not serve as Special Magistrates.

A Special Magistrate appointed to hear issues of exemptions and classifications shall be a licensed attorney in private practice and a member of the Florida Bar with no less than 5 years’ experience in ad valorem taxation and meet the requirements of Section 194.035 F.S. and Section 12D-9.010 FAC.

A Special Magistrate appointed to hear issues regarding valuation of real estate shall be a state certified real estate appraiser with not less than 5 years’ experience in real property valuation and meet the requirements of Section 194.035 F.S and Section 12D-9.010 FAC. During term of service, the Special Magistrate cannot represent any party before the Board.

A Special Magistrate appointed to hear issues regarding valuation of tangible personal property must have at least 5 years’ experience in tangible personal property valuation and shall be a designated member of a nationally recognized appraiser's organization. During term of service, the Special Magistrate cannot represent any party before the Board.  A Special Magistrate need not be a resident of the county for appointment. If required by law, Special Magistrates shall obtain the Department of Revenue training certificate for Special Magistrates and provide verification of such qualifications and training to the Clerk of the Board.

If you have an interest in serving as a Special Magistrate for the 2018 session, please fill out an application and submit it along with your resume to our office. The application is available at our website,, under Value Adjustment Board. You will need to submit a copy of your State Certified Real Estate Appraiser’s License and a copy of your Department of Revenue Training Certificate, for the current year, to the Clerk of the Value Adjustment Board 300 East 4th Street, Room 101, Panama City, FL 32401. All interested parties must ensure they have taken and received a

certificate for the most current training available from DOR. Questions can be directed to the Clerk of the Board at (850) 767-3314 or  The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any and or all proposals received and to waive any technical informality that may be considered to be in the best interest of the Board. The deadline for submitting applications shall be July 13, 2018.

(Posted:  06.8.18)

Pasco County.  The Pasco County Value Adjustment Board (VAB) is seeking Attorney and Appraiser Special Magistrates to serve for the 2018 term.  To be chosen, an applicant must meet the criteria of Section 194.035, Florida statutes.  Special Magistrates are paid $125 per hour with a four hour minimum for a mutually scheduled hearing date.  All selected Special Magistrates will be required to attend an orientation session on a date to be determined.  Special Magistrates will sign a contract upon hire with the specific terms of engagement.  Additional information and applications are available on the Pasco County Clerk & comptroller's website or by calling (352) 521-4347.  Submit applications by 5 PM on June 29, 2018 to:

Pasco County Clerk & Coptroller, Atten: Value Adjustment Board, East Pasco Government Center, 14236 6th Street, Suite 201, Dade City, FL  33523.   (Posted:  5-17-18)

Leon County.  Value Adjustment Board, Leon County, seeks special magistrates, per Fla. Stat. § 194.035(1) to hear appeals of real estate and tangible personal property valuation.  These are seasonal, temporary and part-time appointments.  See "Announcements" at for additional information regarding qualifications, application form, and where to apply.  Apply by Friday June 29. Contact Rebecca Vause at with questions.  (Posted:  5-10-18)

Special Magistrates for the Pinellas County Value Adjustment Board

In accordance with Section 194.035, Florida Statutes, Pinellas County is currently seeking appraisers who meet the following criteria to serve as Special Magistrates for the 2018 Value Adjustment Board.  A Special Magistrate may not be an appointed or elected official or employee of Pinellas County; must be a state certified real estate appraiser with not less than five years experience in real property evaluation and/or a designated member of a nationally recognized appraiser’s organization with not less than five years experience in tangible personal property valuation, per Chapter 475, Florida Statutes; and may not represent a taxpayer before the Value Adjustment Board in any tax year during which he or she serves as a Special Magistrate.  Appraisers who have three years of relevant experience and who have completed the training conducted by the Department of Revenue will also be considered for appointment.

Special Magistrates will be paid at the rate of $125.00 per hour.  Hearings will be scheduled during the months of October, November, December and January.  Candidates wishing to serve should contact Norman D. Loy, Deputy Clerk, Value Adjustment Board, Pinellas County Courthouse, 315 Court Street, Fifth Floor, Clearwater, Florida 33756; telephone number (727) 464-3458; e-mail address:  Completed applications must be received on or before 5:00 P.M., Friday, April 27, 2018.













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