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Employment Opportunity:

The Pinellas County Property Appraiser is seeking candidates for a commercial appraiser (Appraiser 2) position.  This is field and office work of routine difficulty in the gathering of property data to assist in estimating commercial 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.


Minimum Requirements for the Appraiser 2 position:

  • Possession of a Florida State Driver’s License and provide personal properly licensed and insured automobile transportation for the performance of fieldwork (mileage reimbursement)

·        Must also possess:

o   At least 4 years of experience in appraisal: or 

o   2 years college level coursework (or Associate’s degree) in business, finance, accounting, public administration, real estate and at least 2 years of experience in appraisal; or 

o   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

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


·        Appraiser 2 salary range: $42,556.00 - $67,995.00

·        Benefits: Health – Dental – Life Insurance – Short Term and Long Term Disability

·        Enrollment in the Florida Retirement System

·        Generous annual leave and paid holidays

Application deadline:  July 16, 2017

All interested applicants are required to complete a Pinellas County application form online at:

Posted:  06-22-17

Wanted!  One amazing commercial appraiser, Hungry to make bold work

This is what you’ll do…

•             Define the industry benchmark in terms of collecting and analyzing data

•             Utilize the latest time-saving report preparation software and data services tools

•             Provide forward-thinking, intelligent and financially practical solutions that are market-driven for a wide variety of property types

•             Serve each client’s needs, with senior members of the firm leading every major engagement

We’re looking for someone…

•             Who is awesome and detail oriented with some prior experience

•             That wants to be part of a fun crew

•             That loves change and variety for advancement

•             Who wants to remain constantly committed to excellence through professional development

•             That doesn’t mind bonuses (that’s right – bonuses!)

•             That likes getting paid every two weeks

Edge Realty Advisors is looking to add a motivated and appraiser to our team. Our firm uses superior technologies and vast data services to provide our clients—comprising national lenders, attorneys, and private clients—with innovative consulting and valuation services for various asset types. Edge’s core is to cultivate long-term relationships with clients defined by integrity, professionalism, and unmatched market expertise. Technology is a key to our EDGE.

If you are one of the best minds in real estate, or just starting your career, please apply!

Ira Bellinkoff, MAI, Edge Realty Advisors,

(Posted:  06-16-17)

Certified General Appraiser:

Valbridge Property Advisors | Southwest Florida is seeking an experienced Certified General Appraiser for a commercial appraising position in our Naples, Florida office.  As the largest national commercial real estate valuation and advisory services firm in North America, Valbridge Property Advisors has 68 offices across the US with more than 675 staff members, 200 of whom are MAI designated.

Our appraisers provide professional, commercial real estate and business valuation services for a variety of sectors including office, retail, industrial, multi-family, vacant land, special-use properties, entities, estates, and machinery and equipment.  We provide our appraisers with an appraiser-analyst support staff to help complete portions of the appraisal process; and an in-house review that ensures quality control.

Along with a competitive fee split structure, benefit packages include the ability to earn bonuses.  Our appraisers are provided extensive initial and ongoing training on our Valbridge cloud-based, proprietary platform.  Applicants for this position should possess the following skill set:

·        Certified General Real Estate Appraisal License(s) – MAI candidate or member preferred

·       Four-year college degree, preferably with emphasis or major in English, real estate, finance or business

 ·        Proficiency in MS Word and Excel

 ·        Knowledge of the South Florida market area preferred

 ·        Excellent report-writing skills

 If you are interested in working in a challenging, fast-paced professional environment with a progressive and well-established appraisal firm that is part of the largest network of appraisal firms in the nation, email your resume and cover letter to  Compensation will be commensurate with experience.   (Posted 05-24-17)

Appraisers – Emphasis on Commercial Real Estate, Pasco County, FL.  The Pasco County Property Appraiser’s Office is seeking MAI or advanced candidate for Real Property Appraiser position.   Candidates require good communication, writing, and problem-solving skills; be proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel); and be comfortable learning new appraisal software programs.  Compensation and benefits based on experience level.  The position is located in the Dade City, FL Office. Please email resume and cover letter to Wade Barber  (352)-521-4488.  (Posted:  05-03-17)


Valbridge Property Advisors | Entreken Associates, Inc. has an opening for an experienced State-Certified appraiser to work in a dynamic fast paced environment. Applicants should be detail oriented, have good communication skills and professional in appearance. Fee split compensation. Please forward resume to Tom Hockensmith, SRA at  (Posted:  04-28-17)

Appraisers – Commercial Real Estate, Tampa, FL.  Join the fastest growing real estate firm in the Southeast!  Business is booming and Franklin Street is currently seeking certified Commercial Real Estate Appraisers for our growing valuation division located in Tampa, FL.   Seeking:

-        Associate Appraisers

-        Senior Appraisers

The best candidates will be those possessing the following qualities:

-        Experience in commercial real estate - Specifically office, multifamily, industrial, retail and mixed-use property types.

-        Experience with financial institution, litigation, and consulting assignments.

-        Proficient with Argus Modeling required for complex income property assignments and other financial analysis.

-        Bachelor’s Degree

Franklin Street is a group of companies focused on delivering value-added solutions to today’s commercial property owners.  Founded in 2006 during one of the toughest real estate climates, Franklin Street has blossomed into one of the fastest-growing real estate and insurance companies in the Southeast, with offices in Tampa, Atlanta, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, and Jacksonville. Our family of real estate companies – which include Real Estate, Capital, Insurance, Valuation, and Management Services – is focused on developing solutions for the evolving demands of our clients. 

Franklin Street offers Appraisers a competitive fee split, group health insurance, a 401k plan with company match, a quality research team, software resources such as CoStar, REIS, and a proprietary database system.  Learn more about Franklin Street at   SUBMIT RESUME AS EMAIL ATTACHMENT TO:  (Please include desired pay range in text of email.) Or apply online at:  (Posted:  04-20-17)

CBRE is looking for all levels of Appraisers in Miami and the surrounding areas.  If you’re interested, please apply at the link below.  Apply Online:  (Posted:  04-03-17)

Alternate/Conflict Legal CounselThe Hernando County Value Adjustment Board is seeking applications from qualified attorneys to serve as alternate/conflict legal counsel.  Visit the Hernando County Clerk of Circuit Court website at for information about required qualifications and to complete the application.  Submit completed application and supporting documents via e-mail to  The application submittal deadline is Wednesday, May 31, 2017.  (Posted:  03-29-17)

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. Colliers professionals think differently, share great ideas and offer thoughtful and innovative advice that help clients accelerate their success. Colliers has been ranked among the top 100 global outsourcing firms by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals for 12 consecutive years, more than any other real estate services firm.  

Colliers International Valuation & Advisory Services currently has an openings for junior or senior level Commercial Appraisers for both its Orlando, FL and Tampa, FL offices. This position requires an active State-Certified General Appraiser License, State-Registered Trainee Appraiser License, or the candidate must be close to obtaining either. Candidates for the MAI designation or designated members are preferred. Send inquiries in confidence to P.J. Cusmano, MAI, MRICS at

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Colliers International, 4830 W. Kennedy Boulevard | Suite 300, Tampa, FL 33609 | United States,

Posted:  03/23/17

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA  - Commercial Appraiser

Maxwell, Hendry & Simmons, an established commercial and residential appraisal and consulting firm in SWFL is seeking an experienced commercial appraiser.  The primary role will be to service the SWFL market.  However, work outside this area may be necessary at times.  The candidate must have excellent communication and writing skills.  Proficiency in MS Office(Word, Excel) are a necessary.  Work includes financial institution, litigation and consulting.  We offer benefits including a 401(k) plan, group health insurance and a competitive fee split or possible salary arrangement.  Please email your resume to  (Posted:  3-10-17)

Orlando.  CBRE is looking for Senior Appraiser in our Orlando, FL office.  For more information and to apply, please click on the link below.

(Posted:  1-11-17)

Tampa.  Experienced Trainee or State Certified General and Residential Appraisers

Hendry Real Estate Advisors, Inc. is an established commercial appraisal firm performing residential and commercial valuations throughout Florida.   We are hiring Florida-certified:

·         -      Residential Appraisers

·             -       General Appraisers

·             -       Experienced Trainee Appraisers

Candidates must be detail oriented, have excellent communication skills, a strong writing ability, time management skills and problem solving skills, and be able to travel for property inspections. Must be computer proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel), and Argus (preferred). We offer an excellent fee split, remote office connection and quality support with extensive resources including statewide CoStar and a comprehensive comparable database.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to:  (Posted:  01-06-17)

Commercial Appraiser – Naples / Ft. Myers / Sarasota-Bradenton

Valbridge Property Advisors | Naples / Ft. Myers / Sarasota-Bradenton is seeking MAI or advanced candidate for commercial appraiser position covering the Naples / Ft. Myers / Sarasota-Bradenton markets.  Candidates require good communication, writing, and problem solving skills; be proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel); and be comfortable learning new appraisal software programs.  Technology training with senior and support staff provided.  Compensation and benefits based on experience level.  Please email resume and cover letter to   

(Posted:  12-19-16)

Sarasota, FL.  Well established Real Estate Appraisal firm seeking a well qualified and motivated commercial real estate appraiser to perform appraisals in the Sarasota/Manatee area.

Must have certified general license and added compensation will be provided to designated appraisers or those working toward same.  We are a 60+ year old well established firm with a very good client base.  This position will offer excellent opportunity for both earnings and career growth.  Contact Chapman & Associates, Inc. at 941-351-3462 or  (Posted:  09/26/16)


Special Magistrate Positions  - 2017

The Value Adjustment Board in and for Bay County Florida is currently seeking individuals interested in serving as Special Magistrates to the 2017 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 2017 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 14, 2017.  (Posted:  06-21-17)

The Pasco County Value Adjustment Board (VAB) is seeking Attorney and Appraiser Special Magistrates to serve for the 2017 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 5:00 p.m. June 30, 2017 to:  Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller, Attn: Value Adjustment Board, East Pasco Government Center

14236 6th Street, Suite 201, Dade City, FL 33523     (Posted:  05.22.17)

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 2017 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 28, 2017.   (Posted:  03-30-17)













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