D.A.ABERDEEN & ASSOCIATES LTD.

We are a property valuation firm specializing in the preparation of expert appraisal reports for litigation purposes.

D.A. Aberdeen & Associates brings exceptional experience to the preparation of appraisal reports in connection with litigation. Principal David Aberdeen has extensive experience testifying on behalf of his clients and assisting clients with trial preparation.

He has been recognized as an expert witness in property valuation by the BC Supreme Court and other adjudicating bodies and enjoys working with legal counsel to advise on direct and cross examination for court testimony in defense of his work.

David A. Aberdeen, AACI, P.App

Thirty (30) years private fee appraisal experience providing market value estimates for a wide variety of property types including industrial, commercial, office, agricultural and residential.  Well developed expertise in the appraisal of wireless communication sites, development land, agricultural properties and forested lands.  Recognized as having special expertise in the calculation of damages for delay in the development of lands due to public infrastructure projects and the valuation of undivided partial interests in property.

Specialization in valuations involving complex property issues, development land and litigation assignments including expropriations (total and partial takings), contaminated sites, lease arbitrations, civil litigation and insurance claims involving appraisers and realtors.

Retained to provide appraisal review services in relation to disputes between private parties, government bodies and actions against realtors and appraisers, involving large forested acreages, lakefront properties, riverfront properties, golf courses, agricultural properties, oceanfront water access only lands, and a variety of urban properties.

Accepted as an expert witness in property valuation before the British Columbia Supreme Court, the British Columbia Expropriation Compensation Board and private arbitrations.

Twenty-Five (25) years experience as Property Agent/Negotiator for government bodies providing property valuation and negotiation expertise for the purpose of acquiring land for public use.  Negotiated settlements include properties and owners with high public profiles and multi-million dollar compensation packages.  Claims successfully settled include those for land, buildings, timber, gravel, minerals, flooding and groundwater contamination.

Twenty-Three (23) years experience as Expropriation Consultant/Negotiator for government bodies negotiating final settlements of compensation with claimants and/or their representatives relating to expropriated properties and damage claims as well as assisting legal counsel in preparations for and attendance at trials, appeals, arbitrations and Expropriation Compensation Board compensation and cost hearings where settlements are not reached.  Attended with and assisted legal counsel in litigation procedures arising from the Expropriation Act in proceedings before the BC Court of Appeal, BC Supreme Court, BC Expropriation Compensation Board, mediations and private arbitrations.

 Seven (7) years experience managing land acquisition programs for major public infrastructure programs encompassing all issues and areas of the property acquisition process, including planning and overseeing the execution of the land acquisition strategy, developing compensation policies, managing employees and sub consultants, reporting, budgeting and forecasting of expenditures.

Invited guest speaker on property valuation, acquisition issues and project delivery to the British Columbia Expropriation Association Fall Seminars (2001, 2003, 2005, 2013) and Appraisal Institute of Canada National Conference (2007).

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
1989 to present Member, Appraisal Institute of Canada
1989 to 1993 Member, Ontario Expropriation Association
1994 to present Accredited Appraiser, Appraisal Institute of Canada (AACI)
1994 to present Member, British Columbia Expropriation Association
1995 to 2003 and Director, British Columbia Expropriation Association
2004 to 2006  
1997 to 1999 Chair of Admissions Committee, Victoria Chapter,
  Appraisal Institute of Canada
1998 to 2001 Vice-Chair, Victoria Chapter, Appraisal Institute of Canada
1999 to 2005 Professional Member of the Real Estate Institute of B.C. (R.I.(B.C.))
1999 to 2001 President, British Columbia Expropriation Association
2001 to 2007 Member, Appraisal Institute of Canada, National Adjudicating Committee
2002 to 2004 Chair, Victoria Chapter, Appraisal Institute of Canada
2002 to 2015 Member, International Right of Way Association
2003 to 2010 Member, International Valuation Committee,
  International Right of Way Association
2005 to 2007 Chair, Appraisal Institute of Canada, National Adjudicating Committee
2005 to 2007 Member, Appraisal Institute of Canada, Professional Affairs Coordinating Committee
2010 to 2011 Chair, Appraisal Institute of Canada, Professional Practice Regulations Review Committee
2012 to 2013 Member, District of Saanich, Planning, Transportation and Economic Development Advisory Committee
2014 to 2018 Provincial Director, BC Association, Appraisal Institute of Canada
2015 to 2018 BC Advocacy Representative, National Advocacy Subcommittee, Appraisal Institute of Canada
2015 to 2018 2nd Vice President, BC Association, Appraisal Institute of Canada
2017 Professional Practice Special Investigator, Appraisal Institute of Canada
2017 to present Ad Hoc Member, Appraisal Review Panel, Ecological Gifts Program, Environment and Climate Change Canada
2018 to present Member, Appraisal Institute of Canada, National Appeal Subcommittee

Elizabeth A. Aberdeen, AACI, P.App

Twenty-Nine (29) years of fee appraisal experience in a wide variety of property types including industrial, commercial, office, agricultural and residential.

Specialization in the preparation of reports for litigation purposes including expropriation and lease arbitration.  Extensive experience in narrative and form appraisals for acquisition and financing purposes.  Clients include governmental agencies, private owners and major lending institutions.

Retained to provide appraisal review services in relation to disputes between private parties, government bodies and actions against realtors and appraisers, involving large forested acreages, lakefront properties, riverfront properties, golf courses, agricultural properties, oceanfront water access only lands, and a variety of urban properties.

Seventeen (17) years experience as a Property Agent/Negotiator for government bodies providing property valuation, negotiation expertise and design consultation for the purpose of acquiring land for public projects.  Extensive experience in acquiring land for Ministry of Transportation highway improvement projects.  In the vast majority of acquisition assignments consensual agreements have been reached with owners ranging from private individuals to national corporations. Claims successfully settled include those for land, buildings, timber, crops, gravel and groundwater contamination.

Seven (7) years experience as a Property Acquisition Coordinator of land acquisition programs for major highway infrastructure programs on behalf of the BC Ministry of Transportation encompassing all issues and areas of the property acquisition process.  Reviewed design plans, consulted with stakeholders, organized scheduling for negotiations and acquisition in coordination with construction demands.  Preparation of documentations for expropriation and land titles registration, reviewed expert reports, advised project managers on strategies for mitigating design challenges proposed by difficult owners.

Knowledge of the Transportation Act, Community Charter, Local Government Act, Land Act and Expropriation Act through working knowledge as an appraiser and agent for public land acquisition projects.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
1990 to present Member, Appraisal Institute of Canada
1994 to 1996 Member, Ontario Expropriation Association
1994 to 2002 Member, International Right of Way Association
1996 to present Accredited Appraiser, Appraisal Institute of Canada (AACI)
1997 to present Member, British Columbia Expropriation Association
1998 to 1999 Acting President and Secretary, Victoria Chapter,
International Right of Way Association

We are located in Victoria on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

1-250-380-0933

info@aberdeens.ca

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