Our activity fields are comprised within the following purposes:
Appraisal for Expropriation Purposes
In this particular field, real estate appraisal services are provided based on specialized investigation, the gathering of relevant data considering and the value of the appraised property with its incurred damages, often caused by a forced dispossession.
We have thus studied numerous cases of forced relocation of manufacturing and/or retail businesses and have analyzed the many costs related to these particular situations.
Impartiality is main support of confidence toward an expert-witness such an appraiser. With this simple principle in mind, our expertise is known to be highly regarded by specialized tribunals.
Throughout the years, we have represented both sides and have proceeded to numerous important studies such as:
Appraisal for Insurance Purposes
After a serious sinister, 43% of businesses never reopen, and 23% go out of business within three years because of inadequate insurance coverage. To obtain enough coverage to protect against a loss without being over insured, accurate property values must be determined. Our services meet this need by establishing:
Our expertise in that field extends to any type of real estate, among others:
Appraisal for Acquisition, Sale, Income Statement, Sharing, Financing & Mortgage Purposes
We prepare studies in order to estimate the market value of real estate of residential, commercial, industrial & institutional type for any required purposes. For example, our professional expertise has been considered in the completion of several hypothetical development urban projects. Management firms, real estate developers and petroleum firms, public, para-public and private organisms and also lending institutions, have also retained our services.
Appraisal for Fiscal Purposes
More and more professionals in estate inheritance planning and financial advisors recommend to their clients to retain the professional services of Chartered Appraisers in order to estimate the exact market value of real estate asset at a precise date. This action tends to secure Governments Tax Department.[back to top of page]
Appraisal for Tax Appeal Purposes
Sometimes assessors tend to overlook factors that affect property values and can result in artificially high values. With the overwhelming quantity of jurisprudence and with constant amendments to the Act Respecting Municipal Taxation, the appraiser has become an essential element in the tax appeal process. In fact, we are often consulted to give a motivated opinion on the assessment value to be in the next roll.
In this particular work frame, we are an essential actor of the negotiation process, in the making of narrative reports, in the preparation of the causes with attorneys and in the testimony as an expert witness before the Administrative Tribunal of Quebec (TAQ).[back to top of page]
Arbitration & Litigation Support
Our professional services are required in this particular domain where we are invited to arbitrate disputes over market value allegations like land value or rental value.
Attorneys depend on us for consultation and expert testimony when valuation is an issue. Whether a case involves taxes, real estate, bankruptcy, or securities, we can provide motivated valuation conclusions and expert testimony before any Court of law. Our full range of services addresses areas such as:
Appraisal for Acquisition Projects of Right-Of-Ways
We have participated in numerous acquisition projects involving temporary and permanent right-of-ways in order to permit the implantation of an aerial or underground transportation network for electricity, natural gas or liquefied products (such as oxygen, nitrogen, petroleum, etc...) distribution. We offer a complete range of services for right-of-way projects such as line location, land appraisal, option negotiation, liaison agent services and Court testimony.
In proceeding with the proper acquisition of such right-of-ways, the following major firms/organizations have retained our services throughout the years in order to establish proper compensation mode and in negotiation for reasonable indemnities for specific projects.
Asset-Based Lending & Workouts
When advance rates are being calculated for a refinancing, leverage buyout, or recapitulation, collateral values must be on target. Our extensive databases reflect the latest auction values and insure the most accurate, dependable asset values.
Our services for asset-based lenders include:
88 Prince Street, Suite 201
Montreal, Quebec H3C 2M8