Calgary’s real estate market is as vast and complex as its geography, from skyscrapers and high-rise condos overlooking the Bow to heritage homes along the Elbow, suburban developments and acreages with Rocky Mountain views, and farms along the prairies and throughout the foothills.
At HarrisonBowker, we can consult and provide valuations on all property types across the Calgary Metropolitan Area including in Airdrie, Chestermere, Black Diamond, Cochrane, Crossfield, High River, Irricana, Okotoks, Strathmore, Turner Valley), Beiseker and Longview. We specialize in:
- Condos and houses
- Commercial properties
- Farms, land and acreages
- Reserve fund studies
- Insurance cost appraisals
- Consulting for services to brokers, lenders, borrowers, lawyers and others
Know what you need or have a question? Contact us through our quote request form or call our Calgary office today.
We have six commercial real estate experts on our team who are all active in Industrial Commercial Investment markets, both urban and rural. Our specialties include:
- Office, Retail and Service
We work with the public and private sector, individual property owners and lenders on a variety of office, retail and service real estate valuations.
From warehouses to factories and machine shops, we have experience with both owner-occupied industrial warehouse properties and multi-tenant holdings.
Our team can help you with valuing new and existing projects in the Calgary Metropolitan Area.
- Land Development
We specialize in multi-parcel appraisal projects and use the Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) analysis to determine value. DCF considers things like potential income, carrying costs, the absorption period and resulting net cash flow to determine the value of the property.
We work with individual home owners as well as lenders and lawyers to produce our valuation reports in a timely manner. Our team is experienced in both urban and rural single-family and multi-family appraisals in and around the Calgary area.
For single-family homes, we can help with fast, fair and market-based valuations on urban single-family houses, residential acreages, cabins and other recreational properties.
For multi-family properties, we’re your first port of call for single-title condos as well as multi-unit apartment buildings.
Need an appraisal ASAP? Use our form on the right to get in touch right away.
Farm & Acreage Appraisals
Just as agriculture is of immeasurable importance to the Alberta economy, agricultural appraisals are an important and ever-expanding part of our business. In fact, we have valuers who specialize in agriculture to ensure our agriculture clients get accurate appraisals for their working farms and hobby farms.
Cropping, livestock operations and equine property valuations are among our multi-parcel farming expertise, which can help you with succession planning, tax evaluations (capital gains), and selling or buying a farm.
Our farm appraisals can help you with:
Lenders recognize our expertise in residential and agricultural appraisals, and use us to value hobby farms and working farms throughout the province.
Reserve Fund Studies & Depreciation Reports
As mandated by Alberta’s Condominium Property Act, reserve fund studies must be completed every five years, to assess and assist with a condo corporations long-range financial plan, and to assess the health of the condo corp’s reserve fund. A thorough study is important as the health of the fund directly affects the purchasing decision of buyers.
In Calgary and across the province, we specialize in in preparing reserve fund studies and periodic updates for all types of condo projects including mixed and phased developments. We specifically look at projected costs to repair or replace components of the building and whether the current fund is adequate to handle the repairs, and help you protect your property’s value.
For more information, call us now or request a quote using the form on the right.
Insurance Cost Appraisals
Individual property owners, insurers and condo corporations use insurance appraisals to assess the replacement costs to existing building improvements and property infrastructure for insurance coverage.
We can help with insurance cost appraisals to ensure you and your property are adequately protected in case of flood, fire or other disasters.
Understanding current construction costs is important to build an accurate insurance cost appraisal. Because our team works on residential and commercial appraisals on a daily basis, we have an up-to-date understanding of building costs and are well positioned to help you.
If you’re not sure if you need an insurance cost appraisal or not, or you’re not sure what they entails, give us a call.
Like a good pair of cowboy boots, one size of appraisal doesn’t fit all, which is why we offer consulting services for those with unique property valuation needs.
We offer consulting for:
Expropriation and surface rights including lease rate studies, cost-benefit analysis, market analysis, appraisal exchange and review, mediation, due diligence and trial prep and testimony,
Hourly, specialized work for buyers, sellers, brokers, investors and developers
Expert witness in court cases for backdated valuations, valuations for expropriation cases, estate settlements, valuations for divorce, partnership and taxation issues
Municipal tax appeals and support
Our consulting clients include individual home owners, government agencies, tax entities, financial institutions and banks, legal firms and accounting firms.
If you’re not sure what you need, fill out a quote request form above or give us a shout.