Valuation professional accredited and certified by the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC), and the American Society of Appraisers (ASA). From 2007-2017, Mr. Thorvaldson served the AIC in many capacities on a national level including Chair-Investigating Committee, Chair-Standards Committee, Councellor Professional Practice and a member of the AIC Professional Practice Committee. He has served as the AIC-Advocate for Manitoba and remains a Peer Reviewer on the AIC Peer Review Committee. Elected in 2015, he currently serves on the AIC Board of Directors of the AIC and was elected Vice-President of the AIC in 2017. He currently is Chair-Marketing & Communications Committee for the AIC. Mr. Thorvaldson currently serves the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) as Chair-International Tellers and Credentials Committee. He is an instructor of ASA Machinery & Equipment (MTS) course curriculum. He previously served the AIC-Manitoba Association from 1999 to 2004 and President-AIC Manitoba in 2003.
With over twenty-five years experience in the real estate valuation and the machinery & equipment valuation industry, in both the public and private sectors, Mr. Thorvaldson has practiced as a generalist for most of his career. He has extensive experience and expertise in valuation associated with all property types – real property (real estate) and personal property (M&E).
Since the mid 1990’s, Mr. Thorvaldson has completed professional appraisal reports for all levels of Government, major lending institutions, corporations, insurance, legal and accounting firms and individuals. He is a Government of Canada Approved Appraiser – retained as a qualified appraiser within the Appraisal/PILT Directorate with Public Services and Procurement Canada. He has provided advice and value opinions on some of the province’s largest properties, and most challenging real estate problems. He has completed valuation assignments for the major Canadian financial institutions.
His experience includes valuation and advisory services for property appraisals including offices, industrial, multi-family (high-rise apartment), retail and development sites with services provided on regular basis in Winnipeg and thoughout Manitoba. He has published in the AIC magazine, with eight articles appearing between 2008 and 2016. He has presented at numerous conferences across the country and presented for the Alberta Municipal Government Board (MGB) in 2017, in advance of regulatory changes impacting machinery and equipment assessment.