Appraisal Industry a Growing Field
Stephen Waque, a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP who specializes in expropriation law, outlines how the appraisal industry is changing and how its professionals can embrace their role in the Creative Class.
In the winter of 1938, near the end of the Great Depression, Western rural appraisers founded the Appraisal Institute of Canada. The hard lessons of the Depression and, indeed, recent financial crises have reinforced a culture within the profession that supports report writing. The founders intended that the Institute would have two roles: information gathering and sharing and developing appraisal theories and common terms.
Stephen Waque is a senior partner with BLG and a founding director and past president of the Ontario Expropriation Association. He has more than 30 years experience in the practice of expropriation legislation and real estate law. Stephen is the author of New Law of Expropriation, a two-volume reference text that deals comprehensively with government acquisitions of real estate and business interests, and is considered an authority in Canada. For more information on Stephen Waque please visit http://www.blg.com/en/home/our-professionals/Pages/Waque-Stephen.aspx