Daniel is a member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada, the International Right of Way Association and the Ontario Expropriation Association and has 35 years’ experience as a real estate appraiser. His career as a generalist began in Eastern Canada in 1982 covering assignments in all four Maritime Provinces. After 13 years with Altus Group Moncton he relocated to the Toronto area in late 2016.
Daniel has been involved in numerous high-profile assignments in Ontario, BC and Quebec. Although having experience in assignments on all types of real estate his specialty is litigation and Expropriation assignments, vacant land, agricultural, special purpose properties and First Nations Specific Land Claims valuation assignments. Daniel has been declared an expert witness before various courts and tribunals in the field of real estate appraisal.
Daniel has spoken at several industry conferences on valuation topics such as the Subdivision Development Approach and First Nations Specific Land Claim valuation assignments. Daniel also co-authored a four phase Study (2011 to 2018) on Impact of High Voltage Transmission Lines on Rural Property Values in Ontario and has presented the results of the study at eight conference in Canada, the United States and in Paris, France.
Daniel spend six years on the Board of Directors of the Appraisal Institute of Canada culminating with the position of National President in 2015-2016. Daniel is fully bilingual and resides in Grand Valley, Ontario where he works as an independent valuation consultant with his life partner, Alinda Dekker, CRA, P.App, owner of Dekker Appraisal Services.