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221 - 6 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 4Z9      
Ph: (403) 265 - 7551
Fax: (403) 290 - 7414



10045 - 117 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 1W8

Ph: (780) 919 - 0410

Fax: (403) 290 - 7414




Red Deer County, Alberta 

Ph: (403) 493 - 1288

Fax: (403) 290 - 7414





Owner / Director Canadian Commercial Appraisers Group Inc.                

Accredited Senior Appraiser - American Society of Appraisers (ASA)

Accredited Member - International Society of Appraisers (ISA AM)

Accredited Member - Canadian Personal Property Appraisers Group (CPPA)

Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser (CMEA)

Derivatives Market Specialist (DMS) 

Canadian Securities Institute "A Moody's Analytics Company";

Licensed Member of Professional Business Accountants Association of Canada (PBA) 

Certificate #:10072 - PBA Canada.

Bachelor's Degree in Economics

University of Economic Sciences, Targu. Jiu, Romania.

Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Technical University, Bucharest, Romania.


LAURIE PALMER -  Office Manager, Report Writer 


LESLIE ROULSTON - Inspection Specialist                                                                                              



American Society of Appraisers

The American Society of Appraisers is a world renowned and respected international organization devoted to the appraisal profession. ASA is the oldest and only major appraisal organization designating members in all appraisal specialties.

The American Society of Appraisers is a multi-discipline, non-profit, international organization of professional appraisers representing all appraisal disciplines: Appraisal Review and Management, Business Valuation, Gems and Jewelry, M​achinery and Technical Specialties, Personal Property and Real Property. Its mission is to foster the public trust of members and the appraisal profession through compliance with the highest levels of ethical and professional standards.


International Society of Appraisers

Founded in 1979, the International Society of Appraisers, or ISA, is the leading professional personal property appraisal association, representing the most highly trained and rigorously tested independent appraisers in the United States and Canada.


ISA is a not-for-profit, member-driven association, formed to support member needs and enhance public trust by producing qualified and ethical appraisers who are recognized authorities in personal property appraising.


Canadian Personal Property Appraisers Group 

CPPAG is a Canadian made, national, personal property appraisal organization comprising a network of accredited appraisers spanning from coast to coast. CPPAG provides personal property appraisal training and accreditation to its members who come from a diversity of backgrounds including: auctioneers, bailiffs, insurance industry, antique and equipment dealers, accounting and financial institutions and lawyers.



The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) reflect the real world and the multifaceted nature of appraiser profession. USPAP was developed with the express purpose to promote and maintain a high level of public trust as well as confidence in professional appraisal practice. The development of standards changed the role of the appraiser in society and placed greater expectations on the appraiser to act in a manner that promotes public trust and confidence in appraisal services.


This course introduces appraisal terminology and concepts and provide students with a solid foundation for a career in appraisal of machinery and equipment. This course covers MTS appraisal terminology; functions and purposes of appraisals; depreciation and factors affecting depreciation; field inspection techniques and safety; introduction to the issues of indexes in machinery and equipment appraising; pricing exercises for current and obsolete assets; and ethics and professional standards.


This course explores in depth the ideas introduced in MTS 201 and provides students with a better understanding of the types of value commonly used in the appraisal of machinery and equipment. This course addresses the issues of price vs. value, indirect costs, use of and development of indexes, age-life concepts, recommended rounding of figures, types of values for MTS appraisals, reproduction cost new, replacement cost new, replacement cost depreciated, fair market value in use, orderly liquidation value, forced liquidation value and supporting conclusions for various purposes.


This course introduces more advanced concepts and techniques than those taught in ME201 and ME202. A review of case studies illustrating a range of operating entities has been employed. This course explores exponential pricing techniques, cost estimation, reproduction vs. replacement costs, quantifying functional obsolescence, use of research data, time value of money calculations and more.​


This course provides a comprehensive review of the concepts studied in ME201, ME202 and ME203. It reviews the application of appraisal techniques in valuing an integrated facility (steel mill) and considers various professional standards including USPAP, IVS and Ethics and their relationship to report writing. This course takes an in-depth look at the skills needed to address issues of obsolescence (physical, functional and economic), and provides students with the tools for analyzing ways to apply these appraisal concepts in their day-to-day practice.


ASA's continuing education courses focus on detailed and complex experiences that enable students to hone-in on core skill sets and theories, that engage and assist students in perfecting their appraisal proficiency. 

Appraisal Review and Management - AR201

To earn the ARM Certificate of Completion, students need to successfully complete the following courses and their corresponding exams:

AR201 - Appraisal Review and Management Overview

AR204 - Appraisal Review and Management Application business, products or services.

Appraisal Review and Management - AR204 

To earn the ARM Certificate of Completion, students need to successfully complete the following courses and their corresponding exams:

AR201 - Appraisal Review and Management Overview

AR204 - Appraisal Review and Management Application business, products or services. business, products or services. 


Canadian Securities Institute

Specifically designed to provide in-depth knowledge of pricing, hedging, risk management and advanced investment strategies, the DMS education stream covers a broad perspective of topics relevant to the diverse nature of the derivatives market. This includes options, futures, technical analysis and risk management. Such knowledge is often used to substantiate the income approach methodology.

Better Business Bureau

Better Business Bureau is a trusted source for the news media, and its messaging reaches hundreds of millions more through stories in both traditional and social media. 

Canadian Commercial Appraisers Group is A+ accredited with Better Business Bureau:

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