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Mon, 08 Apr 2024 15:58:06 GMT


Department: Valuations Job Code: 4993
Grade: 16 Shakman Status: Non-Exempt
Hiring Process: General FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Job Summary
Reporting to the assigned Manager of Commercial Valuations or Manager of Special Properties, the Industrial Commercial (I/C) Valuations Junior Analyst is responsible for determining the assessed value of industrial and commercial properties in Cook County and analyzing and making determinations on appeals and Certificates of Error related to the valuation of those properties. The I/C Valuations Junior Analyst is responsible for performing all duties in a uniform and timely manner to meet the assessment deadlines of the Cook County Assessor’s Office (CCAO). The I/C Valuations Junior Analyst also provides good customer service.

Essential Job Duties
• Collects, analyzes and evaluates data to determine the assessed value of industrial and commercial property.
• Researches and uses information submitted on behalf of the taxpayer and data collected from the internet, CoStar, other data platforms, CCAO systems and databases, and other office technology to make valuation and assessment decisions.
• Ensures that industrial and commercial property is fairly and uniformly assessed, applying appropriate rules, regulations, policies and other guidelines in making assessment decisions.
• Reviews data and information in the analysis, review, and processing of applications for appeal and certificates of error.
• Conducts field research on triennial towns as assigned and reports updates to Valuations Department management for use in assessing property values.
• Works at the direction of the assigned Group Leader processing files in a manner to ensure that the Department meets its designated assessment cycle deadlines.
• Uses discretion in carrying out assignments and completing tasks to an effective outcome, resolving any minor problems in accordance with CCAO’s policies and guidelines.
• Communicates any lack of understanding of a particular property to the assigned Group Leader and/or applicable Manager, as appropriate.
• Collects, analyzes and summarizes information on comparable properties for Property Tax Appeal Board appeals, as assigned.
• Reviews and processes industrial and commercial permit properties, as requested.
• Performs other duties and assignments, as required, to achieve the overall goals of the Valuations Department.
• Works extended hours and overtime, as needed.
The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a
job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee’s normal line of work.

Minimum Qualifications
• High school diploma or GED certificate.
• One (1) year experience in property taxation, assessment administration, or real estate appraisal or valuation of industrial and commercial properties.
• Graduation from an accredited college and/or university with a bachelor’s degree.

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in finance, business administration, real estate, mathematics, or related field.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
• Two (2) years or more experience in property taxation, assessment administration, or real estate appraisal or valuation of industrial and commercial properties. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Knowledge of CCAO operations, function, activities and the property tax system, as well as a thorough knowledge of CCAO’s procedures, policies, guidelines and other applicable rules and regulations related to valuation of real property, or the ability to quickly gain such knowledge.
• Knowledge of the assessment cycle, assessment valuation standards, practices and techniques, and the three approaches to value.
• Ability to meet CCAO and departmental deadlines, production goals and effectively utilize time with limited oversight.
• Knowledge of materials, software, and equipment utilized by CCAO, or the ability to quickly gain such knowledge.
• Ability to adjust to new techniques and procedures.
• Ability to converse knowledgeably and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to work with others; excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with co-workers.
• Ability to coordinate and carry out instructions.
• Must be computer literate, with skill and efficiency in entering and retrieving data, and have the ability to work with CCAO systems and databases, CoStar, other data platforms, Microsoft Word, Teams and Excel.

Physical Requirements
• Visual acuity to review and edit written and electronic communications for long periods of time.
• Repetitive use of hands to handle and/or operate standard office equipment.
• Regular use of a telephone to communicate.

Florida Appraisal Firm for Sale

Mon, 08 Apr 2024 13:03:51 GMT

MAI owner of mid-sized firm in central Florida seeks to sell business and trend toward retirement over ensuing 3-5 years. Willing and desirous to stay on, but relinquish responsibilities and ownership over time. Residential/Commercial mix. Nearly 50 years in business. If you’ve dreamed of moving to the Sunshine State, this could be an excellent opportunity. Willing to negotiate very reasonable terms. Contact owner at

Commercial Appraiser or Advanced Trainee

Wed, 31 Jan 2024 0:33:00 GMT

Joseph J. Blake & Associates, Inc., is a national, privately held commercial real estate valuation and consulting firm with 13 offices across the US. Founded over 75 years ago, the firm is completely independent and is 100% owned by MAI designated practicing appraisers.

This is an excellent opportunity for commerical appraisers in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin (satellite office develpment and management opportunities exist for those wanting to take on leadership roles). Our clients include investment funds, pension advisors, lending institutions, public agencies, attorneys, mortgage brokers and others. The Commercial Real Estate Appraiser positions being offered to qualified candidates involve the preparation of narrative appraisals and consulting reports for a wide variety of real estate asset types. Candidates will have the opportunity to develop or sharpen their existing professional skills through Senior Director mentoring, training, and hands on experience valuing a broad spectrum of commercial property types.

Desired Qualifications:

Certified General Real Estate Appraisal License (MAI Designation or advanced candidate a plus )
Some exposure or proficiency in Argus and MS Office (Excel and Word)
Analytical and problem solving skills
Research skills
Verbal and written communication skills
Attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple assignments
Ability to establish priorities, take initiative, work under time constraints, and exercise sound judgement

Competitive compensation based on experience, license status and education


Compensation paid weekly
Dental insurance
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Health savings account
Life insurance
Vision/Dental insurance
Disability Insurance
Professional development assistance
Appraisal class fee reimbursement
Report writing template and training
Auto mileage reimbursement

Desired Education: Bachelor's or Advanced Degree
Licenses/Certifications: Valid Driver's License,
MAI Designated, Certified General Appraiser
or Licensed Trainee (Preferred)
Work Location: Remote and/or Chicago CBD Office

Michael Maglocci, MAI

Michael Maglocci

Part-Time Certified Residential Appraiser

Wed, 31 Jan 2024 0:31:43 GMT

Part-Time Certified Residential Appraiser

Searching for split-fee, residential appraisers for the City of Chicago, Cook County, Lake County and Kane County.

Must have 10 years of experience with no disciplinary action.

Submit resume to

No phone calls, please.

Fred Watson, SRA


Tue, 16 Jan 2024 18:41:38 GMT

Department: Valuations
Job Code:8990
Shakman Status: Non-Exempt
Hiring Process: Actively Recruited
FLSA Status: Exempt

Job Summary
Reporting directly to the Director of Data Integrity or Director of Special Projects – Commercial Valuations, as assigned, the Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal Manager (CAMA Manager) is responsible for providing software support to the Residential Valuations, Commercial Valuations, and Data Integrity Divisions for the Cook County Assessor’s Office (CCAO). The CAMA Manager’s job duties include working with technology-driven solutions that cover the full spectrum of the property valuation cycle, including mass appraisal activities and working with staff across the organization to digitize property records of both residential and commercial properties, which includes property sketch drawings.

Essential Job Duties
Provides consultation, software readiness, and education to staff on Tyler's iasWorld software.
Educates users on software functionality as well as on data entry, system administration, user security, and user permissions.
Recommends options for new approaches in staff work processes as appropriate to ensure efficient software solution for the client’s needs.
Creates custom reports or customizes existing reports to satisfy staff requirements.
Play an active role in troubleshooting staff issues, or work with the appropriate departments to resolve.
Manages the data building processes within Tyler Technologies iasWorld / Enterprise Assessment & Tax property valuation software.
Maintains timely administrative tasks such as documenting system issues, communicating agendas, and departmental reporting.
Notifies management and appropriate organization/department of issues or unplanned events that could impact the staff’s work processes.
Creates both client-facing and internal documentation such as "quick tips" and "how to’s".
Participates in the annual User Conference. Facilitates user group discussion on assigned module/topic.
Tracks issues with software applications.

Vice President

Thu, 14 Dec 2023 16:23:54 GMT

Commercial Appraiser

A Chicago area firm has an opening for a commercial appraiser. Diverse, quality, Chicagoland client base provides long term stability and no travel requirements. We provide an extensive database, computer network, full support staff and competitive salary plan. Interested persons should have a degree in Finance, Accounting Real Estate or related business major. Send resume for confidential interview to see what we have to offer. Audrey Davis, Urban Real Estate Research, Inc., 316 North Michigan Avenue, Concourse Level, Chicago, Illinois 60601. Email

Company Overview

Urban Real Estate Research, Inc. was formed to offer a truly independent source for appraisals and consulting to groups making real estate decisions.

We specialize in industrial, commercial, multi-family residential and special-purpose building assignments, providing service to distinguished clientele that includes corporations, law firms, financial institutions, developers, real estate companies and governmental agencies. Because we have no affiliation with any real estate firm, we assure our clients of objective, competent judgements on the value and utility of a real estate asset. We do not act as dealers, nor do we offer brokerage services or accept commission work.

Our reports assist people who own, manage, sell, purchase, invest in, and lend money on the security of real estate. We give an estimate of real property value that reflects all applicable market evidence. Conclusions are derived by data analysis in conformity with the standards of professional practice.

Urban Real Estate Research, Inc. is a small real estate appraisal firm. We have a thorough knowledge of the Cook County real estate market. We have completed for clients’ appraisals on a variety of properties throughout the United States. Although we have successfully completed a variety of appraisal assignments, we have specialized in appraisal work protesting ad valorem taxation values.

Audrey Davis


Thu, 02 Nov 2023 19:53:10 GMT


If you’re an appraiser or negotiator exploring your career possibilities, an exciting and professionally rewarding journey awaits you at Hampton, Lenzini and Renwick, Inc. (HLR). Here, you’ll discover a world of advantages that set us apart. Our extensive client network and steady assignment flow ensure a constant stream of work, providing you with a consistent and fulfilling workflow. We equip you with invaluable resources, cutting-edge technology, and unwavering support to elevate your land acquisition work, making it efficient and highly effective. Say goodbye to administrative hassles; at HLR, we take care of tasks like proposal writing and invoicing, leaving you free to concentrate on your core responsibilities. Joining HLR means embracing a professional reputation that’s second to none, with our firm’s established name instilling trust in clients. Furthermore, you’ll have the chance to expand your knowledge and expertise within specific niches. Embarking on a career with HLR offers you not only a thriving professional culture but also stability, abundant resources, endless growth opportunities, and benefits that surpass those of self-employment. Don’t miss out—come and unlock your full potential with us!

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Please contact Mike Mejia, Human Resources Manager, at 847-697-6700 or for more information or to schedule an interview.

Mike Mejia

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