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Fri, 15 Sep 2023 18:02:57 GMT

Full-time Shift Start Time: 8:30 A.M. Shift End Time: 4:30 P.M.

Posting Salary: $94,905
Organization: Cook County Elected Officials

This is an AFSCME 3835 Bargaining Unit Position

Job Summary

Reporting directly to the Director of Valuations Research, the Interventions Analyst researches, reviews, and analyzes documentation to prepare written and oral defenses of the Cook County Assessor’s Office’s (CCAO) assessment value of properties within Cook County in appeals, as well as performing audits of appeal work, and various other research duties. In performing these duties, the Assessment Interventions Analyst ensures that the CCAO and Departmental policies are implemented appropriately and accurately in the valuation of property. The Assessment Interventions Analyst provides good customer service to CCAO staff, taxpayers, and other stakeholders.

Essential Job Duties

• Identifies Industrial and Commercial (I/C) properties that are likely to be appealed outside of the CCAO and prepares documentation and justifications for the CCAO valuation.
• Works with the Director of Valuations Research to write appraisal rebuttals and to defend values in interventions to the Cook County Board of Review in written documents.
• Assists other taxing bodies with documentation of CCAO valuation methodology.
• Reviews and audits appeal work by CCAO (I/C) Valuations staff for accuracy and quality of narrative justifications; reviews outside appraisals for accuracy and quality; prepares recommendations and makes revisions to appeals as necessary.
• Conducts other types of special assessments as assigned from time to time by the Director of Valuations Research.
• Performs other duties and assignments, as required, to achieve the overall goals of the Valuations Department.
• Meets designated assessment cycle deadlines.
• Effectively responds to and follows instructions and directions in accordance with management objectives.
• Applies CCAO policies and other applicable rules and guidelines to remain current and uniform with other CCAO departments.
• Ensures accuracy and thoroughness in all assignments and completes work in accordance with the Valuation Department’s work standards.
• Learns and implements new technology in a timely manner.
• 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

• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
• Five (5) years of full-time work experience in commercial property assessment, commercial property valuation, or commercial real estate appraisal, including reviewing appraisals.
• Two (2) years of previous experience reading legal documents related to real estate, which may include leases, purchase and sale agreements, court motions, and foreclosure proceedings.

Preferred Qualifications

• Two (2) years of full-time experience writing appraisals and appraisal rebuttals.
• Two (2) years of full-time work experience in the legal field, with a focus on real estate.
• Certified General Real Estate Appraiser license, or previously held appraisal license.
• Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited university.
• Paralegal certificate from a training program approved by the American Bar Association, with a focus on real estate.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Excel.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Knowledge of CCAO policies, practices and guidelines or the ability to quickly gain such knowledge.
• Knowledge of CCAO procedures related to CCAO operations, function, activities and the property tax system, or the ability to quickly gain such knowledge.
• Knowledge of major commercial property types, and how they are valued.
• Prior knowledge of the three approaches to value commercial real estate.
• Ability to understand and develop arguments supporting the CCAO valuation methodology in collaboration with I/C analyst staff and management.
• Strong interpersonal skills, especially the ability to argue and defend valuation methodology and calculations in meetings and official hearings, in person or in video conferencing.
• Ability to interpret and evaluate outside commercially prepared property appraisals and the ability to prepare rebuttals of those appraisals.
• Familiarity with mapping and aerial imagery technology, including Cook Viewer and other mapping software.
• Ability to converse knowledgeably and communicate effectively, both orally and especially in writing, in meetings and one-on-one with both management level staff, I/C analyst staff, and outside stakeholders, for example legal counsel and taxing bodies.
• Knowledge of basic statistics and research procedures.
• Strong math skills.
• Strong organizational and time management skills as required for managing multiple different projects and assignments concurrently.
• Knowledge of materials, software, equipment, and procedures utilized by CCAO, or the ability to quickly gain such knowledge.
• Ability to adjust to new techniques and procedures.
• Ability to meet CCAO and departmental deadlines, production goals, and effectively utilize time with very limited oversight.
• Ability to make analytical decisions in a timely manner.
• 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 the internet, CCAO systems and databases, Microsoft Word 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.
• Occasionally required to lift and carry up to fifteen (15) pounds of documents.


This is an AFSCME 3835 Bargaining Unit Position

Commercial Trainee Appraiser

Tue, 27 Jun 2023 0:37:46 GMT

Seeking a motivated and detailed-oriented individual to join a growing small business within the Commercial Real Estate industry.

• Independently conduct site visits and photograph various commercial properties throughout Cook County.
• Research and draft market analyses for a variety of commercial property types.
• Learn to independently draft appraisal reports for Industrial, Commercial, Office, Multi-family, and specialty properties.
• Become acquainted with the legal aspects of the tax appeal process and the appraisal industry, while achieving and maintaining an appraisal license
• Utilize appraisal software and Excel to produce high-quality appraisal reports

• Possess or working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate, Finance, Economics, or other related fields
• A strong interest in Commercial Real Estate
• Be able to read and interpret basic income and expense statements.
• Understand commercial lease types and the expenses associated with them.
• An understanding of income analysis as it pertains to income generating real estate investments.
• Mastery of MS Office Suite and SharePoint
• Ability to meet stringent deadlines.
• Organizational skills and the ability to work on multiple projects at once.
• Professional written and verbal communication skills

• Competitive pay (base-salary with bonus)
• 401k and health insurance
• Opportunity to grow and develop skills required for a career in Commercial Real Estate Appraisal (mastery of the property tax and valuation components of the commercial real estate sector)
• Dedicated supervisor and team to facilitate career growth and aid in complex properties 
About MVS
As a regional commercial real estate appraisal and consulting firm, MVS utilizes the latest technology and techniques to provide quick and accurate valuation services for a variety of clients across the Midwest. Property types include Class A multifamily high-rises, Class A office buildings, hotels, industrial complexes, golf courses, movie theaters, student housing, cannabis production facilities, shopping centers and malls, and single-tenant retail buildings among others. As such, no project is too cumbersome for our team. At MVS, we pride ourselves on our highly educated team that has knowledge to work on complex properties while also being able to learn and develop new techniques as the Commercial Real Estate industry evolves.

Please Submit Resume and Cover Letters to: Terry Fallen,

Terry Fallen

Certified General Appraiser

Tue, 27 Jun 2023 0:36:28 GMT

About the job
Real Estate Analysis Corporation (REAC) located in the Commercial District of River North in Chicago, is seeking applications for an experienced appraiser (certified general appraiser or MAI appraiser) to appraise a variety of commercial property types. This position involves field and office work.
About the Company
REAC is a boutique full-service real estate valuation and consulting firm that was founded in 1977. For over 45 years, REAC has forged an untarnished reputation for ethical valuation and rigorous data quality standards, making REAC the preferred opinion of value for litigation purposes. Our team undertakes hundreds of assignments each year valuing all types of commercial and industrial properties including office buildings, hotels, shopping centers, restaurants, gas stations, movie theaters, bowling alleys, warehouses, industrial buildings, data centers and much more. Our clients range from Fortune 500 companies to local independent owners. Most of our appraisals are for property tax appeals; however, we also provide appraisals for sale purposes, financing, and review appraisals. We appraise properties throughout the United States.

Commercial District in River North, 440 N Wells, Chicago, IL 60654 (hybrid opportunity after training is complete). Appraisals are mostly for properties in the Chicagoland area, but some travel may be required to other areas of the United States.

• Serves as a member of a commercial appraisal firm.
• Learns and implements appraisal theory, methodology and processes.
• Understands and clearly communicates, in writing and orally, basic concepts related to the valuation of commercial property.
• Prepares research and documentation in defense of values.
• Accurately and efficiently collects data to support analysis and valuation.

Minimum Qualifications
• Possession of a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser license. MAI designated appraisers preferred.
• Must have car transportation for the performance of field work.
• Must possess a valid driver’s license.
• Must possess at least 3 years of experience in commercial appraisal work.
• Minimum of an associate’s degree or 2 years college level coursework in business, finance, accounting, public administration, real estate or related field.
• Ability to render identification and technical descriptions concerning structural features, construction methods.

Additional Requirements
• Exceptional customer service skills.
• Experienced with Google Suite.
• Experience on Slack, a collaborative application tool.
• Experience with technology including ERP Software, desktop computer, and MS Windows and MS Office suite.
• Ability to work in a variety of work schedules including compulsory work periods.
• Health, vision, dental, disability insurance.
• 401K retirement plan with employer match.
• Continuing education and licensing fee reimbursement.
• Hybrid work schedule.
Next steps

Please email your resume to Brad Braemer at

Brad Braemer

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