Former Fort St. John real estate appraiser Edwina Nearhood has been elected President of the British Columbia Association of the Appraisal Institute of Canada.
Nearhood was elected for a one-year term at the board of director's meeting on Nov. 18, the association said in an announcement this week.
Nearhood entered the industry in 1989 in Fort St. John, where she spent 18 years with a small private full-service firm before moving to Fort McMurray. For two years she focused on industrial and multi-family developments as part of a larger plan to open her own full-service residential and IC&I firm in Fort St. John. Her personal practice focused on a full service of all types of assignments and properties, typical for small northern firms, as well as mentoring and engaging Candidate Members as they developed their career.
As her expertise increased, Nearhood was appointed as a decision writer for the Property Assessment Appeal Board in 2018. When her youngest son finished high school, Nearhood said yes to an opportunity to work as a real estate appraisal advisor for the federal government in 2019, relocating to the Vancouver area.
Nearhood is an Accredited Member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada and was awarded the CRA designation in 1995, followed by the AACI, P. App designation in 2007. She was elected to the AIC-BC Board of Directors in 2017 where she co-chaired the Marketing Communications Committee for two years, followed by one year as Finance Chair and one year as Advocacy Chair.
Nearhood has been a part of the AIC-BC Board that has been involved in advocating on several key messages for the industry that includes data access and affordable housing as the organization works on building relationships with key stakeholders, government regulators, and policy makers.
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