James Forster

James Forster


Senior Associate, Reporting Standards, VAS Canada

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Professional Summary

Born and raised in Edmonton, Jay continues to live here with his wife and two children. He has been active in the real estate appraisal and realty tax consulting fields since 1987, and fills his spare time with numerous hobbies including golf, skiing, cycling, music, and home improvement projects.


Jay has been active in the appraisal of all forms of commercial property including office, retail, industrial, multi-family and mixed use developments, as well as vacant development lands. He has also completed numerous successful realty and business tax assessment appeals on a wide range of properties in the Edmonton/Northern Alberta region.


Jay completed his Bachelor of Science (B. Sc) degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Alberta in 1982, and subsequently became registered as a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) in the Provine of Alberta. In October 2000, he received the AACI designation from the Appraisal Institute of Canada.

Memberships & Involvements

APEGA, Appraisal Institute of Canada


"Great West Life, "Standard Life Investments, Dundee Industrial REIT, Artis Reit, Mancal, CPPIB, Canadian Urban Limited, GPM


Service Lines
Property Appraisal & Tax Services

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