James Forster

Senior Associate, Reporting Standards & Quality Control | VAS Canada

2210 Manulife Place, 10180 - 101 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 3S4
+1 780 969 2978
+1 780 909 7191
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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.

Service Lines

Valuation and Advisory Services



Memberships and Affiliations

APEGA, Appraisal Institute of Canada

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