Welcome Rick Colbourne!

AEC is pleased to announce that Rick Colbourne has accepted a Consulting role with both AEC Valuation Advisory Inc. and AEC Property Tax Inc. In addition to property tax assessment and valuation work, Rick will also be assisting AEC’s expert witness team with upcoming projects.

Rick Colbourne, AACI, P. App, Fellow, is the Past-President of the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC). He is the Co-Chair of the AIC Professional Practice Committee. He has chaired the AIC Audit and Finance Committee, and the AIC Marketing and Communication Committee. Rick is a past president of the Nova Scotia Real Estate Appraisers Association (NSREAA) and the current AIC Director for Nova Scotia. He is a member of the NSREAA executive and past chair of the AIC Marketing and Promotions Committee for Nova Scotia.

Rick has over 40 year’s-experience in the field of property tax assessment, property valuation and property tax consulting. He has held senior leadership positions in the property assessment field with the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Province of Nova Scotia. He was a Regional Chief Appraiser and held Senior Analyst and Regional Manager positions with the Payment in Lieu of Property Taxes Program for the Government of Canada. He has experience in the assessment valuation of a broad range of properties in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the North West Territories, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Rick has been an expert witness at Assessment Appeal Tribunals, Expropriation hearings and other quasi-judicial dispute resolution bodies. He has prepared valuations on a wide range of commercial, industrial, institutional, multi-residential and special purpose properties.

In addition to his real estate appraisal and valuation interests, Rick completed a Master of Arts Degree in Leadership and Training (MALT) at Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC in 2007. He is a practitioner in Emotional Intelligence (EQi) (MHS 2008) and Change Management (Prosci 2012). He provides Leadership training, Emotional Intelligence (EQi) Consulting and Executive Coaching services.

We are so excited to see what Rick’s extensive knowledge and years of industry experience will bring to AEC’s operations. Please join us in welcoming Rick to the team!