Edwina Nearhood elected president of AIC-BC



Former Fort St. John real estate appraiser Edwina Nearhood has been elected president of the Appraisal Institute of the Canadian Institute of British Columbia.

Former Fort St. John real estate appraiser Edwina Nearhood has been elected president of the Appraisal Institute of the Canadian Institute of British Columbia.

Nearhood was elected to a one-year term at the board meeting on Nov. 18, the association said in a statement released this week.

Nearhood entered the industry in 1989 in Fort St. John, where she spent 18 years with a small private full-service company 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 business in Fort St. John. His personal practice has focused on fully servicing all types of assignments and properties typical of small businesses in the North, as well as mentoring and engaging candidate members throughout their careers.

As her expertise grew, Nearhood was appointed Decision Writer for the Assessment Appeal Board in 2018. When her youngest son graduated from high school, Nearhood said yes to the possibility of working 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 received the title of CRA in 1995, followed by the title AACI, P. App 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 Chairman of Finance and one year as Chairman of Advocacy.

Nearhood served on the AIC-BC Board of Directors which has been involved in advocating for several key messages for the industry, including data access and affordable housing, as the organization strives build relationships with key stakeholders, government regulators and policy makers.


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