My name is Chris Down and I am currently working with Altus Group as a Property Tax Consultant. I have been a member of the IAAO since 2016 and am currently a CAE candidate with only the Master Exam remaining. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Calgary and the DULE and the Certificate in Real Property Assessment from UBC. I am also designated as an Accredited Municipal Assessor of Alberta (AMAA).
Prior to working at Altus I managed the non-residential assessment team at the City of Medicine Hat. Some of my achievements there were the implementation of a new CAMA software (whimsically named CAMAlot), development of a hybrid MRA income model for retail-type properties, and adjudication lead for Board level appeals. My appeal work there was quite varied and covered shopping centers, office buildings, hotels, Machinery & Equipment and a Bitcoin mining facility.
I believe that the IAAO is a great resource for all of those in the Assessment profession. I am a new IAAO BC Chapter member and hope to promote the organization to others in our industry.