Carl Nilsen founded the firm of Nilsen Realty Research Ltd. (which subsequently became part of Altus Group) after gaining real estate qualifications and experience in London (England) and Toronto. Mr. Nilsen came to Vancouver in 1973 since when his professional practice has involved the preparation of specialized studies and appraisals for both the public and private sector including financial institutions, pension funds, government agencies and development companies as well as legal and accounting firms.
Mr. Nilsen is retained on a regular basis to provide expert evidence before courts and arbitration boards concerned with the establishment of rental value or market value under expropriation, property assessment and other proceedings. He has given evidence before the BC Assessment Appeal Board, the BC Supreme Court, the BC Expropriation Compensation Board and the Federal Court (Trial Division).
He has been appointed as a Valuator under the B.C. Hydro and Power Authority Act. He also frequently sits as a single arbitrator or as the member of arbitration panels.
Mr Nilsen has been engaged on many occasions to speak to professional organizations on real estate valuation matters. His presentations have included topics relating to the role of the professional as expert witness and as arbitrator.
|Dispute Resolution Experience and Training
Examples of experience as single arbitrator determining market or rental value include:
Experience as member or chair of arbitration panels in connection with the following matters:
Rental value of commercial premises in Kitsilano
|Professional and Other Activities
BSc (Estate Management) London University