Careers

As a national commercial appraisal firm celebrating more than 75 years in business, Joseph J. Blake & Associates is one of the largest private commercial real estate valuation and consulting companies in the US. We are an individual company and not part of a franchise or conglomerate of smaller independent offices. We are owned entirely by working partners. Our clients include investment funds, pension advisors, lending institutions, public agencies, attorneys, mortgage brokers and many others.

We offer a competitive compensation package as well as the following:

- Health, dental and vision insurance
- Funded flexible spending account
- 401(k)
- Continuing education reimbursement
- Mileage reimbursement
- Appraisal Institute dues

Qualified Appraiser Trainee Positions
We are expanding and seeking qualified appraiser trainees for full time positions. This is an excellent opportunity to get started in an industry that is seeing significant increase in demand. A college degree is required, and fluency in Word and Excel is important. The ideal candidate will have superior analytical skills and an ability to work under the direction of a Partner on multiple valuation consulting assignments. No real estate experience is necessary but helpful.

This is an opportunity to join a growing national company and gain exposure to the valuation of a wide variety of property types. Our offices are intimate enough to offer superior training under experienced real estate professionals yet has the strength and credibility of a long-established national firm.

Regional offices with open Trainee positions:
- Dallas
- Miami
- New York City
- Phoenix
- San Francisco

Junior Appraiser Positions
We are seeking qualified candidates to fill full time junior appraiser positions. The position requires the preparation of appraisals and consulting reports for a wide variety of real estate asset types including office buildings, multi-family properties, retail and shopping center properties, warehouse and industrial properties, and special use properties. The Appraiser will have the opportunity to develop their career through mentoring, formal learning, and experience valuing a broad spectrum of commercial property types. The Appraiser will have exposure to all levels of the Firm on a daily basis, providing experience for future growth within the company. The Appraiser’s responsibilities are varied, though include:

Key Responsibilities:
- Assisting in the preparation and writing of commercial real estate appraisals 
- Inspecting properties
- Utilizing Argus and Excel to create financial models and other analysis in valuing various property types
- Gather regional commercial real estate data (lease, sale, investment criteria, etc.) and research market trends and operational or other property issues

Qualifications/Experience:
- Certified General Real Estate Appraisal License (will consider applicants close to meeting licensing requirements)
- Minimum of 1 year of appraisal work experience (office, retail, industrial, multifamily, and/or specialty properties)
- High proficiency in Argus and MS Office (Excel and Word)
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Strong math and research skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple assignments
- Ability to establish priorities, take initiative, work under time pressures, and exercise independent and sound judgement

Regional offices with open Junior Appraiser positions:
- Raleigh

Senior Appraiser Positions
We are seeking qualified candidates to fill full time senior appraiser positions. The position requires the preparation of appraisals and consulting reports for a wide variety of real estate asset types including office buildings, multi-family properties, retail and shopping center properties, warehouse and industrial properties, and special use properties. The Appraiser will have the opportunity to develop their career through mentoring, formal learning, and experience valuing a broad spectrum of commercial property types. The Appraiser will have exposure to all levels of the Firm on a daily basis, providing experience for future growth within the company. The Appraiser’s responsibilities are varied, though include:

Key Responsibilities:
- Manage and complete multiple appraisal assignments in a timely manner while still ensuring the highest level of quality
- Utilizing Argus and Excel to create financial models and other analysis in valuing various property types
- Gather regional commercial real estate data (lease, sale, investment criteria, etc.) and research market trends and operational or other property issues
- Effectively communicate and collaborate with clients (principally consisting of lending institutions, fund managers and pension funds), commercial brokers, asset managers, and other real estate professionals

Qualifications/Experience:
- Certified General Real Estate Appraisal License
- Minimum of 3 years of appraisal work experience
- High proficiency in Argus and MS Office (Excel and Word)
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Strong math and research skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple assignments
- Ability to establish priorities, take initiative, work under time pressures, and exercise independent and sound judgement

Regional offices with open Senior Appraiser positions:
- Boston
- Chicago
- Dallas
- NYC
- San Antonio

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