THE KEYSTONE STORY
Keystone Appraisals Inc. was established in 2006 and has served thousands of property owners across the region in the years since. Since 2017 the firm has been owned and operated by business partners Oliver Berkeley and Rob Norton. Oliver is the Consulting Partner of the firm. Originally training as a CA in the City of London banking and corporate insolvency sector, he has extensive experience in real estate development and project management. Rob is the firm’s Commercial Partner. He is an AACI, P.App designated appraiser and brings with him significant experience in real estate valuation and management from both the private and public sector.
Keystone is presently the largest real estate appraisal and consulting firm in the Kootenays and operates out of three main locations: Trail, Nelson, and Cranbrook. All appraisers on the Keystone team are designated through the Appraisal Institute of Canada and our reports meet the Canadian Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
The firm’s current multi-partner model focuses the team’s range of experience and professional skill set into the various geographical and economic sectors. This specialization and focus provide a higher level of engagement and knowledge which is delivered along an efficient, multi-office channel with benefits that are passed back to our clients.
Keystone also remains committed to community service and our team is actively engaged in a variety of community organizations throughout the Kootenays.
MEET OUR TEAM
Commercial Partner, AACI, P.App.
Rob is an AACI designated real estate appraiser with extensive experience in both the private and public sector. He is a graduate of the University of Victoria’s Bachelor of Commerce program and also holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in Real Property Valuation from the University of British Columbia. He is our Commercial Partner responsible for valuation assignments across the East, West, and Boundary regions of the Kootenays.
Consulting Partner, BSc (Hons)
Oliver trained in the City of London commercial banking sector and has been a senior level executive in the commercial real estate sector since the 1990’s. He has comprehensive development and project management experience and heads the real estate consulting services department, serving a range of public, private and non-profit clients.
Senior Appraiser, CRA, P.App
Rob has over thirty years of combined real estate experience in the Kootenays and brings a deep understanding of the regional market and its trends. That experience combined with a natural willingness of wanting to help, provides the important mentorship needed in the growing practice.
Appraiser, AIC Candidate Member
Matt is a Candidate Member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada and joined the Keystone team in 2019 after an extensive career in the public sector. Matt has a Bachelor of Management (BMgt) degree from the University of Lethbridge and is registered in the Post-Graduate Certificate in Real Property Valuation Program through the University of British Columbia. Matt has extensive experience with residential, industrial, commercial, First Nations land, and investment portfolios, and regularly completes appraisal assignments across the East, West, and Boundary regions of the Kootenays.
Client Services & Research Assistant
Shannon is our client services coordinator and research assistant. She is a key member of the team that ensures our work is delivered to you on time. With extensive experience in customer service and review work, she follows each assignment through to completion to ensure that your needs are met in a timely manner.
If you would like more information on appraisals and the services we offer, please email Shannon and she would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Siara is our administrative assistant and coordinates the office resources. With experience in office management and customer service, she is the friendly voice you can expect to hear when you contact Keystone Appraisals.
If you would like more information on appraisals and the services we offer, please email Siara and she would be happy to answer any questions you may have.