FRICS, AACI, P.App, Fellow
Larry started his real estate career in 1977, as a property tax assessor with the Department of Northern Saskatchewan. In 1979, he moved to the Saskatchewan Housing Corporation, a multifaceted real estate development, management and financing agency, working in a variety of positions over ten years, finally serving as the Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Communications. Since moving to British Columbia in 1989, he has worked as a fee appraiser, first with an international valuation consulting firm and since 1993, at Grover Elliott & Co. Ltd., where he was President from 2001 to 2018. His work is multifaceted, with an emphasis on appraisal, appraisal review and consulting in matters of dispute or litigation.
Larry holds professional designations from the Canadian and US Appraisal Institutes and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. He has been active in the governance of professional organisations having been on National Governing Council of the Canadian Institute and several national committees, including professional liability insurance and Standards. He has been executive editor of the Institute’s professional journal, and since 2000 has been on the Review Panel of The Appraisal Journal, the US Institute’s professional journal and a leading English journal in the appraisal field; he has served on its Editorial Board.
In addition to his appraisal practise, Larry enjoys professional research, writing and teaching. He has authored papers on contamination and on appraisal reporting for the Institute’s Research and Development Fund, along with numerous articles published in professional and trade journals. Since 1996, Larry has worked as a consultant with the University of British Columbia on the professional appraisal courses it delivers in partnership with the Institute.
Larry contributed to the 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th editions of the Appraisal of Real Estate, the leading English language appraisal text. Since 1992, he has edited the Canadian edition of this text, with the latest (4th) edition expected in 2019. From 1994 to 2013 he authored the Institute’s mandatory professional ethics and standards course. Larry has taught widely, including ethics and standards courses delivered in Hong Kong, and delivered professional courses to national organisations such as Canada Revenue Agency and CMHC.
Larry represents the Institute on the Tangible Assets Board of the International Valuation Standards Commission in the development, enhancement and promulgation of International Valuation Standards (IVS).