Professional Appraisers in Edmonton
All appraisers with Knight & Company are members in good standing with the Appraisal Institute of Canada (https://www.aicanada.ca). Our team carries out real property valuation and consulting services, to address a variety of needs, including:
- Mortgage Financing
- Separation of Marital Assets
- Estate Settlement and Planning
- Property Tax Appeal
- Land Development
- Investment Decision Making
- Market Lease Rate Analysis
- Insurance Replacement Cost Valuation
- Expert Testimony
Derek Van Lersberghe, P. App., AACI
Derek began his appraisal career in 1992, joined Knight & Company in 1996 and in 2008, he became an owner and partner. Derek graduated from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in 1990 with an accounting major in Business Administration and completed his real estate appraisal courses through the University of Alberta and the University of British Columbia. He obtained his CRA designation from the Appraisal Institute of Canada in 1998 and his P. App, AACI Designation from the Appraisal Institute of Canada in 2003.
Thus far, the experience has included copious assignments throughout Alberta in urban and rural settings, including numerous going-concern commercial appraisals throughout Alberta in addition to Saskatchewan and British Columbia. He has extensive experience in all manner of single-family dwellings, including corporate employee relocation appraisals, to multi-family housing, including low and high-rise apartments. Derek has wide-ranging commercial expertise in retail, industrial, office and going concern properties, including hotel/motels, gas stations, rural grocery stores and liquor stores, in addition to agricultural properties.
Derek’s career has remained focused on property valuation, with additional experience in consulting and litigation support. Additionally, Derek has worked on candidate mentoring and office management. Mr. Van Lersberghe has also been declared an expert in Residential and Commercial Real Estate by the Court of King’s Bench, and he has also represented clients in lease rate disputes. Derek currently resides in Edmonton with his wife and one of his two children, where he remains active with his family and taking on new renovation projects. In his spare time, Derek enjoys playing hockey, golf, camping and scuba diving in Mexico.
Stephen Healey, P. App., CRA
Stephen began his appraisal career with Knight & Company in July 2002 and became an owner and partner in 2008. Stephen started his academic career at Carleton University between 1987-1991 and completed his real estate appraisal courses through the University of British Columbia. Stephen was granted his CRA (Canadian Residential Appraiser) designation in February 2006 from the Appraisal Institute of Canada.
Stephen works on a wide range of urban and rural assignments while specializing in single and multi-family properties, agricultural properties, and consulting. Stephen also specializes in commercial properties, including office, industrial, retail, and investment properties. Many of his assignments are for legal purposes, including foreclosures, matrimonial settlements, estate valuations and bankruptcy settlements. He also specializes in high-value homes and employee relocation appraisals. Stephen has been declared an expert in Real Estate by the Court of King’s Bench.
As a Knight & Company Appraisals owner, additional duties include mentoring candidate appraisers, appraisal review, corporate, lending, and staff relations. Stephen currently resides in St. Albert with his wife and two children, where he is active in the community. In his spare time, Stephen enjoys music, woodworking, and annual trips to Las Vegas with friends.
Melissa Sutton, AIC Candidate Member
Melissa joined the Knight & Company team in 2023 as a CRA Candidate Member. Melissa completed her diploma in Biological Science from NAIT in 2011 and her BSc in Environmental Sciences from the University of Alberta in 2013. Since then, she has gained experience in several areas of Project Management, focusing most of her time within the IT industry. However, Melissa’s passion for Real Estate led her towards a career change and on her current path, working towards her CRA Designation. She is focused on completing her UBC program and expanding her appraisal portfolio. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband and kids, going to the movies, playing board games and travelling.
Jon Kam, AIC Candidate Member
Jon has been with Knight & Company since 2014, and before that, he worked for two other established Edmonton based appraisal firms. Jon has over ten years of real estate appraisal experience, including appraising single-family homes, acreages, condominiums, duplexes, four-plexes, vacant land, and some commercial properties such as low-rise apartments, industrial/office condominiums, mixed-use commercial properties, and developmental land.
Jon graduated from the University of Alberta in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science, Major in Biological Sciences and Business Minor. He has also completed the UBC-AIC Post Graduate Certificate in Real Property Valuation (PGCV) Program and is working towards obtaining his CRA & AACI designations. Outside of work, Jon enjoys working out, playing hockey, golfing, travelling, and spending time with his family and friends.
Marty Vetsch, P. App., CRA
Marty has been a fee appraiser with Knight & Company since 2011. Marty obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Concordia in 2003, his Bachelor of Education in 2007, and obtained his CRA Designation from the Appraisal Institute of Canada in 2016. Marty has completed numerous market value appraisals to date, including single-family/multi-family residential properties, vacant land appraisals, lakefront properties, foreclosures, acreage appraisals, as-if complete appraisals, and historical value appraisals. Marty has also been declared an expert in Residential Real Estate by the Court of King’s Bench. Mr. Vetsch currently resides in Edmonton with his wife and two children and enjoys activities such as golf, hockey, tennis, and travel, as well as spending time with friends and relatives.
Jack Healey, AIC Candidate Member
Jack began his appraisal career with Knight & Company in 2023 and is currently pursuing his CRA designation through the University of British Columbia. Additionally, he is also a student of MacEwan University, working towards a Bachelor of Music degree with a major in music production. Jack has worked on various urban and rural properties, including single & multi-family residential properties, condominiums, duplexes, country residential acreages and new construction appraisals. Outside of work, Jack enjoys fitness, weight training, live music, playing drums, producing music and spending time with family and friends.
Tammy Trembecky, AIC Candidate Member
Tammy joined the Knight & Company team in 2023 after taking some time to raise her family.
Tammy is a University of Alberta Graduate who is also near completion of her CRA full designation through the University of British Columbia. Her experience focuses on residential appraising, including single-family residences, condominiums, duplexes and acreage properties.
Strathcona County is where Tammy resides with her husband and two teenagers while also involved with her family business. Essential components in her life are her family and friends, and she appreciates the lake and golf in the summer, while in the winter enjoys playing basketball and watching her kids play hockey.