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Vice President of Valuations, Bentall Kennedy LP, Canada
Lawrence R. Waterfall, AACI, P.App is Vice President of Valuations at Bentall Kennedy. Following his studies at the University of BC, Lawrence relocated to Toronto in 1987 to article for his AACI (Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute) designation and start his profession as an appraiser of commercial real estate. In 1999, he returned to Vancouver, where he continued his career as a fee appraiser until joining Bentall Kennedy in 2003.
Bentall originated as a small construction company in 1911, ultimately emerging as the largest Canadian-based real estate advisory and services organization. Kennedy Associates was established in 1978 and grew to become America's largest independent real estate advisor. The two companies joined forces under a strategic partnership in 2006 and in late 2010, created a comprehensive, North America-wide services platform.
Currently, Lawrence is involved in quarterly valuations involving some $10 Billion in Pension Fund-owned real estate across Canada. Bentall Kennedy is committed to developing and implementing a continuous improvement strategy of best practices based upon the principles of environmental sustainability and social and economic responsibility for their Real Estate Services. To this end, Lawrence's role has increasingly been to look to the appraisal profession and encourage relevant discussion and due consideration of greening initiatives within valuation analysis.