David D. Babineau
CLIFFORD W. LAWRENCE
Colin D. Boyne
Gary L. Tobin
Kelly D. Parker
David D. Babineau, AACI with Over 35 Years of Experience
Prior to entering the appraisal profession, David was a real estate salesperson for 3 years, giving him a clear understanding of the motivation of buyers and sellers. Since the beginning of his appraisal career in 1980, David has had the opportunity to participate in a variety of interesting assignments throughout the Maritime Provinces. He has a broad range of experience with many different real estate-related issues including expropriation and assessment/payment-in-lieu of property tax review. Since 2014, David has been the Chair of Environment Canada’s Ecological Gift Program Appraisal Review Panel. As such, he is responsible for the day to day operations of the panel. This includes supervising the review of appraisals submitted by donors of ecological gifts in support of their estimate of fair market value and making recommendations to the Minister of Environment in this regard.
Expert Consultations for Public & Private Clients
In addition, David has provided consultations to both public and private clients for a number of reasons such as the negotiated settlement of First Nations land claims and rental disputes. He has also conducted studies on the impact of various external factors on real estate value and reviewed appraisal reports for an assortment of purposes. However, true to his Maritime roots, David still enjoys assignments related to waterfront and island properties and relishes the opportunity to do an inspection in his kayak.
David has always tried to remain active in the Appraisal Institute of Canada, serving on a number of national committees over the years and he is currently a certified lecturer of the Standards Seminar. David is a member of the New Brunswick Association of Real Estate Appraisers and the Nova Scotia Real Estate Appraisers Association.
In 2008, David was named to the rank of Fellow of the Appraisal Institute of Canada.
Adam G. Dickinson, BBA, AACI
Adam Dickinson joined de Stecher Appraisals in 2005 during a University of New Brunswick co-op work term. Adam graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 2006. After 3 years of additional part-time coursework, in 2009, Adam was granted the Post-Graduate Certificate in Real Property Valuation from the University of British Columbia. With his education and appraisal industry experience, Adam received his AACI designation in 2009.
Adam has worked on appraisal and consulting assignments relating to income, investment and institutional properties including apartment buildings, warehouses, land, subdivision developments and a variety of historic properties and community churches. Adam is also experienced in loss-of-use analysis, expropriation and insurance appraisals. Adam has been an expert witness for an arbitration under NB Public Works Act related to loss-in-value for multiple properties.
When an assignment calls for it, Adam gladly snowshoes, hikes or kayaks to appraise rugged and remote terrain for clients. Adam continues to develop GIS skills that help illustrate subject properties to provide more information and clarity for clients.
Outside of the office Adam has been a long-time volunteer for affordable housing and community development related organizations.
VOLUNTEER in Appraisal Industry
Adam started serving on the Board of Directors of the Appraisal Institute of Canada in June 2017. Adam has served on the Board of Directors of the New Brunswick Association of Real Estate Appraisers (NBAREA) since 2009. He served as President during the 2014/2015 board term.
Adam has presented about the role of appraisers in the affordable housing sector at multiple conferences, including the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association Congress (2017) and the International Valuation Conference (2017).
Clifford W. Lawrence, AACI with Over 45 Years of Experience
Clifford attained a Certificate in Engineering from Mount Allison University in 1969 and began training as a real estate appraiser with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation in 1970. He filled a variety of appraisal positions with CMHC in Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia before transferring to Saint John in 1981 as Real Estate Manager. Having fulfilled that job mandate, he chose to leave CMHC in 1984 and joined the private appraisal firm, then known as de Stecher, Miller & Associates Ltd.
Court & Arbitration Experience
Clifford has been called upon to appraise a wide variety of properties for numerous purposes and has appeared numerous times before courts and other judicial bodies. He has also participated in a number of successful arbitrations. Clifford has served on the Committee of Examiners of the N.B. Association of Real Estate Appraisers and on the volunteer Board of Saint John Non Profit Housing Inc.
Helping You Visualize Properties
Clifford’s knowledge of GIS (Geographic Information Systems), CAD software and a variety of mapping tools helps clients visualize properties, allowing for greater clarity and understanding.
Colin D. Boyne, BBA, AACI
Colin Boyne joined de Stecher Appraisals in 2014. Prior to starting with de Stecher Appraisals, Colin spent 5 years in Ottawa, Ontario honing his appraisal skills with a mid-sized real-estate firm that specializes in land development, property management and consulting/valuation work.
Colin graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours in 2007. In 2013, Colin was granted the Post-Graduate Certificate in Real Property Valuation from the University of British Columbia. After fulfilling the education and experience requirements, he received his AACI designation in 2013.
Experience with a Wide Array of Clients
While in Ottawa, Colin was focused in the Valuation and Consulting Department. However, he had exposure to all aspects of the real-estate sector and often worked in partnership with a home building subsidiary working out of the same office. Colin has worked with a wide array of clients, including small business owners, national organizations, Crown Corporations as well as all levels of government. This enabled him to gain experience on many different types of projects ranging from appraisal assignments on income/investment properties to property tax negotiations and insurance appraisals.
Born and raised in the Saint John area, Colin and his wife, Amelia, recently returned to enjoy the wonderful attributes of the East Coast.
When not serving his clients, Colin can be found spending time with friends and family, volunteering, golfing and biking.
Gary L. Tobin, BA, CRA with Over 25 Years of Experience
Gary is a native of Saint John, New Brunswick. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton in 1990 and has been employed as a real estate appraiser since 1991. From 1991 to 1997, Gary was responsible for the operation of a branch office in Woodstock, NB, before joining the Saint John office in 1997.
Over the years, Gary has gained a wide range of experience in the valuation of many types of properties and has been involved with the Saint John Mortgage Lenders Association. He is a past director of the New Brunswick Association of Real Estate Appraisers. While specializing in single and multi-family residential properties, his experience also includes commercial and agricultural properties.
Gary has experience in appraising a wide variety of properties including townhouses, garden homes, condominium units and luxury/executive homes.
Kelly D. Parker, CRA
Kelly started with de Stecher Appraisals in 1989 as clerical / support staff to the appraisers. She received a diploma from Modern Business College Limited after successful completion of the Secretarial Course in 1988. In 2006, Kelly became a Candidate Member to the Appraisal Institute of Canada. She then completed courses through the Distance Learning Program of The University of British Columbia’s Real Estate Division to meet the requirements of the CRA designation.
Since 2010, she has become increasingly active in her role and gained progressive field experience in addition to valuable mentoring from her colleagues. In April, 2013, Kelly was granted the use of the CRA (Canadian Residential Appraiser) designation by the Appraisal Institute of Canada.
Residential Property & Land Appraisals
Kelly served as a Director of the Saint John Mortgage Lenders Association and currently serves as a Board Member for the New Brunswick Association of Real Estate Appraisers (NBAREA) as the Fundy Representative. Kelly chairs NBAREA's education committee.
Kelly has experience in appraising residential property types including single family detached homes, townhouses, garden homes and land appraisals.