Welcome to M.W. Cotman & Associates Inc.
Mission Statement: As experts in real estate valuation and consulting services, M.W. Cotman and Associates mission is to provide comprehensive, ethical and professional valuation opinions and reports to assist in a full range of real estate requirements.
M.W. Cotman & Associates Inc. provides independent real estate appraisal and consulting services to governmental, institutional, corporate and individual clients for properties across Eastern Ontario.
Our firm provides services to a wide range of clients including, the federal, provincial and various municipal governments, major lending institutions including banks and credit unions, private individuals, legal practitioners and real estate investment groups.
Our regular practice provides a full range of appraisal services, from residential and recreational properties and farms; to commercial, industrial and institutional properties, development land and conservation lands. We are not involved in real estate brokerage.
We have considerable expertise and experience in the preparation of fully documented reports as are typically required for public sector sales or acquisition, estate planning, power of sale actions, litigation or expropriation.
Specifically, we complete appraisals in the Municipalities of the City of Greater Kingston, Central and South Frontenac County, Leeds & The Thousand Islands, Town of Gananoque, Town of Greater Napanee, Stone Mills Township, Prince Edward County, Brockville and Belleville on a regular basis. It is noted that when required, we occasionally complete larger assignments outside of these areas.
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Meet Our Team
Michael Cotman, AACI - Principle
Michael Cotman, AACI, the Principle of M. W. Cotman & Associates Inc., has extensive experience in the appraisal of residential, institutional, commercial and industrial properties to facilitate not only mortgage financing but for the Division of Assets, Expropriation, and Tax and Estate planning.
Michael has over 25 years’ experience in Real Estate appraisal. He earned his CRA designation in 1993 and was granted the AACI designation in 2003. Michael has appeared at Ontario Superior Court and at the Assessment Review Board of Ontario as an Expert Witness. He is the current chairman of the Kingston Chapter of the Appraisal Institute of Canada and has recently been appointed to the Sub-Committee of Public & Government Relations of the Ontario Association of the Appraisal Institute of Canada.
John Dwyre, AACI
John Dwyre, AACI, who joined our firm in May 2012 achieved the AACI designation in May 2001. John began working with the Ontario Realty Corporation in 1986 and eventually with the Ministry of Transportation. He has considerable experience and expertise in property negotiations and has worked extensively on appraisal assignments regarding property acquisition and partial takings.
John is the current Secretary/Treasurer of the Kingston Chapter of the Appraisal Institute of Canada, has been a member of the International Right-of-Way Association since 1986, and, achieved the SR/WA (Senior Member), designation in 1994.
Steve Liberty, CRA
Steve Liberty, CRA, has comprehensive residential appraisal experience encompassing a broad spectrum of appraisal assignments. His diversified appraisal assignment history includes single family houses, income generating, agricultural, recreational, condominium, vacant land, unique, and, historical type properties. His reports have been employed to facilitate a wide variety of intended uses from estate planning, division of assets to mortgage financing. Through this significant experience, Steve has established himself as our primary expert in the residential component of our practice.
Steve was recruited from Hudson Bay Company in Toronto where he acted as Divisional Vice President of Control and Development, overseeing all capital projects from a store planning and construction perspective for the Bay in Canada and Lord and Taylor in the U.S.
Vanessa Adams, Candidate Appraiser
Vanessa Adams joined our firm in October 2014. Since completing her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Western Ontario, Vanessa has been working toward the completion of a Diploma in Urban Land Economics with a Specialization in Appraisal, with the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. Vanessa is an articling candidate member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada working toward the AACI designation, under the mentorship of Michael Cotman.
Ida Cotman, Business Manager
Anna Moore, Administrative Assistant