Larry Dybvig - AACI, P.App., MAI, FRICS

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Larry started his career in real estate appraisal, development and consulting 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 is presently the President and principal. 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 AIC�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 Research and Development Fund of the AIC, 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 on behalf of the Appraisal Institute of Canada.

Larry was a contributor to the 11th, 12th and 13th 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 edition due out in mid 2010. Since 1994, he has authored the AIC�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 and his wife JoAnn have three daughters, and live in Tsawwassen.