Michael Grover - (Retired), AACI, P.App.

(604) 638-3382

In the practice of appraisal long before the introduction of computers (and cars, electric light and fire…?), Michael Grover penned his first valuation report for CMHC in 1957, which somehow resulted in a posting to their Winnipeg office in 1964. Fleeing before the onslaught of yet another prairie winter, he and his new family eagerly returned to the West Coast; here, he was soon invited to a position with the appraisal division of Bell-Irving Realty (later Royal LePage) and involvement with the expropriation by the City of retail property in the 600 block of Granville Street for the proposed new Pacific Centre.

1974 saw the formation of Grover Elliott & Co. operating in a Cambie Street storefront before graduating to the downtown.

Thus began a career path that leaned towards litigating valuations such as the Seabus terminal, the downtown library site, the Expo 86 site, leased land at YVR, and for the Skytrain alignment. With enactment of the new B.C. Expropriation Act, he served as a tribunal member for 15 years, and lectured on valuation for litigation.

Along came 2003.

A life revolving around searching for comparables and depreciation of improvements is now replaced by one of scouring Expedia for travel deals and appreciation of grandchildren.

Fortunate indeed are those that enjoy the people around them, and who truly relish how they make a living.