Our Team

Our team of highly experienced appraisers and professionals is dedicated to providing you with the highest level of service.

Terence Wong, CRA, DAR, CAR

Terence has more than 30 years of real estate and appraisal experience in the GTA area. He has worked extensively in the industry and specializes in appraisal of residential properties for the purposes of conventional and high-ratio mortgages, matrimonial settlement, tax and estates.  He has conducted and reviewed over 100,000 appraisals, and supervised the work of over 30 appraisers. He is a frequent speaker and presenter at real-estate lectures given to financial institutions and mortgage brokers. He is also an expert witness in court. Terence is a long-time member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC), Canadian National Association of Real Estate Appraisers (CNAREA) and the Ontario Real Estate Association.

Dominic Fiorda, AACI

Dominic comes to us with a vast experience in residential and commercial appraisals and is well-versed in areas of Canadian mortgage lending practices, especially in the disposition of properties under power of sale. He has done appraisals of substantially large properties including vacant land, surplus land, government land, hotels, industrial and commercial buildings. Dominic has recently been assigned appraisals for partial-acquisition projects and expropriation related valuations for several key clients, including the Ministry of Transportation and the public and separate school boards and the Region of York. He has received the AACI, P.App, and CRA designations from the Appraisal Institute of Canada, and in addition is a Professional Land Economist, PLE.

Gary Downer, AACI

Gary brings to Reliable Appraisal’s commercial appraisal team many years of experience and perspective on commercial and industrial property evaluations, and was very much involved in major expropriation and compensation projects with the Ministry of Transportation and major utilities and government entities. In addition, Gary has done numerous appraisals for multi-tenant industrial complexes and commercial malls, apartment buildings in the GTA, and special-purpose properties such as medical/dental clinics, music recording studios and restaurants. He has also provided expert testimony and opinions for the Ontario Environment and Land Tribunals and other appraisal research projects for various institutions. He has obtained the AACI and P.App, as well as maintaining his real estate license since 1998.

Sharon Dixon, CRA

Sharon has worked for many years as a residential property appraiser in the Toronto downtown area and has been a member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada for over fifteen years. Sharon specializes in custom homes and condo. She is also an active member of the Toronto Real Estate Board.

Rachel Wong, CRA

Rachel is a senior appraiser and office manager of Reliable Appraisal Services. Graduating from the University of Guelph with a B.Comm in Real Estate and Housing, she brings over 10 years of experience in the appraisal industry. Alongside the residential class, she is currently working in the industrial and office asset class in the commercial side to accompany her CRA designation. Rachel manages our team of appraisers and oversees daily operations of the office while also reviewing appraisal reports prior to final submission.

Renee Chow

Renee has international experience working in various Fortune 500 companies in North America and Asia. Her specialty is in corporate finance and real estate assessment. Renee has an MBA degree and is a candidate member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada.

James Jiang

James has been a member of Reliable Appraisal Services for more than 10 years, specializing in appraisals in the Region of York.

Sabrina Poon

Sabrina has had extensive managerial experience in trading and banking before earning her AIC Certification in Residential Valuations and completing her first home appraisal. Sabrina is very familiar with Peel and Halton region properties and very accommodating to clients with urgently-needed appraisals. She is a member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada and will soon earn the CRA.

Benny Xie

Benny specializes in high-value property appraisals in Rosedale, Forest Hill, Bridle Path, Lawrence Park, Hoggs Hollow, downtown, East York and North York. After graduating with a B.Sc. in Management and Organizational Studies from UWO, he held positions as an analyst in several companies. Since joining Reliable Appraisal Services, Benny has provided appraisal services for mortgage financing, estates, powers of sale, matrimonial separation, and construction loans. Benny is a candidate member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada and is on-track to getting his CRA designation. Easygoing and friendly, Benny always tries to accommodate clients with busy schedules and completes reports in a timely manner.

Francis Voo

Francis is a Candidate Appraiser with more than 10 years of experience in the real estate industry. As a fully licensed realtor who has worked with multiple firms prior to joining Reliable Appraisal Services, he has a deep knowledge of market conditions and trends which are invaluable to producing reliable valuation opinions. Francis currently specializes in the York and Northern Peel regions.

Sam Chu

Sam has over ten years of real estate experinece including real estate appraisals and property management. In his property management capacity, Sam specialized in facets of the Landlord and Tenant Act. Sam is a member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada and the Toronto Real Estate Board.

Parvez Rana

Parvez is a Candidate Appraiser with a MBA in Accounting from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. The 5 years of exposure as an appraiser he brings to Reliable Appraisal Services along with experience in the mortgage sector and as a underwriter makes him a valuable member of our team.

Amanda Pilloud

Before she joined Reliable Appraisal Services as our Office Administrator, Amanda has had several years’ experience as a full-time receptionist at several realty companies and is very familiar with the entire home sales process. She is the first point of contact for our company and the main person who coordinates inspection appointments and report submissions, constantly updating our customers on the progress of their appraisals.

Manuel Cheng

Manuel heads the Accounting Department, and is in charge of client accounts and fee collections. He also helps with job quotes and report preparation and assists with the timely submission of appraisal reports for our clients.

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