Appraisal Management Team
Randy Richardson, AACI P. App is president and owner of Tiffany Appraisal Services, a small local company which commenced operations in 1986 andwas incorporated in February 1987. Randy is a graduate of Algonquin College having achieved Senior Survey Technologist status in 1975. After completing 3 yrs of legal survey field experience and 2yrs of residential building construction, his career path was directed towards real estate sales. Randy received his sales license in 1980 through the Ontario Real Estate Association and his broker’s license in 1985. In 1986 he was granted a CRA designation through the Appraisal Institute of Canada, and more recently, he has completed the necessary requirements for an AACI designation. Over the years Tiffany Appraisal Services has evolved from an active real estate sales office in the west urban neighbourhood of Stittsville to a value-driven appraisal and consulting firm.
Randy has specialized in both residential and rural commercial/industrial narrative appraisal reports prepared for litigation including expert witness, expropriation, forensic insurance and assessment appeals. While Tiffany Appraisal Services no longer markets real estate listings, Randy accepts assignements to act for buyers and sellers under the “Agency” laws of the Real Estate Council of Ontario RECO.
Randy is a senior Active Member of the Real Estate Board of Ottawa and sits on the Professional Standards and Disciplinary Committee and is a past director of the Ottawa Chapter of the Appraisal Institute of Canada.
Kate Richardson, CRA joined Tiffany Appraisal Services in May 2000 after graduating with Honours from the two year program in Property Assessment and Appraisal at St. Lawrence College in 2002. Kate is also a graduate of the Electronic Engineering Technology program of Algonquin College and had a short career in the high tech sector. She is presently a designated member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada having completed the necessary educational requirements for final certification through the University of British Columbia. She currently serving a two year term on the Appraisal Institute of Canada, Ottawa Chapter Executive, as Secretary. Kate’s appraisal services include assignments for mortgage financing, matrimonial and relocation purposes.
Leo St. Jean, CRA, has been in the real estate business for 13yrs acquiring his real estate sales license in 1996 and his Broker’s license in 1998. Leo is a senior active member of the Ottawa Real Estate Board and a Candidate Member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada. After working in real estate sales for 7 years, Leo incorporated a real estate brokerage in 2003 and continued to sell real estate through his brokerage. Leo completed courses through the University of British Columbia in order to complete the requirements for CRA designation. Before getting into the real estate field, Leo graduated from civil engineering technology in 1976 from Cambrian college in Sudbury, Ontario. Leo worked in the field for 20 years in previous positions designing air pollution control equipment for heavy industry as project leader and project management. Because of his background in construction and real estate sales, Leo is able to analyze the condition and value of properties he inspects during an appraisal. Leo’s appraisal services include reports for the sale of income producing properties for financial institutions, private individuals and corporate interests.