Brian Gettel, B. Comm., AACI


Brian is a company founder of Gettel Appraisals Ltd., which was originally formed in 1981. He has over 40 years of professional real estate appraisal and consulting experience. Brian has appraised a variety of different property types including commercial properties (office buildings, shopping centres, general retail buildings), industrial properties, multi-family and institutional properties (schools, hospitals) for mortgage financing, foreclosure, sale/acquisition, litigation, taxation, etc. He has also assessed compensation under the Expropriation Act and Surface Rights Act for a wide variety of urban and rural property types for the purposes of road/highway development/widening, rail line development, developing drainage canals, power lines, pipelines, sewage lagoons, land fill sites, etc. He has completed studies on highway/rail line proximity damages, devaluation studies relating to the impact of power lines, pipelines, sewage lagoons, land fill sites, etc. and has conducted feasibility/market analysis on urban development land, multi-family, commercial and industrial projects. He has extensive experience appraising environmentally contaminated properties for compensation – devaluation and sale – purchase purposes.


  • Alberta Land Compensation Board
  • Alberta Surface Rights Board
  • Alberta Energy & Utilities Board
  • Alberta Court of Queens Bench
  • British Columbia Supreme Court
  • Alberta Assessment Appeal Board/Municipal Government Board
  • Various Arbitration Boards/Panels


  • AACI, Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute
  • Member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC)
  • Licensed with the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA)
  • Member of the Alberta Expropriation Association (AEA)
  • Member of the International Right-of-Way Association
  • Member of the Urban Land Institute
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Alberta



  • Past President – AEA Executive Committee
  • Speaking engagements include:
    • Appraisal Institute of Canada
    • Alberta Expropriation Association
    • International Right-of-Way Association
    • Edmonton Real Estate Board
    • Conference Board of Canada
  • Articles Published include:
    • The Canadian Appraiser
      • Site Valuation – A Reassessment of the Adjustment Process
    • Co-wrote Appraisal Institute Student Manual
      • 2200 – Appraisal of Service Stations
    • Expropriation Digest

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(780) 429-2323


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