Fortier Mattila Appraisals completes commercial appraisal work in Northwest and West Central Saskatchewan.  Our firm has been completing appraisal work in the Industrial Commercial Investment (ICI) market since 1971. Our team of  appraisers are licensed by the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) and have the qualifications and experience required by Canadian Financial Institutions, Banks, Credit Unions and Government Authorities.  Our appraisers are proficient and experienced in the valuation of:

  • Apartment Buildings
  • Assembly Halls and Churches
  • Car Wash (Truck Wash)
  • Commercial Retail and Office
  • Convenience stores and Fuel Stations
  • Dealership (Automotive, Agricultural, etc)
  • Hotels and Motels
  • Mixed Use (Residential/Commercial)
  • Mini-Storage (Self Storage)
  • Seniors Housing and Group Homes
  • Shopping Centres and Strip Malls
  • Special purpose
  • Subdivision
  • Workshop and Warehouse

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AACI, P.App (Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute, Professional Appraiser)

The AACI designation requires an undergraduate degree, 15 real estate courses through the University of British Columbia, completion of a guided commercial or agricultural case study, two years in the Applied Experience Program and completion of both a written examination and oral interview. Individuals must also complete AIC’s mandatory Professional Practice Seminar and the introductory We Value Canada workshop. For more information see: AACI, P.App – Steps to Designation

David A. Fortier, AACI, P.App has been in the appraisal industry since 2008 and has completed commercial assignments across western Saskatchewan for various financial institutions, government authorities, and has testified in Court of Queens Bench as an expert witness. In addition to having a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and completing commercial valuation  assignments David has owned various types of investment real estate including, apartments, office, mini-storage.



Our office has designated commercial appraisers approved by national financial institutions and regional and local credit unions, mortgage brokers. We complete work for various municipal, provincial and federal government organizations including Saskatchewan Department of Highways, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, Public Works and Government Services Canada. We also complete litigation assignments and expert witness testimony for various local, regional and national law firms.


Valuation Methods

A) Direct Comparison Approach – In this approach, recent sales of similar properties are analyzed. Location, age/condition, building size are of particular importance when selecting comparable sales. These sales are then compared to the subject property and adjusted for differences. The adjustment reflects the likely market reaction to the difference between the subject and each of the sales. After adjusting each of the indicators a final estimate of value is determined.  For vacant properties a market derived price per acre or square foot is often used, whereas for improved properties a price per square foot of building area and a building residual value per square foot are often used.

B) Cost Approach – The estimated cost to construct the building(s) is then determined through analysis of current construction costs and sales of new construction. The contributory value of the extra features is then estimated though a comparison of cost and market indications. An appropriate depreciation rate is developed and applied to arrive at a final estimate. The depreciated value is then added to the value of the raw land that was estimated using the Direct Comparison Approach.

C) Income Approach – In this approach, the actual and market rental revenue streams of a property are analyzed. Vacancy, bad debt and typical expenses are subtracted to estimate net operating income. Comparable sales are identified to which the relationship between sale price and income is analyzed. A market derived capitalization rate or income multiplier is applied to the subject to estimate market value.


Report Uses

Our commercial reports are commonly used for:

  • First Mortgage Placement (Purchase Financing)
  • Equity Financing (Refinancing)
  • Construction Financing (As Proposed Valuation and Progress Inspections)
  • Re-sale purposes (Vendor pre-marketing reports)
  • Capital Gains and Financial Planning (Including Retrospective Valuation)
  • Litigation (Arbitration, Foreclosure, Divorce, Estate)
  • Expropriation (Compensation)
  • Insurance Claims (Actual Cash Value and Replacement Cost)
  • Market Analysis (Market rent, vacancy, income stabilization)
  • Feasibility Consulting



A commercial appraisal must be completed by an AACI, P.App designated appraiser.

Commercial appraisals generally start at $2,500 to $3,500 PLUS GST

NOTE: additional charges for mileage/travel, multiple buildings, lease review and analysis, replacement costing, multiple values

Fees are NOT based on the value of the property, but based on the amount of work involved to complete the appraisal.

We are proud to offer all inclusive pricing on all of our projects which includes travel, mileage, inspection, report writing and submission.  Our office uses a combination of expertise, technology, and collaboration to ensure projects are completed on time and on budget. As the cost to complete a commercial appraisal depends on a number of different factors including location, property type, appraisal scope, we quote each commercial project on a case by case basis. To request a quote for a commercial appraisal click Request Quote to complete our online appraisal quote form. (Note that for the appraiser to provide an accurate quote they are going to need a thorough understanding of the property and the project.)


Physical inspections can often be completed within a couple of business days depending on the location and appraiser availability. The finished appraisals may a couple of weeks to be completed depending on the scope of the appraisal and the availability of market data and appraiser availability.

Report Inclusions

For more information on what is included in our commercial appraisals:

Commercial Appraisals – What we provide


Why get a Commercial Appraisal?

We have been completing commercial appraisals since 1971 for various types of clients including: business owners, investors, speculators,  financial institutions, lawyers, government agencies to name a few. Why should you consider a commercial appraisal?

Increased Market Values. With increasing values over the last decade very small differences in value add up very fast. A 1% difference in value on a $500,000 property is $5,000, 2% is $10,000, 5% is $25,000 – you get the picture. With bigger dollar values there is obviously more at stake.

The trouble with ‘Rules of Thumb’ You wouldn’t sell your house based on the average price of homes in your City would you? Same goes for price per square foot for buildings, capitalization rates for income producing properties. Properties are worth different prices per square foot based on a variety of factors including design, age, size, location, amenities, etc.  Properties have different capitalization rates based on a variety of factors including design, age, location, tenant type, etc. It can be difficult to determine commercial values particularly in smaller cities as the sales are few and far between, many sell privately and the values may range considerably – that is where the expertise of an experienced appraiser comes in.

Due Diligence. The most important part of decision making when it comes to real estate, financial planning, retirement planning, estate planning is due diligence. Having a professional appraisal completed by our AACI, P.App designated appraisers provides peace of mind that you did your due diligence and consulted with the experts beforehand. As we have appraisers who have been qualified as expert witnesses in Court of Queens Bench, and regularly have our appraisals used in legal proceedings – we know the importance of having a thorough, fair, unbiased appraisal reports.

It’s important to know exactly what is reasonable and realistic in today’s market. Rely on an appraisal to ensure you are accepting a reasonable amount when selling, making a fair offer when purchasing, or assigning appropriate values when completing retirement or estate planning.  Our appraisal team consist of licensed Appraisal Institute of Canada members, who only complete real estate appraisals – we do not sell commercial properties, nor are we actively purchasing commercial property  – as such we are only concerned with providing a fair, unbiased professional report so that our clients can make the best possible decisions.  Call us at 1-306-937-5073 or order an appraisal online at to see how we can help.


Service Area
Our commercial appraisers are based out of the Battlefords and Kindersley, SK. We specialize in valuing commercial and industrial type properties north of Leader and west of Saskatoon.  We do not complete commercial appraisals in the City of Saskatoon or the City of Lloydminster. If you have questions about our service area please email


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*Your request is confidential.

*We do not proceed with the appraisal until authorized.

*Note: for the appraisers to provide an accurate quote and timeline they require a thorough understanding of the specifics your project.