David A. Hilliard


Professional Designations and Memberships
  • RI - Real Estate Institute of B.C. (27 years), Appraisal Option
  • Licensed Broker - Real Estate Council of BC
  • Designations qualified for and held in prior years:
  • AACI, P. App (22 years) - Accredited Appraiser - Appraisal Institute of Canada
  • SR/WA (21 years) - Senior Right of Way Negotiator - Int. Right of Way Assn.
  • FRI - Designated Member - Real Estate Institute of Canada
  • CLP - Certified in Land Planning & Development - Real Estate Institute of Canada     
  • University of British Columbia and Langara College for the above professional designations including a full compliment of International Right of Way Association (IRWA) courses in negotiations, communication, appraisal, engineering and law.

 Additional Courses, Seminars and Conferences

  • Project Management
  • Property Management
  • Business Case Analysis
  • IRWA - Valuation of Contaminated Properties
  • IRWA - Ethics and the Right of Way Profession
  • IRWA - Western Regional Education Seminar
  • IRWA International Education Seminar
  • Appraisal Institute of Canada - Provincial Conferences
  • Appraisal Institute of Canada - Professional Standards (Ethics) Seminars
  • B.C. Expropriation Association Annual Seminars

Experience Summary - 39 years Specializing in Property Acquisition and Valuation


Milestone Property Services Ltd.                             1995 to Present

  • Specializing in Property Acquisition and Right of Way Consulting Services for virtually all types of property interests including the acquisition of Statutory Rights of Way (SRW) for linear & volumetric projects, Whole properties, Leases, Licenses, Permits, Partial Takings, etc. Also related services including  Project Management, Project Co-ordination, Valuation, Real Estate Administration, Property Management,  Route and Site selection, Line lists, etc. Clients include Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Forests, International Consortiums, Municipalities, Regional Districts, School Boards, & Telecommunication and Utility Companies.

Greater Vancouver Regional District                      1989 to 1999

Supervisor - (Senior Property Negotiator)

  • Managed 12 Property Negotiators and Research staff for 9 years, also Acting Manager of GVRD Property Division (20 staff & consultants).
  • Managed and negotiated the acquisition of Statutory Rights of Way for major trunk linear projects for water, sewer, drainage, road, electrical, telecommunications, etc.
  • Negotiated whole and partial fee purchases for road, hospitals, pump stations, reservoirs, treatment plants, Regional parks, etc.
  • Negotiated leases, licenses and permits with private owners and government agencies.
  • Valuation and review of appraisals for R/W and fee acquisitions.
  • Property Management including assessment reviews and appeals.
  • Preparation of reports for Departments, Committees and Board.
  • Provided negotiation, valuation & professional advice on complex acquisitions and expropriations in accordance with all applicable Acts and Statutes.

Corporation of the District of Surrey                        1984 to 1989

(Coates Field Services Canada Ltd.)           

Property Negotiator Consultant       

  • Specialized in the negotiation, valuation and acquisition of property interests for linear projects for roads, sanitary sewer, water and drainage.
  • Negotiated large land assemblies for parks, schools and special projects.
  • Responsible for disposal by tender of Surrey's surplus lands.
  • Preparation of Property Division reports for Surrey Council.
  • Successfully negotiated settlements on expropriation files and eliminated need for  ECB hearings.

Interwest Property Services Ltd.                              1981 to 1982

Property Negotiator/Appraiser                    

  • Negotiated and appraised property rights for Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, and Matsqui Municipalities on a contract basis.
  • Specialized in R/W acquisition for road, sewer, water and drainage.
  • Prepared appraisals for expropriation, litigation and other purposes for government and private owners.                                

Canada Permanent Trust Ltd.                                   1975 to 1981

Appraiser & Licensed Agent                      

  • Negotiated, appraised and marketed property in Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.
  • Specialized in acquisition, disposition and valuation of residential, agricultural and industrial properties.




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