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© 2018-2019 JSO Valuation Group, Ltd.

We are looking for a talented Real Estate Associate to join our team.

Who we are:

JSO Valuation Group, LTD. is a commercial real estate appraisal firm located in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Illinois.  Over the past 30-years we have completed appraisal assignments of vacant, proposed and improved commercial, multi-family, and industrial properties. We have also valued specialty type developments, such as subdivision lot analysis, communication towers, and municipal recreational park land. The values have ranged from hundreds of thousands to several million dollars; from one tenant to large, multi-tenanted office towers, industrial, and retail buildings. Our valued and diverse clients use our appraisals in a variety of ways to make critical and informed decisions. Our services equip those in industries such as Financing, Insurance, Estate, Feasibility Analysis, and Real Estate Tax Appeal.


Who you are:

  • Driven, organized and a self-starter

  • Interested in Commercial Real Estate

  • Thrives under pressure

  • Doesn’t want to be a ‘cog in the wheel’ of a larger corporation


What you’ll do:

  • Performing property inspections that include Interviews with persons able to provide information on the local property market. Developing a complete understanding of the property to be valued and how it relates to the local market.

  • Research and analyze property information by collecting, verifying and analyzing data regarding:

    • inventory of competitive properties, sales, listings, and market vacancy;

    • absorption rates, demand studies, social, economic, governmental, and environmental characteristics;

    • restrictions, encumbrances, covenants, contracts, declarations, special assessments, ordinances, cost and depreciation, income/expense and capitalization rate, history of ownership, and use of the property.

  • Prepare an appraisal report by:

    • describing physical and economic property characteristics, appraisal procedures used, and information analyzed;

    • disclosing extraordinary assumptions, and hypothetical and limiting conditions;

    • presenting supportive reasoning.




  • Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year University

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • High energy and an evident drive for personal success

  • Willingness to work hard and invest time outside of 9-5 to grow your career

  • Team player mentality

  • Access to very reliable transportation



If this sounds like you, we would love to meet you! Please send resume and cover letter to christine@jsovaluationgroup.com with the subject line Real Estate Associate.


JSO offers:

  • Highly competitive salary

  • Paid vacation

  • Paid sick time

  • Free office snacks and refreshments