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Mark Turner, B.Comm., DULE, BBRE, MRICS, MAI, AACI, P. App.

Mark joined Turner Drake in 2000 after graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Saint Mary's University, Halifax. He was granted a Diploma in Urban Land Economics from the University of British Columbia in 2005, and graduated with their Bachelor of Business in Real Estate Degree in 2009. Mark gained accreditation with the Appraisal Institute of Canada in 2006 and was admitted to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2010.  He successfully completed the Appraisal Institute (of America) examinations and was admitted to membership in 2016.

From 2002 onwards Mark did double duty working in the other Divisions while acting as Manager of our Lasercad® Space Measurement Division.  He was appointed Vice President in 2006 whilst continuing to carry a full work load in our Property Tax Division.  Under his guidance the Lasercad® Division expanded to provide space measurement services throughout Atlantic Canada and Ontario and is the only such supplier in the region governed by a quality management system registered to the international ISO 9001 standard.

Mark's experience is broad and deep, having worked in most of Turner Drake's Divisions.  He started his career in our Counselling Division providing consulting advice on expropriations, assisting clients resolve a wide range of real estate problems and conducting market surveys (currently undertaken by our Economic Intelligence Unit).  His work in our Valuation Division covered the full spectrum of property types, from lighthouses to multi-use investment projects, throughout Atlantic Canada.

During his lengthy and successful tenure in our Property Tax Division, Mark has successfully conducted assessment appeals in Ontario and Atlantic Canada and appeared as an expert witness before the Nova Scotia Public Utility and Review Board, the Nova Scotia Assessment Appeal Court and the New Brunswick Assessment and Planning Appeal Board.

Mark was appointed President of Turner Drake & Partners Ltd. in September 2017.

e-mail markturner@turnerdrake.com

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President - Mark B. Turner


Michael Turner, M.Sc., MBA, FRICS, MAI, CRE

Mike has over 50 years experience as a real estate counsellor, broker and valuer and has practiced his profession in the United Kingdom, Ontario and the four Atlantic Provinces.

A firm advocate of life long learning, he was awarded a Master of Science degree in real estate from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom in 1972, and an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1992.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the international body of the property profession. In 1989 he was invited by his peers to join the ranks of the prestigious American Society of Real Estate Counselors becoming part of a select group of less than fifty Canadians to hold that honour. Mike is a Real Estate Broker (Provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island), a designated member of the Appraisal Institute (of America), and a former accredited member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada.

Mike is a past Chairman of the Canadian Chapter of the American Society of Real Estate Counselors, is a former Director of the Canadian Real Estate Association's Commercial Council, and is a past Chairman of the Nova Scotia Chapter of the Appraisal Institute of Canada. He is the author of numerous articles and technical papers on real estate counselling and valuation. He has also taught real estate and real estate finance to students in the B.Comm. and MBA programs at Saint Mary's University.

Mike was appointed as Chairman of the Board in September 2017.

e-mail mturner@turnerdrake.com

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Chairman - Michael S. Turner