J.B. (Jack) Miller, AACI, P. App, RI (Retired)



jack_millarMr. Miller retired from D. R. Coell & Associates Inc. in 2015. Since entering private practice in 1980, Mr. Miller has provided appraisal and consulting services on a wide variety of property types and has specialized in the areas of marine commercial/industrial and forest resource properties. In addition, Mr. Miller provided negotiating services with respect to rental renewals and tenure acquisition for roads and public utility corridors. Since 2000, Mr. Miller has served on the National Appraisal Review Panel for the Ecological Gifts Program administered by Environment Canada.

Although retired, Mr. Miller is still very much a part of the D.R. Coell team.


  • Retired Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute (AACI, P. App)
  • Certified until December 31, 2017, Continuing Professional Development Program, Appraisal Institute of Canada

Professional Affiliations

  • Retired Member, Appraisal Institute of Canada:
    • Elected to numerous National and Local level Senior and Executive positions since 1975
    • Vice-president of the Appraisal Institute of Canada for 1979-80
  • Member, Real Estate Institute of British Columbia
  • Member, British Columbia Expropriation Association
    • Elected Director – 2003
    • Elected President – 2005

Employment History

  • 2013-2014
    Senior Associate, Independent Real Estate Appraiser & Consultant
    D.R. Coell & Associates Inc., Victoria, BC
  • 1985-2013
    Vice-President, Independent Real Estate Appraiser & Consultant
    D.R. Coell & Associates Inc., Victoria, BC
  • 1980-1985
    Independent Real Estate Appraisal & Consulting
    D.R. Coell & Associates Inc., Victoria, BC
  • 1974-80
    Chief Appraiser, Negotiator
    Parks Branch
    Ministry of Lands and Parks, Victoria, BC
  • 1972-74
    Deputy Provincial Assessor
    Kootenay Region
    Ministry of Finance, Nelson, BC
  • 1969-72
    Staff Timberland Appraiser
    Real Property Taxation Branch
    Ministry of Finance, Victoria, BC

Property Valuations

  • Industrial: Light Industrial Parks; Heavy Industrial Marine; Vacant Lands
  • Public: Disposal of Excess Lands; Portfolio Valuations; Land Acquisitions
  • Marine: Foreshore Acquisition; Marina Rental; Private Islands
  • Forestry: Land Exchanges; Asset Disposals; Subdivision Potential
  • Park Lands: Park Land Acquisitions; Land Exchanges; Development Proposals

Development Proposals

  • Project Costing
  • Absorption Analysis
  • Market Comparisons

Special Projects

  • Annual portfolio assessment reviews for large holdings of private and public organizations
  • Acquisition of foreshore tenure and Crown Grant of filled marine foreshore
  • Develop and undertake disposal strategies for publicly owned forest and rural lands holdings; including inventory, appraisal, rezoning and subdivisions
  • Develop and undertake acquisition strategies for waterfront industrial and commercial lands
  • Develop and undertake acquisition strategies for public utility corridors
  • Feasibility analysis associated with marine industries
  • Environment Canada’s Ecological Gift Programs
    • Appraisal Review Panel
      • 2000 – 2004
        Coordinator Western Canada
      •  2004 – Present
        Chairman and National Coordinator
  • American Friends of CanadianLand Trusts
    • Director – Elected 2012
    • Co-Chair – Lands Committee


Expert Witness

  • Federal Court of Canada
  • Supreme Court of BC
  • BC Expropriation Compensation Board
  • Property Assessment Review Panel
  • Property Assessment Appeal Board