MFRE Speaker Series: Agricultural Land Reserve & Valuation with Julie Wilson & Brian Smith, BC Assessment

Agricultural Land Reserve & Valuation with Julie Wilson & Brian Smith, BC Assessment
Jan 18, 2019 2 – 4 pm, MCML 160
Julie Wilson, Intro to Agricultural Land Reserve

Brian Smith, BC Assessment, Agricultural Land Valuation

BC Assessment’s business is to provide a stable and predictable base for real property taxation in British Columbia including properties within the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR). BC Assessment will share how the market value is determined for properties within the ALR, the allowable uses, and the way that property taxes are determined.

Brian Smith is a Deputy Assessor with BC Assessment in the Fraser Valley region. He is a member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada and has spent the past 9 years working on the valuation and taxation of all property types. During that time he has spent a considerable amount of time working on the valuation of properties that fall within the Agricultural Land Reserve and the corresponding property taxation of this group of properties.