Burgess, Cawley, Sullivan & Associates (BCS) is the premier real-estate appraisal and consulting firm in British Columbia. Our expertise is unsurpassed and our reputation is impeccable. We accomplish our results with a combination of the following:


BCS uses a broad array of data base and informal information about real estate in British Columbia. We have internal and external data bases in such areas as:

  • Sales History and Comparable Sales
  • Rent & Lease Comparables
  • Property Tax Information

Armed with this information, we are able to go to the next phase in our process.

Analysis & Judgement

Our analytical skills are unmatched in our industry. We use current and future rents, and develop a detailed cash flow analysis using Argus Enterprise financial software. We compare cash flow and capitalization rates to provide an accurate ‘income based approach’ on any property. The detailed cash flow analysis is also a helpful tool in determining lending and investment risks.

We use a similar analytical approach when appraising developments…looking at potential rents, sales and other factors to determine the ultimate value of a finished project. This provides invaluable information for developers making site purchase decisions or investors looking to fund these projects.

Not only do we look at the raw numbers, we use our experience and judgement to determine the ultimate valuation of clients’ properties. This underlying knowledge of the real estate market allows us to give you confidence in our appraisals…allowing you to make better financial decisions.


A firm as large as Burgess, Cawley, Sullivan & Associates (BCS) is fortunate to have commercial and residential specialists. We provide appraisal in an extensive array of property types, both new and existing. These include:

  • Industrial, shopping centre, retail, office and commercial properties
  • Lease review in industrial, retail, commercial and residential
  • Rental apartment buildings
  • New condominium and townhome projects
  • Mixed-use
  • Institutional buildings
  • Mini-storage facilities
  • Single-family subdivisions
  • Mobile home parks
  • Land
  • Hotels

The right information, the right analytics and the right people add up to Make Burgess, Cawley, Sullivan and Associates the best choice for your real estate appraisal.


As appraisers and tax consultants, Burgess, Cawley, Sullivan and Associates have unmatched knowledge in real estate investment and development throughout British Columbia. Not only do we provide appraisals and tax consulting, we provide council and advice in real estate development and investment. For smaller developers, we provide both cash flow and sensitivity analysis of potential projects. For investors, we provide cash flow and lease advice prior to sales. Many of our senior associates provide expert testimony in BC Supreme Court.

We provide advice in the following areas:

For Existing Properties

  • Analysis and inspection of all sale and lease comparable
  • Detailed cash flow analysis using Argus financial software
  • Operating expense and property tax analysis
  • Capitalization rate analysis
  • Market rent analysis and stabilization
  • Lease review

New condominium & townhome projects

  • Construction Financing Plans
  • Review of individual suites
  • Review and critique of architectural plans and finishings
  • Inspection and critique of all sales comparable and display suites

Burgess, Cawley, Sullivan and Associates is a valuable part of your investment and development team. We work with you to provide the best business advice in BC’s dynamic Real Estate Market.

Contact Us
Main: 604.689.1233
Fax: 604.689.0538
"Our firm always relies upon Burgess, Cawley, Sullivan & Associates to provide thorough and accurate appraisal reports."
- Private investor