Kirkland, Balsom and Associates

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William G. Balsom




Academic Background

  • Applied Arts Diploma in Appraisal Assessment from Cabot Institute – 1978
  • Canadian Residential Appraiser (CRA) – Appraisal Institute of Canada – 1983
  • Accredited Appraiser, (AACI, P. App) – Appraisal Institute of Canada – 1988

Employment History

  • 1978 -1979 – Parnham and Kirkland Appraisals
  • 1979 – 1990 – Property Appraisals Limited
  • 1990 – Present – Partner – Kirkland, Balsom & Associates – Atlantic Realty Advisors

Professional Experience/Background

Working solely as an independent fee appraiser since 1978, Bill has extensive appraisal and consulting experience encompassing a broad spectrum of residential, commercial and industrial real estate. While focused primarily on the island portion of the province, he has been involved in several assignments in Labrador and Nova Scotia. He has presented technical reports and expert testimony before all levels of court and has developed sound expertise in real estate expropriation and arbitration matters. As a consultant, Bill has provided advice on a number of special purpose projects including: due diligence, lease renewals, and long term office/warehouse accommodation studies. Bill has traveled the province extensively performing property assessment reviews/appeals achieving substantial tax savings for numerous local, national and regional clients.

Corporate Memberships

  • Accredited Member – Appraisal Institute of Canada
  • Canadian Property Tax Association (CPTA)
  • St. John’s Board of Trade
  • Mount Pearl Chamber of Commerce
  • Professional Liability Insurance Committee – Appraisal Institute of Canada


  • Supreme Court of Newfoundland
  • Provincial Court of Newfoundland
  • Arbitration Boards
  • Assessment Review Court, various communities

Personal History

Bill resides in Mount Pearl with his wife Donna and two children and enjoys golf, hockey and tennis in his spare time.