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Counselling Division





Vice President - Lee Weatherby, FRICS, AACI, P. App.

Lee joined Turner Drake in 1981 after 6 years as a real estate consultant in the United Kingdom where he carried out valuations and conducted negotiations for expropriation, slum clearance, capital gains tax, estate tax and other purposes.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the international body of the property profession. He gained accreditation with the Appraisal Institute of Canada in 1983.

Lee has extensive experience in litigation support and excels in complex cases, typically found in urban areas. He has a keen intellect, a precise mind and superb technical knowledge. An accomplished strategic thinker who remains calm and competent under pressure; he is an outstanding expert witness.

He is also our Market Specialist and has undertaken a wide variety of impact, and feasibility analyses on everything from urban redevelopment to Cold War underground bunkers.

Lee has managed large projects many of which have included several hundred properties. These assignments include assessing compensation for the Petitcodiac River, Moncton, New Brunswick compensation claim; First Nations' land claims in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick; and the acquisition of power transmission corridors in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.

e-mail lweatherby@turnerdrake.com

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Vice President, Counselling Division - Lee Weatherby



Manager - Matthew Smith, B.Comm., DULE, BBRE

Matt joined Turner Drake in 2011 after graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Manitoba. He also holds a Diploma in Business Administration (Honours) from Red River College. He was granted a Diploma in Urban Land Economics (DULE) from the University of British Columbia in 2013 and graduated with their Bachelor of Business in Real Estate (BBRE) degree in 2014. Matt is a candidate member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) and will gain accreditation in 2015.

Matt has experience in our Lasercad® Division certifying office, industrial, retail and residential space to the appropriate BOMA, SIOR, ULI and CREA standard in buildings located throughout the Maritime Provinces.

He is an experienced researcher having worked in our Economic Intelligence Unit gathering rental and operating expense data on office and industrial space for the Market Surveys we conduct on a semi-annual basis throughout the Atlantic Region.

Matt's involvement in our Property Tax Division includes analysing financial statements, building costings, and comparable sales for investment properties and portfolios. He has formulated positions for tax abatement on a wide variety of properties including light industrial and manufacturing, retail outlets, offices, and apartments. He has conducted property inspections throughout Atlantic Canada.

His experience in our Valuation Division includes the valuation of multi-use investment property including offices, retail and hotels. Matt is a member of our Investment Committee charged with investigating and analysing every shopping centre, office, hotel and multi-tenant industrial, transaction in Atlantic Canada. He thus has a window on this market few enjoy.

Matt's activity in our Counselling Division includes assessing compensation, and negotiating the acquisition of lands required for power transmission line rights of way in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.

e-mail msmith@turnerdrake.com

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Manager St. John's, N.L. - Matthew Smith