Tomiuk Grycko & Associates specializes in appraisals for residential, multiple family, condominiums, agricultural (including hobby farms, acreages and large holdings), limited commercial/investment and recreational properties in Winnipeg and throughout Manitoba. Appraisals have been completed for mortgage placement, mortgage insurance, taxation purposes, marital asset distribution purposes, net worth calculations, value disputes leading to arbitration, mediation and the Manitoba Courts and future value assignments based on proposed improvements to a property. Our designated appraisers are highly experienced and knowledgeable in providing retrospective, current and hypothetical/future value estimates.
Tomiuk Grycko & Associates brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise, as well as youthful insight to the real estate appraisal industry, working to exceed our clients’ expectations. We hope that you will choose to rely on our services for your future real estate appraisal needs.
Gordon is the senior and founding partner at Tomiuk Grycko & Associates. He joined the Appraisal Institute of Canada in 1979 and holds the highest designation that the Institute awards appraisers; AACI (Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute). He also holds the P.App designation (Professional Appraiser) and was elected as a Fellow of the Institute by his peers in 2008. Gordon is a member in good standing with the Appraisal Institute of Canada and he has completed all required Continuing Professional Development courses. He also carries the Institute’s Mandatory Errors and Omissions Insurance.
Gordon has been appraising real estate since 1980 and founded the firm in 1988. He has acted as a mentor to local appraisers including his business partner, Rob Grycko, as well as the firm’s current student, Jennifer Zibresky (currently working toward obtaining her CRA designation).
Gordon served on the Provincial Council of the Manitoba Association of the Appraisal Institute of Canada from 1999 to 2009. In 2001, he was elected Manitoba President. Gordon served as provincial President during 2001/2002.
In 2003, Mr. Tomiuk was elected as the Manitoba Director to the National Board of Directors of the Appraisal Institute of Canada. He served the national body as the Vice President during 2004/2005 and 2005/2006, President-Elect during 2006/2007, President during 2007/2008 and Immediate Past President during 2008/2009.
Gordon has also served on many other local, regional and national committees throughout the last 30 years. Most recently, he served on the Professional Practice Appeals Committee nationally (2008-2017). He also chaired the Land Titles Liaise Committee locally (2005-2017) and was a panel member/hearing chairman on the City of Winnipeg Board of Revision from 2010 -2016.
Mr. Tomiuk has now chosen to step back from Appraisal Institute commitments, to mentor Jennifer and to focus on growing the business.
Robert J. Grycko is the second partner at Tomiuk Grycko & Associates. He was awarded the use of the CRA (Canadian Residential Appraiser) designation in 1990 by the Appraisal Institute of Canada and has been appraising real estate since 1988. In recent years, Rob worked towards completing the requirements in order to achieve the use of the AACI (Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute) designation. In April 2017 he was awarded the AACI, P.App designation and has completed numerous commercial appraisal reports in Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario. Rob is a member in good standing with the Appraisal Institute of Canada and he has completed all required Continuing Professional Development courses. He also carries the Institute’s Mandatory Errors and Omissions Insurance.
Mr. Grycko has served on a national sub-committee of the Appraisal Institute of Canada’s Marketing and Communications Committee. He has gained knowledge in valuing all types of residential and commercial real estate, with a significant amount of his work experience completed on rural and recreational properties. In addition, Rob has vast experience in new construction appraisals and reports based on the completion of proposed improvements.
Rob’s wife, Virginia Grycko, has also taken on a stronger role at Tomiuk Grycko & Associates in recent years, acting as his appraisal assistant and administrator. Virginia has many years of experience within a real estate appraisal office environment and helps to streamline Rob’s day-to-day work-related activities.
Tomiuk Grycko & Associates currently employs one student who is in the process of working toward her CRA designation.
Our firm believes that training and mentoring is extremely important in the path to designation. We do not believe in hiring multiple students at one time and instead, focus on training 1-2 people.
We have often been praised for the amount of credible information we provide in our reports, and our general knowledge in real estate appraisal/real market values. We choose to instill the same work ethic in our students and ensure that they are fully qualified, knowledgeable and, most importantly, ready to enter the real estate appraisal world, prior to sending them out on their own.
Jennifer Zibresky holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Winnipeg, from which she graduated in 2012. She is enrolled at Sauder School of Business, in the Real Estate Division of the University of British Columbia, and is working toward completing the requirements for becoming a CRA designated appraiser.
Ms. Zibresky has recently completed the Residential Property Guided Case Study and will be applying for candidacy in the near future. Once accepted as a candidate, she will begin the final steps in obtaining her designation.
Jennifer is required to complete a one year mentoring program to obtain experience in real estate appraisal, however, she has been with the firm for many years, acting as administrator, assistant to Mr. Tomiuk, and a student appraiser. This has provided her with a wealth of knowledge and experience already, and will undoubtedly prepare her for future real estate appraisal endeavours.
My apologies; this is probably my 6th time starting this email.
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for our appraisal. From our very first phone conversation, I knew we could rest at ease that someone knowledgeable, professional, and understanding would be conducting our appraisal. Tomiuk Grycko was our 5th attempt to find an appraiser. After, several phone calls and pricing all over the map without ever asking a question about the property; I spoke with Gord. After telling him what we were looking for, he explained that he would look up the property and do some research into it first, then he would be able to come back with an estimate. The appraisal was not an easy one, and required someone with knowledge, experience, and attention to detail to complete accurately. When Gord and Jennifer came to our house, they were punctual, efficient with their work, as unobtrusive as is possible in these situations, and made us feel at ease about the whole experience. They were courteous, and careful not to wear their shoes in our house; answered our questions while taking measurements and notes.
We had several issues develop while Gord was completing our appraisal and he handled them expertly. He corresponded with our mortgage broker, with us, always being careful and deliberate with his words. I could tell he put much thought into what he wrote.
When it was all finished we received a letter to give our lender, an appraisal with an "as is" value as well as an "upon completion" value. The appraisal was fair, and thorough. It was easy to see how he came to the appraised values. It was also very apparent that there was much research required to arrive at those values. We were very happy with our whole experience. We will likely have many more appraisals in our future, and will rest at ease knowing that Tomiuk Grycko will be handling them.
Thank you for the very professional appraisal. It's clear that you and your team put a great deal of effort into the report. We are happy with the outcome and we will be recommending you to our friends and family.
Bryan and Amanda