Partner | Acting Director | Valuation
License # LIVA VSB cert. No.98
Working in the field for more than 15 years Janis has gained extensive practical experience in real estate valuation through being involved in various projects evaluating numerous residential, commercial and development properties and servicing clients both from the public and private sector. Prior to Colliers International he was heading the Latvian branch office of another international real estate company. He started out in the industry in 2002 as appraiser’s assistant in smaller local companies, later became and took the position of certified valuer. In 2009 he was hired by DTZ Sweden for almost 2 years to work on a pan-Baltic project doing valuations of various, mostly large scale distressed assets in Swedbank restructuring and recovery unit’s portfolio.
Over the past years I have worked on valuations of a number of the largest and most notable commercial properties in Riga and Latvia, as well as participated in various consulancy assignments.
I am elected Board Member of the Latvian Association of Property appraisers where I have effectively advocated for and assisted in the creation of a more transparent and authoritative complaints handling procedure, have been working on establishing effective communication channels, exchange of information between different bodies of the organization and its regular members, as well as encouraging the regular members to take initiative and be active for the common cause.
Also I am elected representative of the apartment owners association of the 21-apartment building where I reside, representing the interests of the owners in relations with municipality and on matters related to property management.
University of Latvia, Faculty of Law (2005) - BA degree in Law
University of Latvia, Real Estate Valuation School (2002) - professional diploma in Real Estate Valuation and Management
Memberships & Involvements
Latvian Association of Property Valuers / Board Member, Member of RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)
Major local and international industry players (investors, developers, banks, occupiers of various types)
Northern Horizon Capital, Tarmo Karotam: attentiveness, precision, comprehensiveness of reports and communication