Residential, Multi Family, Small Industrial, Farming & Commercial Real Estate Appraisals | (902) 483-7321 or (902) 440-2378
Residential, Multi Family, Small Industrial, Farming & Commercial Real Estate Appraisals
(902) 483-7321 or (902) 440-2378
Veteran's Owned Business, CD's
Veteran's Owned Business, CD's

About Us

Appraisers of residential, multi-family, commercial, small industrial & small farming properties

A Brief History

AKME Appraisals, *Divisions, Inc. officially began in 2003. Kelly Best had been offered her Parents’ Property Management Company, however she opted (after her Canadian Armed Forces Career) to use her Business Degree, Urban Land Economics Diploma and Post Graduate Valuation Certification, Appraisal Courses and Past Employee Appraisal Experience to become an Accredited Appraiser and open their own appraisal firm. Her husband, Bill (also retired military) enrolled in University and now is a Designated Appraiser as well. Two of their adult children, Shawna Best and Geoff Coderre are also Partners and have their own Individual Subsidiary Companies. Together they work to bring you the most honest, modern, sourced findings, current Professional Appraisal Reports.

Meet The Team

Kelly Best

Kelly Best


Halifax Regional Municipality
Province of Nova Scotia

Kelly's Bio

Kelly Best is a partner/owner of AKME Appraisals, *Divisions, Inc. Her current Designation is Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute (AACI) with a degree in Business Administration, Diploma in Urban Economics (inclusive of 20+ Real Estate Appraisal course), background in both Real Estate Appraising and prior experience in Property Management. Kelly is also Retired – Pensioned Canadian Armed Forces. During her military career, she was awarded “Service Person of the Year”.


  • Nominated 2010 Atlantic Business CEO of the year
    AKME Appraisals, *Divisions, Inc.
  • Principal Owner
  • Retired Canadian Armed Forces
  • Supreme Court Expert Witness Testimony – Sworn in and Recognized Supreme Court Expert Witness 2007

Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC)- AACI, P.APP (Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute – Professional Appraiser)

PGVC (Post Graduate Value Certification)
BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration)
DULE (Diploma Urban Land Economics)

Certified Advanced Appraisal Reviewer
Marshall & Swift Licensed User – Costing Expert

Retired in Good Standing –
CNAREA – DAC Designated Appraiser Commercial
NAIFA USA – IFAS Independent Fee Appraiser Senior

William Best

William Best


Halifax Regional Municipality
Province of Nova Scotia

William's Bio

William Best is a partner of AKME Appraisals, *Divisions, Inc. He was awarded the CRA (Canadian Residential Appraiser) designation in 2007. William continues to update and stay current with his appraisal education, taking appraisal courses through UBC and has extensive experience in the residential division.

William’s work in our Valuation Division covers a wide range of property from single family housing to to multi-use investment projects. In addition to completing a full career – he is retired Canadian Armed Forces; Communications and has received my CD1. He also worked as a Communications Specialist with General Dynamics Canada. After returning from the USA, William became extensively involved in Real Property Appraising.

AIC – Canadian Residential Appraiser

Shawna Best

Shawna Best

CRA, P.App

Lower Sackville, Halifax County
& South Shore

Shawna's Bio

Shawna officially joined AKME Appraisals, *Divisions, Inc. in 2007 and has been involved in the Appraisal Industry for over 10 years. Her current Designation is Canadian Residential Appraiser (CRA). At present, Shawna is studying towards her Commercial Appraisal Designation and a Bachelor Degree in Business of Real Estate. She also has extensive experience in the Residential Sector: Single Family Dwellings, Multi Family Properties and Vacant Land, as well as experience with Small Commercial Component Properties.


Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) – Canadian Residential Appraiser (CRA)

Nova Scotia Real Estate Appraisers Association (NSREAA)

Real Property Appraisal and Consulting Services
Specializing in Residential and Small Commercial Properties
Marshall and Swift Licensed User – Costing Expert

Currently working towards BBRE (Bachelor of Business Real-Estate degree)

Geoff Coderre

Geoff Coderre


Dartmouth, Eastern Shore
& North Shore

Geoff's Bio

At a very young age,  Geoff became active in the Appraisal Industry. Currently he is  the end process of completing the Bachelor of Commerce Degree at Saint Mary’s University. At the same time he has almost completed the UBC courses and requirements needed towards the AACI Accreditation.

Candidate, Bachelor of Commerce: Student SMU & AIC:Student UBC AACI

Our Offices

  • Akme Appraisals Halifax Office Halifax
    Shawna Best, CRA, P.App & Kelly Best, AACI
  • Akme Appraisals Sackville Office Lower Sackville
    Shawna Best, CRA, P.App & Kelly Best, AACI
  • Akme Appraisals Dartmouth Office Dartmouth
    Geoff Coderre & Kelly Best, AACI

Business Hours

Our support Hotline is
available 24/7

Email or Phone
(902) 440-2378
(902) 483-7321

535 Larry Uteck Blvd
Unit #35029
Halifax, NS B3S 0G3

AKME Appraisals, *Divisions, Inc. is a Five-Star Rated Company

Akme Appraisals, Inc.
Appraisal Institute of Canada
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