We have had the privilege of working with clients from a broad range of industries. From time to time many of them have graciously attested to their experience with us.
February 2021 - Carolyn H.
Family Law Matter: “Demitry Omrin of RECG completed a real estate appraisal as part of my Family Law case. It went to trial and Demitry appeared as my expert in Court. It was apparent that Demitry was prepared for cross-examination. His responses to the opposing lawyer’s aggressive cross-examination demonstrated a thorough preparation and a good understanding of valuation. The opposing lawyer attempted to complicate the facts but Demitry’s responses countered this well. His explanations of relatively complicated concepts came across as readily understandable and above those of the appraisers that were opposing him. As a litigant I know that my evidence at trial is what matters most. Having an expert with Demitry’s qualifications was very helpful to my case’s outcome. I recommend Demitry to anyone involved in litigation where real estate value is being sought. Carolyn H."
February 2021 - Mr. Alex Romanowski, CIBC
Secured Lending: “I recently hired RECG to carry out a valuation of a unique commercial property. Their process from client intake to report completion was impressive. The appraisal report was concisely written with relevant details and key risk issues addressed. It is apparent that Demitry Omrin has an in-depth understanding of real estate and in particular understood the subtle issues of the unusual property in question. Our risk team was pleased with the report’s thoroughness and attention to detail that addressed the risk assessment. In addition, my borrower was very happy with the level of service received by Demitry and his firm. I highly recommend Demitry Omrin and his team for commercial valuations, and would not hesitate to work with RECG again in the future. Alex Romanowski, CIBC - Manager, Commercial Banking.”
February 2021 - Mr. Darcy Lavoie, CIBC
Secured Lending: "I have used the services of RECG headed up by Demitry Omrin. As a commercial account manager, I rely upon outsourcing to those I can trust that will provide the level of service our bank clients expect. Recently, I had placed an appraisal request of an investment grade office building in North Toronto with RECG. The property had some nuances that needed to be addressed. The appraisal report was completed in a timely manner and was prepared in a user friendly format. The analysis was logically revealed and conveyed not only valuation issues but also addressed areas of relevance to a lender. It is of great benefit to a client when an expert understands the value of tailoring the report to the client’s needs. I highly recommend RECG for commercial valuations. Darcy LaVoie, CIBC Commercial Banking.”
February 2020 - Mr. Frank Gomberg, Gomberg Mediation Solutions Inc.
Trial Advocacy: "I am writing this letter on behalf of Demitry Omrin. I met Demitry when he played the role of expert witness in the Trial Advocacy course at Osgoode Hall Law School (hereinafter OHLS) in the fall of 2018. I am one of the senior instructors in this course. I have taught in the course for 30 years. Demitry has played the role of the real estate appraiser before and he did so again in October 2019. He has always given of his time and expertise with great enthusiasm and with an infectious passion for the subject material. He does so as a volunteer; and doesn't get paid for surrendering his free time. This contribution is essential to the success of our Trial Advocacy course and falls within the dictum "pay it forward". Most people don't "get it". Demitry's contributions to OHLS's Trial Advocacy course confirms that he doesn't just "talk the talk", but he "walks the walk". Demitry added a realistic dimension to the examinations in chief and the cross-examinations. He was a fair witness. He strove to make these trial advocacy exercises realistic and meaninful for the third (3rd) year law students. His participation significantly improved the pedagogical experience for these final year law students. Demitry has an impressive curriculum vitae. It highlights the fact that in his career, he as developed both academic and practical knowledge - all of which he brings to his real estate appraisal practice. I recommend Demitry as an expert witness in real estate appraisal. He will do an excellent job for his clients."
November 2019 - Mr. Al Pace, CS Capital
Commercial Lease Arbitration: “I retained Demitry Omrin to assist with a commercial lease arbitration file. It was in relation to determination of fair market rent of retail space for major Canadian chain tenants. It was a complex file due to the uniqueness of the leased space and contractual language contained in the lease documents. Demitry held his ground admirably in the face of difficult questioning by the opposing lawyer on interpretation of the lease terms and how they impacted market rent. His report and testimony outshone that of the opponent valuators comprised of three senior appraisers from an international real estate firm. I am a highly experienced real estate investor with decades of experience in commercial real estate development and can appreciate the degree of knowledge shown by Demitry particularly during Arbitration in how well he responded to a difficult cross-examination. I feel fortunate to have had Demitry as my expert. - Al Pace, CS Capital”
Family Law Matter: "I recently used Demitry's appraisal services for assessing market value. In all interactions, I was impressed by his professionalism and prompt response to all of our communications. Upon receiving the appraisal report, Demitry's thoroughness, attention to detail and provision of comparable property prices exceeded my expectations. I would not hesitate to recommend Demitry for anyone's appraisal needs."
Secured Lending Client: "I have had the pleasure of working with Demitry Omrin for over 3 years when I was a Mortgage Agent working with Royal Dominion Mortgage’s. I have worked with many appraisers over the years I have been doing mortgage and I must say Demitry is my #1 appraiser. There was times when he was not on a list of lenders that I work with and I would encourage him to get on particular lenders list because the quality of his appraisal reports are incomparable and very detailed. His reports are outstanding as he adheres to each lenders stipulation protecting the bank and also the borrower. I also look forward to Demitry’s news letters which are always enlightening and informative. His company RECG website is user friendly and it allows to order an appraisal seamless. I can undoubtedly unequivocally recommend one of if not the best appraiser in GTA you will have the utmost working with him. Continue doing the great work that you do."
January 2016 - Mr. John Cunti, General Manager at Emery Woodworking
Family Law Matter: "Demitry Omrin of RECG appeared as an expert witness at trial on my behalf in relation to a real estate valuation matter. I found Demitry’s appearance at trial to be very professional. His experience and depth of knowledge of real estate valuation theory showed in his response to intense cross-examination by opposing counsel. I am very happy to have had Demitry as my expert... I highly recommend him to anyone requiring a real estate valuation expert."
June 2015 - Mr. Justin Atherton, PFP, Mortgage Agent at CLN Mortgages
Secured Lending: "I have worked in the industry for more than a decade, and have used many different appraisal companies all over the country. RECG is easily one of the most professional, reliable and organized appraisers I have worked with. I have often given them very little notice or time to get rush deals done, and they always rise to the occasion. I recommend Demitry and his team to anyone I can."
Civil Litigation: "Demitry is a super adaptable, responsive individual who goes out of his way to make sure his clients get what they need, when they need it. Demitry provides high quality expert work, with a great attitude."
January 2013 - Ms. Holly Garreau, Office Administrator at Mortgage Architects
Secured Lending: "Demitry, Having worked with your for many years now, your services are professional, friendly, accurate and you make my clients happy. Your turn around time is excellent as well as your communication with me during your process. I love having you do our appraisals. Keep up the tremendous work, because you my friend have the right stuff!"
November 2012 - Ms. Michelle Brienza, Senior Mortgage Consultant
Secured Lending: "Demitry has done MANY appraisal reports for me. He does excellent work by keeping me informed at each step of the process. He works in a timely manner. His reports are always satisfactory to the lenders. I strongly recommend using Demitry whenever possible. He is always my first choice!"
October 2012 - Mr. Don Stoddart, Broker at Key Mortgage Partners - Dominion Lending Centres
Secured Lending: "In our profession it is important to find other professionals that share the same care and consideration for our client's. Demitry has always provide excellent service and works extremely well with our staff. We are very please and will continue to work with him in the future."
July 2011 - Ms. Sandy Duncan, AMP, Mortgage Agent at Neighbourhood Dominion Lending Centres
Secured Lending: “I'm very happy to provide a glowing reference for Demitry Omrin and his great appraisal company, The Real Estate Consulting Group of Canada Ltd. Being a person with very little time, it's important for me to be able to access the best in the business when it comes to the appraisal of my clients' homes or potential new homes. With being able to order an appraisal online on my own time, and receiving status updates every step of the way via email, it allows me to keep my clients informed and present during the appraisal process. As for Demitry, he's a doll! So smart and patient! He makes everything seamless and easy. All his appraisers are knowledgeable, on time and they just do a great job. Use these people for your next appraisal and every one after that!"
July 2011 - Mr. John Chrisanthidis, Mortgage Intelligence
Secured Lending: "Demitry Omrin and the appraisers of RECG provide me with exceptional service and conduct themselves in the utmost of professionalism. I would encourage any mortgage professional in our business to work with them."
July 2011 - Ms. Lorraine Rigas, (former) Professional Development Officer, Appraisal Institute of Canada - Ontario | Association
Teaching Experience: "Demitry Omrin is a former course lecturer of the University of British Columbia under the auspices of the Appraisal Institute of Canada. The courses he previously taught were "Foundations of Real Estate Valuation" and a Mathematics seminar. We consistently received very positive feedback from the students as to Demitry's depth of knowledge of core valuation theory, real estate mathematics, and in particular his ability to explain complex topics in a very simple manner. We were very honoured in having Demitry as one of our top lecturers. He is very professional and a pleasure to work with. If I can be of any further information on Demitry please do not hesitate to contact me."
June 2011 - Mr. Joel Cerilli, Commercial Account Manager, Mid Market at BMO Financial Group
Secured Lending: "Demitry is a true expert in his field. Accurate and professional results are a consistent element to Demitry’s work. Appraising both residential and commercial real estate can be challenging to properly interpret, however Demitry and his team always get it right. I can rely on Demitry to provide the results that I count on."
May 2011 - Ms. Claire Wilson, Underwriter, Scotia Mortgage Authority
Secured Lending: "You are a very thorough appraiser and faster to provide reports than others - reports are precise and easy to read and you do not miss anything."
May 2011 - Mr. Nader Kanaan, MDM, Scotia Mortgage Authority
Secured Lending: "The best service very quick responses and very efficient."
Secured Lending: "Demitry and RECG are a dependable, personable and punctual group of appraisers that we deal with. They always keep you up to date with their findings, in a professional and personal and very TIMELY manner. I would highly recommend Demitry and RECG!"
February 2010 - Ms. Peggy Chau, Manager, Pilot Implementation & Support at Scotiabank (former role)
Secured Lending: "I highly recommend Demitry for his excellent customer service and expertise. Demitry is very knowledegable and always respond in a timely manner."
February 2010 - Ms. Erin Hunking, Lending Manager, Small Business & Retail at Scotiabank (former role)
Secured Lending: "Demitry has always been able to provide excellent and fast service. He is very easy to deal with. He has helped me several times to rush some deals when I have a shorter than usual turnaround time. I have also used him as a source for information which he is always happy to help with any questions that I have for him. I highly recommend him."
November 2009 - Mr. Aman Bolla, Founding Partner/Mortgage Agent at My Home Mortgage Lending Solutions powered by Mortgage Alliance
Secured Lending: "Undoubtedly the best appraiser I've dealt with as a Mortgage Manager at BMO Bank of Montreal. Highly knowledgeable, professional and service oriented. It's a pleasure to do business with Demitry."