Meet Our Team of Advisors

From our core team to our extended industry collaborators, we pride ourselves on the professionals that we work with and decades of results.

Rae Buchan

Principal
Rae Buchan is an Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute (AACI) and a Licensed Paralegal. He has valued real property across Canada since 1976, and he has advised on property tax matters since 1982. Rae created and managed the real estate appraisal and property tax groups of PricewaterhouseCoopers, from 1990 to 2000, and helped set up the property tax group of another major big four accounting firm until 2004, when he established his own boutique real estate advisory practice, Context Realty Advisors. He volunteers in either leading or coaching a Leadership training program. He and his bride, Katherine (since 1978), are the proud parents of three children, who are now raising their own children.


Sureena Billard

Operations Manager
Sureena Billard is the Operation Manager at Context Realty Advisors. She has been employed here since 2008. Sureena has worked in many facets of the real estate industry. To name a few: Mobile Store Manager at McCarthy’s – School Uniforms; Administrative Assistant at Rosti Group Executive Offices; Leasing Agent for Concert Properties and Executive Assistant/”Battleship Commander” for Pretus Commercial Realty. Sureena wears many hats but Battleship Commander says it best!!

Katherine Hartel

Head of Research
Katherine has a unique penchant for details.  Formerly responsible for quality management of an international engineering data team in a global manufacturing company, she now applies her skills in researching and managing the information database of Context Realty Advisors.

Our Extended Network

The complexity of our laws, and the degree of changes at the municipal, provincial and even the federal levels, require additional expertise and insight in rendering an opinion of value. This is also true of the additional evidence that can be required as part of a hearing.

We have worked with and or have been hired by numerous professionals, including:
  • Business process re-engineering consultants
  • Retail market study specialists
  • Business valuers
  • Equipment valuers
  • Engineers

  • Environmental lawyers and engineers
  • Receivers
  • Accountants
  • Leasing lawyers
  • Property tax lawyers

  • Fiscal impact study specialists
  • Municipal consultants
  • Non-profits
  • Income tax specialists
  • Building costing experts
  • Business lobby teams