Matt Van Huizen, B.A., AACI, P.App.

Matt Van Huizen, B.A., AACI, P.App. became Managing Partner at Jacob Ellens & Associates in 2012. He completed his undergraduate education at Redeemer University, and directly followed with the Post-Graduate Certificate in Real Property Valuation (PGCV) program through the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia, leading to his AACI designation. His experience includes valuation of industrial, commercial & investment property types as well as other special use or purpose built properties.

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Jacob Ellens, AACI, FRI,

Mr. Ellens began his career in real estate as a salesman in Niagara Falls. He continued to diversify his experience during his employment with the P. J. Harvey Realties in Brantford, where he began his career as an appraiser. In 1989 he started his own firm, which still bears his name today. Mr. Ellens specialized in the valuation of commercial, industrial and investment properties in the Greater Hamilton, Brantford and Niagara areas. Mr. Ellens has extensive experience as an expert witness before various courts and tribunals and has experience in expropriation, property tax appeals and in various areas of real estate consultation. Mr. Ellens was a Past President of the Hamilton Chapter of the Appraisal Institute of Canada, Past Director of the Ontario Association of the Appraisal Institute of Canada and has been involved in various committees at the provincial and national level for the Appraisal Institute of Canada.

In 2012, Mr Ellens handed the day to day operations of the company to Mr. Van Huizen. However, he continues to provide his services with the firm.

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Stan Jugovic, AACI, P.App., PLE

Mr. Jugovic has been a presence in the Hamilton Real Estate market since the 1980's. His work experience includes the listing, selling, leasing, managing, developing, and negotiating of all types of real estate for buyers and sellers in the Hamilton and surrounding area. Since 1993, Mr. Jugovic has been providing clients with proficient real estate appraisal services in the residential, commercial, industrial and investment real estate marketplace. Mr. Jugovic has over twenty years of experience in real estate with extensive local expertise.

Mr. Jugovic is currently on the National Investigation Committee of the Appraisal Institute of Canada which is responsible for the investigation of complaints initiated by the public and by recipients of appraisal services across Canada. He also volunteers on various committees of the Hamilton, Burlington and District Real Estate Board and the local AIC chapter.

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Jonathan Baarda, B.E.S., AACI P. App.

Jonathan Baarda joined Jacob Ellens & Associates in 2013 as a research assistant, and was accepted into the designation program shortly thereafter. Jonathan earned an Honours B.E.S. in Urban Planning from the University of Waterloo and has previously worked in a number of GIS-related roles, including a position at the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation.

Jonathan completed all his educational requirements and in November 2016 was accepted as a full member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada with the AACI P. App designation. He provides valuation and consultation services and has worked on a variety of projects including appraisals of retail, commercial, multi-unit residential, industrial, agricultural, and land property types.

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Aaron Snoek, BA

Aaron Snoek joined Jacob Ellens & Associates in 2016 as a research assistant. He previously worked as a financial analyst for a greenhouse operator. Aaron graduated from Redeemer University College earning his BA. in 2012. Aaron provides research support for the staff appraisers and aids in the preparation of reports. He has been accepted by the Sauder School of Business in the PGCV program.  

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Support Staff

Jacob Ellens and Associates is supported by exemplary administrative staff who aid in the creation of appraisal reports to provide the level of excellence our clients have come to know and expect. They can be reached at the addresses below.

Armaiti Baldwin |

Malynda Wheeler |