At Heuristic Consulting Associates, founder Bruce Turner and HCA's team of professional associates believe that success is built on service excellence, positive client relationships, providing workable solutions for well-defined problems.

Bruce's consulting assignments range from leading senior officials in the Kingdom of Cambodia to develop a policy frame for a land valuation system, to support for site selection & procurement, to assisting Canadian valuation and data management organizations in strategic planning, risk management, real estate services and developing accountability frames for results.

Bruce's career with BC Assessment covered a full cross-section of executive management and technical roles - including responsibilities for assessment & valuation policy & legislative services, and corporate services (IT, HR, Finance).

Bruce works with the University of British Columbia to develop course materials for the Bachelor of Business in Real Estate program.

In 2001, Bruce completed his MBA, and was recipient of the Chancellor's Award from Royal Roads University.


Linking Infrastructure & Property Values to Aid Decision Makers & Gain Public Support. Turner. Input magazine. Real Estate Institute of BC. March 2016. 

Public Sector Buildings - Valuing Forgotten Infrastructure. ​Turner & Metcalf. ​International Association of Assessing Officers.2015.  

Building Market-Based Property Assessment Capacity - International Challenges & Opportunities


Critical Analysis & Decision Making in Real Estate. Course Workbook. Turner. University of British Columbia.

Market Studies and Feasibility Consulting. Course Lesson. Turner. University of British Columbia.

Proactive Restructuring in BC Assessment (Specialization). Thesis. Turner. Royal Roads University.

The Assessment Community's Changing Role as Keeper of the Public Trust. Turner. International Association of Assessing Officers.

Case study examples:

  • Valuation of Seniors Housing & Care Facilities
  • Valuation of Billboards
  • Valuation of Major Industrial Properties
  • Valuation of hotel properties
  • Valuation of office properties
  • Valuation of commercial properties

Case studies may be readily adapted to meet customized training needs.

About Heuristic Consulting Associates

Robert J (bob) metcalf

senior consultant

Bob is a professional appraiser & property consultant with over 40 years experience in property assessment.

Examples of Bob's consulting assignments include:

  • Developing a frame for a valuation, assessment & taxation program for the City of St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Developing assessment methodology / valuation guides for the Province of Alberta, Canada
  • Providing valuation opinions on high-value complex properties to Canada's federal Ministry of Public Works & Government Services
  • Providing advice on information disclosure and transparency in assessment
  • Providing real estate advisory and consulting services

Bob's career with BC Assessment included roles as:

  • Regional Manager
  • Valuation specialist and expert witness for high profile investment properties
  • Staff development and training in assessment / valuation
  •  Best practices lead - benchmarking initiatives across North America

our team of leading professionals focus on clients to find strategic, workable solutions

Since its inception in 2002, Heuristic Consulting Associates has worked with public & private sector clients to deliver professional management and property assessment consulting services for strategic, workable solutions.

Bruce turner


management consulting &

property assessment Professionals

Heuristic Consulting Associates BC Ltd