About Land Ethic Consulting Ltd.

John Peebles is a University of British Columbia, Faculty of Forestry graduate (1977). John became a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) in 1979 and now has retired status. In 1984 John became fully accredited member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada and continues to hold an active designation.

John has a wide scope of experience in property development, leasing, and valuation in the public and private sectors. He formerly acted as the Manager of Valuation Policy for BC Assessment and has an understanding of the property assessment process, including appeals.

John’s areas of property practice include the valuation of natural resource lands, industrial property, submerged land, marinas, and mixed-use development properties. Clients often call on John for expert reports for litigation matters, appraisal review, acquiring Crown land, and First Nations Specific Claims and Treaty lands support. He has also acted as a property agent for government for acquisition of land and acted for property owners facing land acquisitions.

John regularly acts as an expert witness in BC Supreme Court, Commercial arbitration proceedings, and Specific Land Claims.

He has authored valuation papers and course material for the UBC Sauder School of Business, and delivered real estate training. John was formerly a certified instructor for the Appraisal Institute of Canada Standards course.

Professional Affiliations

  • AACI P. APP. Designation
  • RPF (retired)

Property Valuations

  • Forest Land: Timber valuations, resource interests (e.g., water rights)
  • Recreational Property: Waterfront lots, commercial resorts, marinas
  • Ecological Gifts: Gifts of lands or partial interests (Conservation Covenants) 
  • Commercial: Rental Apartments, Lodging, Major Retail and Office
  • Industrial: Light & Heavy Industrial, Flex space, Special Purpose properties
  • Institutional: Right-of-Ways, Land Exchanges, Acquisition of Whole or Partial Interests, Submerged land
  • Other: First Nations Land Issues, Green Valuation, Rent Reviews, Feasibility Studies and Location Research


  • Provincial Government
  • Federal Government
  • Legal Community 
  • First Nations
  • Crown Corporations
  • Lending Institutions
  • Property Owners selling, buying, or gifting land
Heritage Era Building Valuation
Marina Assessment Appeals
Evaluation of Complex Properties: Dry Land Log Sort Alberni Canal
Evaluation of Complex Properties: Willows Beach Waterfront
Evaluation of Complex Properties: Customs Border Crossing