Kim Passmore (BComm) | 10x10 Alumni with Impact | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

Kim Passmore (BComm) | 10x10 Alumni with Impact

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Kim Passmore

BComm, (Real Estate and Housing) '10

Partner, S.W. Irvine & Associates

Kim Passmore, AACI, P.App is a partner with S.W. Irvine & Associates in Guelph, Ontario. She specializes in agricultural and residential property valuation, which includes mixed, dairy, horse and cash crop farms, as well as other types of intensified farming operations, recreational country properties and vacant land.

After graduating from the Lang School's Bachelor of Commerce program majoring in Real Estate and Housing Passmore started working with S.W. Irvine & Associates. She now operates as an owner/partner of S.W. Irvine & Associates which employs a full-time office manager, research analysts, and appraisal professionals. The firm offers full-service real estate appraisals and consulting services for a variety of property types, including; agricultural, commercial, industrial, multi-residential and residential. The firm provides appraisals for various purposes including; financing, family planning, estate, divorce settlement, re-sale, capital gains, power of sale, and relocation.

In addition to her Commerce degree from Lang, Passmore completed a post-graduate certificate in real property valuation at UBC and was a mentor for aspiring real estate professionals in the Lang program. She currently serves as a director for the Appraisal Institute of Canada for the local chapter.


Career Highlights

  • Completed her AACI, P.App. - the professional designation for the appraisal industry. Lang's real estate and housing program gave her the fast track to achieve this designation.
  • Become a partner within 5 years of graduation and within 1 year of obtaining her professional designation
  • Designed and managed the development of an app to improve the efficiency of the report writing process and building an agricultural sales database
  • Elected board member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada - Ontario representing 250+ members

Previous Roles

  • Property Information Collector, BC Assessment (2010)
  • Appraiser, S.W. Irvine & Associates Ltd. (2011 – 2015)
  • Partner, S.W. Irvine & Associates (2015 to Present)

As a student

  • Worked as a research assistant for Dr. Nita N. Chhinzer, human resource professor within the Lang School's Department of Management.
  • Earned her Post- Graduate Certificate in Real Property Valuation from UBC at the same time as her BComm. from U of G.


10x10 alumni, 10 years of graduation, 10x10 alumni with impact

The annual 10x10 Alumni with Impact Award recognizes ten University of Guelph business alumni who have achieved rapid and significant growth in their careers, who are within ten years of graduation. These proud and highly engaged University of Guelph alumni have garnered significant responsibility and influence within their respective industries and organizations. 

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