Westbridge Group Valuation Partner

Our Senior Personnel

Rita C. Thibault (principal) has been appraising commercial real estate since 1986. She appraised her first retirement residence in 1994 and has specialized exclusively in the valuation of seniors’ housing and health care facilities since 2000. Prior to relocating to British Columbia in 1990, Rita was a corporate appraiser for John Labatt Limited in London, Ontario, and was involved in numerous acquisitions, insurance reviews and assessment appeals across North America. She holds the AACI designation from the Appraisal Institute of Canada.


Steve Deserre began his career in commercial real estate valuation in Montreal in 1986, while attending university. He graduated from the McGill Commerce program with concentrations in finance and in real estate investment analysis, and is an accredited member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AACI designation). Since early 2003, he has specialized exclusively in the valuation of seniors’ housing and health care facilities, covering the full spectrum of housing types including congregate retirement, assisted living, licensed nursing homes, campuses of care and other specialized facilities.