Our broad knowledge-base and expertise cover all real estate disciplines.
Our firm is driven by integrity, experience, dedication, and market knowledge. We offer customized, results-driven real estate services with a proactive, client-focused approach. The cornerstone of our practice is the acknowledgment that providing professional valuation advisory and consulting is a service, that our clients have choices, and that our clients' interests are best served by building sustainable, long-term relationships. Our practice areas are diverse, and although we specialize in complex residential and commercial valuations, our team can serve you in real estate legal issues and litigation, estate appraisals and preparation, bankruptcy analysis and appraisals, green buildings, partial interest, condemnation and eminent domain, and tax appeal advisory. Learn more about our array of services.
Sometimes, things don't go as planned. Our expert team has provided litigation support across a wide range of areas at the
state and federal level, many being class action lawsuits. Our focus is real estate damage economics, including loss in use, environmental contamination, casualty loss, privacy issues, soils and geotechnical issues, construction defects, title defects, real estate fraud, standard of care, nuisance and proximity conditions, mold and water intrusion, disclosure issues, diminution of value, compliance review, and so forth.
We provide customized and responsive consulting services focused on achieving reliable results to meet our clients specific need. We assist attorneys, financial institutions, non-profit groups, public agencies, developers, investors, corporations, and the public with their real estate opportunities and problems. Our work includes counseling on marketability and feasibility, highest and best use, due diligence assistance, portfolio strategy and adaptive reuse of properties. We bridge the gap between real estate problems and cost-effective solutions for our clients.
Unique property types or those with unusual property rights
greatly affect the complexity of the analysis due to limited data.
The properties usually have a unique design or layout, special construction materials, or features that limit the property’s utility for purposes other than for which it was built. We have worked on many complex properties such as: air rights, cemeteries, self-storage facilities, churches, schools, bed & breakfast, high end homes, horse and farm properties, large acreage, sport complex, car wash, partial interest, easements, and mobile home parks.
We complete regulatory-compliant appraisals for all property types including commercial, industrial, investment, multi-family, rural, agricultural, recreational, residential and special use. Our appraisals are used for a wide variety of purposes, including: mortgage refinancing and purchases, primary and secondary mortgages, employee relocation, private mortgage insurance removal, trust and estate planning, date of death, foreclosure, pre-listing, matrimonial settlement, purchase and sale analysis, investment analysis, fractional and partial interest and insurance.
We offer several tools, models and reports for value solutions. We support the age-old theory that time equals money. We offer an appraiser-assisted valuation model, a hybrid report based on the joint contribution of the appraiser and the traditional AVM (an electronic report produced from data analyzed, compared
and entered into an electronic model). Our AVMs are great for loss mitigation, equity analysis, portfolio analysis and review, and pre-listing analysis. We offer hybrid appraisals with several inspection options, such as exterior, interior, or no inspection.
We offer reviews to ensure valuation services comply with state law, the Dodd-Frank Act, Appraiser Independence Requirements, Interagency Appraisal and Valuation Guidelines, and the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice. USPAP places affirmative duties on the appraiser to perform careful and impartial analyses and to accurately and completely report his or her opinions and conclusions. State Appraiser Certification and Licensing Boards; federal, state, and local agencies, appraisal services; and appraisal trade associations require compliance with USPAP.
Challenging real estate markets and economic climate create tremendous uncertainty regarding real estate projects and opportunities. Studies are market analyses developed to define and evaluate a target market, and to assess a specific property’s place within that market. Market studies may be used to analyze the highest and best use of a property, the marketability of a specific property type, the marketing time of a property, the demand that exists within the current market, or the costs required to generate a profitable venture.
Real Estate done properly with the correct due diligence can provide a great source of wealth, however, inexperience and poor decisions generally have resulted in lost fortunes. We combine experience, expertise, and technology with highly scalable and tailored solutions to help clients make complex real estate decisions easy. Examples of tailored services are forensic and buyback rebuttals, legacy panel management advisory, risk management, catastrophic insurance solutions, developer infill reports, green and high-performance building advisories.
TRAINING & EDUCATION
We have designed training and education offerings to help users of appraisal services - attorneys, lenders, accountants, estate planners, regulators, bank examiners, agency administrative reviewers, loan and credit underwriters, and corporate decision makers - understand the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice (USPAP) and current regulatory requirements. We help the professional review an appraisal, recognize appropriate and misapplied appraisal approaches and theory, and isolate common mistakes found in appraisals.