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Real Estate                           Is considered as one of the leading experts in the field of real estate throughout Central

Appraisal                              Pennsylvania and for providing expert witness testimony in litigation cases involving eminent domain,

Experience                           tax assessment appeals, distribution of assets, environmental damages, and bankruptcy.


Has completed thousands of real estate appraisals in Pennsylvania since 1970 for attorney’s private business firms, builders, land developers, relocation companies, banks, savings and loan associations, mortgage bankers, mortgage brokers, corporations, municipalities, counties, state agencies, federal agencies, municipal authorities and private individuals.


Has completed real estate appraisals on all types of property in 36 counties of Central Pennsylvania including Adams, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Indiana, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Lycoming, Luzerne, Mifflin, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, Wyoming and York.


Has given Expert Witness Testimony in 18 counties of Pennsylvania for real estate valuation and other real estate matters including Adams, Bradford, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lycoming, Mifflin, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, Tioga, Union, and York.


Expert Witness Testimony presented in U.S. Federal Courts for real estate valuation purposes.


Prepared analysis of damages to over 600,000 acres of the Seldovia Native Association in Cook's Inlet, Alaska, resulting from the Exxon Valdez Oil Tanker Spill in 1989.


Awards                                 Selected as REALTOR OF THE YEAR, Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS (1980)


Awarded Distinguished Service Award for Community Service, Camp Hill Jaycees (1969)



Real Estate                           THE APPRAISAL INSTITUTE (including the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers)

Education                             Completed & Passed                   MAI Comprehensive Examination (2002)

Completed & Passed Exam      Course 510 (Advanced Income Capitalization)

Completed & Passed Exam      Course 520 (Highest & Best Use & Market Analysis), 2000

Challenged & Passed Exam     Course 530 (Advanced Sales Comparison & Cost Approaches), 1999

Completed & Passed Exam      Course 540 (Report Writing & Valuation Analyses), 2000

Completed & Passed Exam      Course 550 (Advanced Appraisal Applications), 2000

Completed & Passed Exam      Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (Part A), 1997

Completed & Passed Exam      Standards of Professional Practice (Part B), 1997

Completed (2-day) Seminar      General Demonstration Appraisal Report Writing, 2000

Completed & Passed Exam      Course 1-A (Real Estate Appraisal Principles), 1969

Completed & Passed Exam      Course 1-B (Capitalization Theory & Techniques), 1975

Completed & Passed Exam      Course VI    (Investment Analysis), 1976

Completed & Passed Exam      Course VIII (Residential Valuation), 1970

Attended 1-day Seminar           Industrial Valuation (1983)



Completed & Passed Exam      Course 101       Basics of Real Estate Investment (1978)

Completed & Passed Exam      Course 102       Analysis of Real Estate Investment (1979)

Completed & Passed Exam      Course 103       Real Estate Taxation (1979)

Completed & Passed Exam      Course 104       Case Studies, Real Estate Investment (1980)


Licensing and                      State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser (GA-422-L), Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Certification                         Certified AQB National USPAP Instructor (Instructor # 10885), The Appraisal Foundation

Real Estate Broker (RB-023911-L), Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Certified Private Real Estate School Director, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Certified Real Estate Instructor (RI-80-A), Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Certified Real Estate Instructor, Commonwealth of Virginia

Qualified Expert Witness for testimony on real estate matters in 18 counties of Pennsylvania and in U.S. Federal Courts


Author                                  Impact Study of the Effects on Real Estate of Three Mile Island Nuclear Accident at in 1979    


Numerous books and articles on real estate appraisal, agency, brokerage, construction, law, financing, investment, real estate fundamentals and practice, exam preparation for state real estate licensing exam, environmental concerns in real estate practice and appraising, and eminent domain.

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