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The mission of the Appraisal Institute® is “to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide.”

MAI Membership Designation

All three Principals of our firm hold the highly-regarded MAI designation. The MAI membership designation is held by professionals who can provide a wide range of services relating to all types of real property, such as providing opinions of value, evaluations, review, consulting and advice regarding investment decisions, among others. Property types may include commercial, industrial, agricultural, residential, vacant land and others. There are rigorous requirements to obtain this designation including a comprehensive examination, general demonstration report, over 350 hours of coursework and 4,500 hours of specialized experience. The MAI designation has long been recognized by courts of law, government agencies, financial institutions and investors as a mark of excellence in the field of real estate valuation and analysis.

SRA Membership Designation

The SRA membership designation is held by professionals who can provide a wide range of services relating to residential properties, including providing opinions of value, reviews, consulting and advice regarding investment decisions, among others. Nicholas Pilz, MAI, SRA, AI-RRS has significant experience appraising high-end residences. There are rigorous requirements to obtain this designation including a comprehensive examination, general demonstration report, over 200 hours of coursework and 3,000 hours of specialized experience.

AI-RRS Membership Designation

The AI-RRS membership designation is held by professionals who provide reviews of residential appraisals. These individuals possess experience and knowledge to address issues unique to residential real property reviews. Similar to the MAI and SRA designations, there are rigorous requirements to obtain the AI-RRS designation including a comprehensive examination, be a Certified Residential or Certified General Real Property Appraiser, and receive credit for specialized appraisal review experience that meets strict criteria. Mr. Pilz has extensive experience in residential review through his concentration of litigation work.

 


 

CCIM Membership Designation

CCIM stands for Certified Commercial Investment Member. CCIM Institute is commercial real estate’s most influential professional organization, with members closing $200 billion annually in commercial real estate deals. For 50 years, the Institute has been building opportunities through its respected education program, led by established practitioners. The CCIM designation is conferred upon commercial real estate leaders who have a proven record of success in the field and have demonstrated a mastery of financial, market, and investment analysis. To earn this designation, Mr. Bellinkoff and Mr. Martucci completed advanced-level coursework in financial and market analysis as well as negotiation techniques, demonstrated extensive experience in the commercial real estate industry, and passed a final examination.

 


 

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Argus Certification

Ira Bellinkoff, MAI and Thomas Martucci, MAI both hold the ARGUS Software Certification (ASC) for Version 15 and have completed an update course in Argus Enterprise. All income-producing assets are appraised using Argus DCF or Enterprise. The rigorous curriculum enables the users to understand how to properly model various property and lease types with detailed recovery structures. As well, the advanced training includes advanced topics including items such as Excel import, partnership analysis, tiered percentage rent, and techniques for auditing files that are inherited by the user.