Nicholas D. Pilz, MAI, SRA, AI-RRS


Nicholas D. Pilz, MAI, SRA, AI-RRS is a Partner of Edge Realty Advisors. Mr. Pilz has personally completed, supervised, and reviewed thousands of appraisals covering a wide variety of property types. As a consultant and appraisal expert, Mr. Pilz has provided training, managing, and supervision in a multitude of complex civil litigation cases. Additionally, Mr. Pilz has formulated valuation tools to strengthen development and reporting for residential and commercial valuation services.

Career Summary

Mr. Pilz is knowledgeable about all aspects of real estate including construction, real estate sales, property valuation, appraisal review, education development, and software engineering. His accomplishments during his 20+ year career as a valuation professional are reflected through his past leadership roles in the Appraisal Institute and recent appointment to the Appraisal Standards Board commencing in January of 2022. Mr. Pilz offers personal experience completing, supervising, and reviewing thousands of appraisal reports covering a multitude of property types, for a very wide variety of clients. Through this experience and specialized knowledge of program development, Mr. Pilz introduced a unique perspective to compliance in appraisal development and reporting through customized programs.

Professional Designations and Certifications

  • Appraisal Institute: MAI, SRA, AI-RRS
  • USPAP:  AQB Certified USPAP Instructor
  • State of Florida:  State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser RZ3538


Appraisal Standards Board

  • Appointed to serve a three-year term beginning January 1, 2022
  • Appointed to Vice-Chair

Appraisal Institute – National

  • Director (member of the National Board) for Region X (2017-2020)
  • Admissions Designations and Qualification Criteria (2021)
  • Professional Standards and Guidance Committee (2021)
  • Education Committee Vice Chair (2015 – 2016)
  • Education Committee Member (2014 – 2017)
  • Comprehensive Exam Panel (2015-2021)
  • Leadership Development & Advisory Council (2009 – 2011)

Appraisal Institute – Regional

  • Immediate Past Chair (2020-Present)
  • Chair of Region X (2019-2020)
  • Vice-Chair Region X (2017-2018)
  • Government Relations Chair (2012 – Present)

Appraisal Institute – Chapter

  • Board of Directors including President, Vice President,
  • Treasurer, and Secretary (2011 – 2014)

Professional Recognition & Certification

  • Appraisal Institute: MAI, SRA, AI-RRS
  • State of Florida: State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser RZ3538

Employment History

Owner / Principal:

  • Edge Realty Advisors, LLC | February 2015 to Present
  • Pilz Consulting Services, Inc. | December 2013 to Present
  • Appraisal & Consulting Services, Inc. | February 2004 to November 2011

Staff Appraiser:

  • Capstone Valuation Advisors | April 2012 to November 2013
  • Grubb & Ellis Landauer Valuation Advisory Services | November 2011 to April 2012
  • Young & Associates Certified Appraisers | October 2002 to February 2004
  • Approved Appraisers Corporation | August 2001 to October 2002
  • Florida Gulf Coast Appraisal | May 2001 to August 2001

Additional Related Experience

  • American Bankers Association Regulatory Compliance Conference Speaker
  • Education Developer for the Appraisal Institute
  • Graduate FBI’s Citizens Academy 2010
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