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Ed Kling

Ed Kling became the owner and president of our firm in 2005. His professional qualifications include the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute. A member of our company since 1994, Ed’s extensive experience in appraisal is founded in a specialized formal education. He came to the firm with a B.A. in Marketing from North Central College and a B.S. in Urban Policy Planning from Elmhurst College. He also spent three years in the Architecture program at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Ed’s more than twenty-two years of experience in the appraisal field has covered a tremendous body of work over a variety of property types, from commercial, residential and industrial to multi-family and special-use properties. Ed also has a special expertise in airport appraisal and hangar development. He has used these specialized skills to assist in the ongoing hangar development projects at DeKalb Airport. Additionally, Ed brings a special appraisal focus to development investing.
Ed’s in-depth knowledge of property valuation has earned him the trust of local assessors, where he has done both appraisal and mass appraisal for a number of townships, including Geneva, Grafton, Joliet, Lisle, Milton, Winfield and York, as well as Will County and many others. Ed specializes in airport valuation and leasehold assessment.
Ed’s experience and knowledge have also made him a much sought-after expert witness in a range of real estate and valuation related cases and actions, and he offers his services for litigation support on a regular basis.
Ed believes that his professional success rests on the trust he has gained from the community by providing expert work on a timely basis.

Neil Steffens

Neil Steffens has been involved in real estate appraisal for over 25 years. His professional qualifications include the MAI and SRA designations from the Appraisal Institute. Neil is also an Illinois Certified General Appraiser and an experienced classroom instructor. In 1983, Neil established the business that has become Real Valuation Group, LLC. Prior to that he worked as an appraiser, review appraiser, and negotiator for the Land Acquisition Bureau of the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). Later, he accepted a position with Price & Associates in its Chicago Loop offices. Neil’s experience encompasses a wide range of different property types, including single-family residential, multi-family, industrial, commercial, vacant land, and farmland. Neil is also experienced with valuations in litigation proceedings. He has been qualified and has testified as an expert witness in courts in Cook, Kane, Will, DuPage, and Lake counties. One of Neils special areas of expertise is the appraisal of partial acquisitions. Examples of this type of appraisal work include the appraisal of an additional right of way needed for a road widening and/or the appraisal of permanent and temporary easements. Neil has been retained both by condemning agencies and individual property owners. Neil’s vision, knowledge, and expertise created our firm over 21 years ago. Today, he continues to guide, direct, and shape the present and future of our company.

Tom Cullerton

Tom joined the company in 2009. He is a Certified General Appraiser and has over 30-years of experience. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1978 and has a degree in finance. He specializes in appraisals and consultations for all types of residential, commercial, industrial and special purpose properties throughout the greater Chicagoland area.

Don DiNapoli

Certified general appraiser with multiple years of experience on large commercial and industrial appraisals. Expertise in subdivision analysis and multi-tenant retail developments.

Roxanna Ferris

Joined the firm in January 2005. Certified general appraiser with experience in land appraisal as well as industrial, retail and office condominium developments, with expertise in the Kane and DuPage County condominium markets.

Pete Helland

Joined company in August 2005. Pete is a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser with experience in all types of commercial properties as well as special use properties. As a graduate of Purdue University in finance, he provides additional expertise for income producing properties, going concern interests, and recreational property appraisals. Experience in appraising commercial properties throughout the state of Illinois extending to St. Louis and the Quad Cities as well as work in Wisconsin, Indiana and Iowa.

Jenny Kleckner

Joined the company in 2003. Jenny is a Certified General Appraiser in the commercial division. Experience includes mixed-use, multi-family, office, industrial and retail properties. She has completed appraisals in DuPage, Kane and McHenry counties, with a primary focus in Cook County and Chicago.

Scott Kling

Certified general appraiser with multiple years of experience in all Chicagoland counties. Expertise in vacant land appraisals and subdivision analysis.

Mike Lysien

Mike is an associate real estate appraiser that joined our staff in September 2007. He is a recent graduate of Northern Illinois University with a degree in Economics. Mike provides experience in market analysis with a growing knowledge of commercial real estate.

Patty Lysien

Bookkeeper and real estate assistant with many years of accounting work for private companies.

Myles Norton

Certified General Real Estate Appraiser with extensive experience in the preparation of appraisals for sale, acquisition, foreclosure, estate valuation, leasing, tax assessment, asset valuation, insurance and mortgage lending purposes of commercial, industrial, special-use, farmland, residential and multi-family properties.

Ed Pavlica

Ed currently heads our residential department. He is a certified residential appraiser with multiple years of experience. Expertise in relocations, single and multi-family properties, condominiums, divorce and pre-sale market estimates.

Carl Presley

Certified residential appraiser with focus on residential properties. Experience in multi-family and single family residences. Carl has experience throughout the Chicagoland market, collar counties, and extended suburban areas.

Dave Rogers

Holds a Certified General Appraiser license as well as a Real Estate Brokers License. Handles the day-to-day operations for both the appraisal and brokerage business units. Appraisal focus is on industrial and commercial properties. Brings over twenty years of consulting and business experience to the real estate industry. Former Chairman of the Greater O’Hare Association of Industry and Commerce.

Michael Wood

Michael is an Associate Appraiser that has been with the firm since August 2006. He has appraised commercial real estate throughout northern and central Illinois including retail, farmland, industrial, residential subdivision, and office properties. Currently he is working towards completing the requirements for the MAI designation and has begun taking the education necessary to perform condemnation and conservation easement appraisals.





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