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DUANE ADAMS 

EDUCATION: 

University of Massachusetts    

  • B.S. Natural Resource Studies
  • Housing Design and Construction
  • Real Estate Law and Urban Land Economics
  • Principles of Resource Planning 

American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers

  • Real Estate Appraisal Principles
  • Residential Valuation 

International Association of Assessing Officers

  • Course 302 - Mass Appraisal of Income-Producing Properties 

Massachusetts Department of Revenue

  • Course 101 - Administration: Law, Procedures, and Valuation
  • New Officials Finance Forum - June 2000
  • Course 200 - Principles of Assessing Procedures 

EXPERIENCE: 

2004 - Present, Mayflower Valuation, Ltd. - President 

1985 - 2004,  Patriot Properties, Inc. 

Regional Manager - Staff Appraiser for a real estate firm specializing in professional real estate appraisals, property tax consulting, qualified expert testimony, investment analysis, property management and brokerage.  Project Supervisor, Residential/Commercial/Industrial Valuation Supervisor for more than 100 revaluation projects. 

1979-1985, Municipal Management Consultants, Inc. 

Activities and responsibilities included: Residential, commercial, and industrial data collection, hearing officer, field supervisor, project supervisor, residential review, training of data collectors and other personnel, company representative during State certification, have been involved in and/or responsible for certification of approximately 30 projects in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, regional manager of 15 client communities in Western Massachusetts.  Building permit inspection and new construction - includes measuring and listing of structural details of all types of real estate. 

OTHER:

  • Approved as Project Supervisor, State of New Hampshire
  • Certified Revaluation Appraiser, State of Connecticut
  • Recognized as a project supervisor and review appraiser, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Approved Project Supervisor, State of Vermont, Division of Property Valuation and Review
  • Brimfield Board of Assessors - member since 1997  

ELLIS B. WITHINGTON 

EDUCATION:

University of Massachusetts

Bachelor of Science, Resource Studies (cum laude)

  •  Appraising Residential Property (S.R.A. 101 Text)
  • Housing Design and Construction
  • Real Estate Law and Urban Land Economics
  • Elements of Creative Real Estate Financing
  • American Architecture Soil Physics Engineering Technology
  • Nuclear Power Generation
  • Awarded University of Massachusetts Real Estate Certificate

Massachusetts Board of Real Estate Appraisers (MBREA)

  • Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice

International Association of Assessing Officers (I.A.A.O.)

  • Introduction to the Market Approach to Value
  • The Income Approach to Value
  • Site Analysis and Evaluation

American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers (A.I.R.E.A.)

  • Real Estate Appraisal Principles
  • Residential Valuation Basic Valuation Procedures
  • Standards of Professional Practice
  • Capitalization Theory and Techniques I Capitalization Theory and Techniques II
  • Capitalization Theory and Techniques B
  • Rural Valuation
  • Case Studies in Real Estate Valuation
  • Valuation Analysis and Report Writing
  • Discounted Cash Flow Analysis
  • Non-Residential Demonstration Report Writing

Cole Layer Trumble Company

  • Commercial-Industrial Review School (Finished top of class)

RELATED EXPERIENCE:

Mayflower Valuation, Ltd.                                                                                                            2004-

Vice President of a firm specializing in assessing services.

Patriot Properties, Inc.                                                                                                                 1985 -2004

President and co-founder of a real estate firm specializing in all aspects of real estate appraisal,  property tax consulting, qualified expert testimony, investment analysis, and real estate appraisal software development.

Municipal Management Consultants, Inc. (now Vision Appraisal)                                           1979 - 1985

Activities included:

Revaluation project supervision, regional management and expert testimony, appraisal of all types of real estate. Had over 30 projects certified in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.  Involved in modifications and development of Company Appraisal System.  Supervisor-in-Chief of all value update projects, regional managers, project supervisors, and residential review appraisers.

Cole Layer Trumble Company                                                                                                      1976 - 1979

Activities included:

Residential, commercial, industrial property inspection, and collection of data relating to structural details, field review, hearing officer, field supervisor, project supervisor, and appraisal of all types of real estate.  Involved in approximately 15 projects in New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

DESIGNATIONS/AFFILIATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Senior Member, American Society of Appraisers, Real Property/Urban -Received designation A.S.A. No. 1796, formerly certified through May 14, 2007
  • Awarded Certificate of Commendation for five years of service on The International Board of Examiners of the A.S.A.
  • Formerly Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, Massachusetts, No. 93 (pending CE credits)
  • Formerly Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, NH #440 (pending CE credits)
  • Member of Faculty, Mass. Continuing Legal Education Seminar "Shrinking Property Values" (Sponsored by Mass. Bar Association)
  • Member of Faculty, Mass. Continuing Legal Education Seminar "Real Estate Property Valuation" (Sponsored by Mass. Bar Association)
  • Formerly Licensed Massachusetts Real Estate Broker No. 123403 (pending CE credits)
  • Awarded University of Massachusetts Real Estate Certificate
  • Formerly Approved as Group Leader for I.A.A.O. courses
  • Formerly Approved to appraise (supervisor level) in the State of NH
  • Formerly Certified Appraiser (Project Supervisor), State of CT, No. 180
  • Subscribing Member Massachusetts Assoc. of Assessing Officers
  • Formerly Affiliate Member Franklin-Hampshire County Board of Realtors
  • Formerly Approved Project Supervisor, State of Vermont, Division of Property Valuation and Review

OTHER:

  • Qualified as expert witness on over 200 cases before Massachusetts Superior Court, Massachusetts Probate Court, Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board, New Hampshire Superior Court, New Hampshire Board of Tax & Land Appeals
  • Guest speaker before the Society of Real Estate Appraisers, c.104
  • Guest speaker before BayBanks/Middlesex Commercial Loan Officers
  • Guest speaker before the Route One Businessmen's Association
  • Guest speaker before the Barnstable County Assessors Association
  • Guest speaker before the Cape Cod & Islands Board of Realtors
  • IAAO Conference Work shop, 1997, "Research & Technology" presenter - "Property Electronically Taxed", Toronto,
  • Guest speaker at Institute for Professionals in Taxation's 21st Annual Conference
  • IAAO Conference, 1998, Orlando, Faculty, "Research & Technology".
  • FAAO Conference 2004, Marco Island FL, Personal Property Presentation
  • Speaker FAAO Conference 2008, Tampa, "Assessing Technology Today Tomorrow and in the Future"
 
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