Mr. W. Gowder, Jr., CRE

Founder and Partner, Austen & Gowder, LLC
Charleston, SC

Work Phone: (843) 727-2229

Practice Focus: Land use and entitlement, property acquisition and development, infill restoration, historic preservation/land conservation, real property litigation.

Chapter Affiliation: Carolinas

Mr. Paul Bakken, CRE

President, The Valuation Group, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN

Work Phone: (763) 398-1100

Practice Focus: Consulting and valuation of real estate for litigation.

Chapter Affiliation: Minnesota

Mr. Michael Ryan, Esq., CRE

Managing Member, Ryan & Ryan Law, LLC
Rosemont, IL

Work Phone: (847) 825-8600

Practice Focus: Attorney representing private property owners in eminent domain matters in Illinois.

Chapter Affiliation: Midwest

Mr. Mark Murakami, Esq., CRE

Director/Shareholder/Attorney, Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert
Honolulu, HI

Work Phone: (808) 531-8031

Practice Focus: Counseling and other legal services, including real estate litigation, condemnation, land use, probate and trust, and commercial litigation.

Chapter Affiliation: Hawaii

Mr. Richard Borges, II, CRE

Principal, Cross-Continent Real Estate Mediation & Arbitration
Greenwood, IN

Work Phone: 8125252299

Practice Focus: Alternative dispute resolution, complex litigation matters, real estate assessment appeals, and valuation.

Chapter Affiliation: Midwest

Mr. Charles Blau, Esq., CRE

Partner, Blau & Blau, Attorneys At Law
Springfield, NJ

Work Phone: 973-564-9003

Practice Focus: Real estate tax appeals and matters involving the valuation of real estate.

Chapter Affiliation: New Jersey

Mr. Brian Blaesser, Esq., CRE

Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Boston, MA

Work Phone: (857) 305-6382

Practice Focus: Real estate, land use and environmental law, condemnation law, and litigation.

Chapter Affiliation: New England

Mr. Jeffrey Beaver, Esq., CRE

Partner, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
Seattle, WA

Work Phone: (206) 624-8300

Practice Focus: Condemnation and commercial litigation, representing clients in industries such as transportation, timberlands, financial services, and manufacturing.

Chapter Affiliation: Pacific Northwest

Mr. L. Noble, CRE

President/Owner, Noble Valuation Consulting, LLC
Roanoke, VA

Work Phone: (540) 871-5754

Practice Focus: Counseling and valuation of property rights, eminent domain, manufacturing and industrial, conservation easements, and appraisal reviews.

Chapter Affiliation: Carolinas

Mr. Peter McEnery, CRE

President, The McEnery Company
New Orleans, LA

Work Phone: (504) 274-2701

Practice Focus: Commercial appraisals; brokerage; construction project management; feasibility studies; litigation services-tax, environmental, land use.

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