News Involving PBW

 

2016

PBW Ranked 8th Largest Commercial Real Estate Appraisal Firm

Atlanta Business Chronicle lists PBW as Atlanta's 8th largest commercial real estate appraisal firm, based on total 2015 dollar/valuation volume, which is up from 10th in the prior year and 14th three years ago. As inferred from the report, most of our valuations included traditional appraisals, with about two thirds of our assignments in the metro Atlanta area and one third being outside of Atlanta, including office, retail, multi-family, land, and special-purpose properties.

Sheppard to Present "Technology Tips for RE Appraisers"

Currently Scheduled Classes include: Birmingham, Alabama - December 2, 2016; Tallahassee, Florida - February 24, 2017; Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, Iowa on May 18th and 19th, 2017; and, Chattanooga, Tennesee on September 15, 2017.

Sheppard to Attend LDAC Conference in Washington, D.C.

In May 2016, Sheppard will attend the Appraisal Institute's Leadership Development Advisory Council ("LDAC"). This 100-person event, drawing generally younger appriasers from across the United States, explores and discusses ideas provided from national Strategic Planning and Education committees. These discussions help shape the Appraisal Institute's path over the next several years. Additionally, participants engage with State Representatives and Senators to discuss current legislation involving real estate.

Sheppard to Present "Increasing Competency through Education" at Mini LDAC

In April 2016, Sheppard will attend the Mini-LDAC ("Leadership Development Advisory Council") in Nashville, Tennessee. The presentation will include gaining geographic and subject-matter competencies, a review of current education offerings, potential educational offerings, as well as a discussion of education delivery methods.

PBW Ranked 10th Largest Commercial Real Estate Appraisal Firm

Atlanta Business Chronicle lists PBW as Atlanta's 10th largest commercial real estate appraisal firm, based on total 2014 dollar/valuation volume, which is up from 14th in the prior year's data. As inferred from the report, most of our valuations included traditional appraisals, with about 60% of our assignments in the metro Atlanta area and 40% outside of Atlanta, including office, retail, multi-family, land, and special-purpose properties.

2015

PBW Welcomes Our New Office Manager; Mary Bradley

Our beloved office manager, Kathy Morman, is retiring after 15 years of tremendous and greatly-appreciated service. Mrs. Bradley comes to PBW following prior employment with CNN and charitable organizations.

Sheppard to Present "Technology Tips for RE Appraisers" Seminar

Beginning in August 2015, Mr. Sheppard will give presentations to various Appraisal Institute chapters covering important topics such as setting up an appraisal office, including hardware and software options, information and best practices for appraiser-oriented desktop and mobile applications, as well as document automation options within existing Word/Excel applicaitons. The program has been delivered in Atlanta and Savannah, with additional offerings pending for 2016.

Sheppard and Petkovich to Present at "A Masters Class in Appraisal Fundamentals"

Mr. Sheppard and Mr. Petkovich will give a presentation involving Document Automation (Sheppard) and Industrial (Petkovich) at the August Appraisal Institute Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia in August 2015.

PBW Welcomes Cheryl Crouch, Certified General Appraiser

Pritchett, Ball & Wise, Inc. is pleased to announce that Mrs. Cheryl Crouch has joined our firm as an Associate. Mrs. Crouch has extensive commercial appraisal experience, particularly with condemnation and eminent domain assignments throughout Georgia.

Joe W. Ball, MAI, President, Retires from PBW

Following a 44-year career as the leader of and mentor to Pritchett, Ball & Wise, Inc., Mr. Ball retired at the end of 2014. Mr. Ball helped develop and nurture a considerable portion of today's top designated appraisers in Atlanta, and left PBW on solid ground for continued success. Mr. Ball plans to continue doing limited review work from his mountain cabin, in addition to fishing, hunting and relaxing. We wish Mr. Ball all of our best in his retirement.


2014


PBW Ranks 14th in Largest Atlanta Commercial Real Estate Appraisers

The Atlanta Business Chronicle lists PBW as #14, up from 17th in 2012 and #14 in 2011 and 2010, including nearly $850M in appraised value from 101 valuations.

PBW Welcomes Rick Higgins, MAI, to the Firm

Pritchett, Ball & Wise, Inc. is pleased to announce that Mr. Rick Higgins, MAI, has joined our firm as Vice President. Mr. Higgins was the former Director of Lee & Associates in Atlanta and a Senior Apppraiser with Carr, Sigsbee & Associates in Atlanta.

Sheppard and Petkovich to Present at "A Masters Class in Appraisal Fundamentals"

Mr. Sheppard and Mr. Petkovich will give a presentation involving Multi-Family (Sheppard) and Land (Petkovich) at the August 14th Appraisal Institute Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

Pritchett, Ball & Wise, Inc. celebrates its 60th year in business!

 


2013


Joe Ball to Present "Appraisals That Work," September 5, 2013

Mr. Ball will give a presentation at the 9th Annual Conservation Easement Workshop in Madison, Morgan County, Georgia

PBW Ranked on List of Top 20 Appraisers by Atlanta Business Chronicle

Based on total dollars volume of properties appraised out of an Atlanta office, PBW ranked as the 17th largest commercial real estate appraisal firm in Atlanta for 2013, following 2012 and 2011 rankings at #14 (both).

Sheppard to Attend Appraisal Institute's "Leadership Development Advisory Council" in Washington, D.C.

In May 2013, Mr. Sheppard attended the Appraisal Institute's "LDAC" Conference in Washington, along with 100 other national representatives, providing input on a variety of topics relating to the future of the industry and the Appraisal Institute's strategic planning.

2012


Sheppard Receives "Volunteer of Distinction" Award

In, July 2012, Mr. Sheppard was awarded the Volunteer of Distinction Award from Region IX of the Appraisal Institute.

Press Release: Award Notice

Sheppard Elected to Treasurer for Atlanta Area Chapter of Appraisal Institute

August 23, 2012
Beginning in 2014, Mr. Sheppard will begin the accent up the local chapter's leadership chain, initially serving as Treasurer, then Secretary (2015), Vice President (2016) and President (2017).


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