Valbridge Property Advisors Employee Spotlight

Name: Lisa Heeney, MAI, AI-GRS, MRICS
Title: Managing Director
Date: 02-23-21
Office: New Jersey

Employee background:

I have been a Managing Director since August 2018. I am also a Senior Appraiser / Review Appraiser. I've been employed since 2008 with Valbridge Property Advisors | New Jersey. I served as a Senior Budget & Cost Analyst with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for four years. I was Manager / Loan Officer with American Cyanamid FCU for eight years.

What is your title and what do you do at Valbridge?

Managing Director – In my position, I manage a staff of appraisers of all levels from MAI’s to trainees. I oversee the bidding and appraisal process for New Jersey work and solicit quotes from Valbridge offices outside our territory. I manage customer service for our clients and field questions/comments from both staff and clients. I also perform team's internal appraisal reviews.

How did you become a part of Valbridge?

I was a part of the original formation of the Oxford Group of Appraisal & Consultation that joined Valbridge Property Advisors in 2014.

What are your specialty areas?

Appraisal and consulting assignments for all property types institutional/non-institutional grade assets; all types including new construction and subdivisions.

What are some of the most interesting projects you’ve worked on at Valbridge?

Pier construction of mixed-use over the Hudson River – Dredging facility – Easements – Conservation and preservation land - Marina conversion to waterfront subdivision – some memorable inspections were getting stuck/locked out on the roof of a 17-story office in a rainstorm and an iguana blocking staircase of a multi-family walk-up.

What do you like most about working at Valbridge?

The culture and team. It is rewarding to be part of such a cohesive group. 

Additional information you want to include in your spotlight:

I received the MAI designation in 2017, the AI-GRS in 2018, and the MRICS in 2020. I am Yellowbook certified. I am a board member of the Northeast Chapter NJ, member of the Valbridge Women's Council, and Metro Chapter Women's Forum.