Valbridge Employee Spotlight: Ryan L. Zink, MAI

September 23, 2019
Name: Ryan L. Zink, MAI
Title: Senior Managing Director
Date: September 19, 2019
VPA Office: Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville-Tallahassee

Employee background:

  • Valbridge Property Advisors: Senior Managing Director (2019)
  • Capstone Valuation Advisors: Senior Managing Director | Partner (2012-2019)
  • Grubb & Ellis Landauer Valuation: Managing Director – Florida (2010-2012)
  • Integra Realty Resources: Senior Analyst (2008-2010)
  • Clayton Roper & Marshall: Senior Appraiser (2001-2008)
  • American United Appraisal: Appraiser (1997-2001)

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

My title is Senior Managing Director. I currently run the day-to-day operations of the Tampa market while also managing all gas station/convenience store and restaurant assignments for our larger partnership group in Florida. I also participate in the management of our staff and three other office locations in Florida.

How did you become a part of Valbridge?

I joined Valbridge Property Advisors along with my two partners, Scott R. Tew, MAI and James Torro II, MAI, SRA in June 2019. We previously had six office locations scattered throughout Florida. All three partners had previous experience working at large national appraisal companies and we decided to form a private company, Capstone Valuation Advisors, back in 2012. When the opportunity became available for us join Valbridge in the Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, and Tallahassee market areas, we thought it would be opportunity to once again align ourselves with a larger national company. We thought Valbridge would be a good fit for us and hope that we can continue to help build the Valbridge brand.

What are your specialty areas?

Most of my practice is focused on gas station/convenience stores and restaurants. Due to the specialty type work provided, I often times complete portfolio assignments consisting of many properties scattered throughout not only Florida, but much of the SE United States region.

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

Some trophy type assignments I have previously appraised include appraising more than 83,000 gross acres and a number of portfolio assignments involving more than 20 properties scattered throughout many states.

What do you like most about working at Valbridge?

The thing I like most about Valbridge is working with great people that all seem to be working toward the same goals of providing high quality reports to our clients in a timely manner. Valbridge is made up a great group of people, a number of which I had previously relationships with by meeting through different Appraisal Institute functions. I am encouraged by the support I have witnessed from other shareholders to be involved with the Appraisal Institute and to also promote it to their staff.

Additional information:

I have been significantly involved with the Appraisal Institute for more than 20 years and have held various positions including Chapter President – East Florida, Region Representative of Region X, and I currently hold positions as Trustee of the Appraisal Institute Education and Relief Foundation and I am current Chairperson for University Relations. I also hold a position on The University of Central Florida Real Estate Council.

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