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Valbridge Office Spotlight: Alabama-Florida Panhandle
June 24, 2019

The Alabama-Florida Panhandle offices specialize in many property types and services within three primary divisions that include: Finance and Accounting, Right of Way / Litigation Support, and Natural Resources. Some of the primary properties routinely handled are retail properties, industrial, multi-family, offices, and special purpose properties. Our Right of Way services include utility systems, airport runways, highway, air force base easements, and railbanking. Natural Resource properties include timberland, pasture, agriculture, poultry, conservation easements, and agri-business. The offices enjoy the challenge of assisting clients in the valuation of unique properties such as underground caves for storage, submerged tidelands, rail corridors, oyster bed leases, barrier islands, courthouses, museums, and colleges.

The Alabama-Florida Panhandle Region has varying physiographic regions that include the foothills of the Appalachian Range in the northeast to the Tennessee River Valley in the northwest. The central portion of the area includes the Piedmont area around Birmingham where coal, iron ore, and marble are found. The East Gulf Coast Plain covers the western and southern portion of the state and includes the pine forests of the northwest to agriculture and wiregrass in the southeast. The Coastal areas of the south include the swampy bay areas of the Alabama-Tensaw River pouring into the Mobile Bay and the “sugar white” sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast in the Florida Panhandle. These very diverse regions provide for varying real estate opportunities.

With offices in Montgomery and Birmingham, our firm has experienced appraisers, five of which have earned the MAI designation, that can help solve your real estate needs.

Meet the team:

Josh Hall, MAI, Senior Managing Director

Josh Hall has been engaged in the appraisal profession since graduation from Auburn University in 1994 where he earned a degree in Business Administration. He has 25 years of commercial real estate experience. Josh has earned the MAI designated from the Appraisal Institute. His specialties include litigation support, estate planning, finance, and government-related work.

Harry Stakely, MAI, Senior Managing Director

Harry Stakely has been engaged in the appraisal profession since graduation from the University of Alabama in Business and holds a master’s degree from Georgia State in Finance and Computers. He has 30 years of commercial real estate experience. Harry has earned the MAI designated from the Appraisal Institute. He has a wide range of experience but has specialties in multi-family, lodging, self-storage, convenience stores, and subdivisions.

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