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Apprise’s Southwest Expansion Makes It One of the Largest Multifamily Valuation Teams in the Country

Walker & Dunlop | March 20, 2023

Apprise by Walker & Dunlop, Inc. announced today that it has grown its Southwest valuation and advisory team by adding seven appraisers. The newly combined team brings more than 250 years of combined appraisal experience, offering deep knowledge and extensive expertise that will ensure credible and timely reports for clients. 
"I am excited about this growth that both deepens and broadens our offerings in the southwest region. The combined experience and added expertise, with emphasis on agency lenders, will allow us to expand our business and service our clients exponentially," said Meghan Czechowski, senior vice president and head of Apprise. 

John Jordan, MAI joined Walker & Dunlop as managing director and brings with him nearly four decades of real estate experience. He was previously the owner of Deverick & Associates and formerly executive managing director at Colliers International Valuation & Advisory Services. Six additional appraisers joining the team include Jason Ribelin, senior director; Andrew Lim, associate; Ryan Blakeman, senior director; Austin Franklin, senior director; Corey Clifton, associate; and Travis Hall, associate.

"I'm encouraged to be at a company that is transparent and values their employees. Without a doubt, Apprise has exceeded all expectations," Jordan commented. "In today's volatile market, it is important for clients to work with a detail-oriented team that can deliver a valuable, well-documented product. We have the technology, thorough information gathering techniques, and well-executed compliance and control systems that assure clients receive credible reports." 

In his new role, John is responsible for client relationships, business development, and expanding Agency expertise. He brings experience with nearly every property type and has worked in every state. He will work alongside Sid Womack, MAI, AI-GRS, FRICS, regional managing director at Apprise. The Southwest team currently has offices in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin, covering valuations in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. John's team of experts will cover other areas of the country as well. 

Launched by Walker & Dunlop and GeoPhy, Apprise is focused exclusively on the U.S. market and has a collective track record of valuing $160 billion worth of commercial real estate properties to date, comprising more than 1.2 million units per year. Serving a client base that includes GSE lenders, owners/operators, banks, and institutional lenders, the Apprise team specializes in FIRREA and USPAP-compliant appraisals, as well as consulting assignments for multifamily/commercial assets.

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