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James R. Burbach, MAI

Professional Experience
Mr. Burbach holds the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute. The Appraisal Institute has been the world’s leading appraisal organization since its founding in 1932. With some 18,000 members in almost 50 countries, the Appraisal Institute has been the global leader in advancing valuation standards and methodologies, and the professional development of property economics. Members have gone through an extensive education and work experience review to achieve the designation, and have continuing education requirements to maintain the designation.

After completing his graduate work, Mr. Burbach formed the appraisal division of The Wheeler Company in La Crosse Wisconsin, a regional commercial/residential brokerage firm. Relocating to Denver, Colorado in 1979, he became Vice President of Joseph Farber and Company, and subsequently, the manager of the appraisal division in Denver for the national accounting firm of Laventhol & Horwath (L&H), specializing in the hospitality industry.

Mr. Burbach was a partner in the appraisal firm of Scott, Stahl, Burbach & Decker for nine years before joining the Denver Office of Integra Realty Resources (IRR) as a Director. Relocating to Corpus Christi, Texas in 2005, he was Vice President with American Appraisers before starting Burbach & Associates, Inc. in 2008.

Mr. Burbach has provided litigation support for condemnation, foreclosure, and bankruptcy cases; serving as an expert witness on valuation issues. He has appraised commercial properties throughout the country including the states of Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Business Affiliations
Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI)
State of Texas – Certified General Real Estate Appraiser TX-1334443-G
A Past President of the Colorado Chapter of the Real Estate Securities and Syndication Institute (RESSI)
Previously Licensed Real Estate Broker in Colorado & Wisconsin
Member of the Appraisal Committee establishing the Appraiser Licensing Legislation for the State of Colorado

Advanced Education
BBA Degree – Finance, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
MS Degree – Real Estate Appraisal & Investment Analysis, University of
Wisconsin, Madison
Continuing Education Completed For The State of Texas & The Appraisal Institute

Real Estate Investment Survey West/Central United States – Published Semi­Annually Since the 1980s
Article “What To Look For In Discounted Cash Flow Software” The Appraisal Journal, April 1990, Page 196.

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