Franklin Street, a full-service commercial real estate firm, has added two experienced commercial real estate appraisers to its growing Valuation Advisory division.
Joseph F. Foley, MAI, MRICS joins Franklin Street as a Senior Designated Appraiser. He has two decades of experience in the valuation industry valuing, managing and consulting on a wide variety of property types including: retail, office/industrial buildings, mixed-use properties, office/industrial and residential cooperatives, hotels, transferable development rights, air rights, marine properties, airport industrial park, vacant land, partial interests, easements and special-use properties.
Prior to joining Franklin Street, Foley worked as an appraisal consultant with Joseph J. Blake & Associates, Inc. where he provided appraisal and consulting services for the Atlanta, Miami and New York regional offices. Most recently, he worked as a Director within the Manhattan office in New York City.
Foley is a State-Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in Florida, Georgia and New York, and holds his real estate sales license in Florida. He is also a Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. He has maintained a Central Florida residence in Altamonte Springs since 1999 and received his bachelor’s from the University of Central Florida.
Robert Baird joins Franklin Street as a Senior Appraiser with more than 25 years of experience. He specializes in all commercial property types including: office, industrial, multifamily, single and multi-tenant retail, acreage tracts, special purpose properties, port-related properties, churches, single-family residential subdivisions, conservation easements, partial interests, equestrian properties, residential, vacant land projects and a variety of eminent domain appraisals.
Prior to joining Franklin Street, Baird worked for Dennis Noto & Associates, Inc. and previously for Trigg, Catlett & Associates in Tampa.
“Franklin Street offers us a different experience than a company that does solely appraisal work,” Baird said. “With the company’s diverse and rapidly expanding real estate platform and its culture of collaboration, we are able to interact directly with dealmakers right under our roof and gather important data and trends seen in our line of work. This is a major benefit to our clients who are looking for the most-accurate valuation data available.”
Baird is a member of several organizations including the Association of Eminent Domain Professionals, and served on the Board of Directors for the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. He is a State-Certified General Real Estate Appraiser and a real estate salesperson in Florida.
“Joe and Robert both bring a wealth of broad-based experience to our Valuation Advisory group,” said Marty Engelmann, MAI, division president. “I fully expect their leadership skills and work ethic to be tremendous resources for our clients, further providing positive influences on our junior staff members.”
Franklin Street Valuation Advisory provides real estate valuation, consulting, litigation and expert witness services for all commercial real estate property types.
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