Joe Creech, MAI, ASA – We are only as good as our last report. This is a mantra that has been ground into my practice since Day One. I started in the appraisal business in 1998 as a trainee with Palmer, Groth & Pietka, a regional appraisal firm. My experience with this amazing group of people helped form the foundation for what we hoped to achieve for Pacific Coast Valuation Group.
I realized that clients rely on individual attention to detail for each assignment and that as an appraiser, no matter how successful a working relationship has been in the past, each new assignment will define its future. Our culture is important to us and we foster an atmosphere of learning, with everyone encouraged to pursue the MAI designation.
For us, clients are partners working on the same transaction. They can rely on us to provide them with well researched and supported, credible results, every time.
Grant Norling, MAI – I had a Jerry McGuire moment on July 24, 2015 when I concluded my passion for solving valuation issues and serving customers was not compatible with corporate culture. Consequently, I quit a 15-year job to jump headfirst into the unfamiliarity of starting my own appraisal firm.
I founded the Portland office of Pacific Coast Valuation Group to culturally align and be identified with a group of appraisers that share the same core values in terms of work quality, integrity and customer service. Another major draw was their full-suite appraisal platform and firm commitment from all shareholders for continued investment in our valuation tools and appraisal products.
Whether it is completing an appraisal, conducting business or just living life, the ability to take a practical approach in resolving issues that come up is an important characteristic. We are committed to be accountable for all of our professional appraisal services and follow through with each assignment to the end.
Andrew Schroeder, MAI – Andrew is a native of Boise, Idaho, but after graduating Willamette University in Salem, OR he moved to Seattle and started working as a trainee at Palmer, Groth & Pietka in 2006. In 2009 he became state certified and in 2012 he earned his MAI. After several years of working for Colliers International Valuation & Advisory Services as a director and team leader, he took some time to travel the world in 2017. More recently, Andrew moved to Denver after accepting the opportunity to expand Pacific Coast Valuation’s footprint. He has appraised a wide variety of commercial property types with varying complexities as well as ground leases, commercial condominiums, marinas, and schools.