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Commercial Appraisal Services

Jeff Hicks, President and Director of Appraisals

At Dohring Ahern our objective is to respond quickly to customers’ expectations while providing our intimate local knowledge of current market conditions. We offer a highly experienced staff with broad and diverse backgrounds supported by a strong emphasis on technology to provide the best possible commercial real estate appraisal product.

We are adept at appraising any property type: office, retail, multifamily, industrial and special purpose properties. In addition, we value vacant land including large acreage, agricultural, multifamily, industrial, commercial or residential subdivisions. Furthermore, we provide consultation services, eminent domain valuations, replacement cost estimates for insurance purposes, property tax representation and litigation support.

Headquartered in downtown Tampa, our efforts are focused on community and regional banks, real estate attorneys and investors who demand high-quality appraisal and consulting services.

Dohring Ahern was founded in 1992 by Brenda Dohring Hicks MAI and Jeff Hicks MAI.  Our staff are all State Certified General Appraisers by the State of Florida.   Other services include expert witness testimony, tax appeal, market studies, eminent domain valuations and general consultation services.

Purpose of the Appraisal

We offer commercial real estate appraisals for many different circumstances including bank loan approval, determining market value for sellers and buyers, insurance companies, law firms, government agencies, partnerships, divorce, estate, foreclosures, tax appeal and IRS purposes.

Areas of Expertise

Dohring Ahern provides commercial real estate appraisals in the general Tampa Bay Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).  We specifically cover Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Citrus, Polk, Manatee and Sarasota counties.  We have expertise in appraising office buildings, shopping centers, hotels, industrial, apartment complexes, convenience stores, single-family subdivisions, special purpose properties such as churches and car washes as well as vacant land.

Expert Witness Testimony

When it comes to expert witness testimony in commercial real estate, the bottom line is credibility and communication skills.  The ability to describe complex commercial real estate jargon in simple terms to laypeople is critical to the success of the appraiser as expert witness.  We are very effective in depositions and court cases often leading to successful conclusions.

Tax Appeal

We represent property owners fighting their assessment with various County Property Appraiser’s in the Tampa Bay area.  Brenda Dohring Hicks MAI has in the past served as Special Master in tax appeal hearings that takes testimony and makes recommendations to the adjustment board.  Jeff Hicks MAI has presented numerous tax appeal cases for various commercial properties, including shopping centers and office buildings.

Replacement Cost New Studies for Insurance Purposes

Insurance agents, property owners and associations often contact us when they require replacement cost new studies for commercial properties, including large condominium projects.  This typically involves estimating the new replacement cost of the structure only, excluding certain components such as land value, site work, etc.  We typically utilize Marshall and Swift Cost Valuation as our source of cost data.

Reasons to Order A Commercial Appraisal
  • Obtain Bank Financing
  • Due Diligence for Buyers or Sellers
  • Meet IRS Estate or Gift Reporting requirements rules
  • Divorce Proceedings
  • Estate or Partnership Disputes
  • Foreclosures and Bankruptcies
Services Provided
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Tax Appeal
  • Replacement Cost New

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