The most significant strength of Focus Valuation Advisors is our expertise. Our senior staff members have decades of commercial real estate experience throughout the United States, as well as the Caribbean, Canada and Europe. We have extensive background in nearly all property types including but not limited to retail, office, industrial, hospitality, residential (apartments, condominiums co-ops, timeshares and subdivision development), mixed use development, senior housing, healthcare, golf, ski and resort properties, development land, timber land, wetlands, conservation land and distressed properties.
Managing Partner, Mark Strouse, MAI, co-founded Focus Valuation Advisors in 2009 for the purpose of providing superior appraisal management and review services to the banking industry. Mark’s commercial appraisal experience spans over 25 years and includes a broad range of property types, predominantly in the Southeastern U.S. Prior to forming Focus, he established the Appraisal Management and Review division of CB Richard Ellis, Inc. (CBRE), serving as its Director for four years. Mark began his appraisal career as a Senior Associate with Joseph J. Blake & Associates (Miami) from 1989 to 1992, followed by thirteen years with CBRE (Orlando) as a Senior Valuation Analyst. Mark graduated from The Florida State University and is a Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute having earned the MAI designation. He has also been qualified as an Expert Witness by the US Bankruptcy Court. You may contact Mr. Strouse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Managing Partner and co-founder Thomas Glitto, MAI has over 25 years of commercial real estate appraisal and review experience throughout the United States. Originally from the Chicago area, Tom was a commercial real estate appraiser handling assignments predominately in metro Chicago and the Midwest as a Senior Associate with Joseph J. Blake & Associates from 1986 to 1993. After relocating to Florida in 1993, Tom spent 10 years as an independent fee appraiser and later as a senior appraiser with CB Richard Ellis, Inc., completing a wide variety of assignments throughout Florida and the Southeast. From 2005 until 2009, Tom was employed as Vice President of W.H. Benson & Company, a regional appraisal firm based in Melbourne, Florida. Tom has provided Expert Witness testimony in the Brevard County and Lake County, Florida Circuit Courts. Tom graduated from Northern Illinois University and holds the MAI designation as a Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute. You may contact Mr. Glitto at email@example.com.
Senior Director Sam Hines, MAI, AI-GRS, SGA joined FOCUS in 2009, bringing with him over forty years of real estate appraisal and consulting experience throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean Islands. His extensive experience includes Managing Director of Litigation Support Practice for CB Richard Ellis, Inc. (CBRE), and Senior Managing Director of Valuation and Advisory Services for CBRE. He also served as the Senior V.P. of Real Estate Acquisitions for Club Holdings, LLC a resort oriented private real estate investment fund from 2004-2010. In 1991, Sam co-founded the Society of Golf Appraisers (SGA) and served as its National President from 1994-1995. Sam has served as a Qualified Expert Witness for the US Department of Justice (NY), Federal Bankruptcy Courts (NY, MO, FL, CA), County, District, Civil and Appellate Courts (FL, IL). He is also a former Special Master with the Valuation Adjustment Board for Seminole and Orange Counties, FL. In addition to his extensive real estate appraisal background, Sam’s experience includes mortgage brokerage and real estate development. Sam is an MAI Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute, and a designated SGA Member of the Society of Golf Appraisers. You may contact Mr. Hines at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director George Goodman, MAI has nearly 40 years of experience encompassing a wide range of property types throughout the United States, as well as land development, zoning consultation, court testimony, highest and best use and feasibility studies. He is President of George Goodman Consulting, Inc. and former principal of Integra Realty Resources (Orlando) and the Lentz-Goodman Group. George is a Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute and holds the MAI designation. You may contact Mr. Goodman at email@example.com.