Mr. Daniel F. Essa is a Certified General Real
State Appraiser with an MAI designation from the
Appraisal Institute. He has focused on matters
relating to commercial real estate appraisal since
1984. His experience includes appraisal analysis,
highest and best use analysis, feasibility
analysis, and due diligence reporting. Mr. Essa is
experienced at the appraisal of retail, office, industrial,
multi-family residential, special use developments and
acreage. Mr. Essa is a Qualified Expert Witness in the
State of Michigan.
2001 LL.M. ~ Wayne State University. Master of law with primary
emphasis in taxation. Degree conferred December 13, 2001.
1994 J.D. ~ Thomas M. Cooley School of Law. Juris Doctor degree
conferred May 15, 1994.
1989 B.S. ~ American Jurisprudence‚ University of Houston. Primary
emphasis on American Law, Legal Research, Real Estate Law,
and related legal processes; Degree conferred December 17, 1989.
1982 B.B.A. ~ Business Administration, Southwest Texas State University.
Primary emphasis on Management, Finance, and Real Estate related
courses; Degree conferred December 19, 1982.
Member of The Appraisal Institute ~(MAI)
Certificate Number 11622
State Bar of Michigan ~ Bar Number P52702
Certified Real Estate Appraiser ~ State of Michigan
Certified Real Estate Appraiser ~ State of Ohio
Certified Real Estate Appraiser ~ State of Indiana #CG49800247
Greater Lansing Association of Realtors ~ Broker #6501288155
Federal Housing Administration
Fee Panel Appraiser / Fee Panel Review Appraiser
American Bar Association
Ingham County Bar Association
ATLA‚ American Trial Lawyers Association
11/15 to Present ~ Professional Valuation Services, LLC
01/94 to 11/15 ~ Professional Appraisal Services, Inc.
05/91 to 09/94 ~ Michigan National Bank ~ Staff Appraiser
11/89 to 05/91 ~ Resolution Trust Corporation ~ Review Appraiser
10/87 to 10/89 ~ Gary Brown & Associates ~ Staff Appraiser
05/87 to 10/87 ~ Nowlin Mortgage Company ~ Chief Appraiser
04/86 to 04/87 ~ Mercantile Mortgage Company ~ Senior Staff Appraiser
05/84 to 03/86 ~ James L. Julian & Associates ~ Staff Appraiser
12/82 to 04/84 ~ Larry A. Jones & Associates ~ Staff Appraiser
Scope of Work
Numerous Residential Appraisals for Federal Housing Administration
Numerous Residential Appraisals for Mortgage Companies, Transfer
Companies and Individuals.
Apartment Projects, FNMA / FHLMC / L.I.T.H.C. / Bond Financing /
Department Housing and Urban Development, Section 236, Rehabilitation
FNMA Form 1026 on a number of P.U.D. / Condo / 2-4 Family
Condominium Projects / Development Loans
Truck Stops / Gas Stations / Convenience Stores / Feasibility Studies
Office Building and numerous lease-by-lease analyses
Mixed-Use and Residential Subdivision Developments
Manufactured Home Parks / Feasibility Studies
Numerous Vacant Land Appraisals / Land Development Projects
Light Industrial Buildings / Heavy Manufacturing
Shopping Centers, Community, Regional, Malls
Office/Warehouse Projects / Light Industrial / Heavy Industrial
Numerous Lease by Lease Analysis / Office Parks
Hotels, Motels, full and limited service
Assisted Living Facility / Convalescent Care
Numerous Feasibility Studies
Numerous Condemnation Appraisals, Before / After Damages