Real Property Appraisals

The principal of the firm, William J. Pastuszek, Jr., MAI, SRA began his real estate appraisal career in the family real estate firm and continue appraising in banking during the 1980’s at a savings and loan association. He then worked for a commercial firm during the height of the 1990’s real estate crisis. After founding Shepherd Associates, drawing upon his wide experience, he developed a wide clientele for the firm’s appraisal services.

Rather than bringing a one size fits all solution to appraisal problem solving, Shepherd Associates bring the firm’s expertise to bear on the solution of appraisal problems throughout New England by considering the specific needs of the client and the requirements of the assignment, while taking into account applicable regulations and requirements.

For financial institutions, compliance with FIRREA and USPAP appraisal requirements is of paramount concern. In a complicated regulatory environment, Shepherd Associates does the research to stay current with applicable requirements.

The firm has broad experience in commercial valuations of properties such as office buildings, industrial and warehouse facilities, multi-family housing, development properties, and all types of land. Other practice areas include leased fee and leasehold valuations, appraisal of contaminated properties, diminution in value analyses, and market rent valuations.

The firm has had long and varied experience with residential (1-4 family) real estate and provides appraisal services tailored to client requirements. Shepherd Associates does not bring a production line mindset to residential appraisal, choosing instead to consider each assignment’s requirements to develop an applicable and adequate scope of work. Many of the firm’s complex residential reports are written in narrative form or as expanded form reports and are provided for lending transactions and legal matters. Residential clients include lenders, attorneys, accountants, agencies, and other individuals and companies.

Mr. Pastuszek personally supervises his staff of experienced state certified appraisers.