Welcome to Joseph J. Blake and Associates, Inc.
Joseph J. Blake and Associates, Inc. maintains the highest standards as one of the most sought after commercial real estate valuation firms for over 65 years. What began as a father and son operation has grown into an impressive independent firm with nationwide coverage.
As an independent firm, we are not subject to the perceived and potential conflicts of interest typically associated with valuation divisions of commercial brokerage companies and accounting firms. In turn, we are able to maintain a strong focus on client confidentiality and independence.
Continuing to flourish as an industry leader, Joseph J. Blake and Associates, Inc. adamantly works to obtain and preserve strong relationships with an impressive spectrum of clients. We are able to consistently provide accurate and thorough results to our ever-growing list of valued clientele.
Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA) requires appraisers who wish to perform real estate appraisals in “federally regulated transactions” to be state certified and licensed. Senior appraisers of our firm are either certified, licensed or have a temporary practice permit in every state in the U.S.. Hence, we comply with FIRREA requirements in every state in the United States. As a national/international company, this is most important when we receive multiple property assignments or portfolios in multiple states or countries.
Uniform Standard of Professional Appraisal Practice
The Appraisal Foundation develops, publishes, interprets and amends the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice (USPAP) on behalf of appraisers and the users of valuation services. At Joseph J. Blake and Associates, Inc., USPAP provides the benchmark by which we prepare appraisals. We comply with all of the standards set forth in USPAP to ensure the highest quality valuations for our clients.
The Appraisal Institute
The Appraisal Institute is the largest real estate appraisal organization in the United States. It is the standard for professionalism in the industry. The objectives of the Appraisal Institute are the advancement of the science of appraising and the evaluation of interests in real property; the fostering of knowledge, integrity and the fair and accurate judgment of the value of real property; the professional advancement of its members; the promotion and propagation of sound, proper and ethical practices; and the promotion of adherence to USPAP and the Code of Professional Ethics of the Appraisal Institute.
The Appraisal Institute awards the MAI, its highest professional designation, to those who have successfully undertaken the rigorous educational, practical (peer-rated) experience and testing requirements and those committed to the Appraisal Institute’s Ethics and Standards. All of our Partners and Directors have attained the MAI designation and an MAI designated Member of the Appraisal Institute manages each regional office. Most of our other professionals are Associate Members of the Appraisal Institute.