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James F. Fisher, MAI founder of Realty Advisors is a native of Braintree, Massachusetts and a graduate of Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. He began his appraisal career in 1985 as an independent contractor for Connecticut's largest commercial appraisal firm, Edward F. Heberger and Associates of Cheshire, Connecticut. This association continued until 1989 and formed a sound base for his independent appraisal firm venture.
Mr. Fisher was awarded the SRPA (Senior Real Property Appraiser) designation from the Society of Real Estate Appraisers in 1987 and was awarded the MAI designation from the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers in 1991.
Mr. Fisher has performed over 1,600 appraisals representing over half a billion dollars in assets throughout New England. He has experience in all commercial property categories, and specializes in complex analysis of income properties.He has also performed various analyses on non traditional property types including: hotels, motels, golf courses, aviation easements, land taking for highways and urban renewal, nursing homes, municipal airports, power centers, travel centers, restaurants, industrial parks, gas stations, mobile home parks, tennis clubs, skating rinks, auto dealerships, complex subdivisions, airport parking facilities, religious facilities, cooperative apartments, private boarding schools, plus a variety of property use conversion studies.
Mr. Fisher is co-founder of MassComp Data, formed in 1993 as the first data base of commercial real estate transactions in Massachusetts. The product is now used as part of the Appraisal Institute’s National Commercial Real Estate Data Base. Mr. Fisher has qualified as an expert in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board, Hampden County District Court, Berkshire County Superior Court, local housing courts, and has provided valuation services for land damages and right-of-way purposes.
Areas of Expertise:
South Boston housing market
Cape Cod housing market
Short-term rental & vacation rental management
Residential property valuation
Investment portfolio management