Firm Overview

Appraisal TextThe Nicholson Group is a Milwaukee-based real estate valuation firm established in 1993 and has become one of the preeminent valuation consulting firms in Wisconsin. The Nicholson Group provides real estate appraisal services to a variety of clients including financial institutions, law firms, corporations, real estate operating companies, insurance companies and governmental bodies. We provide complete support from initial consultation through providing our independent and unbiased opinions in narrative reports and if requested, expert testimony. We pride ourselves in our ability to provide quality-oriented services with high established levels of integrity, trust and client commitment. These are not just words to us but represent the cornerstones of our firm. We are proud of the real estate valuation services we provide and the manner in which we provide them.

While the appraisal industry is dominated by single-person shops and large national firms from outside the area, we thrive on the synergy created in a small firm environment that offers continual learning through challenging assignments, knowledge sharing and local market expertise. The Nicholson Group is dedicated to providing reliable, well documented appraisals, market studies, review appraisals, expert testimony and litigation support services in a personal and timely manner. Our services are provided to the highest possible standards including complying with: the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (“USPAP”); and, the Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and Code of Professional Ethics of the Appraisal Institute.

We are very experienced and proficient with many types of properties including industrial, office, shopping centers, apartments and land. Appraisers within the firm have particular specialties in the valuation of hotels, golf courses, waterparks and marinas as well as being recognized for expertise with senior-oriented enterprises such as skilled nursing facilities, CBRFs, assisted living facilities and RCACs. We are proficient in the use of Argus® software which is the appraisal industry standard for lease-by-lease discounted cash flow analysis.

Lawrence R. Nicholson has held the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute since 1989. Obtaining the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute means that an appraiser has been elevated into the upper echelon of valuation experts. This designation has long been recognized by courts of law, governmental agencies, financial institutions and investors as a mark of excellence in the field of real estate valuation and analysis. MAI’s are true professionals who have made a commitment to being the best in the real estate appraisal field.

Our firm is characterized by valuation knowledge and experience, credibility, objectivity and client commitment that have earned us high levels of respect throughout the real estate community.

Integrity matters at The Nicholson Group.

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