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James E. Summers, SRA, MAI

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  • Kansas General Appraiser Certification
  • Missouri General Appraiser Certification
  • Senior Member (ASA designation, 1982-98), American Society of Appraisers, with a specialty in urban real property
  • SRA and SRPA designations, respectively, 1989, the Appraisal Institute
  • MAI designation, 1989, the Appraisal Institute



  • 48 years in real estate, specializing in eminent domain, litigation support, and complex valuation problems
  • Expert Witness, Missouri Circuit Courts, Kansas District Courts, and U.S. Bankruptcy Courts
  • Currently, faculty member, the Appraisal Institute, certified as associate instructor in Basic Appraisal Principles and Basic Appraisal Procedures
  • AQB Certified USPAP Instructor (No. 10537)

Relevant Education

  • BA degrees (1973) and MA degree (1975), University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions
  • Continuing education toward MBA, emphasis in Finance, University of Missouri, Kansas City, 1975-79

Professional Presentations, Publications, etc.

  • Author, Real Estate Intern Program, Kansas City, Missouri Real Estate Board, 1977-78
  • Author, “Inflation, Money Markets and the Appraisal Process,” The Real Estate Appraiser and Analyst, 1979
  • Co-author, “Energy Considerations in Real Estate Appraising,” text for Society of Real Estate Appraisers’ Seminar
  • Author, Outline for “Litigation Appraising,” workshop approved for continuing-education credit by Missouri Real Estate Appraisers’ Commission, 1995;
  • The Appraisal Journal Review Committee, 1996-2006
  • Panelist, “Condemnation and Environmental Liability: Discussion of Issues as How Environmental Problems Affect Evaluation and Assessment in Condemnation,” Real Estate Practice Institute, 1998, co-sponsored by the Missouri Bar Association’s Property Law Committee, Environmental Law Committee, and Eminent Domain Committee
  • Presenter, “HUD Rent Comparables,” the Affordable Housing Management Association, VII, Kansas City, Missouri, 2002
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