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Testimonials

Below you’ll find highlights from our hundreds of happy real estate, commercial real estate and litigation customers who have benefited from our expertise and unparalleled customer service.

“I have worked with Michael over the years on several complex valuations. His appraisals are thoroughly reasoned, detailed and on time!”

David Strouse

“I have had the great pleasure of working with Michael Lester. He provided an analysis of a large property on short notice and he completed the work as quickly as we needed it. It was very critical to decisions that were made. I would turn to Michael for the next opportunity. I am impressed by his professionalism and his work product. I expect Michael and his colleagues will continue to earn great success in a business that has never been more important.”

Richard P. Rome

Vice Chairman, Savills North America

“I recently had the pleasure of working with Michael Lester on an appraisal for a financing in Howard County, Maryland. We had a tight timeline to refinance the existing note and Michael worked very hard to accommodate the short turnaround on the appraisal. Michael is clearly well qualified and very experienced in his practice and I really enjoyed working with him. If you are looking for diligent, thorough and thoughtful appraisal group to work with, I highly recommend Willowbrook Valuation.”

Ronnie Barnes

“Michael did excellent work on a large commercial valuation in Fairfax County, with a very quick turnaround in both of the two “phases” of the project. Michael was clear in defining the scope of the work, and incredibly well organized in his requests for materials needed for the valuation, which showed in the quality/thoroughness of the end product. While his work speaks for itself, Michael was also the consummate professional throughout: courteous, flexible, and maybe most importantly with complicated commercial valuations, persistent! I will certainly recommend Michael and Willowbrook to my clients as future valuation needs arise.”

Drew Murray

“Michael is an excellent analyst and appraiser. He is thorough and timely with his services and has excellent customer service.”

Amy Palmer

“I’ve worked with Willowbrook professionally for a number of years. They are very competent, responsive, time sensitive, and charge fairly for their services. Their reports are excellent.”

David Rudow

“I had a 10 day deadline to obtain an appraisal for my condominium building. I called Michael Lester at Willowbrook. He came out the same day I called and sent the appraisal report ahead of the deadline. He was professional and knowledgeable. His report was complete and accepted easily by our insurance company. I was extremely pleased with Willowbrook.”

Annamarie Krackow

“Willowbrook did valuation work for us at a complicated, adaptive re-use project. They were diligent in reviewing the information we provided, thorough in their site review and responsive as questions and issues were raised. We would certainly look to work with them again.”

Dominic Wiker

“Michael is a driven professional committed to leveraging technology within his appraisal work. He is a dynamic appraiser that delivers thorough and high quality analysis in a timely manner across a broad scope of work. I would recommend Willowbrook Valuation for any valuation needs.”

Lucas Rotter

“We have had great experiences with the Willowbrook team over the years on our mixed-use construction and permanent financings. Very thorough and thoughtful questions and evaluation of often times complex rent rolls, development structures, and construction related impacts on value.”

Eric Walter

“We have worked closely with Willowbrook Valuation on many multifamily investment sales and they have been a great partner. Appraisals and valuations have always been very thorough and completed in a timely manner. Michael also has been a great resource for our clients who need appraisals and tax appeals.”

Brooks Healy

“Michael Lester recently completed an appraisal report of a 3 phase apartment community in the Baltimore MSA. Not only did Michael deliver in a timely manner, he was able to utilize his expertise in the Subject’s market to provide valuation services and insight above and beyond the scope given. I would highly recommend Michael in future valuation propositions.”

Dereck Grabowski

Arbor Commercial Mortgage

“Michael handled a complex appraisal assignment, which included a tax abatement analysis, for a HUD insured construction/permanent loan for Columbia National in a timely, professional and constructive manner. I would absolutely recommend him to lenders or developers in need of a sophisticated appraiser for a commercial or multifamily project.”

Mike Cordes

Columbia National Real Estate Finance

“Michael Lester recently completed an excellent appraisal report of the historic Mount Vernon Mill complex in Baltimore City for AGM Financial Services. His work was very thoroughly researched, included extensive market data and conclusions for the subject, and the report was succinct, very thorough and delivered in a timely fashion.”

Robert Johnson

AGM Financial Services

“Fast, accurate and affordable.”

Will Anderson

Executive Director of Economic & Workforce Development, Baltimore County Government

“Michael, you were great to work with and I will definitely keep you in mind for other clients.” Morgan Peeler

MAI, Manager, Advisory, Altus Analytics, Altus Group

“Terrific work on the appraisal, guys!  Many thanks!” Michael D. Brown

CCIM, Regional Manager, Reinsurance Group of America

“As always, it has been a pleasure working with you.” Wade Fleming

Appraisal Review Officer III, BB&T

“We are due to settle any day and my RM was extremely happy.” Karen Schulden

Portfolio Manager/AVP, Revere Bank

“The Property Tax Assessment Appeals Board confirmed the original assessment.  Everyone was pleased with the result.  Thank you very much for your assistance!” Tom Branham

Marvin F. Poer and Company

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