As a resident of Arizona for more than 15 years, and an ASU grad, I have come to love the beautiful Southwest and the State of Arizona.  From the booming mid 2000’s, to the crash in 2007, through the recession in 2009, and riding the wave of the market recovery over the past several years, I have been a part of the real estate market in some capacity my entire professional career.  Right out of college I worked with a national title/escrow company as a Business Development Manager, where I was able to connect with hundreds of Realtors with a variety of different business tactics, and learn what made each of them successful.  After that, I took a position with a boutique investment bank in Scottsdale as the Finance Director following a short stint as a mortgage loan officer.  There, my team and I were able source and structure over $300M in real estate finance, sale leasebacks, M&A, debt restructuring, and private equity placement with chain retail franchisees, including many operators of well known international brands.  While working alongside C-Level executives of worldwide brands, private equity firms, and Wall Street capital, I was able to develop and refine key customer service, client management, negotiation, and sales skills that would enable me to accelerate my career in finance and plan my next goal: to be an entrepreneur.  After several Wall Street firms closed their doors in 2009, I was able to capitalize on an opportunity to learn the world of real estate valuation, and take those skills learned in finance, and apply them to the residential appraisal industry.  After obtaining a Residential Appraisal Certification in 2011, I went on to build a successful real estate appraisal firm, of which I still operate to this day.  In 2015, I obtained my Arizona Real Estate Licensure and became a Realtor in order to provide honest, sound advice and customer service to the general public who rely on real estate professionals to handle the most expensive asset they will ever own.  I currently consult with several top agents and brokerages in the area and have been a speaker at several SE Valley real estate offices to present on appraisal topics and current market trends.