Lamar H. Ellis III and Jeffrey Miller

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Lamar H. Ellis III: Lamar is from Atlanta, Georgia and holds the prestigious MAI and SRA designations with the Appraisal Institute. He is also an approved instructor. Lamar was an early adopter of Drone Technology for real estate. He is a current holder of an FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot of Small UAS certificate. From the first day he became aware of drones he realized the impact on valuation and a way for appraisers to use it in their practices. He is a consultant, published author, speaker and blogger for drone technology and its applications to real estate. - Jeffrey Miller: Jeff is a member of the Appraisal Institute with the MAI designation, a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), and a member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA). In addition, he holds the Appraisal Institutes’ Litigation Certificate and has the AI-GRS designation, which is commercial reviewer designation. He previously served as the President of the Atlanta Chapter of the Appraisal Institute in 2012, and served on the Board of Directors from 2009 to 2015. Jeff has extensive experience in valuing a broad range of property types throughout the United States, and has managed valuation projects in North America, United Kingdom, Asia, and the Caribbean. Assignments have been completed for a variety of purposes including lending, estate planning, eminent domain, bankruptcy proceedings, litigation support, and acquisition/disposition. Jeff has qualified as an expert witness in numerous courts in the State of Georgia and in Federal Bankruptcy Court.

Drones Take Flight for Appraisals

Drones enhance an appraiser’s ability to inspect a property. Not only can an aerial drone show more of the property, it is also relatively inexpensive to use and can contribute to a safer working environment. Aerial drones provide easy access and viewing perspectives that are impossible to replicate from ground-based shots. Aerial inspections of a property using a drone have …

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