Sunday , 29 November 2020

Matt Simmons

Matt Simmons
Matt is a partner with Maxwell, Hendry & Simmons, LLC, a commercial and residential appraisal and consulting firm based in Fort Myers, Florida. He is a Past President of the Real Estate Investment Society and has served as a guest lecturer in the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University for several years. Matt is qualified as an expert witness in several state and federal jurisdictions and also serves as an expert on value and economic impact for land use and zoning matters. He is a licensed broker and consults commercial and residential investors in income-producing acquisitions. In 2012, Matt was appointed by Governor Rick Scott to serve on the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board. He is the youngest appointee in the history of FREAB and served as the 2014 Chairman.

Random Thoughts of an Appraiser

Matt Simmons has been busy with his third edition of “Random Thoughts of an Appraiser“! There are plenty of times where appraisers have collectively had thoughts or concepts that can be communicated and/or questioned in a sentence and don’t need a dedicated article. We are pleased to have Matt Simmons, partner of Maxwell, Hendry & Simmons, offer a periodic collection …

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Random Thoughts of an Appraiser – Part Two

The first installment of “Random Thoughts of an Appraiser” by Matt Simmons covered such a wide variety of topics, we had to continue the series! There are plenty of times where appraisers have collectively had thoughts or concepts that can be communicated and/or questioned within a sentence and don’t need a dedicated article. We are pleased to have Matt Simmons, …

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Random Thoughts of an Appraiser

Here at Appraisal Buzz, we typically have entire articles dedicated to specific hot topics within the appraisal industry. We love hearing from experts in the field about what’s going on and what they think about it all. There are plenty of times where appraisers have collectively had thoughts or concepts that can be communicated and/or questioned within a sentence and …

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I’m Concerned with the Shortage…

I’m concerned with the shortage of young attorneys entering the legal profession. It’s a real problem, particularly in rural areas. Buzz around the internet and you’ll see how serious the issue has become. According to the American Bar Foundation Lawyer Statistical Report, in 1980 36% of the nation’s licensed lawyers were under the age of 35. By 2005, only 13% …

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AMC Regulation and the Decision to Opt In or Opt Out

The opinions expressed in this article are the authors only and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of other state board members or the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board (FREAB). The decision of whether or not to regulate Appraisal Management Companies (AMC’s) is one currently facing state legislatures across the country. The plain language of Dodd-Frank initiated a regulatory construct …

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