Introduction

I started Kirkland Appraisals in 2003 as an opportunity to work from home and focus on appraisals. By focus, I mean that I don’t dabble in real estate brokerage. I exclusively appraise real estate and provide appraisal services such as expert witness testimony. I appraise land, office buildings, churches, shopping centers, flex buildings, warehouses, and more. Whatever the property type I’m working on, I strive to give well researched values with good supporting data and sound appraisal technique.

Time is of the essence. I hear that phrase a lot when clients order an appraisal. Quality appraisal work is useless if it is not in the hands of the right people at the right time. So I treat your deadlines as my own.

I have lived in the Triangle my whole life, and I have watched as local communities such as Cary expanded into multiple counties while land and property prices have experienced similar growth. I also saw first-hand the effects of slow-growth-oriented communities while I was a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

As an appraiser, I have worked in the Triangle and surrounding counties for over 25 years. During this time I have followed changing construction costs, evolving development models, and the growth of environmental initiatives. Every assignment is part of a continuous learning process. While I have a full appraisal background, I never assume that I know all the answers, and I never stop asking questions.

Through the Appraisal Institute I have taken extensive class work and undergone peer review. I have maintained continuing education for both the NC Appraisal Board and the Appraisal Institute. Every year I seek out continuing education courses that directly apply to specialized fields of appraisal such as conservation easements, floodplain issues, and expert witness testimony.

If you have any questions regarding my background, my experience, or my availability, then please call any time. I look forward to helping you with your real estate concerns.


Rich Kirkland, MAI

Qualifications

Professional Experience

Kirkland Appraisals, LLC, Raleigh N.C.
Commercial Appraiser – 2003 to Present

Hester & Co., Raleigh N.C.
Commerical Appraiser – 1996 to 2003
Research Associate 1995 to 1996

Professional Affiliations

MAI Designation #11796, 2001

State Certified General Appraiser #A4359, 1999

Education

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill N.C.
Bachelor of Arts in English, 1993


Nick Kirkland, Certified General Appraiser

Qualifications

Professional Experience

Kirkland Appraisals, LLC, Raleigh N.C.
Appraiser – 2015 to Present

Professional Affiliations

NC State Certified General Appraiser #A8662

VA License

KY License

IN License

Candidate for Designation with Appraisal Institute

Education

North Carolina State University, Raleigh N.C.
Bachelor of Arts in Communication, 2018

Nick graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication. He has worked at Kirkland Appraisals for over 9 years and has testified at hundreds of public hearings ranging from planning boards to state siting boards. He works in all aspects of the company from client management to providing appraisals to preparing impact studies.


Swarna Chandrashekaran, Trainee Appraiser

Qualifications

Professional Experience

Kirkland Appraisals, LLC, Raleigh N.C.
Appraiser – 2021 to Present

Swarna joined Kirkland Appraisals, LLC in 2021 as a Trainee Appraiser. She has her MBA in Information Technology from India. Swarna gained experience in real estate after becoming a real estate agent in 2019. She got her trainee appraiser license in 2020 and is working towards becoming a certified general appraiser.


Connor Kirkland, Researcher

Qualifications

Professional Experience

Kirkland Appraisals, LLC, Raleigh N.C.
Researcher – 2020 to Present

Connor has been the primary researcher since 2020. He gathers public documents and creates maps. He maintains the database and he runs down general information on whatever subjects we give to him. He is currently a full time student in college.


Courtney Kirkland, Researcher

Qualifications

Professional Experience

Kirkland Appraisals, LLC, Raleigh N.C.
Researcher – 2023 to Present

Courtney is a part time researcher. She gathers public documents and maps and helps to maintain the database.