WEBINAR: Agricultural Appraisals Course

This webinar will cover:

  • an update on macroeconomic forces in the Ag industry across the nation and in specific submarkets across the nation, primarily California, Pacific Northwest, Delta, Lake States, and Midwest
  • The recent past, status, and future of the appraisal industry with focus on education, technology, and reporting 
  • Specific market trends for certain submarkets, data sourced by multiple sources, including but not limited to NCREIF, Federal Reserve, USDA, and our own proprietary database

Speaker Bio

Dave Mielnicki obtained his limited appraiser license in Michigan in 2004, while he was a junior at Michigan State
University. He initially appraised single-family homes in Lansing/East Lansing and in the Detroit-metro
area. He obtained his certified residential appraiser license in 2006 and confirmed the SRA designation
from the Appraisal Institute in 2008. Between 2004 and 2009 Dave shifted from appraising single-family
homes to appraising commercial real estate, and ultimately achieved his certified general appraiser
license in 2008. In April 2009 Dave joined the Southfield/Detroit office of CBRE where he went on to
appraise a breadth of commercial real estate such as vacant land, residential subdivisions, schools,
churches, light industrial buildings, retail buildings, multi-family apartments, medical office buildings, drug
stores, and single- and multi-tenant suburban and urban office buildings. Dave has appraised numerous
low-to-high-rise multi-tenant office buildings in the metro and Downtown Detroit area. Some
specialty/unique properties which Dave has appraised include a privately owned residential island with a
seasonal home in Lake St. Clair (MI) and three college/university campuses. Dave confirmed the MAI
designation from the Appraisal Institute in 2014. Additionally, Dave has represented his work in court via
expert witness testimony on multiple occasions. In January 2021 Dave resigned from CBRE after an 11-year
tenure to join Peoples Company as their Director of Appraisal.

At Peoples Company, Dave’s focus is to grow/enhance the existing appraisal services business line across
the entire United States. The appraisal services business line is centric to the appraisal of Agricultural real
estate. Property types appraised by the appraisal team includes but is not limited to bare recreational and
hunting land, income-producing high quality tillable cropland, fruit/vegetable farms, wineries, agribusiness
facilities such as dairy, hog, cattle, and poultry, as well as conservation easements, and various
assignments for local, state, and federal government agencies (ag-related projects). The appraisal business
line is currently licensed in 24 states and holds temporary licenses in additional states.


This course/event has closed registration. If you have any questions, please contact us at rli@realtors.org