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Brian Kirksey is the Director of Real Estate Services in the firm’s Valuation and Litigation Support Group, where he focuses on providing high-quality real estate appraisals. With more than 20 years of experience, he specializes in rendering opinions of value in consultation and appraisals of many types of real estate ranging from commercial properties to vacant land.

Brian is known for this experience appraising difficult stigmatized and distressed properties, specifically historic and architecturally significant buildings. Additionally, he understands the complexity of federal and state government work related to valuations of different property types and easement rights.

Leveraging his experience, Brian is often called on during the litigation process to provide his expert opinion.

Brian’s professional work experience includes the following:

  • (2019) – Director of Real Estate Services, Doeren Mayhew
  • (2014 – Present) – Managing Director, Ethos Real Estate, Inc.
  • (2011 – 2019) – Real Estate Practice Leader – Forensic and Valuations Services, Plante Moran
  • (2009 – 2012) – Vice President/Associate Broker, Veteran Services, Inc.
  • (2005 – 2014) – CEO/Associate Buyer, KRES, Inc. Realty
  • (2000 – 2014) – Senior Appraiser, KRES, Inc. Realty

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science, Economics – Oakland University
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) – American Society of Appraisers
  • MAI Designated (MAI) – Appraisal Institute
  • FRICS Fellow (FRICS) – Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • SRA Designated (SRA) – Appraisal Institute

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Society of Appraisers
  • Appraisal Institute

Professional Speaking Engagements

Over the years, Brian has provided his insight and knowledge through presentations to many groups. Below is a sampling of these:

  • American Society of Appraisers – Detroit Chapter
    Focus on License Law, March 2011
    REO Valuation and Due Diligence, December 2008
    Appraising Historic Properties, February 2007
    The Valuation of Classic Automobiles, Reporting and USPAP Implications, November 2006
    The Dangers of Appraising Flips and Other Repositioned Properties, October 2006
  • Oakland University’s Appraisal Education Department – Faculty Member
    Appraisal Fraud, September 2006
    Instructor in Real Estate Economics, Basic Appraisal Principle and Procedures, and Introduction to Statistics
  • Michigan Association of Realtors
    Property Taxation and the Appeal Process, October 2009
    Utilizing Excel 2007 to Model Real Estate Markets, October 2009
    REO Valuation and Due Diligence, September 2008
    Technology Tools and the Mobile Professional, September 2008
  • Michigan Credit Union League
    Utilizing Appraisal Reports Efficiently, February 2009
    Pennsylvania Credit Union Association
    Commercial Real Estate Appraisal Review, March 2010
  • Wisconsin Realtors Association
    Technology and You, September 2009
    Residential Review, November 2011
    Statistics and Excel, November 2011
    Statistics for Appraisers, March 2014
    7-Hour USPAP 2012-2013 Update, November 2011
  • North Oakland County Board of Realtors
    iPhone for Real Estate Professionals, May 2010
    Michigan License Law
    Property Tax and the Appeal Process
    National 7-Hour USPAP Update Course 2012-2013, February 2012

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