The appraisers with our firm have diverse backgrounds but all have considerable appraisal experience which is enhanced by their own personal experiences.
William H. Metz, (Retired), had held the MAI and SRA designations with the Appraisal Institute and is currently a Life Retired, Non-Participating Member. Previously, Mr. Metz was the Vice President and Chief Appraiser with South Suburban Federal Savings and Loan. He was a licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois and in Indiana, and had previous experience as a developer in the construction industry. Mr. Metz was a State Certified General Appraiser in both Illinois and Indiana as well as a past President of the Board of Realtors and had served on the Board of Directors.
Sharon Metz-Gohla, President of Corporation, is a Certified General Appraiser in Illinois and also holds the SRA designation with the Appraisal Institute. Her appraisal background includes appraisals of commercial and residential properties since 1984. Previous to appraising, she was an insurance adjuster who estimated fire damage and structural repair claims for several insurance companies.
Sheryl Metz-Lesniewski, Partner, has specialized in the appraisal of residential properties for mortgage lending, transfer and relocation companies, and has testified as an expert witness for divorce and litigation cases. She is a Certified Residential Appraiser in both Illinois and Indiana.
Richard Podbielski, Senior Appraiser, is a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in Illinois, earned the GRI designation with the Illinois Association of Realtors, earned the CRB designation with the Realtors National Marketing Institute, and previously a State Certified Real Estate Instructor. He has been a real estate appraiser since 1973 and also has experience as a real estate developer. He was a licensed Real Estate Broker from 1976 to 2013. line.