Our Clients

C.A.S.E. Chicagoland provides commercial real estate appraisal services for a broad spectrum of clients and intended uses.

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Lenders and Appraisal Management Companies (AMC’s) engage C.A.S.E. Chicagoland to complete appraisals in connection with loan underwriting and asset management.  We also serve lenders in the capacity of out-sourced appraisal reviewers.  Appraisal reports completed for lenders are FIRREA compliant and are tailored to comply with any lending institution’s appraisal guidelines and specific terms of engagement.
Attorneys, Real Estate Tax Professionals, Assessing Officials, School Boards, Municipalities, and Property Owners engage C.A.S.E. Chicagoland to complete appraisals for use in real estate tax appeals and/or real estate tax intervener cases.  We also provide appraisal reviews and consulting reports to the aforementioned for the same purposes.  Our reports are frequently followed by expert witness testimony.  Toby J. Sorensen, MAI has qualified as an expert witness before a number of judicial and pseudo-judicial hearing bodies that include, but are not limited to, Federal Court, Circuit Court, State of Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board, and the Cook County Board of Review.
Attorneys also engage C.A.S.E. Chicagoland to complete appraisals, appraisal reviews, and appraisal consulting assignments for eminent domain proceedings, divorce litigation, estate planning or settlement cases, zoning appeal cases, construction-related litigation, bankruptcy or foreclosure proceedings, etc.  Our appraisals, reviews, and consulting reports are customized for the specific intended use and/or venue in which they may be submitted as evidence.  Toby J. Sorensen, MAI has qualified as an expert witness before the City of Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals, and in Circuit and Federal Court.
Tax Attorneys and Accountants engage C.A.S.E. Chicagoland to provide estimates of market value as of specific statutory dates to support income tax, estate tax, or gift tax computations.
Mortgage Brokers, Property Owners, and Management Companies engage C.A.S.E. Chicagoland to complete appraisals for FHA/HUD related financing and rent comparability studies.  We complete appraisal reports for acquisitions and proposed property rehabs.  Our reports are customized for the specific government agency’s appraisal guidelines.
Real Estate Investors and Advisors engage C.A.S.E. Chicagoland to perform current value appraisals of investment grade properties.
Developers seeking equity and debt financing based on anticipated property value or returns from a project engage C.A.S.E. Chicagoland to provide analysis of conversion, adaptive re-use, subdivision development, and built-to-suit properties.  These appraisals may include “as is,” “as complete,” and “as stabilized” values depending upon the project and lender’s policies.
Developers and Investors engage C.A.S.E. Chicagoland to perform highest and best use analyses, feasibility analyses, impact studies, and many other types of consulting assignments.
Tenants engage C.A.S.E. Chicagoland to perform market rent surveys prior to executing a lease, lease extension, or renewal option.