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Richard A. Best, MAI, CCIM, MRICS
VICE PRESIDENT AND MANAGING PARTNER
 
DeRango, Best & Associates
1601 E. Amelia Street
Orlando, Florida 32803
(407) 895-6650
rbest@derangobest.com
 
RESIDENT OF:

Lake Mary, Florida.  Office located in downtown Orlando, Florida.

EDUCATION: Graduate of Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida; Bachelor of Business Administration; Major: Real Estate – December 1991.

Successfully completed all required real estate courses and seminars sponsored by the Appraisal Institute, as required for the membership designation (MAI).  Also completed continuing education requirements, to date, for the Appraisal Institute and Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board.  Successfully completed the required coursework for the CCIM Institute for Courses CI 101 through CI 104.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
Member (MAI);  Appraisal Institute, MAI, Membership #11214
Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
Member, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) 
CCIM Institute; Membership #12065
Florida Certified General Real Estate Appraiser No. RZ 2001
Licensed Real Estate Broker – Florida No. BK3238296
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Principal, Vice President and Managing Partner; DeRango, Best & Associates, Orlando, Florida (11/98 – present)

Served as Instructor with Seminole Community College for continuing education in the Real Estate Appraisal Department (May 2001 to 2003).

Commercial Real Estate Appraiser; Matonis, MacDermott, Sorich Inc., Orlando, Florida, (1/97 – 11/98).  Actively engaged in commercial real estate appraising and advisory services.

Commercial Real Estate Appraiser; Broom, Moody, Johnson & Grainger, Inc., Jacksonville, Florida (4/96 - 12/96).

Commercial Real Estate Appraiser; Pardue Heid, Church, Smith and Waller, Inc.   Orlando, Florida (1/92 - 4/96).

CERTIFICATION: Currently certified by the Appraisal Institute's voluntary program of continuing education for its designated members.  State certified as a General Real Estate Appraiser; State of Florida and Georgia.  State certified in Florida as a General Appraiser Instructor.
TYPE OF ASSIGNMENTS:

Have appraised and counseled a variety of commercial and residential properties primarily in Florida.  Experience includes but not limited to:

  • RESIDENTIAL ACREAGE
  • OFFICE BUILDINGS
  • RESTAURANTS
  • PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENTS
  • LIGHT & HEAVY INDUSTRIAL PROPERTIES
  • OFFICE CONDOMINIUMS
  • CLIENT CONSULTATION
  • HIGHEST AND BEST USE STUDIES
  • PLANNED TOWNHOME DEVELOPMENTS
  • BOND FINANCED AFFORDABLE HOUSING
  • LODGING AND RESORTS
  • COMMERCIAL ACREAGE
  • PROPOSED SUBDIVISIONS
  • SHOPPING CENTERS
  • APARTMENT BUILDINGS
  • BRANCH BANK FACILITIES
  • MEDICAL OFFICES
  • MARKET ANALYSIS
  • EXPERT WITNESS TESTIMONY
  • SELF STORAGE FACILITIES
  • MEDICAL OFFICES
  • FREE STANDING RETAIL
  • SURGICAL CENTERS

Assignments have been prepared for a variety of lending institutions, corporations, law firms, governmental agencies, and individuals.  Expert witness testimony and trial experience with the United States Bankruptcy court; Middle District of Florida. 

Experience includes review assignments for several federally regulated lenders for USPAP compliance and overall appraisal credibility and quality.

Nearly two decades of commercial appraisal experience that includes travel through most counties in the State of Florida.

Approved with most federally regulated lending institutions with operations in Central Florida.  Extensive experience in the Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville markets, including tertiary markets that encompass these regions and that comprise the Central and North Florida regions. 

Prior residency and prior practice in Jacksonville and Tampa, Florida.  Knowledge and practice in the Tallahassee and Florida Big Bend markets.  Assignments prepared throughout south Georgia.  Residence in Lake Mary, secondary residence in Tallahassee, Florida, and secondary residence in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

 

COURSES:

APPRAISAL INSTITUTE

  • CAPITALIZATION THEORY AND TECHNIQUES, PART A
  • ADVANCED INCOME CAPITALIZATION
  • CASE STUDIES IN REAL ESTATE VALUATION
  • REPORT WRITING AND VALUATION
  • UNIFORM STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL APPRAISAL PRACTICE, PART A
  • UNIFORM STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL APPRAISAL PRACTICE, PART B
  • THE APPRAISER'S COMPLETE REVIEW

CCIM INSTITUTE

  • FINANCIAL ANALYSIS FOR COMMERICAL INVESTMENT REAL ESTATE (CI 101)
  • MARKET ANALYSIS FOR COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT REAL ESTATE (CI 102)
  • USER DECISION ANALYSIS FOR COMMERCIAL INV. REAL ESTATE (CI 103)
  • INVESTMENT ANALYSIS FOR COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT REAL ESTATE (CI 104)
OTHER ACTIVITIES:
  • Previously serving the YMCA Board of Directors; Camp Wewa
  • Past Board Member - Board of Trustees, Orlando Science Center, Orlando, Florida
  • Served on numerous occasions as a guest lecturer as University of Central Florida; College of Business
  • Guest Speaker, Risk Manager’s Association
  • Member, Annunciation Catholic Church
  • Alumni Association, Florida State University
  • Nominated as an “Up and Comer”; Orlando Business Journal, April 2000
  • Past Board Member; Kiwanis Club, North Orlando
  • Member; FSU Alumni Association
  • Past Board Member; Wesley Foundation; Tallahassee, Florida
  • Served as Membership Recruitment and Retention Chair; Appraisal Institute
  • Past President; Maitland Club Homeowner’s Association; Maitland, Florida
  • Significant global travel throughout western and eastern Europe including Moscow, Siberia, and France.
  • Avid tennis player
  • Past Member of the Heathrow Country Club
   
REPRESENTATIVE CLIENT LIST
RICHARD A. BEST, MAI, CCIM, MRICS
State-Certified General Appraiser RZ2001
 
LENDING INSTITUTIONS
 
1st Manatee Bank
1st Prime Rate Mortgage*
 
Advisco Capital Corporation*
Ameritas Life Insurance Company
 
Banco Popular
BankBoston
Bank of America
Bank of Central Florida
Bank of the West
BankFirst
Bank Plus
BB&T
 
Caldwell Bankers
CBC National Bank
Centennial Bank
Citizens Bank of Florida
Citizens First Bank
CNB (Community National Bank)
CNLBank
Colonial Bank
Comerica
Commerce National Bank and Trust
Community Southern Bank
 
Center State Bank
Credit Union Appraisal Services (CUAS)
 
Deutsche Bank Securities
 
Eagle Realty Group
EverBank
 
Fairfield Financial
Fairwinds Credit Union
Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company
Fifth Third Bank
First Colony Bank
First Commercial Bank
First Florida Bank
First Green Bank
First Internet Bank
First National Bank
Florida Bond and Mortgage*
Florida Capital Bank
Floridian Bank
 
 
 
GTE Financial
Goleta National Bank*
 
Homebanc
 
Insight Credit Union
 
Mercantile Commercial Capital
Meridian Trust
Midwest Business Capital
New Traditions Bank
 
Ohio National Life Insurance Company
Old Florida National Bank
Orange Bank
 
Park Bank
Pinnacle Bank
Popular Community Bank
Principal Real Estate Investors
 
Quadrant Financial*
 
RBC Centura Bank
Regions Bank
R-G Crown Bank*
 
State Bank & Trust
State Farm Bank
SunTrust Bank, Central Florida
SunTrust
Superior Bank
 
TerraBank
The Business Bank of St. Louis
The Cypress Group
 
United Heritage Bank
United Legacy Bank
Urban Trust Bank
 
Washington Mutual Bank
Wells Fargo
 
MORTGAGE COMPANIES
 
AMNS Corporation
Bayview Financial
Berkshire Mortgage Finance Company
Bridgeloan Investors
Clarion Capital
First Credit Companies
Mercantile Commercial Capital
TD Wood
 
GMAC Mortgage
Heller Financial
Isola & Associates
Merrill Lynch
One Mortgage
Regional Mortgage
WMF Askew Corporation
Thetford Mortgage Group

 
REALTY / DEVELOPMENT COMPANIES
 
Clayton’s Realty
First American Realty
Pinnacle Realty
Amerada Hess Corporation
Max King Realty
 
 
Amerada Hess Corporation
Goodyear Corporation
Wal-Mart Headquarters – Real Estate
Sandefur Companies
 
INSTITUTIONAL  / GOVERNMENTAL CLIENTS
 
Florida Department of Insurance
National Housing Trust
Seltzer Management
Central Florida HAND
City of Orlando
Orange County
 
 
BellSouth Telecommunications
Protective Life Insurance Company
Transit Group
Florida Department of Agriculture
U.S. Small Business Administration
BBIF

ATTORNEYS, TAX, ETC.

 
Bates, Appel
Brencor Investments, LLP
Wolff, Hill, McFarlin, P.A.
Graham, Clark, Jones, Builder, Pratt & Marks
Fassett, Anthony & Taylor
Hold Thyssen
Baptist General Conference
 
 
The Miller Group
Physicians Associates of Florida
Ken Wheeler, Attorney at Law
Donna Draves, Attorney at Law
Shams Law Firm
Rosenthal Law Firm

 

 

 

 

With our state of the art facilities and highly trained staff, we are fully equipped to provide appraisal and consultation services that meet our clients’ time and deadline needs, doing so at the highest quality level.

DeRango, Best & Associates

1601 East Amelia Street
Orlando, Florida 32803

Phone: (407) 895-6650 | Fax: (407) 898-8467

 

 

DeRango, Best and Associates

REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS, ADVISORS & CONSULTANTS

  

1601 East Amelia Street     |     Orlando, Florida 32803     |      Phone: (407) 895-6650     |     Fax: (407) 898-8467