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DeRango, Best and Associates is a full service real estate appraisal and consulting company specializing in commercial appraisals, real estate consulting, and litigation support.

Our services include a broad range of appraisal functions including eminent domain appraisals, appraisal review, and aviation related assignments. The principals of the firm are Daniel R. DeRango, MAI, CCIM and Richard A. Best, MAI, CCIM, MRICS. DeRango, Best & Associates was established in October 28, 1998.

Daniel R. DeRango, MAI, CCIM


Richard A. Best, MAI, CCIM, MRICS

Vice President and Managing Partner

...Qualified as an expert witness in Federal and State Courts. Special Master, Value Adjustment Board, Orange County. Appraised or provided counseling for a variety of commercial and residential properties throughout the U.S.

...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.

Mr. DeRango's qualifications include a degree in Business Administration from Stetson University, he holds the MAI appraisal designation and he is a state certified general real estate appraiser in the State of Florida. Mr. DeRango also holds certification licensure in several other states. Mr. DeRango has provided expert testimony in State and Federal courts and has testified on a variety of valuation issues in Florida, Minnesota, Kentucky and New York. Mr. DeRango has been appraising real property in the Central Florida area for over 20 years and has experience with a broad variety of property types. Mr. DeRango has expertise in the valuation of income properties and, in particular, specializes in aviation properties at various airports around the country.

Mr. Best's qualifications include a degree in Real Estate from Florida State University in 1991. He holds the MAI appraisal designation and is a state certified general real estate appraiser in the State of Florida. Mr. Best has commercial appraisal experience in the Orlando, Jacksonville and Tampa markets and has prepared a variety of appraisals in locations around Florida and Georgia. Mr. Best has served as an expert witness on numerous occasions with the United States Federal Bankruptcy Court. He has also served as a real estate consultant for several institutional clients.

The balance of our staff have appraised numerous commercial properties in and around central Florida. Our experience ranges from small vacant sites and small strip takings for eminent domain purposes to large multi-use facilities, mixed-use projects, high rise-office buildings and super regional malls.

With extensive experience in commercial real estate, our firm handles a broad range of valuation assignments from smaller, owner-occupied properties to complex multi-tenant institutional properties. We are fully equipped and capable of providing services as needed within our clients' time needs and at the highest quality levels.

Our firm's real estate consulting services have included appraisals for eminent domain property takings, preparation of market and feasibility studies for corporate clients and lenders, market rent studies and feasibility and market studies for large mixed use projects in the tourist areas.

Typically projects are assigned to a Partner and a staff associate to work on jointly with clerical and support staff providing administrative and research functions.



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



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









DeRango, Best and Associates