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Contact Information

Phone: 504-830-3864
Fax: 504-830-3870

James K. Wadick III, MAI

Education | Technical Training | Designations & Associations
Appraisal Institute Committees and Representation
Appraisal Experience | Business Experience | Court Testimonies

Twenty years of experience as a construction engineer have provided Jim with substantial knowledge of costing and budgeting techniques in addition to his extensive knowledge of construction practices and techniques relating to commercial and industrial properties. Jim's work as an engineer gives him a unique perspective in the financial planning, resource allocation, design review, and preparation of cost estimates for complex commercial and industrial projects. He has also qualified to testify as an expert in the field of real estate appraisal in federal district courts of Louisiana.

Other Certified Appraisers
Scott H. Adcock
R. Dunbar Argote
Lewis J. Derbes
Marshall F. Graham
Arthur Schwertz
W. Ross Shuffield
Henry W. Tatje

  • Tulane University
    Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Tulane University
    Graduate School of Business Administration
Technical Training:

American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers

  • #1A-1 Real Estate Appraisal Principles
  • #1A-2 Basic Valuation Procedures
  • #1B-A Capitalization Theory and Techniques, Part A
  • #1B-B Capitalization Theory and Techniques, Part B
  • #2-1 Case Studies in Real Estate Valuation
  • #2-2 Standards of Professional Practice
  • #2-3 Valuation Analysis and Report Writing
  • #6 Computer Assisted Investment Analysis
  • #410 Code of Professional Ethics
  • #420 Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
  • #430 Appraisal Curriculum Overview Easement Valuation by Yellow Book Standards
  • #805 Historic Preservation Easements
  • #715 Condemnation Appraising: Principals and Applications
  • #403 BDM Appraisal Curriculum Overview
  • #746 Uniform Standards For Federal Land Acquisitions

Plus numerous Appraisal Institute continuing education seminars

Designations and Associations:
  • Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute
  • National Association of Realtors
  • New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors, Inc.
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker - Louisiana Real Estate Commission
  • Louisiana Licensed General Real Estate Appraiser
  • Mississippi Licensed General Real Estate Appraiser
Appraisal Institute Committees and Representation
  • Louisiana Mississippi Chapter - Chairman MAI Education Committee 1990-1991
  • Appraisal Institute Region IX - Regional Representative 1992-2010
  • Appraisal Institute Region IX - Regional Education Committee 1993
Business Experience:
  • Argote, Derbes, Graham, Shuffield, & Tatje, Inc. – Real Estate Appraiser and Consultant – 1988 to Present
Appraisal Experience:

Types of Valuation

  • Market Value
  • Going Concern Value
  • Value In Use
  • Insurable Value
  • Investment Value

Types of Clients Served

  • Banks, Credit Unions, Lenders
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Property Owners & Landlords
  • Real Estate Developers
  • Property Investors and Managers
  • City of New Orleans
  • State of Louisiana
  • Parish of Jefferson

Interests Appraised

  • Fee Simple Estate
  • Leased Fee Estate
  • Leasehold Estate

Types of Property Appraised

  • Hotels, Motels, Bed & Breakfast
  • Bank and Office Buildings
  • Hospitals and Medical Buildings
  • Shopping Centers
  • Clubs, Mobile Home Parks
  • Apartment Complexes
  • Condominium Projects
  • Office Warehouses
  • Subdivision Developments
  • Docks and Marinas
  • Storage, Distribution & Flex Warehouses
  • Industrial Facilities and Process Plants
  • Automobile Dealerships & Service Shops
  • Condemnation, Easements, Right-of-Ways
  • Vacant Land and Marsh Land
  • Yellow Book Appraisal
  • Public Buildings, Post Offices

Use of Valuations

  • Mortgage Loan Collateral
  • Asset Value Analysis
  • Acquisition or Disposition
  • Partial Interest Buyouts
  • Just Compensation
  • Pre-Disaster Market Value
  • Bond Financing
  • Tax Abatement Filings
  • Market Rent Determination
  • Estate Tax Liability
  • Sale - Leaseback Agreements
  • Non-Cash Charitable Donations
  • Valuation for Financial Reporting
  • Casualty Loss for Insurance Claim
 Court Testimonies:

Admitted to testify as an expert in the field of real estate appraisal in the following:

  • United States District Court - Eastern District of Louisiana
  • United States Bankruptcy Court - Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Civil District Court of New Orleans
  • 24th Judicial District Court of Jefferson Parish
  • St. Charles Parish Court in Hahnville, Louisiana

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