Jared Preisler, SRA, AI-RRS
Chief Appraiser / Director, Product Development
Jared has been in the Appraisal Industry for 25+ years as an independent fee appraiser serving Northern Utah.
Jared is currently the Chief Appraiser for DataMaster, while continuing as an independent fee appraiser and training new appraisers. He is currently training his seventh.
He has earned both the SRA and AI-RRS designations from the Appraisal Institute.
In 2014 he became a national certified instructor for the Appraisal Institute. He is an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor.
He serves as President of the Utah Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, and also, as a board of trustee member and most recently as Vice President of the Utah Association of Appraisers since 2010 (UAA).
Jared has developed several CE courses for the real estate profession in his capacity with UAA and as a board member of the Utah Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and as Chief Appraiser for DataMaster.
Prior to becoming an appraiser Jared earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Weber State University. Owned a remodeling and construction company, Home Inspection Company, and 64 rental properties.
He and his wife Lisa have 4 children, one granddaughter and a grandson due this month. Jared is passionate about real estate; he loves watching his kids play sports, traveling with Lisa, recently started cycling.
Joshua Walitt is the principal consultant for Walitt Solutions. He provides short- and long-term consulting services related to compliance, valuation, education, review and investigations. Clients include lending institutions, appraisers, appraisal management companies, attorneys, education providers and regulators. With over 20-years of experience, Walitt’s skillset includes appraisal, banking, regulations, policy, instruction, licensing and enforcement. His core goal is to foster a clients’ efficiency, accuracy, compliance and growth through appropriate methodology and technology, sound reasoning, communication skills and proper oversight. He writes for industry publications and speaks at events such as the Appraisal Institute’s Annual Conference, Appraisal Summit and Expo, Valuation Expo, Appraiser’s Conference and Trade Show, Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials, and other client and industry conferences. Walitt designs seminars and continuing education courses for online and classroom delivery.
Walitt is an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor, holds the SRA & AI-RRS designations with the Appraisal Institute, is a member of the National Association of Appraisers (MNAA), holds a Certified Distance Education Instructor (CDEI) certificate, has served on the Colorado Board of Real Estate Appraisers and he is an Appraisal Institute approved instructor.
As editor of Valuation Review, Mike Holzheimer seeks out the information and announcements pertinent to appraisers. Through in-depth feature stories, He brings to the readers the insights, expertise and opinions from some of the top authorities within the valuation profession. He speaks directly to company CEOs, presidents and chief operating officers who separate fact from fiction allowing appraisers to make informed decisions as it relates to their business. Valuation Review also engages in conversation with appraisers from across the country telling their success stories and what they feel the appraisal profession needs to improve upon.