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Emerson Appraisal Company

Emerson Appraisal Company is a full service commercial real estate appraisal firm providing real estate appraisal and consulting services to Alachua County and the North Florida region.  Our primary area of coverage is Gainesville/Alachua County and surrounding counties, including Levy, Gilchrist, Columbia, Clay, Union, Putnam and Marion Counties, depending upon current workload and individual property types. The firm does not appraise single family residential properties and specializes in commercial real estate, large agricultural holdings, special use valuation assignments and a wide range of litigation valuation assignments.


The firm was initially started in 1961 and this is a family firm with three senior commercial appraisers including Don Emerson, Jr., MAI, SRA , Charles Emerson and William Emerson, MAI.


Don Emerson, Jr., MAI, SRA is the chief appraiser and president of Emerson Appraisal Company.  His practice focuses on retail, office and residential subdivision/development properties in the suburban area to agricultural and special use valuation assignments. Don  is a Certified USPAP Instructor by the Appraisal Foundation and regularly teaches courses for the Appraisal Institute throughout the United States and internationally.  In addition, Mr. Emerson is an adjunct professor at the University of Florida and teaches the appraisal segment for the MSRE Graduate Student Program.   


William Emerson, MAI is a senior commercial appraiser with the firm and specializes in apartment properties, office properties, Retail  properties and other special use group housing and recreational properties.  Bill has a wide range of experience in all types of suburban commercial properties which includes a mix of special use properties such as churches, sororities, fraternities and other similar properties.


Charles Emerson is a senior commercial appraiser specializing in industrial properties, agricultural properties, timberland properties, Wetland Valuation, typical suburban commercial properties and various special use properties including churches and specialized industrial facilities.


For prospective clients, Emerson Appraisal Company brings a broad range of competent and knowledgeable appraisal experience for the full scope of commercial appraisal activities including a wide range of experience in valuation assignments.



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Located in Downtown Gainesville, Florida

Our office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday - Friday. Our office is closed during the lunch hour from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

Emerson Appraisal Co.

110 NW Second Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601, US

(352) 372-5645 Phone
(352) 377-4465 Fax