Jess Collister

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Mr. Collister has been providing real estate valuation services in Florida and various other states since 1986.  He and his firm specialize in eminent domain appraising in Florida.  He has been qualified as an expert witness in real estate appraising and has provided expert testimony in several Circuit Courts in Florida.  He has also worked on numerous impact studies and has experience in appraising various types of residential, commercial and special purpose properties for both private property owners and condemning authorities.

Academic Background:

Graduated – Plant High School

B.A. Degree in Finance – University of South Florida

Certifications and Licensing:

State-Certified General Real Estate Appraiser RZ2049, State of Florida

Member of the Appraisal Institute – MAI, No. 10,925

Coursework and Seminars:

Appraisal Institute:

National USPAP Update

Scope of Work

Subdivision Valuation

The Valuation of Wetlands

Florida State Law for Real Estate Appraisers

Online Small Hotel/Motel Valuation

Course 400 – USPAP Update 2003

Online Appraisal of Nursing Facilities

Online Eminent Domain and Condemnation

Real Estate Disclosure

Attacking and Defending an Appraisal in Litigation

Standards of Professional Practice – Part C

Appraisal of Nonconforming Uses

Litigation Valuation Overview

Florida Condemnation Valuation & Appraiser Liability

Demonstration Report

Case Studies in Real Estate Valuation

Standards of Professional Practice – Parts A&B

Capitalization Theory & Techniques – Part B

Capitalization Theory & Techniques – Part A

Nonresidential Demonstration Report Writing

Applied Sales Comparison Approach

Society of Real Estate Appraisers:

Introduction to Appraising Real Property, Course 101

Condemnation Seminar

International Right of Way Association

Easement Valuation, Course 403

Professional Organizations:

Member of the Appraisal Institute

Member of Association of Eminent Domain Professionals (AEDP)

Realtor, Member of the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors, Inc.

Pending Member, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

Appraisal Experience:

Experienced in appraising various residential, commercial and special purpose properties, including single-family residences, apartments, condominiums, suburban and downtown office buildings, warehouses, retail centers, subdivision developments, mobile homes, bowling alleys, religious facilities, daycare centers, and various types of vacant land.  Also worked on various condemnation assignments for private owners, Florida Department of Transportation and Hillsborough County.


The following is a partial listing of the projects on which Jess Collister has personally had valuation assignments involving acquisitions by private and governmental agencies:

Suncoast Parkway (Hernando County)

Southwest Florida Pipeline (Hillsborough County)

Dale Mabry Highway (Hillsborough County)

Ehrlich Road (Hillsborough County)

Florida Gas Transmission Pipeline (Hillsborough County)

Interstate 4 (Hillsborough and Polk County)

Linebaugh Avenue (Hillsborough County)

Veterans Expressway (Hillsborough County)

State Road 52 (Pasco County)

U.S. Highway 41 (Pasco County)

U.S. Highway 19 (Pinellas County)

Walsingham Road (Pinellas County)

Florida Gas Transmission Pipeline (Polk County)

U.S. Highway 27 (Polk County)

Gulfstream Pipeline (Polk, Manatee, Hardee, Highlands, and Okeechobee Counties)

Tampa Bay Water Pipeline (Hillsborough County)

Bloomingdale Avenue (Hillsborough County)

U.S. Highway 1 (Indian River County)

Interstate 275 (Hillsborough County)

Causeway Boulevard (Hillsborough County)

County Road 486 (Citrus County)

County Road 540A (Polk County)

State Road 20 (Putnam)

Intown Bypass (Polk County)

North Lake Boulevard (Palm Beach County)

State Road 70 (Okeechobee County)

Selmon Crosstown Connector (Hillsborough County)

Vanderbilt Beach Road Extension (Collier County)