Appraisal Research Counselors, located in downtown Chicago, is a
real estate APPRAISAL, RESEARCH AND CONSULTING firm. Established
we are the largest commercial appraisal firm headquartered in Chicago.
We are both a national firm dealing with investment grade property
and a neighborhood firm appraising commercial, multi-family and single
family properties for local and regional lenders.
We take pride in being independent, avoiding conflicts of interest
arising from collateral activities such as accounting, brokerage,
construction and development. We typically quote fixed fees or work
on hourly rates. We do not accept commissions or contingency fees.
Other professional disciplines are comfortable referring clients
and sharing information with us; knowing we will not compete with
Our size offers the advantage of being able to handle your appraisal,
research and counseling needs, no matter how large or small. We
staff with experienced professionals so that emergency service is
available when you need it.
Although we have the latest hardware, software and proprietary
subscription services, we know that expert appraisal/counseling
is not a mathematical calculation. We understand and appreciate
the Art while taking full advantage of the Science.
Real estate markets are complex. No one is proficient with all
property types in all locations. Our firm can provide APPRAISAL,
RESEARCH AND COUNSELING in a timely, professional manner to meet
the needs of today's fast moving markets.
Appraisal Research Counselors has a very diversified practice.
We are active participants on a day-to-day basis in virtually every
real estate market based on property type. Whether your property
is a neighborhood 6-flat or a 60-story high-rise, a mom & pop
storefront or a regional community center, a local dentist’s
office or a major medical office complex, a contractor’s storage
yard or a massive hot water heater factory, an economy hotel in
rural Wisconsin or luxury resort on the Magnificent Mile - we have
the core competence to complete the assignment in a timely and professional
manner. Every major company has key phrases which succinctly state
what they offer. One of ours is Market Facts – Market Solutions.