Company  Overview

Clayton, Roper & Marshall is a large regional and national real estate appraisal firm with offices in Orlando, Florida, Atlanta, Georgia, and Birmingham, Alabama. The firm was established in 1982 by Craig H. Clayton, MAI, and Paul M. Roper, MAI, SRA, under the previous company name of Clayton & Roper Appraisal Services. On January 4, 1988, Steven L. Marshall, MAI, SRA, became a partner with the company, which was incorporated at that time. In October 1989, Philip E. Paulk, MAI, SRA, merged his appraisal firm with Clayton, Roper and Marshall and became the managing partner of the Atlanta/Birmingham office.The company has grown from two partners in June 1982 to currently being led by 5 MAI's, numerous seasoned staff and employees. The career experience of the commercial and residential associates varies from apprentices to over 30 years with an average of fifteen years appraisal experience.

Clayton, Roper & Marshall has extensive experience in appraising apartments, senior housing, hotels, offices, medically oriented surgical and specialist office facilities, shopping centers, golf courses, industrial, large acreage, planned developments, and special use properties, as well as particular specialization in eminent domain appraisal work and litigation.

The Orlando commercial department is comprised of commercial appraisers and research assistants, all of whom work under the direction and guidance of a Special Projects Director and the three principals. The Orlando office also has an experienced residential appraisal department staffed by associates and managed by a residential department head.

The Atlanta and Birmingham offices are under the guidance of Philip E. Paulk, MAI, SRA who has over 30 years experience and holds the license of Certified Appraiser in the States of Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi and Florida. He as also completed assignments from Puerto Rico to Alaska and New York to California.

Ancillary support staff includes an office manager, a controller, an information systems director, a building manager, an administrative assistant, and word processors. The firm utilizes word processing, scanning, and digital photography technology and equipment for report preparation and employs a data modem link to the nationwide cost estimating service of the Marshall Valuation Service, R.H. Means, Microbase, First American Solutions Win2Data, CoStar, Multiple Listing Service, Claritas, and several real estate data subscription services, along with extensive Internet use for investigative research. Innovative and computerized market data collection and retrieval is also employed, with an in-house data base of over 19,000 sales.

A portion of the firm's work is the variety of property types encountered in southeastern United States. However, due to the increasing influence of national and international business dynamics within this market, professional appraisers who produce a quality product, such as is the case with this firm, are exposed to a wide variety of sophisticated commercial appraisal assignments on a nationwide basis.

Clayton, Roper & Marshall currently is accomplishing commercial appraisals and consulting assignment throughout the United States, specifically in the states of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Minnesota, Texas, Maine, California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Alaska.

In conclusion, Clayton, Roper & Marshall performs both commercial and residential real estate appraisal and market analysis assignments of a wide variety and degree of sophistication in all areas of the country, with the primary territory consisting of the southeastern states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana.