Detroit, —Metro-West Appraisal Co., LLC is pleased to announce that it has named Greg Stephens as chief real estate appraiser to accompany his role as senior vice president of appraisal operations and compliance.
Effective immediately, Stephens will take on the responsibilities of chief appraiser, which include upholding high quality standards, staff appraiser development and ensuring compliance with regulatory and legal requirements as they relate to real estate valuations.
“Greg’s commitment to the profession is matched by his extensive knowledge and experience navigating the complexities of appraisal regulations and standards,” said Brandon Boudreau, COO, Metro-West.
“In addition, Greg will continue to lend valuable experience as we expand our residential real estate appraisal offerings and build on our industry-leading services, as he has since he first joined our company.”
In addition to earning his new title with Metro-West, Stephens was also the winner of the 2013 Valuation Visionary Award, an honor that recognizes the individual who demonstrated outstanding leadership, innovation and professionalism in the valuation industry in the past year.
Mike Lund, who previously held the position of chief appraiser, has been promoted to director of training and will oversee the growth of Metro-West’s training and recruiting programs.
About Greg Stephens
Greg Stephens is a nationally recognized subject matter expert in appraisal regulations and standards. His extensive career history includes owning and managing a five-office regional appraisal firm for over 20 years. Prior to that he spent 10 years in financial institution valuation QC and governance. He has conducted qualifying and continuing education seminars around the country for 20 years. Stephens has been engaged in national appraisal organization leadership for over 30 years, most recently being named the 2013 president of the Appraisal Institute’s North Texas Chapter. He also has held board and officer positions with the Society of Real Estate Appraisers and the American Society of Appraisers. Stephens joined Metro-West in September 2011 as the SVP of Appraisal Operations and Compliance.
About Metro-West Appraisal Co.
Founded in 1987, Metro-West is the largest STAFF appraisal firm in the nation that is not affiliated with an AMC or a lender. Metro-West has more than 175 staff appraisers in over 65 metropolitan markets across 36 states, with continuous nationwide expansion planned.