FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Four Prominent Women Leaders from Integra Realty Resources
Appointed to Prestigious Industry Leadership Positions
Michelle Alexander Assumes Governor-Appointed Position with Tennessee Real Estate Appraiser Commission;
Beth Finestone, Lori Safer & Stacey Nicholas Elected President of Local AI Chapters
DENVER, CO — (December 4, 2018) —Integra Realty Resources (IRR), one of North America’s largest independent commercial real estate valuation and consulting firms, today announced the appointment of four prominent women company leaders to prestigious industry groups.
- Michelle Alexander, MAI, MRICS, a 25-year commercial real estate industry veteran, has been appointed to the Tennessee Real Estate Appraiser Commission by Gov. Bill Haslam for a three-year term. Alexander, who serves as Managing Director across Integra Realty Resources’ Mid-South regional offices including IRR-Memphis, IRR-Gulfport, IRR-Jackson, IRR-New Orleans, and IRR-Little Rock, will represent the West Tennessee region. The Tennessee Real Estate Appraiser Commission serves under the Department of Commerce & Insurance and is responsible for overseeing education, examinations, experience, administration and licensing of real estate appraisers in the state of Tennessee.
- Beth B. Finestone, MAI, AI-GRS, FRICS, CRE, a nearly 40-year industry professional who currently serves as Managing Director of IRR-Los Angeles, has been elected as President of the Southern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers. Finestone specializes in valuation and consulting services for public agency and right-of-way clients, with a focus on eminent domain and land appraisals. Finestone has worked on numerous major transportation projects in Central and Southern California and is also sought after for her work related to land appraisals for both development sites and mitigation use. She also acts as a review appraiser for many public agencies. Finestone has been a featured speaker at Appraisal Institute, International Right of Way, and legal functions.
- Lori Safer, MAI, AI-GRS, who brings more than three decades of industry experience, has been elected President of the Seattle Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. Safer serves as Managing Director of IRR-Seattle. Her background includes consulting and valuation for clients including financial institutions, developers, attorneys, local municipalities and various public agencies. She is a contributing editor of the recently published Real Property Valuation in Condemnation (2018) and a contributing author of Applications in Litigation Valuation: A Pragmatist’s Guide, published by the Appraisal Institute (2012).
- Stacey S. Nicholas, MAI, MRICS, who has worked in the valuation profession for nearly 30 years, has been elected President of the Bluegrass Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. Nicholas serves as Senior Managing Director of IRR – Kentucky/Southern Indiana. She brings significant experience in the appraisal of a wide range of commercial real estate properties throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana and is part of the IRR Healthcare and Senior Housing specialty practice. She specializes in real estate economics including counseling, market and marketability studies, and real estate and real estate asset appraisal services. Her clients include private sector lenders, investors, businesses, and tax exempt entities, real estate developers, and the public sector.
"On behalf of the entire team at Integra Realty Resources, we congratulate Michelle, Beth, Lori and Stacey on their prestigious industry appointments,” says Anthony M. Graziano, MAI, CRE, Chairman of Integra Realty Resources. “We are proud to have such an impressive group of women on our team. Each has made a tremendous impact on the industry by dedicating their time and energy to advancing the real estate valuation profession.”
IRR continues its strategic expansion nationwide. The company has added 17 offices nationwide, launched IRR-Hotels, a hotels specialty practice group, and significantly expanded its Litigation Practice Group and Healthcare & Senior Housing specialty practice.
About Integra Realty Resources (IRR)
Integra Realty Resources (IRR) is the largest independent commercial real estate valuation services firm in North America, covering more than 60 markets with over 600 employees throughout the United States, and the Caribbean. The firm specializes in real estate appraisals, feasibility studies, market studies, expert testimony, and related property consulting services. Many of the nation’s largest and most prestigious financial institutions, developers, corporations, law firms, and government agencies are among IRR’s clients. In 2017, IRR completed more than 23,000 assignments across 60 metro markets totaling more than $257 billion in asset value. For more information, visit www.IRR.com