Brian Kirksey, a real estate appraisal practice leader at Plante Moran, has been elected board chair for the State of Michigan Board of Real Estate Appraisers.
Kirksey, who practices in the firm’s forensic and valuation services group, will serve a one-year term as chair. He was originally appointed as a board member in 2010 by former Governor Jennifer Granholm and has served as vice chair since 2012.
The board was created to license and regulate the services of real estate appraisers in Michigan and works with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to oversee the practice of more than 6,000 limited real estate appraisers, state licensed appraisers, certified general appraisers and certified residential appraisers.
Kirksey joined Plante Moran in 2011 and focuses on many different aspects of real estate appraisal, consulting and sales throughout the United States and internationally. He advises a diverse clientele in easement rights and many types of real property including residential, commercial and industrial, senior care facilities, historic buildings, hospitality and resorts and vacant land.
Kirksey holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Oakland University. He is a resident of Rochester Hills.
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