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Maxwell, Hendry & Simmons, LLC – Fort Myers, FL

Certified General Real Estate Appraiser

Job Summary

Growing real estate appraisal firm seeking a full-time certified general real estate appraiser. The ideal candidate will have proficiency with performing commercial appraisals and is comfortable with modern technology. The candidate must be a problem solver, critical thinker, and competent in both oral and written communication.

This position will involve completing appraisal and consulting assignments for commercial properties and land in Southwest Florida, with a focus on performing market analysis and clearly communicating assignment results.

About Maxwell, Hendry & Simmons

We are proud to be one of the oldest and largest real estate appraisal firms in Southwest Florida. As a full-service firm, we provide residential and commercial appraisal and other valuation services to a broad spectrum of private, commercial, and governmental clients.

Responsibilities and Duties

Will include, but not be limited to:

• Review engagement letters and work files for assignment elements and supplemental standards

• Coordinate and perform inspections of properties

• Obtain property information from clients, property owners, agents, etc.

• Research and analysis for appropriate market analysis and development of approaches to value

• Reconciliation of market analysis and valuation approaches

• Report preparation through industry-leading software

• Manage workflow consistent with deadlines


• Competency with appraisal research sources

• Certified General Appraiser license in the State of Florida

• Strong time-management skills

• Goal oriented, self-motivated, and highly organized

• Critical thinking, evaluation, and analytical skills

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Aptitude for learning new software and systems

Preferred Skills

• Experience with non-finance appraisal assignments

• Familiarity with commercial appraisal report-writing software

• Proficiency with performing analysis in Microsoft Excel


The ideal candidate can work on multiple assignments, has good awareness and relationship skills, and is ready to join a team that holds each other accountable. Our team members meet regularly which allows us to learn and grow together. The successful candidate should be driven by a curiosity for problem-solving and can effectively communicate their professional opinions assignment results.

The most important things we expect are openness, honesty, communication, and a sincere desire to be excellent.


This is a full-time position in Southwest Florida, offering the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, and includes a full benefits package as well as E&O insurance coverage and access to all necessary resources to complete assignments. Compensation is a fee-split based on experience.

For more information, please contact [email protected].

(Posted 5/29/2024)


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Certified General – Commercial Appraisers – Remote Work

Hendry Real Estate Advisors, Inc. is an established appraisal firm providing commercial and residential valuations to national lenders, real estate investment companies and property management operators. We perform hundreds of multifamily and commercial appraisals annually in Florida and throughout the United States. We offer an excellent fee split and professional support and have extensive resources and a comprehensive database of comparable properties. Our headquarters are located in Tampa and we have offices located around the country; our staff & appraisers work remotely with access to our cloud file storage & online report preparation software.

Appraise with the support of a team with over 50 years of combined knowledge and professional experience in the appraisal industry. We are looking for Certified General and Trainee Appraisers.

We are looking for experienced commercial appraisers in regional and local markets around the country as well as Florida-based appraisers, with opportunities to travel to popular metropolitan areas for job assignments.

Remote Work:  We are looking for experienced independent state-licensed Commercial Appraisers for properties we are appraising in Florida markets and throughout the country. Our company has a nationwide presence and our national investment and bank clients offer us projects in primary markets all around the United States.

We want to contract with you to work remotely for us; we value your local appraisal expertise and resources.

Commercial Appraisers: Our reports are more than just assembly-line appraisals. We provide our clients with value-added appraisals & our assignment fees reflect this.

Fee Assignments:  The appraisers we need are detail-oriented and have excellent communication skills, a strong writing ability, time management and problem-solving skills, and who can travel for property inspections (travel expenses reimbursed). We are looking for appraisers with a proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel). Knowledge of Argus is a plus. Experience appraising multifamily properties is preferred but we are also looking for appraisers with a background in appraising other types of commercial properties such as vacant land, retail, office and industrial properties.

Support Staff:  Our staffers assist with preparing/formatting and reviewing/editing reports and help research background property data; they are experienced in writing and comprehending appraisal concepts and have excellent skills in Word, Excel and utilizing an online report database.

About Hendry Real Estate Advisors, Inc.

Our valuation experience includes most types of real property found in Florida, the Southeast and throughout the country. The firm prepares commercial appraisals for a variety of clients including major insurance companies, pension funds, banks, conduits, savings and loan associations, investment banking organizations, attorneys, governmental agencies and individuals. Our services include appraisals, market studies, feasibility analysis, consultation and litigation support. Specific analysis and appraisal assignments include, but are not limited to, neighborhood shopping centers, regional malls, small and extremely large residential estates, historical properties, commercial, service stations, convenience stores, business parks, special purpose properties, condominiums, condominium conversions, affordable housing, fractured condominiums, multifamily apartment projects, subdivisions, hotels and motels, shopping centers, single and multi-tenant office buildings, all types of warehouses, industrial plants and properties including concrete batch facilities, mobile home parks, funeral homes, schools, golf courses, medical related facilities, marinas, restaurants, car washes, easements, 1 to 14,000-acre vacant land tracts of all types, etc., throughout the United States. We have extensive experience including market studies, discounted cash flow analysis, leasehold and fee simple interests, HUD substantive reviews, highest and best use studies, insurable estimates, investment analysis, and litigation support.

Please further information or to submit your resume, please contact: [email protected]

(Posted 1/8/2024)


The Southern Region of the USDA Forest Service is planning to fill two permanent Senior Review Appraiser positions serving the State, Private and Tribal Forestry program and the National Forest System program.  The positions are within the Southern Regional Office, Lands/Minerals/Uses (LMU) staff.  The position is to be remote where you can work from home within 275 miles of the Atlanta Regional office. The position primarily supports land purchases, exchanges, and conveyances as well as special uses and Forest Legacy.  Responsibilities include a wide range of valuation services, including contracting for real property appraisals and performing technical appraisal review duties.  Requirements include a state appraiser certification and a designation or accreditation that requires approved classroom training in appraisal practice, experience requirements, a demonstration appraisal report or appraisal review report, and a comprehensive qualifying examination in the attainment of the credential.  If interested and for more information contact Mike Herran, Regional Appraiser – Lands, Minerals, and Uses, Region 8 at [email protected] or  by phone at 470-532-4063.

(Posted 1/8/2024)


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(Posted 8/9/2023)


Withum:  Real Estate Valuation Senior Associate – Exciting opportunity for a Certified General Appraiser to join one of the fastest growing accounting firms – no accounting experience required. Open to remote work location nationally with a preference for applicants with an active license in Florida, Massachusetts, and/or California. Contact Zack Smith, MAI, AI-GRS, at [email protected] or visit Career Opportunities – Withum for more information.

(Posted 5/31/2023)


Commercial Evaluators.  Valley National Bank is expanding our current panel of “commercial evaluators” for the State of Florida.  If you are interested, please reach out to Kyle Krueger at [email protected].  We will need copies of sample “evaluation reports” (limited single approach reports) for review for consideration of inclusion to the Valley National Bank Commercial Appraisal Panel.

(Posted 5/31/2023)



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(Posted 3/14/2023)



Special Magistrate




CLERK OF THE ESCAMBIA COUNTY VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD IS NOW ACCEPTING SEALED APPLICATIONS for APPRAISER SPECIAL MAGISTRATE and ATTORNEY SPECIAL MAGISTRATE for 2024. Special Magistrates must be licensed in the State of Florida and meet the following criteria, but need not be residents of the county in which he or she serves:

  1. Employees and elected or appointed officials of a taxing jurisdiction or of the state may not serve as special magistrates.
  2. A special magistrate appointed to hear issues of exemptions and classifications shall be a member of The Florida Bar with not less than 5 years experience in the area of ad valorem taxation.
  3. A special magistrate appointed to hear issues regarding the valuation of real estate shall be a state certified real estate appraiser with not less than 5 years
    experience in real property valuation.
  4. A special magistrate appointed to hear issues regarding the valuation of tangible personal property shall be a designated member of a nationally recognized
    appraiser’s organization with not less than 5 years experience in tangible personal property valuation (either attorney or appraiser).
  5. A special magistrate may not represent a person before the board in any tax year during which he or she has served that board as a special magistrate.
  6. Appraiser and Attorney Special Magistrates will be required to sign contracts for services at a negotiated rate per hour. Expense reimbursements will be made in accordance with statutory travel reimbursement rates. Special Magistrates may be required to conduct morning, afternoon, and/or evening sessions.
  7. Applicants must be computer literate.

Applications may be obtained from the Clerk’s Office at the address listed below, from the Clerk’s website,, or will be mailed or emailed to applicants upon request. Any qualified individual who wishes to apply should submit an application and resume, in a SEALED envelope labeled VAB SPECIAL MAGISTRATE, by 5:00 p.m. on JUNE 28, 2024, to:

Honorable Pam Childers
Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller
Attn: DeLana Allen-Busbee, Clerk to the Board’s Office
Value Adjustment Board
221 Palafox Place, Suite 110
Pensacola, Florida 32502-5843
(850) 595-3917


(Posted 5/14/2024)


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(Posted 5/18/2023)