JACKSON, Miss.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Integra Realty Resources (IRR), the largest independent commercial real estate (CRE) valuation and consulting firm in North America, today continued its strategic expansion with the opening of its first Mississippi office, its 25th in the southeastern U.S., and the first dedicated practice of its kind in Mississippi. IRR Senior Managing Director J. Walter Allen, MAI, FRICS, along with Directors Michelle Alexander, MAI, MRICS, and John Praytor, will lead the office of seven professionals who have commenced operations at 200 Trace Colony Park Drive, Suite B, in Ridgeland.
“Integra Realty Resources is proud to be the first national appraisal and counseling company to open an office in Mississippi”
“Integra Realty Resources is proud to be the first national appraisal and counseling company to open an office in Mississippi,” said Walter Allen of IRR’s Memphis and Jackson offices. “Discussions with our clients revealed that Mississippi was significantly underserved by our industry, and that there was strong demand for the services of an independent firm of IRR’s caliber. We have deep expertise in the complexities of commercial real estate, and have both the local and national resources to appraise properties throughout Mississippi and across the nation.”
This new, full-service office will provide appraisal and consulting services for office, industrial, retail, and multifamily commercial properties, and vacant land, as well as hospitality and special use properties. IRR’s clients use the company’s services for lending purposes, financial reporting, litigation support, eminent domain acquisitions, insurance, and market feasibility studies, among other areas of focus.
John Praytor has more than 25 years of experience as an appraiser and a decade of experience in the greater Jackson, Mississippi region. Prior to joining IRR he was founder and owner of Praytor Appraisal Services. He is a member of the National Association of REALTORS, the Jackson Association of REALTORS, and the Mississippi Association of REALTORS. He is a licensed real estate broker and real estate appraiser in Mississippi.
Michelle Alexander, MAI, MRICS, is also Director of IRR’s Memphis office and specializes in major urban properties, including apartments, office buildings, and shopping centers. She is a member of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and serves as president for the Memphis chapter of the Appraisal Institute. She is a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas. Michelle earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis.
About Integra Realty Resources
With corporate headquarters in New York City, Integra Realty Resources (IRR) is the largest independent commercial real estate valuation and consulting firm in North America, with 66 offices and over 190 Members of the Appraisals Institute (MAI) who are among its approximately 900 employees located throughout the United States and the Caribbean. Founded in 1999, the firm specializes in real estate appraisals, feasibility and 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 its clients. For more information, visit www.irr.com or blog.irr.com.