Susan KingAfter earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree at James Madison University, Susan continued her education at Virginia Commonwealth University, earning a Master of Science Degree in Real Estate and Urban Land Development in December 1982. It was at VCU that Susan began her appraisal career by taking several courses offered by the Appraisal Institute. In early 1983, Susan moved from her home in northern Virginia to Chicago, Illinois to join New York Life Insurance Company as an appraiser covering a 12-state territory. In October 1984, Susan decided to move back closer to home, and relocated to North Carolina where she joined John McCracken & Associates, Inc. She earned the Appraisal Institute's MAI designation in the Spring of 1987.

From the beginning, Susan's concentration has been commercially oriented, specializing in large institutional properties including, but not limited to, shopping centers, business parks, apartment complexes, subdivisions, office and industrial buildings, and vacant land across the United States. Clients at that time were primarily large life insurance companies, pension funds, syndicators, and private investors. Since the mid-1990s, Susan's concentration has been eminent domain appraisals for highway and public utility acquisitions.

Susan is also very active in the Appraisal Institute, serving on various committees at the state-wide chapter level of the North Carolina Appraisal Institute, serving over 650 members. Susan has held several officer positions throughout the years, including serving as the 2010 NCAI President. She has also served on the national level as a Regional Representative for Region V, covering six states.

Education & Designations:

Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting & Finance, James Madison University, 1980
Master of Science, Real Estate and Urban Land Development, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1982

MAI - The Appraisal Institute

State Certifications:

Susan maintains general appraisal certifications in the states of North Carolina and Virginia, and is also a licensed real estate Broker in the state of North Carolina.


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