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We proudly point to these certifications as an indication of our dedication to providing the best service possible to our clients.

SCGREA
State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser

SCRREA
State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser

SLREA
State Licensed Real Estate Appraiser

MAI
Member, Appraisal Institute

SRA
Senior Residential Appraiser

CRP
Certified Relocation Professional

CTA
Certified Tax Assessor

IFA
Independent Fee Appraiser

Company Officers

The quality of professional services is primarily dependent on the skills, expertise, and dedication of the professionals who provide them. We believe the combined experience of our partners and our staff is unparalleled.

Thomas S. Kachelriess, SCGREA, SRA, CRP
President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Kachelriess has extensive experience in all areas of residential real estate appraisals. A respected member of the industry, he has earned a strong reputation for quality, accuracy, and integrity in mortgage, relocation, and condemnation appraisals, plus tax appeals and legal testimony, among other areas.

Mr. Kachelriess holds numerous certifications and approvals from industry regulators and agencies, such as SCGREA, SRA, CRA, HUD, CRP, Fannie Mae, MGIC, and MSA, among others. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing in 1975 from the University of Dayton, Ohio.


Ronald D. Chiarello, MAI, SCGREA
Vice President, Commercial Real Estate

Mr. Chiarello joined PAA in 1993 as a real estate appraiser/consultant and in 2004 became an officer as Vice President responsible for the Commercial Property Valuations Group. He also specializes in feasibility studies, easements, condemnation and other litigation related commercial appraisal work. Mr. Chiarello has provided expert witness testimony before various Condemnation Commissions, State Tax Courts, County Boards of Taxation and Planning Boards plus the State Superior Court.

Mr. Chiarello holds numerous certifications and approvals from industry regulators and agencies including: MAI and SCGREA. He graduated St. Michael's College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. He attended Pace University MBA Program majoring in Finance and Management. Mr. Chiarello also successfully completed numerous real estate appraisal courses during the past 25 years.

Mr. Chiarello is a past President of the Metro New Jersey Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.





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