Christopher A. Miner

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Christopher A. Miner, Partner


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General real estate practice starting May 1974
Appraisal experience from 1975
GRI Designation; Connecticut Association of Realtors; 1977
Connecticut Broker's License, 1977
Partner, Miner Agency, 1977
Full-time appraiser since 1979
Owner, The Miner Appraisal Company, 1981
Partner, Miner & Silverstein Appraisal Company, Sept., 1981
Partner, Miner & Silverstein, LLP, 1997
Rhode Island Broker's License, 1983
MAI Designation awarded in 1987; #7545)
State Certified General Appraiser, CT 1991 No. 0000428
State Certified General Appraiser, RI 1993 No. A00566G
Expert witness testimony before Boards of Tax Appeal, Planning and Zoning Commissions, Connecticut Superior Court and Federal Bankruptcy Court
1996 President - Connecticut Chapter of the Appraisal Institute
Former Director: New London Board of Realtors; and Connecticut Association of Realtors
Property types appraised: houses, condominiums, lots (industrial, commercial, residential), acreage (industrial, commercial, residential, multifamily), apartments to over 300 units, approved condominium projects to about 100 units, approved subdivisions to about 200 lots, industrial and warehouse buildings to 150,000 square feet, office buildings to 100,000 square feet, shopping centers to a 300,000 square feet enclosed mall, condominium projects under construction, marinas to over 900 slips, mobile home parks to about 75 sites, campgrounds to over 200 sites, cooperative campgrounds, gasoline stations, petroleum bulk storage facilities, ferry/cruise ship line terminal, commercial waterfront property, airport hanger, and mixed use properties.
Highest valued property appraised: over $20,000,000.
Management of housing units, stores, and offices.
Leasing of stores, offices, apartments, and houses.
Sales of houses, stores, offices, apartments, an industrial building, vacant lands suitable for a variety of uses and a nursing home.
Market analysis for residential, office, retail and multi-family developments; market analyses for industrial property, night club, retail site selection, feasibility studies; and highest and best use studies; bank penetration analysis; site selection for shopping center; development and implementation of a sales forecasting model for wellness centers.
Neighborhood impact studies: effects on values caused by proximity to a hazardous waste detoxification facility, gravel bank, day care, elderly housing, and conversion of a nursing home to a psychiatric hospital.


Southern Connecticut State College; B.S., 1974 (Physics Major, Math Minor)
University of Connecticut, Continuing Education, Non-Credit Division
Appraisal II (Income Property); taught course about 15 times
Appraisal III (Income Property); taught course about 5 times
Investment Analysis; developed course; taught course twice
Appraisal Institute and Predecessors:
Appraisal Principles (I-A); Course and Exam
Urban Problems (II); Exam only
Litigation Valuation (IV); Course and Exam
Principles of Income Property Appraising (201); Course and Exam
Applied Income Property Valuation (202); Course and Exam
Introduction to Appraising Real Property (101); taught course about 5 times
Applied Residential Property Valuation (102); taught course twice
Residential Case Study (210); taught three times
Special Applications of Appraisal Analysis (301); Course and Exam
Highest and Best Use, Market Analysis (520); Course and Exam
Seminars: Marketability and Market Analysis, Federal Income Tax Effects on Real Property Ownership, Application of Market Extraction, Energy Considerations in Real Estate Appraising, Investment Feasibility Analysis, Mock Trial, Appraisal Regulations of the Federal Banking Agencies from the Lenders Perspective, Real Estate Valuation Using Spreadsheets (taught seminar once), Standards of Professional Practice, Appraisers Legal Liability, and Subdivision Analysis.
Market Analysis Symposia 1984, 1986, and 1987 (Market Research and Analysis); and 1991 (Valuation of contaminated properties) - 2-1/2 days each,)
American Society of Appraisers
Business Valuations
Nursing homes
Realtors National Marketing Institute (Course and Exam):
Fundamentals of Real Estate Investment and Taxation (CI-101)
Fundamentals of Creating a Real Estate Investment (CI-102)

To discuss your appraisal or consulting needs, contact Christopher Miner, MAI, or Robert Silverstein, MAI, MBA. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential. Telephone: 860-443-8405

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