Great Plains Appraisal

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Great Plains Appraisal Company is a full service real estate appraisal and consultation company specializing in all phases of valuation and evaluation of real estate. The company serves many areas in Nebraska and adjoining states from its home office in Lincoln. The current owners purchased the company, which was formerly called Trampe and Associates Company, in 1991. The parent company was founded in 1969, and the company has developed into one of Nebraska’s leading appraisal companies. One of the first appraisal operations to become completely computerized in 1983, the company was able to capitalize on data management capabilities available to smaller companies only since the advent of the personal computer. We continually update what is one of the largest non-governmental real estate appraisal data bases in the state.

Our staff appraisers are highly qualified, reflecting the company’s continued emphasis on leadership and education. By drawing on this bank of talent, we can provide a quality report in a timely manner. Great Plains Appraisal is a highly diverse company, serving many different kinds of clients. Governmental agencies, mortgage lenders and other financial institutions, relocation companies, corporations, and law firms utilize our services.

Commercial Specialists

Great Plains Appraisal’s commercial staff appraisers offer combined experience totaling more than 50 years.

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Thomas W. Kubert MAI, CCIM,
is a commercial real estate appraiser and real estate property tax specialist for Great Plains Appraisal. He has a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He specializes in commercial real estate valuation, real estate property tax valuation, and real estate condemnation and litigation issues. Tom currently acts as a consultant to multiple government agencies and taxing districts. Additionally, he has earned the MAI designation of the Appraisal Institute. He has been with Great Plains Appraisal since 1992. Tom has also previously served as President of the Nebraska Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and is currently the Vice Chairman of the Board for the Nebraska Real Property Appraiser Board.

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Wayne Kubert, MAI,
is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Business College and is a Member of the Appraisal Institute and Past President of the local chapter. He has real estate appraisal experience since 1964. He has been a commercial staff appraiser with the company since 1985, and specializes in commercial, industrial, agricultural, condemnation (before and after appraisals), and special use properties such as biodiesel plants, ethanol plants, renewable diesel plants, grain elevators, sand/gravel, meat/food processing, and poultry houses. Wayne has also previously served as President of both the Nebraska Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and the Lincoln Board of Realtors.

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Cody Gerdes, MAI,
has earned the MAI designation of the Appraisal Institute and is a partner in Great Plains Appraisal. Cody holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska. Cody joined the firm in 2003 and has been active in the appraisal of agricultural, office, retail, industrial, and special-purpose properties in Nebraska as well as condemnation and litigation appraisals. He has been a Certified General Appraiser in Nebraska since 2007 and has served on the Board of Directors and as the President of the Nebraska Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.

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Lori Johnson, MAI,
is a commercial staff appraiser with Great Plains Appraisal, Inc. and is a Certified General Real Property Appraiser in the states of Nebraska and Iowa. In addition to the necessary education and commercial appraisal experience, Lori has passed a comprehensive test that meets the requirements of the Appraisal Qualifications Board of the Appraisal Foundation. Lori holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Doane College. Lori joined the firm in 2003 and has been active in the appraisal of commercial, industrial, special-purpose, multi-family, nursing homes and assisted living properties in Lincoln and the southeast Nebraska area as well as Iowa. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Nebraska Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and has earned her MAI designation.

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Jason Pickerel,
holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Nebraska. Jason joined the firm in 2010 and has been active in the appraisal of agricultural, office, retail, industrial, and special-purpose properties in Nebraska as well as condemnation and litigation appraisals. Jason is a Certified General Real Property Appraiser within the State of Nebraska and is a Candidate for Designation with the Appraisal Institute.
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Cay Lacey, MAI, AI-GRS
, is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, holds a Master of Arts degree from University of Nebraska-Lincoln and attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. She was senior commercial appraiser with Wilson & Company prior to rejoining Great Plains Appraisal. She holds the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute and is a teacher of real estate appraisal classes. Cay has been active in real estate appraisal since 1985. She has been a commercial review appraiser with the company and is a General Review Specialist. Cay has served on the National Government Relations Committee of the Appraisal Institute and as President of the Nebraska Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.

Residential Specialist

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Shawn Fleck,
is a Certified Residential Appraiser. Shawn attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln earning a Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice Degree in 1995. Shawn has worked in the real estate industry since 2003 and has been with Great Plains Appraisal, Inc. since 2012 in the residential department. Professional affiliations include the Realtors Association of Lincoln, Nebraska Realtors Association, and the National Association of Realtors.