GPA can complete valuations on all commercial properties and for all purposes from office buildings to regional shopping centers. Our commercial staff has the extensive technical expertise and experience to provide reliable and prompt appraisal services on a wide variety of special use properties.

Commercial/retail properties range from small retail shops to large shopping centers, or from convenience stores to specialty restaurants.

Appraisal of new construction is a specialty in itself and may require market analyses, absorption studies, or other specialized knowledge.

Special Use Properties

Special use properties range from fixed base operators to conference centers such as the Lied Center in Nebraska City. Health care facilities, such as hospitals, nursing homes, and residential care and assisted living facilities, require special knowledge and experience. Great Plains Appraisal has the experts on staff with years of experience in these types of appraisals.

Properties from manufacturing to distribution centers, and from food processing to hog, beef and poultry production have been appraised by Great Plains Appraisal’s industrial/special use professionals. Appraisal assignments have included valuing mineral extraction and sand and gravel operations, grain storage and distribution elevators, biodiesel, ethanol, renewable diesel, and complex beef processing centers.

A large data base of sales and rental information is the basis for appraisals of industrial and warehouse facilities throughout Nebraska, Iowa, and other areas of the nation.

Great Plains Appraisal’s Residential Department offers a number of appraisal services for all types of residential properties.

Single Family Properties

Our licensed and certified general staff appraisers have extensive experience with mortgage loan appraisals for a number of clients in southeast Nebraska and western Iowa. Request appraisal services on single-family residential properties by using the Residential Appraisal Order Form.

Multi-Family Properties

For appraisals of multi-family properties, Great Plains Appraisal can prepare form reports for properties from four to 24 units. Larger facilities or special projects such as affordable housing generally require a narrative appraisal. We have completed appraisals on multi-family properties in most areas of Nebraska and Iowa.

Relocation Services

Relocation appraisal is a specialized service that requires experience in both single-family appraisal techniques and familiarity with the market. Our relocation appraisals services are completed by the most experienced members of the Residential Department.

Special Projects

Specialized appraisal projects have ranged from eminent domain acquisitions to relocation studies for entire communities. We have provided expert witnesses for testimony in legal proceedings from divorce cases to criminal cases.

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Areas Served

Lancaster, Gage, Otoe, Nemaha, Cass, Richardson, Johnson, Jefferson, Saline, Fillmore, York, Seward, Saunders and other counties in Nebraska and Iowa.

Litigation is a specialty in which few real estate professionals engage. While some firms provide litigation-related services, few have the generalized, specialized, and technical knowledge or the breadth and depth of experience of the Great Plains staff. Some of the complexities of litigation services are outlined below.

Litigation may involve a variety of property types including residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural and special purpose properties. The staff at Great Plains is experienced in all major property types and many specialized property uses ranging from single family residences to complex specialized uses such as specialized manufacturing facilities, recreational facilities, educational facilities, religious facilities, and hospitals.

Litigation sometimes involves evaluation of fractional property interests and/or divided property interests. Our staff is experienced in evaluation of fee simple estates, leasehold estates, and leased fee estates and is experienced in evaluation of the impact of permanent easements, temporary easements, and the taking of partial fee simple estates. The staff is also experienced in the evaluation of divided property interests such as surface rights, subsurface rights, air rights, water rights, or mineral rights. This experience also extends to evaluation of rights and benefits accruing as a result of entitlement programs.

The requirement of real estate expertise in litigation is wide ranging. Some more traditional functions include estate evaluation, divorce proceedings, condemnation, tax disputes, property rights disputes, contamination issues, and collateral evaluation disputes. Each of these functions requires specialized knowledge of applicable evaluation techniques, governing laws, and legal proceedings. Our staff is experienced in litigation involving eminent domain proceedings, ad valorem proceedings, and even criminal proceedings. Our experience includes both state and federal rules and regulations.

Litigation services are required by a broad client base. The firm provides services to governmental and quasi-governmental agencies as well as to institutional, corporate, and private clients. We can provide services on individual properties as well as large project based assignments.

Eminent domain cases result from takings for a wide range of public uses including power lines, highway and street rights-of-way, pipelines and other utility easements, zoning actions, control of access, and wildlife or other natural resources management. Our staff is familiar with the impact of these and other types of takings on real estate and property rights. We have completed many related studies which serve as the basis of our opinions, and continually update these studies.

Litigation often involves interaction with other professions and experts such as architects, engineers, contractors, developers, relocation experts, and attorneys. The experience of our staff provides us with the generalized knowledge necessary to understand and work with other professionals. Our experience has revealed the necessity of a “team” approach to litigation issues with each team member sharing expertise and knowledge to achieve positive results. As a result of these assignments, we are in touch with a stable of experts in many professions which may significantly contribute to solutions to problems.

While many litigation cases can be resolved prior to trial, the services of an expert witness are often required. Our staff is experienced in expert witness services ranging from informal hearings up to and including grand jury hearings. We have provided testimony in jurisdictions ranging from the county courts to the federal courts.

All of the appraisal services that our company conducts can be completed in a consultation capacity.

Great Plains Appraisal’s agricultural specialists have extensive experience in valuing improved and unimproved farmland using all applicable approaches. Our extensive data on farm sales from Nebraska and neighboring states include cropland, pasture, home sites, recreational areas and other specialized agricultural uses.

Our agricultural specialists are experienced not only with farm properties but have an extensive background in other ag-related properties, including grain elevators, feedlots, packing plants, and gravel mining operations.