The fundamental strengths of Hegarty & Gerken, Inc. are broad appraisal experience, high level educational backgrounds, and professionalism. Charles J. Hegarty, MAI, GRS, holds a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree from the University of Denver. He is a Member of the Appraisal Institute and is licensed as a Certified General Appraiser in the State of Colorado. Mr. Hegarty brings with him thirty-one years of progressive experience in appraising real estate interests including valuations used in litigation, bankruptcy proceedings, casualty insurance settlements, lease negotiations, ad valorem tax disputes and eminent domain activities. In addition, he has testified as an expert witness concerning real estate valuations in numerous District Courts throughout Colorado, and in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. As a former Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Hegarty also has extensive experience in public accounting, financial consulting, auditing, and in the preparation of marketing and feasibility studies.
Gregory T. Gerken, MAI, GRS, has a Master of Real Estate and Construction Management (M.R.E.C.M.) degree from the University of Denver. Mr. Gerken also holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree from Northern Arizona University in Industrial Management. He is a Member of the Appraisal Institute and is licensed as a Certified General Appraiser in the State of Colorado. Mr. Gerken has thirty years of experience as a commercial real estate appraiser. He has extensive experience valuing various real estate interests that are used in litigation, tax disputes and wide-range of eminent domain activities. He has appraised most types of improved commercial properties including office, retail, industrial, multi-family, and special use properties. In addition, Mr. Gerken has appraised numerous parcels of vacant land throughout Colorado including development land, gravel properties, farms and ranches. Greg possesses a diverse experience regarding values of gravel properties, conservation easements, and water rights in Colorado. Mr. Gerken has testified to real estate values in numerous Colorado District Courts and has been appointed by the Courts as a Commissioner to aid the Courts with real estate disputes. Mr. Gerken also does review appraisal work for public entities. His clients are inclusive of property owners, lending institutions, lawyers, as well as a diverse range of various city and state agencies. Mr. Gerken is a Colorado native and he has spent most of his professional career in the Denver Metropolitan Area.