ABOUT METROPOLITAN VALUATION SERVICES, INC.
METROPOLITAN VALUATION SERVICES, INC. is a commercial property valuation and real estate consulting practice headquartered in New York City. The company is under the joint direction of Martin B. Levine and Steven J. Schleider. Both hold the prestigious MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute. The two principals together have more than seventy years of professional real estate and valuation experience. MVS distinguishes itself through its corporate culture that places client service and satisfaction at the forefront of all assignments while delivering a top-quality product in the most efficient manner.MVS offers a full range of real estate valuation services and consulting services, including appraisals, feasibility studies, highest and best use analyses, market studies, and appraisal review for the metropolitan New York region. In addition to having expertise in the valuation of office, industrial and multifamily properties, specialized valuation services include affordable housing, HUD, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, senior housing and nursing homes, and hospitality. MVS principals also have appeared as expert witnesses and have extensive experience with litigation support.
MVS was formed by its two MAI owner/partners in 2003. The focus of the business is in the Metro New York Region and surrounding areas, with assignments conducted throughout the continental United States. With an appraisal staff of 23, including eight MAIs, MVS does about 1,700 appraisal assignments every year, ranging from small apartment buildings and industrial properties to major office buildings and sprawling multifamily developments. MVS subscribes to nearly every proprietary data source and maintains an extensive data base of real estate information. Mr. Levine was formerly the manager of the New York office of a national real estate valuation and due diligence firm. Mr. Levine joined that company after its inception in 1990 and soon recruited Mr. Schleider. During that time, Mr. Levine was responsible for building that metro New York office into a regional appraisal power. Mr. Schleider formed and managed the region's largest team of appraisers specializing in the multifamily and senior housing markets. Mr. Schleider is the most recognized New York professional in his field of expertise and dominates the market share for valuation assignments within the New York metropolitan area. As a Mayoral appointee, Mr. Schleider served on the New York City Rent Guidelines Board for 11 years. Both principals co-manage MVS. Mr. Levine is primarily responsible for the appraisal of commercial, non-multifamily properties, as well as for the company's quality control, reporting format, staff development and business relationships. Mr. Schleider oversees the multifamily and the senior housing valuation services and is also responsiible for business management, supervision of computerized automation and long-range planning.