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THOMAS J. BLAZEJACK, MAI, AI-GRS, CCIM

President

Blazejack & Company

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Academic

Northwestern University, B.A., 1978

Experience

Mr. Blazejack has been active as a real estate appraiser/analyst on a full time basis since 1979.  During this period, his real estate experience included highest and best use analyses, market studies and evaluation of offices, hotels/motels, apartments, condominiums, warehouses, vacant land, single-family homes, shopping center, mobile home parks, recreational property and special purpose property.  These assignments were conducted in eight states and Puerto Rico with extensive work throughout Florida.

Prior to joining Blazejack & Company (formerly affiliated with Slack, Slack, Roe & Blazejack), Mr. Blazejack was a Senior Appraiser with Cushman & Wakefield of Florida, a Senior Appraiser with Southeast Mortgage Company and an Appraiser with Real Estate Research Corporation.  He was also a Staff Appraiser with E. Roger Budny and Associates.

Mr. Blazejack has extensive experience using a variety of software programs from Office Suites, to mapping programs to financial analysis programs including Pro-Ject plus+ and Argus.

Designations and Licenses

MAI – Member, Appraisal Institute, Certificate No. 7115, currently certified

CCIM Member, CCIM Institute No. 8766

Florida – Registered Florida Real Estate Broker Associate

Florida – State-Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, License Number 0001015

North Carolina – Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, Certificate No. A7629

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JOHN A. BLAZEJACK, MAI, CRE

Partner

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Academic

Florida State University, B.A.

Florida International University – M.S.M. Real Estate

Most Recent Courses

1992 – Level II Course 520 – Highest and Best Use and Market Analysis

2000 – Level II Course 530 – Advanced Sales Comparison and Cost Approaches

2008 – Member of review team for revised course on Market Analysis & Highest & Best Use

2008 – Member of the review team for new course on Advanced Market Analysis & HBU

2010 – Valuation for Financial Reporting

2012 – Member of review team for Marketability Studies and Advanced Marketability    Studies seminars

Experience

Mr. Blazejack, President of Blazejack & Company, has been active as a real estate counselor since 1970.  His experience includes residential and income property appraisals, market and feasibility studies, and acquisition and disposition reports.  The work has been for a wide range of property types including office, industrial, commercial and special use properties, hotels and recreational facilities.  These assignments have been conducted in over twenty states and extensively throughout Florida.

Mr. Blazejack is a qualified expert witness who has testified in Federal district and lower courts. He is an approved instructor of both the Appraisal Institute (AI) and the American Bankers Association.

Mr. Blazejack is a past president of the Greater Miami Chapter of the Society of Real Estate Appraisers and was the 1992 President of the South Florida Chapter of the AI.

Designations and Licenses

MAI Member, Appraisal Institute, Certificate Number 6089, currently certified.

CRE Member, American Society of Real Estate Counselors, Certificate Number 1131.

Registered Florida Real Estate Broker

State-Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, License Number RZ93.

Affiliations

Mr. Blazejack is the past President of the Real Estate Counseling Group of America (RECGA).

Published Articles

The Appraisal Journal, Spring, 2011

Price versus Fundamentals – From Bubbles to distressed Markets

By Stephen F. Fanning, MAI John A. Blazejack, MAI and George R. Mann, MAI

Real Estate Issues, Volume 34, Number 1, 2009

When Will the Miami Condominium Market Recover?

By Richard Langhorne, CRE, FRICS and John A. Blazejack, MAI, CRE, FRICS

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JOSEPH G. BLAZEJACK

Consultant, ARGUS Specialist

 Academic

Florida State University, B.A.
Florida International University, MSIRE

Experience

Joseph is a certified Argus user with a developed practice helping clients build and edit cash flow and budget models for all types of property.  A native of Miami, Joseph is an experience inshore angler.  His passion for finding fish has lead him to explore an extraordinary percentage of Miami-Dade’s shore line.

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J GUTHRIE (JAY) MLINAR, MAI, SRA

Academic

B.B.A., Southern Methodist University, 1983

Experience

  • 2012-Present:  Appraiser, Blazejack & Company, Miami, Florida.
  • 1995-2012:  Appraiser, Clobus, McLemore & Duke, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  • 1994-1995:  Appraiser, Investors Research Associates, Miami, Florida.
  • 1993-1994:  Appraiser, Cushman & Wakefield, Miami, Florida.
  • 1991-1993:  Appraiser, Bach Thoreen McDermott, Inc., Houston, Texas.
  • 1988-1991:  Appraiser, Georgia Federal Bank, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 1983-1988:  Appraiser, Porcher, Bond, Wilk, Allison, Inc., Dallas Texas.
  • 1982-1983:  Salesperson, Helena Underwood Realtors, Dallas, Texas.

Mr. Mlinar has been active as a real estate appraiser/analyst on a full-time basis since 1983.  During this period, his real estate experience included highest and best use analyses, market studies and evaluation of offices, hotels/motels, apartments, condominiums, warehouses, vacant land, single-family homes, retail stores, restaurants, shopping centers, golf courses and special purpose properties.

Since 1993, these assignments were primarily concentrated in South Florida, but with extensive work also completed on properties located throughout the state.  Throughout his career, Mr. Mlinar has completed appraisals and analyses on properties located in 15 states.

Designations and Licenses

MAI                Member, Appraisal Institute, currently certified

SRA                Member, Appraisal Institute, currently certified

Florida             State-Certified General Real Estate Appraiser RZ1916

Florida             Licensed Real Estate Salesperson SL654868

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JOSE WONG

Academic

  • Course 110: Appraisal Principles
  • Course 120: Appraisal Procedures
  • Course ACE 2150: Attacking and Defending an Appraisal
  • Course 310: Basic Income Capitalization
  • Course 320: General Applications
  • Course 410: Standards of Professional Practice Part A (USPAP)
  • Course 420: Business Practice and Ethics
  • Course 510: Advance Income Capitalization
  • Course 520: Highest & Best Use
  • Course 530: Advance Sales Comparison & Cost Approaches
  • Course 540: Report Writing
  • Course 550: Advanced Applications
  • Course 610: Alternative Uses & Cost Valuation of Small Mixed-Use Properties
  • Course 620: Sales Comparison Valuation of Small Mixed-Use Properties

He’s pursuing the Appraisal Institute MAI designation. He’s taken all the courses required for the MAI designation. Ricardo Palma University (Lima, Peru). Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

Experience as Appraiser

Commercial Appraiser at Blazejack & Co. September 2007 – present. He’s worked 12 years in this company. Commercial appraisals on many property types in Florida and USA. His professional experience includes Highest and best use analysis, commercial appraisals on numerous property types such as warehouses, apartment complexes, condominium buildings, office buildings, shopping centers, retail, special purpose properties, subterranean rights, air rights, and vacant lands.

Commercial Review Appraiser at Bayview Lending Group LLC, May 2007 – August 2007. Review Appraisals on different property types in Florida.

He worked as head of the Commercial Appraisal Review Department at Greenpoint Mortgage. He covered the South West, Central and Northeast area of Florida. April 2006 – February 2007.

His professional experience in the state of Florida and the Caribbean include highest and best use analysis, commercial appraisals on numerous property types such as warehouses, apartment complexes, condominium buildings, office buildings, shopping centers, retail, restaurants, special purpose properties, and vacant lands. He worked as a commercial appraiser at Blazejack & Company March 1999-Ap. 2006.

Between 1987 and 1998 (11 years), prior to conducting work in Florida, he conducted commercial and residential appraisals on houses, retail outlets, hotels, apartments, condominiums, offices, warehouses, factories, and hospital in Peru.

Mr. Wong has experience using a variety of software programs like Microsoft Word, Excel, database IRIS, Data Comp 3.5, Street Atlas USA 6.0 (mapping), Marshall & Swift (Cost program), Argus (Cash Flow Analysis), Co Star, and MLS.

Experience as Civil Engineer

 

He has worked both in the private and public sector as a Civil Engineer for approximately 14 years. He worked as Supervisor Engineer and Superintendent Engineer in different civil engineering jobs in Peru. Responsibilities included subdivisions, installation of water, sewer, lighting, roads, and massive construction of houses, apartment buildings, condominium buildings, retails, warehouses, and factories. He constructed and managed the financial arrangements for the construction of condominium buildings in Peru. He made studies of costs and budgeting for the construction of these jobs.

Designations and Licenses

Real State Certified General Appraiser, License Number RZ2797

General Associate Member, Appraisal Institute

Member, Engineer Association of Peru.

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JUANA WONG

Academic

Architect Association of Peru Various Appraisal Seminars National Engineering University (Lima, Peru)- Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Experience

Mrs. Wong’s professional experience in the state of Florida and the Caribbean include assistance in commercial appraisals on numerous property types such as warehouses, apartment complexes, office buildings, shopping centers and vacant lands. She’s has worked at Blazejack & Company, Real Estate Counselors since June 1999.

Between 1987 and 1998, prior to conducting work in Florida, Mrs. Wong conducted commercial and residential appraisals on houses, retail outlets, hotels, apartments, office buildings, warehouses, factories, and hospitals in Peru.

Affiliations, Designations and Licenses

Architect Association of Peru.

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ELIZABETH MERRITT PADALINO

Consultant

 Academic

             MacalesterCollege, St. PaulMN, B.A.

Appraisal Institute

  • Advanced Applications
  • Advanced Income Capitalization
  • Advanced Sales Comparison and Cost Approach
  • Advanced Report Writing and Valuation Analysis
  • Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use
  • Real Estate Statistics, Modeling and Finance
  • Residential Sales Comparison
  • Income Capitalization
  • National USPAP
  • Appraisal Procedures
  • FL Real Estate Institute     AB1-Basic Appraisal Course

Experience

Elizabeth was active as a real estate appraiser trainee from 2006 to 2009.  During this time she worked for Blazejack and Company assisting in the research and development of commercial appraisals.  Her work includes the development of background information for the analysis of a wide range of commercial properties including offices, apartments, free standing retail, shopping centers, vacant land, historically designated properties, industrial facilities and environmentally protected sites.

Elizabeth was licensed in Florida in late 2009 and remains with Blazejack and Company as a consultant.

Prior to joining Blazejack & Company Elizabeth worked in office management and real estate development.  She taught internal martial arts and is a former member of the Minneapolis Ballet Company and ballet teaching staff of Vanderbilt University.  She is fluent in Spanish.

Licenses

State-Certified General Appraiser, License Number, RZ3336

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