With 35 years’ experience as a real estate appraiser and consultant, Mr. Farmer has undertaken a wide range of valuation and consulting assignments for institutional investors, corporations, public agencies, and other private and public clients in New England and across the country. He has extensive experience in analyzing retail, office, industrial, R & D, residential, mixed use, and specialty properties such as hospitals, schools, houses of worship, railroads, marinas, parking garages, and rights-of-way, in conjunction with sales, acquisition, mortgage lending, takings, and estate settlements. Over the past five years, Mr. Farmer has advised clients pertaining to transactions with more than $2 billion worth of real estate involving more than 250 properties containing approximately 20 million square feet.
Mr. Farmer is a founder of Birch|REA LLC. He was also a founding member and shareholder of Bonz/REA, Inc. and its predecessor firm, REA Partners, Inc., Boston based real estate advisory firms serving a national clientele. Prior to that, he had extensive experience in real estate valuation and consulting with leading Boston full service real estate firms in their Real Estate Advisory Services Group.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston University and has completed numerous appraisal and financial analysis courses and seminars sponsored by the Appraisal Institute as well as Boston area colleges and universities. He is a certified general real estate appraiser by the State of Massachusetts, License # 516, along with numerous other states.