Matt LaMotte, MAI, JD
Matt LaMotte began appraising in 1998 with a focus on market rate multi-family properties. After obtaining his J.D. in 2003 and practicing civil litigation for several years, he returned to appraising in 2007. In 2012, he became a designated member of the Appraisal Institute. Recent appraisal and consulting assignments have been divided between market rate projects and low income tax credit projects throughout the State of Washington.
Market rate assignments include proposed projects and existing properties throughout the state. Past examples range from proposed micro-unit properties located on Seattle’s Capitol Hill to mixed use projects in Bellingham and suburban walk-up projects in the Tri-Cities.
Matt is on the Washington Housing Finance Commission’s Approved Market Study Provider list and about half of his practice is generally devoted to Low Income Housing Tax Credit market studies, HUD rent comparability studies or low income housing appraisals for a variety of consultants, non-profit developers and housing authorities. Past assignments range from workforce and farm worker housing to senior housing. In addition to his multi-family expertise, he has broad commercial real estate experience from motorcycle dealerships to youth hostels.
Ben Wilcox, MAI, ASA
Ben Wilcox is a real estate and business appraiser and specializes in the intersection of the two disciplines.
He has broad experience valuing general and limited partner interests as well as the underlying real estate assets. His work with real estate investment vehicles and private equity funds has involved more than $2 billion in assets on assignments ranging from Year 15 LIHTC dispositions to pension consulting, financial reporting, litigation support, estate planning and transaction due diligence.
Mr. Wilcox also specializes in trade related properties such as gas stations that have intertwined business and real estate components. His qualifications for appraising going concerns include designations in both real estate (MAI) and business valuation (ASA), and he has taught and published on issues relating to the intersection of real estate and business.