What is a MAI Appraiser?

The MAI designation is for a certified appraiser and member of the Appraisal Institute who has met strict testing, standards and experience requirements. Minimum requirements include:

  1. Meet the Standards and Ethics Requirements
  2. Complete an approved 4 year degree
  3. Pass all Appraisal Institute required exams including a comprehensive examination
  4. Complete 4,500 hours of specialized work
  5. Complete a demonstration appraisal report
  6. Submit application for review and approval

The Appraisal Institute is an industry governing body that helps standardize the appraisal process and uphold the highest ethical standards. Founded in 1991 by the merger of two earlier real estate groups, the legacy began in 1932 and continues to be the largest real estate appraisal and property analyst group in the country with a global membership from over 60 countries.

National Appraisal Partners, LLP supports the Appraisal Institute and their work to promote values and standards in the industry. Our firm leaders have served as officers in local chapters. Tom Stark, MAI has served on the national board of directors for the Appraisal Institute.

Our Team at Work For You

Our most valuable asset is our team of dedicated professionals. During the course of each project, they work closely with our clients and their representatives to accomplish the stated goals of the valuation in a timely manner. Regardless of your transaction or scenario, we have the people, skills, resources and geographic reach to help you achieve your real estate business objectives.


National Appraisal Partners was founded in 2002 by Thomas A. Stark, MAI and Bryan S. Miller, MAI, CCIM. With offices in Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, Waco, and San Antonio, we cover all Texas markets. Our experienced and credentialed professionals provide independent valuation and consultation services in a timely manner.

Bryan S. Miller, MAI, CCIM

Mr. Miller has been actively engaged in the real estate industry since 1987. He has been active in the valuation of commercial real estate since 1995. He focuses primarily on commercial real estate valuation and consulting projects. Read More

Thomas A. Stark, MAI

Mr. Stark began his career in real estate in 1988. He has worked closely with financial institutions, accounting firms, attorneys, corporations, developers, government entities, private investors and REITs. Read More

Nathan D. Riley, MAI

Nathan Riley is a Senior Manager at National Appraisal Partners, LLP, specializing in commercial real estate valuation and consulting. He brings over 20 years of industry experience, having worked with esteemed organizations like Arthur Andersen and Cushman & Wakefield Valuation and Advisory.

Ali M. Moses, MAI

Ali Moses is a Senior Manager at National Appraisal Partners, LLP, specializing in commercial real estate valuation and consulting. She brings over 9 years of industry experience. 

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