Argianas Welcomes a New Managing Director

David J. Lehman is Added to the Argianas Team

Argianas & Associates is thrilled to welcome seasoned real estate appraiser, David J. Lehman, to the team as Managing Director. David joins the firm with over thirty years of commercial real estate and consulting experience gained from working on complex projects across the United States. He has valued nearly every type of property from manufacturing plants to vacant land and brings a unique and extensive expertise in government tax appeal to the Argianas team.

“David brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our team that he gained by working for a wide array of customers providing real estate appraisals used for acquisition, development, financing, asset management, tax appeal, condemnations and disposition purposes,” stated Argianas & Associates President Charles Argianas. “The capabilities he brings complements and extend the services we provide. I’ve known David a long time and know he upholds the Argianas’ values of honesty, integrity and attention to detail as well.”

argianas & associates expands government tax appeal services

As President of Seay & Thomas Appraisal, Inc., David oversaw property appraisals for major tax appeal cases valued at over $10 billion throughout his career. He worked closely with the Real Estate Taxation Section of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and the U.S. District Court in Northern Illinois, providing appraisal reviews, case strategy, deposition, and expert testimony in federal court to these public sector litigation clients. He also served a two-year term as the Head Appraisal Review Specialist at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) where he worked on a wide array of failed-bank real estate valuation assignments spanning across twenty-four states.

“I am looking forward to working with the Argianas team to join forces and grow our government tax appeal services to help protect communities across the Midwest,” explained David. “I have seen firsthand how tax reductions can have a huge impact on municipalities and school districts. When you are facing an appeal from a multi-national corporation that is the biggest contributor to your tax base, it can feel like David versus Goliath. I like to think it is not a coincidence that my name is David!”

David is a MAI Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute and a licensed Certified General Appraiser in the state of Illinois. He holds a Master of Urban Planning and Policy (MUPP) from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Eastern Illinois University.

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