Peter Helland, MAI, AI-GRS, joined Newmark Valuation & Advisory in 2019 and currently serves as a Senior Vice President in the Chicago office. In this role, Pete is responsible for appraisal assignments; expert witness testimony; litigation support; client outreach; business development; internal appraisal review/support; and appraisal review assignments. His recent work has focused on assessment appeal assignments across the bulk of the Midwestern states. He also has experience as an industry speaker on a national scale for the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT).
Over the past decade, Pete has testified for assessment appeals in a number of states. His experience includes township and county assessor meetings, county board of review hearings, and state board/court proceedings. His valuations and accompanying testimony have resulted in countless settlements prior to hearing as well as successful court decisions for clients.
Pete maintains licensures in many states throughout the Midwest and is predominantly involved with the preparation and completion of appraisal reports throughout the region. Numerous national and regional users of retail, office, and industrial properties have hired Pete for complex assessment appeal assignments. His clients include law firms, tax representatives, consultants, tax departments, property owners, tenants, and municipalities.
Pete joined Newmark from RVG Commercial LLC, where he most recently served as an Executive Vice President. He entered the appraisal profession in 2005 as part of RVG, an independent real estate valuation and consulting firm. Pete completed his demonstration appraisal report to achieve his MAI designation on a big box retail property (grocery store), which has made him a key expert witness appraiser for that property type across multiple states. His AI-GRS designation was earned based off of experience consisting of reviews written for assessment appeal cases with additional testimony provided.
- Secretary, Chicago Chapter of Appraisal Institute
- Property Tax Program Chair, Institute for Professionals in Taxation – Chicago Chapter
Licenses and Designations
- MAI designation, Appraisal Institute
- AI-GRS designation, Appraisal Institute
- Certified General Real Estate Appraiser: IL, IN, IA, WI, KS, MO, NE, MN, & ND
Pete earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business management with a focus on finance from Purdue University. He completed all appraisal coursework for the MAI and AI-GRS designations through the Appraisal Institute.