John Kilpatrick

Chairman and Co-Managing Director


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Dr. John A. Kilpatrick is the Chairman and Co-Managing Director of Greenfield Advisors, with offices in Seattle, Atlanta, Indianapolis, and Key West. He is also a partner in AVM Analytics LLC, a Seattle-based software company, a partner in Accre LLC, a real-estate oriented fund-of-funds, and an affiliate of Bartow Street Capital, an Atlanta-based mid-market private equity firm. Dr. Kilpatrick holds a Ph.D. in Finance, and is the author of four books and a contributing author to four others, the most recent being Real Estate Markets and Investment Opportunities from Oxford University Press. He is an MAI-Designated member of the Appraisal Institute, a Nationally-certified Appraisal Standards Instructor, a Fellow of the American Real Estate Society, a Fellow of the Faculty of Valuation of the British Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and a Principal Member of the Real Estate Counseling Group of America.

Articles written by John Kilpatrick:

Animal Operations and Residential Property Values

Animal feeding and processing operations have grown more concentrated, with each facility handling much larger numbers of animals than traditional farms. The larger concentration of animals impacts the quality of surrounding air and water. In addition, the facilities impact the economic conditions of the communities where they are located. All of these factors can potentially affect the value of nearby houses. This article summarizes the current literature on how animal […]

GDP Lower Than Expected According to Livingston Survey

I’ve frequently noted that one of my favorite economic forecasts is the Livingston Survey. It is the oldest continuous survey of economists’ expectations, started by the late columnist Joseph Livingston in 1946. Management of the survey was taken over by the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank in 1990. The survey […]

An Opportunity to Speak at the University of South Carolina Hooding Ceremony

Who says you can’t go home? The University of South Carolina holds a special place in my heart, so when I was asked to speak at the hooding ceremony at the Darla Moore School of Business at USC, I didn’t hesitate to say yes.
The Masters Hooding Ceremony is the […]

Recent Supreme Court Decision Clarifies Rails-to-Trails Cases

On March 10, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court decided a rails-to-trails case, ruling in favor of the private property owners. The case of Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust et al. v. United States hinged on whether the rights-of-way granted under the General Railroad Right-of-Way Act of 1875 were easements or something […]

Corporate Investment—Much ado about… something

I can’t believe it’s been a month since I posted—I’ve been traveling almost constantly the past few weeks, and between that and the elections, my dance card has been fairly full.
The trigger for today’s post was a recent article in The Wall Street Journal, “Investment Falls off a Cliff,”[1] with obvious homage […]

Advanced Appraisal Methods

In August, the Appraisal Institute held its annual meeting in San Diego. This was a great 3-day educational event, with top speakers on cutting-edge valuation topics.
I’m pleased to have been invited to present a tutorial on advanced valuation methods, which complimented a week-long Institute course designed by Dr. Marv Wolverton, […]

Advanced Statistical Modeling in Real Estate Appraisal

This presentation provides a basic familiarity with the use of hedonic regression modeling (i.e., mass appraisal), survey research, meta-analysis, and expert systems in real estate appraisal. It discusses how these methods fit in the appraisal body of knowledge and comport with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) […]

Real estate and “the long game”

The two big economic stories right now—and probably for the rest of the year—will be the impact of the Euro problems and the impact of the impending “fiscal cliff” in the U.S. We don’t want to minimize the significance of either of these impending problems on the financial world in […]

REIS reports on the office market

Got an early peek this morning at the forthcoming office market report from ReisReports. Like everything else in the economy today (except apartments), the operative word is “sluggish.” Indeed, even in the bullish apartment market, the core driver is the sluggish economy turning “owners” into “renters.”

On the surface, the facts aren’t all […]

By |July 28th, 2012|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Market Value(s)

This presentation provides an overview of market value for real estate appraisers. It presents some of the history of market value and several useful definitions. Numerous other values are then considered, including value in use, liquidation value, and investment value. Reference citations are provided throughout.

Presenter: John A. Kilpatrick

Presented at […]

By |October 13th, 2010|Categories: Our Work, Presentations|Tags: |0 Comments

The U.S. Valuation Reconciliation Is Still Ongoing

Progress is slow in reconciling the Americas’ differing valuation standards: the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and the International Valuation Standards (IVS).
Author: John A. Kilpatrick
Originally published in Modus (Americas Edition), Vol. 1, No. 2 (2012)
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