Sarah J. Kilpatrick

Operations Manager


Phone: (206) 623-2935
Fax: (206) 623-2985



Office Location

Seattle Office 2101 4th Avenue, Suite 820 Seattle Washington 98121


Sarah Kilpatrick is the Operations Manager at Greenfield Advisors. She has 5 years of experience conducting economic, real estate, and market research and analysis. She holds a baccalaureate degree in International Business from Washington State University with a minor in Economics, completed the Business in China Program at Nantong University, and completed the International Business Program at University Centre César Ritz in Switzerland. Ms. Kilpatrick is a licensed Washington State Real Estate Appraiser Trainee and a Practicing Affiliate of the Appraisal Institute. Ms. Kilpatrick works primarily on large-scale litigation projects. Her recent experience includes leading a large appraisal review project associated with a federal court case, coordinating the preparation of and reviewing appraisal consulting reports, and preparing regional economic analyses. She has also served as project lead on various projects, including large-scale litigation involving financial securities, a TCE class action in coastal South Carolina, a multi-site chromium contamination case in New Jersey, and a contamination case resulting from natural gas fracking in Texas.

Articles written by Sarah J. Kilpatrick:

The Minimum Wage

In recent months, there has been a conversation coming out of Washington D.C. about raising the minimum wage, not to mention all the comments from those in agreement and disagreement. While I’m not inclined to take a political position on the issue, I thought it a good opportunity to […]

Cost of Living Index in the Top 10 Most Populated U.S. Cities

In a previous post, we discussed the U.S. Cost of Living Index (COLI) data for the second quarter of 2012, with particular interest in the Atlanta and Seattle markets. Recently, we have received the annual 2012 COLI results produced by the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER). Greenfield Advisors’ Director of Economic […]

Trends in First-Time Home Purchases: Recent College Graduates & Economics

Recently, The Seattle Times published an article discussing how U.S. home sales were at a 5-year high by the end of 2012.[1] Like any other citizen and particularly because we work in real estate, we were happy to hear this news. One aspect of the article that particularly caught our eye was […]

3 Factors in the Certification of Real Estate Class Actions and How an Expert Can Help

While our work here at Greenfield Advisors is often varied, we tend to work on many class action real estate cases. That’s partially because we do a lot of complicated statistical modeling (known as regression analysis, a type of mass appraisal) that many firms won’t tackle, but it’s also […]

The Cost of Living Index

At Greenfield Advisors we follow a variety of journals, both real estate and economic, and we also review various indices. One index we find quite interesting is the Cost of Living Index produced by the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER), a nonprofit organization. Dr. Cliff Lipscomb, Director of Economic […]

An Introduction to the Contingent Valuation Method

Last year when my colleagues and I published a paper on contingent valuation in the Journal of Real Estate Literature, I posted a link to the paper in case any of my friends would like to read it. While some congratulated me on the publication, most confessed that they had […]

Fracking and Insurance

On July 13, Nationwide Insurance issued a press release regarding concerns about fracking. Since then, the media has been full of stories from both pro- and anti-fracking groups analyzing this press release and its implications.
Here are a few of the main comments from Nationwide:

“Insurance works when a carrier can accurately […]