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Staff Qualifications
Russ G. Manternach, MAI
Patrick J. Schulte, MAI
Levi H. Freedman, MAI
Karen C. Olson, MAI
David J. Fuglsang
Luke J. Wanninger, MAI

Karen C. Olson, MAI    
Real Estate Appraiser

Education
Bachelor of Business Administration
University of Iowa, May 2004
Finance

Experience
Professional experience includes over 10 years as a commercial real estate appraiser. Karen joined Commercial Appraisers of Iowa, Inc. in 2004 after graduating from the University of Iowa. Professional education includes completing the advanced coursework, experience hours and requirements of the MAI designation in 2017.

Appraisal Institute Coursework

Advanced Sales Comparison and Cost Approaches    USPAP
Advanced Income Capitalization Approach Analyzing Distressed Real Estate
General Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use Subdivision Valuation
Report Writing and Valuation Analysis ARGUS Applications
Advanced Applications Business Practices and Ethics
General Demonstration of Knowledge Comprehensive Exam

Appraisal experience includes all types of commercial, industrial and investment properties including the following:

Multi Family, Including HUD Rent Comparability Studies
Conventional and Medical Offices
Retail
Land/ Subdivisions
Industrial Properties
Mini-Storage Facilities
Eminent Domain Projects
Special Use
Investment Properties

Professional Affiliations
Designated MAI – Appraisal Institute
Appraisal Institute – Iowa Chapter Board of Directors

State Certification
Certified General Real Property Appraiser, State of Iowa.  Certificate No. CG 02871



Karen C. Olson, MAI
3737 Woodland Avenue
Suite 320
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Phone 515/288-6800
Fax 515/288-6810
kolson@caiowa.com
Commercial Appraisers of Iowa, Inc.    3737 Woodland Avenue | Suite 320    West Des Moines, Iowa 50266    Phone 515/288-6800 | Fax 515/288-6810

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