Qualifications of J. Thomas Hester

J. Thomas Hester

 

Employment History:

 

July 1988 - Present:  Founder of Hester & Company

 

July 1981 - May 1988:  Worthy & Wachtel & Associates 

Employed as Associate Appraiser and Appraiser. Became partner in 1985. 

Professional Affiliations:

  • MAI (Member, Appraisal Institute) designation 5/18/88 - Member Number 7816 

  • CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation  11/7/02 - Certificate #10576

  • State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser - Certificate Number A1765

  • Real Estate Broker's License issued by the N.C. Real Estate Licensing Board

  • Member - North Carolina Association of Realtors

  • Member - Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors (TCAR)

  • Appraisal Institute – N.C. Chapter 

    • 2000 Chapter Secretary

    • 2001 Chapter Treasurer

    • 2002 Chapter Vice President

    • 2003 Chapter President Elect 

    • 2004 Chapter President

Education:

 

1980: UNC-CH BA graduate, with majors in English and Psychology

1981: N.C. Teaching Certificate (Secondary English)

Experience:

Testified as an expert witness for the following:

  • N.C. Superior Court 

  • N.C. Bankruptcy Court  

  • Raleigh City Council, the Wake County Board of Adjustment

  • Durham County Board of Adjustment

  • North Carolina Property Tax Commission

  • Other local boards and councils

 

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