Timothy J. McDermott

I am a commercial litigator practicing in Florida, with over 40 years of litigation experience. I had the professional pleasure of retaining and using Connie Covert as the appraiser and valuation expert in two very complex land use cases in recent years. In each of those cases, significant dollars were at play. Each of those unrelated cases presented unique and challenging valuation issues, including complex fact patterns, that did not easily fit within what I would call traditional "valuation projects." Ms. Covert exhibited superb analytical and valuation skills in tackling the difficult issues presented in those two cases, and she did so in an extremely efficient, timely, cost-sensitive and professional manner. Moreover, not only was her written work product excellent, but she was also able to explain and defend her assumptions, analysis and opinions during her deposition testimony in the cases in an extremely competent and articulate manner. That additional skill and ability greatly assisted my client's case and made my job considerably easier in the process.

Put simply, I unqualifiedly recommend her appraisal and valuation services and intend to use her again when case needs require. Timothy J. McDermott, Attorney, Jacksonville.

Beau Beery, CCIM, MSRE

Connie is a huge resource to me and my company in the commercial real estate world. What I like most about Connie is that she does a great job of checking with brokers and verifying sales, rather than just writing up overpriced valuations strictly based on the written comps without ever talking to anyone. There is always a story to every deal that if you don't talk to the players involved, it can dramatically affect the overall value of a property. Connie goes that extra step and isn't afraid to pick up the phone and bounce ideas off others to make sure her work is accurate and backed by solid evidence. Our team is happy to recommend Covert Appraisal for property valuations.

Owner/Broker Coldwell Banker Commercial M.M. Parrish Realtors W: 352.264.3772, C: 352.871.8324, F: 352.264.3773

D. Robert Bradshaw, Bradshaw & Bradshaw, PA, Ocala, FL

I have had the opportunity to work with Ms. Covert on some litigation cases, one of which was extremely contenous. Ms. Covert did not hesitate to objectively review the project and prepare a comprehensive well documented appraisal. What was most impressive was the professionalism and credibility she displayed when she testified. Her demeanor, knowledge and presentation as to the valuation of the subject property was clear and convincing and far surpassed that of the other appraisers involved in the case. I can state unequivocally, that in over thirty (30) years of litigation, that Ms. Covert was one of the best experts that I have worked with and would not hesitate to give her my highest recommendation.


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