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James C. Kafes

MAI, CRE
Managing Director
(917) 991-1835
James C. Kafes is a Managing Director of National Property Valuation Advisors, Inc., and a member of the Advisory Board. Mr. Kafes has been active as a real estate consultant and valuation professional for more than 45 years.
Prior to becoming Managing Director of NPV Advisors, Mr. Kafes spent 10 years as a Real Estate Consultant and Investment Committee Member for AEGON USA Realty Advisors, Inc., immediately following 14 years as the Division Manager/Executive Managing Director in Charge of National Valuation and Technical Services for the Landauer Realty Group where he also served as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Kafes previously served as Founding Principal of Miller & Kafes Associates, Inc. where he provided valuations, market studies, investment analyses and counseling services on major commercial developments nationwide and in the Caribbean. His prior experience also includes positions as Assistant Director at James E. Gibbons Associates, Chief Appraiser of National Bank of North America, and an appraiser with the General Services Administration.
Throughout his career, Mr. Kafes has been active in real estate consulting, valuation and financial analyses of income-producing properties. Mr. Kafes has specialized experience in the preparation of feasibility, market and land use studies as well as litigation support. Assignments involved all types of real property throughout the United States and the Caribbean for a range of institutional clients, pension funds, financial institutions, developers, and corporations.

Professional Education

Lehigh University
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Master in Business Administration degrees
Numerous professional practice and real estate related courses offered by the Appraisal Institute and the New York Real Estate Board

Professional Designations & Affiliations

Appraisal Institute
  • Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI)
  • Served on various national committees & ASREC since 1971
American Society of Real Estate Counselors
  • Member – Counselor of Real Estate
The Appraisal Journal
  • Former Editor-in-Chief and Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Appraisal Journal, published quarterly by the Appraisal Institute