Get to know the team of professionals at Cook Appraisal, LLC by reading their staff bios below. Contact us
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Dennis received his B.A. degree in Finance from the University of Iowa in 1998. He has been with Cook Appraisal since August of 1998. Dennis received his general certification from the State of Iowa in August 2002 and his MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute in 2012. Over the years, Dennis has served in a number of roles with the Iowa Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. He has served as an expert witness in the district court and PAAB (Property Assessment Appeals Board).
Rochelle started with the firm in September of 1999. She received her B.A. degree from the University of Northern Iowa in 1994 and her M.A. degree in Education from the University of Iowa in 1999. Rochelle obtained her general appraisal certification from the State of Iowa in August 2002 and her MAI designation in November 2011. She has served in a number of leadership positions with the Iowa Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, and was Chapter President in 2012. She has provided expert testimony before compensation commission hearings and PAAB.
Steve has over 25 years of experience in the banking and real estate brokerage business. Steve joined the firm in December of 1999 as the business was expanding. He has served the City of Iowa City on the Comprehensive Plan Review and Update, as well as serving Johnson County as a member of the Recorder's Office Review Committee. Steve received his B.S. degree from the University of Iowa in 1979. Steve received his appraiser certification in 2004 and is a member of the International Right of Way Association. He is currently serving on the board of the Iowa City Homebuilder's Association.
Casey has been in the real estate business since 1977 and has been a commercial appraiser since 1983. He has a B.A. in economics from Oberlin College, an M.A. from the University of Iowa in Urban and Regional Planning, and holds the MAI designation from The Appraisal Institute. He has done expert testimony throughout central and eastern Iowa. Casey is the past president of the Iowa Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. He also served on the Iowa City Planning and Zoning Commission and co-founded the Friends of the Iowa River Scenic Trail (FIRST).
Ryan T. Volk
Ryan received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Iowa in 2013. He began as an associate appraiser at Cook Appraisal in 2013 and is a Practicing Affiliate with the Appraisal Institute. He intends to complete his general certification from the State of Iowa in 2017 and begin work on an MAI designation soon after. Ryan is also a volunteer teacher with Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa.
In business since 1985, Cook Appraisal, LLC is a locally owned company serving Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, and the entire state of Iowa.
Our clients include land / property owners, banks, attorneys, municipalities, federal, state and local government agencies, and private developers.