Our appraisers have both experience and knowledge of land and real property values. We are a team that works well both together and independently, drawing on one another's expertise and problem solving abilities. The following short bios will give you a glimpse into their experience and interests.
Doyle (AKA Dugan) Dean - Doyle is a 1981 graduate of the University of Redlands. His appraisal career started in 1984 with the Riverside County Assessor, in Palm Springs, California. He has been a general certified appraiser in Washington since 1992. Doyle earned the MAI designation in 1995 and has worked as an independent fee appraiser since then. He joined GPA Valuation in May 2014. Doyle has served lenders, government, and attorneys. He is a qualified expert witness in King and Pierce Counties. Doyle is approved by WSDOT as an appraiser and reviewer. Doyle has a broad background that includes all classes of commercial properties, and complex residential properties. He has extensive experience in valuation involving complex title issues.
Rick Pinkley - Richard E. Pinkley is the President and CEO of GPA Valuation, a Washington state corporation. Rick began his appraisal career in 1990 with Greer, Patterson and Associates, Inc. and purchased the company in 2002. In 2011 a purchase of Trueman Appraisal Company was arranged and the two companies merged with the operations conducted in University Place.
Mr. Pinkley has worked for banks and mortgage lenders. He has been a leader of the local community of appraisers as the Treasurer of the Puget Sound Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and as branch chapter Chairman, serving as a voting member on the board of the Seattle Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. He is a candidate for MAI designation in the organization, and member of International Right of Way Association.
Primary duties for Rick at GPA Valuation include managing workflow for new and existing clients, in-house reviews of Staff Appraisers' work product, Company leadership and property management. He spends a significant part of each work day consulting with staff on professional business operations and appraisal issues. Professional interests include problem solving for unique properties and complex projects. A particular specialty is the appraisal of Native American lands for tribal members, tribes and the US government.
Rick has testified as an expert witness in Pierce and King counties.
Bruce Pyrah - Bruce is a local product. He was born in Puyallup and received his Bachelors Degree from Pacific Lutheran University in 1974. He has been a State Certified General Appraiser since 2003 and a State Certified Residential Appraiser since 1992. His appraisal experience includes a wide spectrum of assignments throughout Western Washington with expertise in Right-of-Way, Commercial and Industrial properties, varied Residential properties and Resource Lands. Properties have ranged from single parcels to Right-of-Ways involving multiple properties and uses. Clients include state and dederal agencies, local municipalities, school districts, financial lenders and private parties.
Gary Wessels - Semi-Retired - Mr. Wessels has been a key employee of GPA Valuation and its precursor companies since 1990. Since that time he has been providing commercial valuation and consulting services on a wide variety of real property throughout the Puget Sound region and the greater Northwest. Along with standard commercial properties, Mr. Wessels specializes in the valuation of fractional interests in real property, partial acquisitions and litigation support. He is currently the Vice-President of GPA Valuation. He has been a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in the State of Washington since 1991. He has testified as an expert witness in Pierce and Thurston counties' superior courts.
Mr. Wessel's other education attainments include graduating "With Distinction" from the University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree and earning an MBA degree from Indiana University.
Prior to joining this company Mr. Wessels was a commercial real estate appraiser in the San Francisco Bay area beginning in 1986, and was involved in commercial lending and appraisal review since 1984.
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7522 28th Street West
University Place, WA 98466 -4112 (Directions)