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Dr. Robert J. Flower
34 Palmer Avenue
Bronxville, N.Y. 10708
Dr. Robert J. Flower is a duly licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of New York, engaged in all phases of the real estate business since 1962. He is a licensed General Appraiser, certified by the Department of State, Division of Licensing Services in New York and a certified HUD/FHA appraiser. He is president and owner of his own real estate firm, with offices at 66 Palmer Avenue, Suite 33, Bronxville, New York 10708. He is also a licensed mortgage banker and was the President of a mortgage banking company in Westbury, New York. He has achieved the coveted General Accredited Appraiser (GAA) designation awarded by the National Association of Realtors.
Dr. Flower has been in real estate brokerage, appraisal and finance since 1962. His practice has principally centered in the tri-state area. He has also bought, sold, financed and developed properties in North Carolina, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. Concerning mortgage finance, he has conducted an ongoing commercial mortgage business since the late 1980's. From 1985 till present, he has administered and managed a modest size pension fund investing in short term commercial, land and residential mortgages. His duties and obligations involved origination, acquisition, processing, appraising, closing warehousing (when possible), selling off the assets and servicing the loans.
As a real estate specialist during the 1970's and 1980's, he participated in numerous co-op condominium conversions. During these projects, he was directly responsible for structuring and developing underlying mortgages, wraparounds, as well as securing, processing and closing hundreds of individual loans for purchasers.
As a developer in the late 1960's and 1970's, he secured project financing qualified borrowers and processed mortgage applications in the construction and sale of over 100 private 1 and 2 family residences with numerous banks and financial companies. Moreover, as an investment consultant, he developed and approved numerous financial packages for investors.
From 1991 to 1996, he was a workout specialist for The Resolution Trust Corporation and The Federal Deposit and Insurance Corp. As such, he conducted numerous appraisals on various types of properties throughout the tri-state region.
Dr. Flower has been engaged as a real estate tax consultant by numerous groups, corporations and private investors since 1972. He has served as a retained consultant for Ford Motors, Chrysler, CVS Stores, Bank of New York, among others for over 25 years in as many as 17 states.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS (Past and Present)
Adjunct Professor of Real Estate Economics at the United States Military Academy
(West Point) - by appointment (1979-1981)
Moderator - Station WFAS - "Real Estate Forum" radio show (1981-1983)
Certified by the New York State Board of Equalization of Assessment Review (1974)
State-Certified Real Estate Appraiser Instructor (1986)
Served as Chairman of the Yonkers Real Estate Assessment Board of Review (1971-1975)
Member of Yonkers Advisory Environmental Commission (1978-1982)
Past President of Yonkers Board of Realtors (1974-1980)
Board of Directors of Yonkers Board of Realtors (1978-1984)
Consultant to the City of Yonkers (1992-1996)
Served as expert witness in numerous condemnations, certiorari and federal/state taxation matters in various courts in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Author of: Real estate publications and local newspapers:
"Making Affordable Housing Work"
"The Effect of Environmental Impact Laws"
"The Real Estate of Business Appraisal of a Funeral Home"
"The Mad Economic Triangle"
"A Real Estate Community Economic Model"
"The Real Estate Predictor Model"
Served as Appraiser and Counselor to numerous real estate corporations, attorneys, professionals, investors and building corporations throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Vermont.
In 1974, co-founded the "Neighborhood Development Program," now a pilot project within the Federal Government along with the Department of Development in the City of Yonkers.
In June, 1977, retained as Real Estate Consultant to "The Unimax Group, Inc.,” 1740 Broadway, New York, New York, an international mini-conglomerate.
In July, 1977, designated by the Bank of New York as their Real Estate Consultant in real estate assessment matters.
In April, 1978, designated by Ford Motor Company as exclusive Property Tax Consultant for dealer development in the New York area. Remained as such until 1999.
In May, 1979, contracted with Ford Dealer Development to act as exclusive Property Tax Consultant for dealer properties in 17 states (until 1999).
In June, 1981, retained by ABKO Properties, Inc. to act on a consulting basis in a 15-state area for over 400 properties.
In September, 1982, retained by Chrysler Corporation as Property Tax Consultant in their northeast region.
1982 – “Real Estate Futures” concept cited in Wall Street Journal.
1983 – “Real Estate Futures” concept cited in The New York Times.
Listed in Marquis
"WHO'S WHO IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK" - 1977
"WHO'S WHO IN THE EAST - 1978 - present
"WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA" - 1983
Aside from an active real estate practice, Dr. Flower has engaged in the new construction and renovation of private residences, apartment houses, commercial and office buildings and various subdivisions throughout the lower New York State area. A list of some of the projects Dr. Flower has built, renovated and/or has performed construction management for are:
PARTIAL LIST OF CLIENTS SERVED
Engaged in assignments requiring expert testimony before the Westchester County Supreme Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, I.R.S. Court of Claims, Superior Court of Connecticut, various Condemnation Boards in New York State, Board of Assessment Review throughout New York State, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Vermont and Virginia.
Specialty Appraisal - Counseling Assignments :
Apartment/Office Conversions - The following is a list of cooperative and condominium conversions in apartment and office buildings:
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