Barry A. Diskin, Ph.D., MAI,  AI-GRS

 Dr. Diskin is the principal of the firm.  His qualifications include a 35-year professorship at Florida State University in real estate where he taught from 1980-2015. His course load included graduate and undergraduate courses in real estate valuation.  From 1984 through 1997, he served as Director of the Real Estate Research Center. 

Diskin has authored dozens of professional and academic publications addressing a variety of real estate and ethics topics.   His research includes condominium conversion, contamination, property taxation, business ethics, application of the income approach in valuing agricultural land, and the appraisal of nuclear and gas-fired electric power utilities for ad valorem tax purposes.  He has testified in Michigan, Maine, Arizona, South Carolina, California, and in 41 counties across Florida on property tax, eminent domain, and commercial/residential lease disputes.  In addition, he has appeared on national television and before committees of the Florida Legislature on rent control and issues concerning market rent. 

He earned a doctorate in land economics from Georgia State University.  He is also a graduate of the School of Mortgage Banking of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America.  His academic background includes undergraduate and graduate degrees in economics and finance.

He holds the MAI and AI-GRS designations and is a faculty member of the Appraisal Institute. He is a member of the Real Estate Counseling Group of America (RECGA).  He maintains a Florida real estate broker’s license and is a state-certified general real estate appraiser in Florida and Georgia. 

Today, along with his private practice, Diskin continues as Professor Emeritus in the College of Business at Florida State University.


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