A. Diskin, Ph.D., MAI, CRE, AI-GRS
Dr. Diskin is the principal in 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 in the College of Business.
Dr. Diskin has authored dozens of professional and
academic publications addressing a variety of real estate 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 37 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.
His academic background includes undergraduate and
graduate degrees in economics and finance. 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.
He holds the MAI and AI-GRS of the Appraisal Institute and the CRE
(Counselor of Real Estate) designations. He is a member of the faculty of the Appraisal Institute. 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, Dr. Diskin continues as
Professor Emeritus in the College of Business at Florida State University.