Independent Valuations for Clients Who Value Independence

Over 55 Years of Real Estate Experience

Real estate industry veterans providing clarity, experience, and guidance throughout the valuation process.

Leitner Berman is an independent, full-service valuation organization with nearly sixty years of combined experience in the real estate appraisal and finance industry.  We service hundreds of clients nationwide, including regional banks, private lenders, debt funds and other balance sheet lenders, CMBS and life insurance lenders, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, developers, government entities, and leading law and tax firms.  Beyond traditional appraisal reporting, we offer an array of consulting services including ad valorem property values, expert testimony and litigation support, market and economic feasibility studies, and estate valuations.

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We provide an independent assessment on property value, assisting in both acquisition and refinancing loans. Clients are a combination of public and private lenders, as well as government agencies and developers. Additionally, we provide valuations for, among others, portfolio, lender book asset valuations, development feasibility studies, and market rent studies.


Joel Leitner has been an expert witness and arbitrator in a myriad of litigations, arbitrations, condemnations, and expert testimonies. He has served on the panel of neutral arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association and is currently on the list of fiduciary appraisers maintained by Part 36 of the New York State Supreme Court for New York County. We also offer services estate and tax planning, determining minority/marketability discounts, and evaluating an estate’s potential tax burden.


We specialize in tax certiorari process, providing clients support to challenge real estate assessments. We also advise clients on the impacts of various tax incentive programs, including the Industrial & Commercial Abatement Program (ICAP), Affordable New York Housing Program, and 420a tax benefits.

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