Joan M. Anthony


Real Estate Appraiser & Consultant

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Maine Valuation Company.  (Partner, 1995 – present)  An independent commercial real estate appraisal, review and consulting firm providing a comprehensive range of professional valuation products and services throughout Maine.  Ms. Anthony has provided valuations on a variety of commercial real estate properties, business enterprises, and intangible assets, ranging from $100,000 to almost $40,000,000 in value and is available for expert witness testimony. Joan is a principal of the firm and presently manages a satellite office in Freeport, Maine.

Appraisal Associates, Portland, Maine.  (Senior Commercial Appraiser, 1986 – 1995) Provided feasibility studies, consulting services, and appraisal reports for purposes of litigation, eminent domain takings, estate planning, IRS review and financing.  Ms. Anthony provided expert witness testimony and valuations on a variety of commercial real estate properties, business enterprises, and intangible assets, ranging from $10,000 to almost $20,000,000 in value.  Appointed interim manager and senior review appraiser. Maine Valuation Company acquired the assets of Appraisal Associates in March of 1997.

Cummings Lamont Associates, Kennebunk, Maine.  (Senior Accountant, 1983 – 1986) Managed audit assignments and accounting operations for a variety of clients including municipalities and small to medium sized companies.  Supervised and trained junior staff on the use of computers, income tax return preparation and audits.  Appointed computer coordinator.


Numerous appraisal consulting assignments on a variety of property types throughout New England, including but not limited to:

  • Retail Shopping Centers
  • Strip, Neighborhood, Community, Outlet;
  • Hospitality Properties
  • Hotels, Motels, Bed Breakfast, Inns;
  • Residential Multi-Family
  • Apartment Projects – Market Subsidized;
  • Mixed-Use Commercial
  • All types of Mixed-Use properties;
  • Office Buildings
  • Medical, Professional; Owner-Occupant Investor;
  • Industrial Properties
  • Manufacturing, Warehouse, Distribution, Terminals;
  • Special Purpose
  • Self-Storage, Churches, Airplane Hangers, etc;
  • Elderly Care Facilities
  • Nursing Homes, Boarding Homes, Assisted Living, etc.;
  • Automotive
  • Dealerships, C-Stores w/ Gas, Parking Garages;
  • Restaurants
  • Independent, Chain, and Franchise;
  • Land/New Construction
  • Lots, Acreage, Subdivisions, Development, Leases, etc.;
  • Recreational
  • Golf Courses, Marinas, Ski Areas, Summer Camps;
  • Institutional
  • Hospital MRI facilities, Schools, etc.
  • Business Entities/Intangibles
  • Wide Variety of Business Entities and intangible assets


The purpose of valuation services typically involves: purchase and sale agreements; mortgage financing; collateral evaluation; estate settlement; ad valorem taxation; mediation/arbitration; valuation of leased fee/leasehold interests; insurable value/ replacement cost studies; feasibility, marketability, and highest and best use analyses for evaluation planning purposes.

Client services and valuation products consist of Commercial Appraisals and Reports; due diligence/research studies; and private consultation. Computer literacy in ARGUS, Word, Excel, and QuickBooks enhances the analytical and reporting service to clients. Professional service has been provided to numerous financial institutions, governmental agencies, insurance companies, corporations, attorneys, estates, management of closely held corporations and businesses, and private individuals.