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Micheal Lohmeier, FASA



Contact Information:
45175 Ten Mile Road
Novi, MI 48375
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1 (248) 347-0493

Appraiser Profile:

Micheal R. Lohmeier is a high energy, versatile and results-oriented senior professional having significant expertise in valuation, property taxation, public administration, and organizational development. He is a highly proficient administrator and communicator with considerable aptitude in budget and finance, organizational development, intergovernmental relations, property tax laws and exemptions, and public administration. His background demonstrates an accomplished and superior leadership, knowledge, skill and ability, and commitment in providing the highest quality of professional property tax service to the public.

Specialties:  Professional valuation and property tax experience spans over twenty years and includes increasingly responsible positions that have demanded his time, attention, and a highly sensitive articulation to detail.

Professional Experience
City Assessor (Present), City of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan (Present).
Full time City Assessor charged with annually preparing the assessment roll and interpreting Michigan property tax laws with respects to their influence/impact on properties in the city. Works with other departments to ensure professional and smooth process where assessments and tax incentives involve assessment department.

Judge, Michigan Tax Tribunal, Lansing, Michigan.
Appointed by Governor to serve as "Tribunal Member" of Michigan’s highest tax court, the Michigan Tax Tribunal. Professional responsibilities included reviewing, making factual determinations, and resolving disputes relating to assessments, valuations, rates, equalization, special assessments, allocation, and refunds or re-determination of taxes including, but not limited to: determine subject matter jurisdiction on petitions filed; determine relevant evidence based on Tribunal’s Rules, Michigan Court Rules including Evidentiary Rules; determine taxable real and personal property values; determine valuations of real and personal property and non-property tax cases; determine tax, interest, and penalties for non-property tax matters; prepare and execute orders including: consent judgments, dismiss, reinstatement, reconsideration, rehearing, and final opinions; determine legality of poverty exemption guidelines and application of individuals’ income for poverty exemptions; review proposed opinions prepared by Administrative Law Judges; provide supervision, direction, and training to professional staff and interns and externs; determine validity for, and benefit of, special assessments; and provide representation to interested groups. Served on one of the largest cases in Michigan, Dow Chemical v. City of Midland, where the underlying dispute was real property versus personal property.

Senior Manager, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, Southfield, Michigan.
Senior Manager with responsibilities in overseeing valuation and property tax assignments on a national firm-wide basis.

Deputy Assessor (Commercial and Industrial Appraiser prior), City of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan.
Mr. Lohmeier began as the City’s Commercial/Industrial Appraiser and served as Deputy Assessor prior to his appointment to the Michigan Tax Tribunal.

Senior Appraiser/Principal, Stratford Group of Clarkston, Inc., Clarkston, Michigan.
Charged with complete responsibilities of appraisal division. Professional responsibilities included the organization, control, and direction of company resources for the completion of valuation and consultation assignments coupled with preparing and reviewing appraisal, appraisal review and appraisal consulting assignments.

• Bachelor of Science – Business Administration, Oakland University
• Associates – Business Administration, Oakland Community College
• Associates – Liberal Arts, Oakland Community College

Professional Education
Numerous programs including through the American Society of Appraisers, Appraisal Institute, National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers, Michigan Assessors Association, Michigan State Tax Commission, and various other real property, property tax and valuation-related organizations.

Professional Accreditations/Certifications
• FASA, American Society of Appraisers
• ASA, Ad Valorem/Mass Appraisal – general specialty, American Society of Appraisers
• ASA, Residential Real Property, American Society of Appraisers
• MMAO(4), Michigan Master Assessing Officer(4), Michigan State Tax Commission
• MAI and SRA, Appraisal Institute
• RES, International Association of Assessing Officers
• Certified General Real Estate Appraiser license, State of Michigan
• AQB Certified USPAP Instructor, The Appraisal Foundation
• Other designations and state appraisal certifications have been earned.

ASA Leadership Activities History
Member, Strategic Planning Committee (Present)
Member, Ethics Committee (Present)
Senior Editor, RPC e-Journal (Present)
Member, Board of Examiners Committee (Present)
Co-Chair, 2012 IAC Committee
Member, Ad Valorem/Mass Appraisal special designation task force (appointed by RPC)
Member, Real Property Discipline Committee
Region Governor (formerly Region 11)
President (and various officer and board/committee positions), Detroit Chapter
·   Instructor for local and national offerings 

 Related Leadership Activities History
• Regent (and Treasurer), Alliance for Valuation Education
• President (and various officer and committee positions), Oakland County Association of Assessing Officers
• President (and various officer and committee positions), Great Lakes Chapter of the Appraisal Institute
• Instructor/Speaker – Various organizations including but not limited to
o American Society of Appraisers (local and national)
o Appraisal Institute (local and national)
o Michigan Assessors Association
o Michigan State Tax Commission
o Oakland County Association of Assessing Officers
o Macomb Assessors Organization
o Southeast Michigan Assessors Association
o Equipment Appraisers Association of North America
o Association of Machinery and Equipment Appraisers
o National Aircraft Appraisers Association
o Colleges/Universities including Oakland University, Macomb Community College, Henry Ford Community College,
o Various other professional associations, private companies, and municipalities

Author/Writing Experience History
• Freelance Writer, Michigan REALTOR Magazine, Michigan Association of REALTORS
• Contributor, The Appraisal of Real Estate, 14th Edition, Appraisal Institute
• Developer, Introduction to Valuation for Financial Reporting, Appraisal Institute
• Development Team Member, International Financial Reporting Standards for the Real Property Appraiser, Appraisal Institute
• Development Team Member, International Valuation Standards Involving Real Estate, Appraisal Institute
• Commercial and Industrial Valuation of Property, Michigan State Tax Commission
• Multitude of other articles, seminars and courses for various professional organizations including the American Society of Appraisers