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Mike Pratt, ASA

 

Email: mpratt@pbcgov.org

Website: www.pbcgov/papa.org
Contact Information:
301 North Olive Avenue
5th Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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1 (561) 355-4021


Appraiser Profile:

Mike Pratt, ASA
2640 Coolidge Street, Hollywood, Florida 33020
Cell (954) 243 0004 Office (561) 355 4021
E-mail mikefpratt@gmail.com or mpratt@pbcgov.org

Palm Beach County Property Appraiser (PBCPA)   2006 - Present
West Palm Beach, Florida: Senior Deputy Appraiser
Director, Education/Outreach Services
o Direct education services for 281 employees. Instruct appraisal courses and coordinate programs designed around International Association of Assessing Officers, American Society of Appraisers, Appraisal Institute curriculums and CEU’s for the state of Florida.
o Track all education progress of employees and direct continuing education programs necessary for appraiser recertification and licensing.
o Direct Public Outreach programming including but not limited to seminars, public speaking and taxpayer education programming.
Education Coordinator, Employee Development Department (2006-2008)

Broward County Property Appraiser (BCPA), 1985 – 2005  
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Senior Deputy Appraiser
Manager, Professional Standards and Compliance (2005)
o Responsible for the Education and Training of 225 employees. Developed In-house education and appraisal classes.
o Assessment Standards, Quality Assurance Manager and RMLO officer for BCPA.
o Managed Investigations of Homestead Exemption fraud.
o Facilities Manager for BCPA offices.
Director, Special Projects (2004)
o Co-direct office automation towards a digital paperless agency
o Manage homestead verification program by matching municipal utility records
o Organize continuing educational programs for BCPA employees
o Provide statistical and budgetary support data and analysis
Regional Director, Community Services Division (1998-2004)
o Located & negotiated leases for BCPA satellite office properties (Pompano Beach, Lauderdale Lakes, Coral Springs)
o Automated agricultural tax roll (>1,000 accounts) for increased efficiency
o Co-directed GIS Monumentation Project, coordinated with local communities and elected officials as monuments were placed at locations throughout Broward County
o Directed and reviewed appraiser activities at BCPA satellite offices
o Presented role and responsibilities of BCPA to local associations and professional groups (mass appraisal procedures and property taxation.)
o Managed homestead exemption outreach program.
o Compiled annual reports comparing BCPA’s budget and tax rolls to other similarly sized Florida counties and cities throughout the United States 
Director, Apartment Evaluation Division (1988-1998)
o Mass appraisals of residential and commercial condominiums, cooperatives and  time-share real estate properties with valuation in excess of $12 billion.
o Answered taxpayer questions and taught taxpayer education programs
o Participated in County Charter Review Board meetings
o Represented BCPA as an expert witness and defended BCPA appraisals at Value Adjustment Board hearings
Supervisor, South Regional Courthouse (1986-1988)
o Managed the activities of ten BCPA employees. Office was responsible for homestead exemption filings, commercial personal property valuation, field investigations and local educational programs
Deputy Appraiser, Assessment Standards Division (1985-1986)
o Performed independent reviews of BCPA real estate and personal property appraisals.
 

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Professional Memberships & Licenses
o International Governor, Region 2, American Society of Appraisers, Washington D.C. 2013-17
o Certified Residential Appraiser # 6580, DBPR 2007.
o Residential Appraiser Instructor #1000109, DBPR 2007
o Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), Real Property Ad-Valorem/MassAppraisal-General American Society of Appraisers, Member, Designated International Association of Assessing Officers 1998.
o IAAO Accredited Member (AM), International Association of Assessing Officers, 2016
o Community Association Manager (CAM). Department of Business & Professional Regulation, State of Florida, license #12287, since 1993.
o Certified Florida Evaluator (CFE). Department of Revenue, State of Florida since 1988.
o Real Estate Sales Associate, Department of Business & Professional Regulation, State of Florida, license #118134, 1974
o President, South Florida Atlantic Chapter 82, American Society of Appraisers, 2006.
o Member, International Association of Assessing Officers, 1985.
o Member, Florida Chapter, International Association of Assessing Officers, 1994.
Activities
o Instructor, Florida Association of Property Appraisers, FAPA., Approved by the Florida Department of Revenue, 2007.
o Instructor, Community Associations Institute, C.A.I. Approved by the DBPR, Bureau of Condominiums,“Property Taxes & Assessments,”  1994.-  2012 
o Chairman, Nuisance Abatement / Unsafe Structures Board, Hollywood, Fl. 2008-present.
o Chairman, Community Development Advisory Board, Hollywood, Fl, 2000-2012
o Appointed Member, Grievance Committee, Florida Bar, 17th Judicial District, 1999-2000.
o Member, Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church, Hollywood, Fl 1989,
o Chairman Board of Youth Ministries 1991-94,
o Chairman, Board of Public Relations 1996-1999.
o Member, Student Advisory Council, C. Robert Markham Elementary School,1998 -2004.
o Campaign Consulting, Advising candidate’s since1974 to present.
Education   
Since obtaining my baccalaureate, I have regularly completed continuing education classes and seminars for advancing and maintaining my professional certifications, including Florida Real Estate Sales Associate license, Community Association Manager’s license, and re-certification as Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) until 2018.
Post Graduate courses completed include:
o Fundamentals of Real Property Appraisal
o Income Approach to Valuation
o Appraisal of Land
o Mass Appraisal of Residential Property
o Mass Appraisal of Commercial Property
o Assessment Administration
o Property Tax Policy
o Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)
1973 - 1976 Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Fl (graduated 1976)
Bachelor of Business Administration / Degree - Real Estate
  Received Scholarship, Blue Key National Honor Fraternity, Student Government
1970 - 1972 Broward Community College, Davie, Fl (graduated 1972)
Associate of Arts / Business Management
Member BCC Tennis Team and Wrestling Club
1967 - 1969 Nova High School, Davie, Fl (graduated 1969)

Personal   Married, Hollywood, Florida resident, 3 children – ages 20, 31 and 34