Franz Ross

CBA, CVA, MRICS, NYS General Appraiser

Franz Ross spent twenty years as a commercial banker, in the roles of credit analyst, relationship manager, and underwriter, involving a range of transactions from small business to structuring credit for public companies.  In 2002 Franz entered the appraisal profession, and has earned two designations in business valuation while becoming a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in the State of New York.  Franz has specialized in the appraisal of property types involving significant non-real estate components.  Franz has had published a number of articles involving both real estate appraisal and business valuation, and is referenced in the renowned text Valuing a Business, by Shannon Pratt. Franz and Adam Alessi authored the Appraisal Journal article, Using TEEM‐Work to Extend Your Reach on the Real Estate / Business Value Continuum”, which won the 2011 Armstrong/Kahn Award as The Appraisal Journal’s outstanding article of 2011.  In October 2014, Franz was a member of a roundtable panel convened by The Appraisal Practices Board (of the Appraisal Foundation) to discuss best practices in separating tangible and intangible assets.

To contact Franz, call 716.440.1966 or email at

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