Nick Chop Commercial Appraisals

Commercial real estate valuation throughout North Florida.

About Nick Chop, MAI – Real Estate Appraiser

I am a Jacksonville real estate appraiser with twenty-five years experience in commercial appraisal throughout the State of Florida. I have a state certified general appraiser license, am a MAI member of the Appraisal Institute, a R/W-AC member of the IRWA and have a real estate sales license.

A native Floridian, besides going off to college, I have remained in Florida. I attended Florida State University (FSU) and gained a Bachelor of Science in both Finance and Real Estate. During this time I had a real estate professor who gave me the bug to invest in real estate. He recommended purchasing two properties a year, no matter what property type or condition. While a real estate appraiser, I have not kept up with two properties a year, but have bought and sold many properties since heeding that advice.

After FSU I moved back to Jacksonville and worked in sales for two companies – a business forms company and a mailing machines company. Not quite up my alley, this lasted for all of two and a half years. At this point I was considering other options, but knew real estate was a passion.

A real estate appraiser job opportunity arose with a Jacksonville area eminent domain appraisal firm that was very successful in Florida. I took this position and during this time I earned my MAI designation and learned the intricacies of eminent domain. Eminent domain is considered a specialty in commercial real estate appraisal that allows for opportunities to value many property types.

I’ve valued many property types, but still haven’t appraised everything. Over twenty-five years and I’m still learning. Always looking for a challenge, I am now a Principal with Florida Valuation.  This has allowed me to diversify and increase my appraisal tools and knowledge. It has been a perfect match for my skill set.  At Florida Valuation we value local properties, portfolio properties and regional eminent domain projects/properties.

I live in Fleming Island, Florida with an awesome wife and four wonderful children.