Serving Southern Illinois and the St. Louis Metropolitan region, DJ Howard & Associates, Inc. offers a full range of general appraisal services for a diverse mix of clients. One of the most qualified agencies in its service area, DJ Howard and Associates has four State Certified General Real Estate Appraisers in addition to a State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser and a Commercial Staff Appraiser.

Our highly qualified and accredited staff allows the company to provide appraisal services, market studies, feasibility studies and evaluations for nearly any type of property or development. 

Primary services, includes those for:
Single-family housing
Multi-family housing
Senior housing
Long-term care facilities
Recreational properties
Houses of Worship
Vacant properties
Educational Facilities
Net Leased Investments
And More.

Established in 1998 by Donna Howard, the company has followed a path of continued growth as it serves its clients, which typically includes private corporations, financial institutions, private property owners, attorneys and government entities. We rely on the company’s reputation, experience and accuracy in providing the best possible service to our clients for projects of varying sizes and ventures.


Full Service Appraisals for Clients in Southern Illinois and St. Louis

DJ Howard & Associates, Inc. provides a full-range of appraisal services to its clients. Through the years our clients have relied on DJ Howard & Associates to provide:

  • market studies
  • feasibility studies
  • appraisals
  • evaluations

Stacked with a highly experienced and accredited staff, the company provides these services while maintaining its reputation as one of the most qualified and accurate appraisal companies in southern Illinois and the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Retail Properties
Free-standing net leased retail stores, branch bank facilities, service stations/convenience stores, as well as multi-tenant shopping centers are among the types of retail properties DJ Howard & Associates has appraised. In total we have appraised more than 4.5 million square feet of retail space in Missouri and Illinois. We believe that a competitive market survey with original field research regarding current vacancy and rental rates is an integral part of the appraisal process for retain properties.

DJ Howard & Associates, Inc. has vast experience in the appraisal of all types of office buildings– ranging from smaller owner-occupied buildings to large multi-tenant buildings. Our approach involves utilizing extensive original market research in developing a market analysis section of an appraisal covering rental rates, operating expenses, vacancy rates and absorption history for the subject’s market area. We also maintain a data base of operating expenses of similar properties and utilize industry statistics such as the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) in our analysis of the operating expenses for the subject property.

DJ Howard & Associates, Inc. has vast experience in industrial real estate appraisal to include office warehouse buildings, service centers, truck terminals, and manufacturing facilities. We have also been involved in the appraisal of a variety of specialty industrial facilities, including a Pepsi Bottling Plant in Warrenton, MO, an ice plant in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, and the former Hillsboro Glass Plant in Hillsboro, Illinois.

We have completed appraisals for multifamily properties for both conventional financing and HUD-related financing. We are experienced in completing HUD’s Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) market studies as well as complete appraisals. In addition, we have a strong background for completing HUD Rent Comparability Studies for Section 8 renewals, rent increase requests, and Mark-to-Market programs. We can also complete specialty appraisal issues associated with multi-family properties such as valuing low-income housing tax credits, and low interest rate favorable financing.

Single Family Residential
Our residential appraisal division can complete a variety of appraisal services ranging from a Limited Summary (Drive-by) Appraisal to a Complete Residential Appraisal Report (URAR) depending upon your needs. The geographical area we serve includes St. Clair, Madison, Monroe and Clinton Counties. Outer ring counties can be included for an additional fee.

Our appraisal experience encompasses various types of homes–ranging from a modest single family home to a luxury custom-built residence. We also can prepare “as proposed” appraisals for new construction based upon plans and specifications.

Senior Housing/Long-Term Care
One of the more complicated properties requiring appraisals is a nursing home or long term care facility. Whether a licensed assisted living or skilled nursing facility, or a private-pay assisted living or independent living apartment complex, these properties require in-depth knowledge of the industry in order to perform an accurate analysis of the subject property. We continually study recent and pending legislation that regulates this industry, as well as industry trends. A survey of existing facilities and thorough research of proposed and/or facilities that are under construction ensure an accurate supply and demand study for the analysis.

The appraisal of recreational properties requires specialized expertise in analyzing “going concerns”. We have appraised golf courses, bowling centers, movie theaters, and other types of unique recreational properties. Each of these types of properties requires special analytical tools including the appropriate industry statistics, demographics analysis and access to a regional or national data base of sales information. We perform a complete survey of competing properties in order to gather sufficient data to make reasonable assumptions regarding the operation of the subject property.