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Gary E. Heiland II, MA, AI-GRS founded Mid-Atlantic Appraisals in 1999 and was the company President until 2006 when Mid-Atlantic Appraisals merged with Sockler Mignogna DiLello Realty Group Pennsylvania, Inc. to form Mid-Atlantic Valuation Group, Inc. Mr. Heiland is now co-owner of the new company along with Michael J. Acquaro-Mignogna, MAI, AI-GRS.
Mr. Heiland graduated from Shippensburg University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree and a major in real estate. After graduating, Mr. Heiland began his appraisal career working for Ratcliffe, Cali, Duffy, Hughes & Company in Philadelphia. In May 1996, Mr. Heiland moved back to his home town of York, Pennsylvania and took a position with Weinstein Realty Advisors. Here much of his focus was on appraisals for properties under tax assessment appeal; however, appraisals for many other reasons were also completed.
Mid-Atlantic Valuation Group, Inc. specializes in complex commercial appraisal and consulting assignments. Litigation support is also a focus. Mr. Heiland is licensed in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. He has inactive licenses in The District of Columbia, New Jersey, Ohio and Virginia. He has provided expert witness testimony at tax assessment appeal hearings in many Pennsylvania counties including Adams County, Allegheny County, Beaver County, Bedford County, Berks County, Bradford County, Bucks County, Butler County, Cambria County, Carbon County, Centre County, Chester County, Clearfield County, Clinton County, Columbia County, Cumberland County, Dauphin County, Delaware County, Erie County, Huntingdon County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Lackawanna County, Lancaster County, Lawrence County, Lebanon County, Lehigh County, Luzerne County, McKean County, Mercer County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Northumberland County, Schuylkill County, Snyder County, Tioga County, Washington County, Wayne County, Westmoreland County, Wyoming County and York County. He has given testimony in the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas in Allegheny, Berks, Clearfield, Lancaster, Lebanon, Schuylkill, Snyder and York Counties and in the United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania. He has also testified at Board of View hearings in Lancaster County and York County, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Heiland was awarded the MAI designation in
January 2004 and the AI-GRS designation in April 2015. In addition to serving
as President of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Appraisal Institute
in 2009, he has also served the Appraisal Institute in the following
capacities: Member of the Board of Directors of the Central Pennsylvania
Chapter in 2002, 2003, 2007, 2012 and 2013; Second VP of the Central
Pennsylvania Chapter in 2008, Secretary of the Board of Directors of the
Central Pennsylvania Chapter in 2004; Associate Guidance Chair - General of
the Central Pennsylvania Chapter from 2004 through 2008; Education Committee
member of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter in 2004; and National Screener and
Experience Review Panel Member for the Appraisal Institute from 2006 through
2009. Mr. Heiland is also an affiliate member of
the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT). In addition, Mr. Heiland was the chairman of the Stewardship Committee of
St. Paul's Chapel United Method Church in Red Lion, Pennsylvania and prior
member of said committee for several years. More recently, Mr. Heiland was a small group facilitator for Men's
Fraternity at Living Word Community Church in York, Pennsylvania. He has also
served as a committee member of the Monarch Ridge Architectural Review
Committee in 2009 and 2010.