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Michael J. Acquaro-Mignogna, MAI, AI-GRS co-founded Mid-Atlantic Valuation Group in July 2006 and is co-owner of the company with Gary E. Heiland II, MAI, AI-GRS.
Mr. Mignogna graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music. He began his appraisal career in 1986 as a residential appraiser in central New Jersey, joining Legg Mason Realty Group in Philadelphia in 1987 as a commercial appraiser. At Legg Mason, much of his focus was on residential development property appraisals, lodging facilities, and complex multi-tenanted investment properties.
After receiving the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute in 1993, Mr. Mignogna took the position of Regional Manager with Ratcliffe, Cali, Duffy, Hughes (RCDH) & Company in Philadelphia. During this time, he completed numerous Center City Philadelphia office building appraisals while managing the Philadelphia office. After a number of years in central New Jersey, Mr. Mignogna merged the appraisal company he had formed in Wayne, PA with Mid-Atlantic Appraisals to form Mid-Atlantic Valuation Group, Inc. Mr. Mignogna received the AI-GRS designation from the Appraisal Institute in August 2014.
Mr. Mignogna is licensed as a Certified General Appraiser in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. He has provided expert witness testimony at tax assessment appeal hearings throughout Philadelphia and in New Jersey. He has also given expert witness testimony to the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas (Lebanon County and Centre County), the U.S. Bankruptcy Court (Delaware District), and U.S. Tax Court (Philadelphia).
Mr. Mignogna was the 2013 President of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, following previous positions as Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary and three years on the Chapterís Board of Directors. He has also served on and chaired Review & Counseling and Experience Review committees in addition to volunteering as a national experience screener and twice participating in the Appraisal Instituteís Leadership Development and Advisory Council. An accomplished musician, he has performed as music director, conductor, and/or pianist in numerous musical theater productions at Villanova University and the University of Pennsylvania.