Chicago LEED Green Certified Appraisals & Consultation

If a homeowner or business owner has a “Green” property that requires an appraisal or consultation, Rick Hiton & Associates can provide an appraisal for residential and commercial properties to analyze their environmentally friendly features.

Our LEED Green certified appraisers have the knowledge and experience required to valuate nearly any green property in the greater Chicagoland area.
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Our appraisals are accurate and can provide sufficient documentation for various types of situations. We keep the appraisal process both accurate and efficient, determining the exact value of your property based on green features.



LEED Green Certified Appraisals & Consultation

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If a homeowner or business owner has a “Green” property that requires an appraisal or consultation, Rick Hiton & Associates can provide an appraisal for residential and commercial properties to analyze their environmentally friendly features.

Our LEED Green certified appraisers have the knowledge and experience required to valuate nearly any green property in the greater Chicagoland area. Our appraisals are accurate and can provide sufficient documentation for various types of situations. We keep the appraisal process both accurate and efficient, determining the exact value of your property based on green features.

Getting Valuation for a Green Building

Unlike other buildings that aren’t constructed with environmental friendliness at the forefront, “Green” buildings take other construction features into account.

Green properties minimize water, energy, waste, and general resource consumption, limiting environmental degradation and maximizing the building’s longevity with high-quality materials. They also place emphasis on the well-being of occupants and efficient building systems.

Green features can significantly increase the value of the property, and our professional appraisers are LEED certified to provide the most accurate appraisals based on these features.

Home or business owners may not be aware of exactly how their property’s environmentally conscious construction factors into the final property value, but an experienced LEED consultancy can visit the property and evaluate each feature.

Some of the many green features that a building may incorporate include natural daylighting, occupancy sensors, air quality control, exterior sun screens, energy conserving cooling systems, solar panels, eco-roofs, reflective roofs, and more. An appraiser can visit the property and calculate an accurate appraisal based on all of these aspects.

Working with Experienced LEED Consultants

Green buildings are different from other types of property because of their unique environmentally friendly features. Green properties minimize water, energy, waste, and general resource consumption, limiting environmental degradation and maximizing the building’s longevity with high-quality materials.

They also place emphasis on the wellbeing of occupants and efficient building systems.

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A professional consultant can take all of these features into account when determining the exact value of a property, providing an accurate valuation that reflects the property’s worth based on green features as well as the local market.

Solar panels, energy-efficient appliances, and green certifications each have an impact on the overall value of property, which Rick Hiton & Associates can help calculate. We’ll be able to give you a balanced green property valuation within the time you need it.

Identifying the Specific Monetary Benefits of Green Buildings

Monthly operating costs are usually significantly lower in green buildings because of the decrease in energy consumption. The net present value of energy savings in the future is applicable to the property’s resale value.

While certain types of equipment and physical features may be easier to quantify, other aspects such as daylighting that promotes increased employee productivity may present a challenge. An experienced appraiser helps factor these aspects into the final value of the property for maximized accuracy.

A LEED consultant looks at several specific factors that are often seen in green properties, including increased resale value, increased rental rates, decreased operating costs, higher occupancy rates, higher net operating income, productivity gains, and decreased capitalization rates.

Consultants visit and examine the physical property before determining a final valuation. If you would like a green valuation for a property in the Chicagoland area, we have the experience to provide efficient assessment for nearly any residential and commercial property.

Calculating Reduced Costs of Living and Management

A building with green features can be more self-sustaining than other types of properties, producing their own electricity and generating their own heat or cooling. This energy efficiency can significantly reduce living expenses in homes and management of commercial businesses.

LEED certified appraisers can use specific calculating tools to determine the overall cost savings associated with green features to help provide the most accurate appraisal.

Other factors that influence an appraisal include the overall condition of the building, appliances, and other external and interior features. Nearby properties also affect the final market value.

An appraiser will work with you to help you understand how each of your building’s features factors into the appraisal, and provide sufficient documentation that can support the appraisal in or out of court.

Get Appraisals for Other Types of Properties

In addition to green property valuation, we offer appraisals for many other types of properties, including single or multi-family residences, office buildings, industrial warehouses, special purpose buildings, and more.

Our appraisals are used to help simplify many types of processes such as bankruptcy, divorce, financial planning, estate settlement, and PMI removal.

Speak with a LEED Certified Appraiser in Chicago, IL

If you’re the owner of a property that incorporates green features in its construction and would like an accurate appraisal, contact Rick Hiton & Associates either through our online contact form or by phone at 1-847-897-9332, and we’ll connect you with one of our LEED certified appraisers to discuss your property and appraisal needs.

We understand what it takes to give a sufficient appraisal for energy-efficient properties that use today’s innovative conservation technology. Please contact us to inquire about our LEED Certified Appraisals outside of the Illinois Chicagoland region.

We can also provide appraisals for other types of properties and for many different cases, including divorce, bankruptcy, and estate planning.