For a period of over 35 years, our firm has been an extremely active player on the Corporate Relocation scene, both nationally and locally. We are one of the largest providers of corporate relocation appraisal services in the Greater Chicagoland marketplace. Both principals in our firm have a national presence within the Relocation Industry, each being members of Relocation Appraisers and Consultants, (RAC), the Employee Relocation Council, (ERC), and the Corporate Relocation Council, (CRC).

James Gargano has earned his CRP designation, and will serve on ERC’s Mobility Magazine’s Editorial Advisory Committee. He is also a Member and Board of Director of Relocation Appraisers and Consultants (RAC), an organization which recognizes the most skilled appraisers in the relocation industry throughout the U.S. He was honored as RAC’s 1st Annual Report Writing Contest Winner, an award recognizing his report as the most thorough and understanding by a panel of third-party corporate professionals.

James R. Gargano, Jr., IFAS, CRP, RAC Member, has been in the appraisal profession for 30 years, and is a State Certified General Appraiser in Illinois. During this time span, Mr. Gargano has completed over 6,500 relocation appraisal assignments. He is a member and former President, (2008-2009), for Relocation Appraisers & Consultants, (RAC), as well as serving as the organizationís Admissions & Membership Chairman from 2003-2007. James was the 1st Place recipient of RAC's Report Writing Contest, by a panel of corporate and third-party clients. He was one of the principal authors of the RAC White Paper published in 2009. Mr. Gargano has served on Worldwide ERCís Mobility Editorial Advisory Committee in 2005-2006, Planning Committee for the Worldwide ERC Conference in 2007-2008, the US Advisory Committee for Worldwide ERC 2008-2009, and presently serves on the Worldwide ERC CRP Test Committee. He received Worldwide ERCís Meritorious Service Award in 2009, in addition to serving as a moderator on numerous sessions at Worldwide ERCís Conference over the past 15 years. He was honored as Dwellworks - National Relocation Appraiser Vendor of the Year in 2011. He was also honored as LSI Relocation Solutions - National Relocation Appraisal of the Year in 2011. Mr. Gargano has provided education seminars, consultation, and served on multiple advisory boards for various relocation companies. He has been a speaker and moderator on a myriad of relocation topics to audiences in excess of 1,000 attendees. He is also heavily involved in litigation related appraisal assignments, and has served an expert testimony witness in a myriad of legal matters ranging from various Circuit Courts to United States Bankruptcy Court. He has worked on cases spanning from localized value dispute matters to multiple national high-profile litigation matters.