Reece Appraisal Group was founded by Kerry Reece, GA Certified General Real Property Appraiser, who has ten plus years of experience in commercial real estate appraisal. Kerry grew up in Woodstock, GA where he attended Woodstock High School and has spent his life living and working in metro Atlanta. Kerry attended college at Georgia State University where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Real Estate. He now lives in Midtown Atlanta, GA with his beautiful wife of 6 years. When he is not working hard on a commercial real estate appraisal, he enjoys spending his free time with his wife and creating music.
Kerry’s first five years of appraisal experience were under the tutelage of Hugh B. Hicks, GA Certified General Real Property Appraiser and owner of Hugh B. Hicks & Associates. It was during this time that Kerry was able to gain a firm understanding of land, residential, and commercial appraisal, as well as specialized projects regarding right-of-way and eminent domain appraisal.
Following his departure from Hugh B. Hicks & Associates, Kerry joined NPV Advisors Inc. to focus on valuing institutional quality commercial assets, generally along the eastern US coast. During his five plus year tenure at NPV Advisors, Kerry gained experience in the valuation of investment-grade real estate across multiple property types including single and multi-tenant office, mixed-use, retail, flex, self-storage, and industrial properties, as well as small and large multifamily complexes and vacant land.
In Spring 2017, Kerry decided it was time to depart NPV Advisors to focus on serving clients and areas solely in the Southeast US. Since then, Kerry has assembled a group that is as committed to service and excellence as he is, and from this, Reece Appraisal Group was born. By focusing on markets we are meticulously familiar with, investing in technology and robust data sources, and drawing from our combined 60+ years of experience and local network of real estate professionals, Reece Appraisal Group is able to provide quicker and more accurate appraisals to our clients.
Hugh B. Hicks grew up and worked in Mobile, AL during the early years of his life. He later moved to Atlanta, GA to attend college at Georgia State University where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Real Estate. Mr. Hicks now lives in Marietta, GA with his loving wife of 58 years. Mr. Hicks is an expert in commercial, residential, and land appraisal and has over 52 years of appraisal experience and market insight.
Prior to joining Reece Appraisal Group, Mr. Hicks was the owner and operator of Hugh B. Hicks & Associates, from November 1992 until his semi-retirement in January 2017. He has had an extensive and distinguished career in real estate appraisal, which began at the Mobile County Tax Assessor’s Office in June 1965. Since then, Mr. Hicks has served as an Appraiser and Realty Management & Acquisition Specialist for the Southern Region for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Realty Management & Acquisition Specialist for the US Postal Service, Manager of the Real Estate Branch of the US Postal Service, and Real Estate Specialist Principal at the US Postal Service Headquarters, before launching his own successful appraisal firm in 1992.
Mr. Hicks has appraised several complex commercial, residential, and land uses throughout his career and is highly regarded as a specialist of eminent domain and right-of-way appraisals. Mr. Hicks has taken on several large projects within tight deadlines throughout his career and is extraordinarily knowledgeable about all levels of the appraisal process. Additionally, Mr. Hicks is a former Georgia Certified General Appraiser, former Certified Property Manager, has a designation with the Institute of Real Estate Management, former Senior Member (SGA) and local chapter president of the Association of Government Appraisers.
In January 2017, Mr. Hicks retired from Hugh B. Hicks & Associates to spend more time traveling with his wife and pursuing other interests. We are exceedingly pleased to have Mr. Hicks as an associate here at Reece Appraisal Group. His industry knowledge and experience allow us to provide unparalleled perspective to our clients for reliability and accuracy you can trust, every time.