VSI Appraisal Group Staff

Our appraisal personnel have conducted appraisals for a variety of federal programs and for properties developed within the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. In addition, VSI Appraisal Group staff has experience conducting appraisals for office, retail and industrial properties. They also have experience appraising mixed-use and special purpose properties, such as student housing, schools and hotels.

Dave Ross, MAI, ASA, FRICS – President

Dave Ross

Dave Ross is President of VSI Appraisal Group with over 20 years of experience in real estate consulting, development and valuation. He has worked for a national appraisal company, a national syndicator for Tax Credit housing, a commercial real estate developer and a market research consulting firm. Mr. Ross is licensed in multiple states as a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser. This broad range of experience has allowed Mr. Ross to become familiar with most types of real estate and gain local knowledge of markets throughout the United States. Extensive knowledge of LIHTC markets has resulted in invitations to speak at industry conferences. Mr. Ross has experience conducting commercial real estate appraisals for multifamily (market-rate and restricted rent), office, retail, industrial and mixed-use properties. Mr. Ross has an MBA from Capital University and a BA from Wright State University and is a Fellow with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS). Mr. Ross also holds the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute.

Brian Walsh - Vice President

Brian Walsh

Brian Walsh is the Vice Prsidentof VSI Appraisal Group with over 10 years of experience in real estate development and valuation. Mr. Walsh is a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser. He has worked for an affordable housing developer, a national commercial real estate brokerage and a national real estate valuation firm. Over this time, Mr. Walsh has conducted market feasibility studies and appraisals on multifamily, retail and office developments in 38 states. Mr. Walsh earned a bachelor's degree in marketing at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. Mr. Walsh is a Candidate for Designation with the Appraisal Institute.

Brooks E. Rutledge, SRA – Registered Real Estate Appraisal Assistant

Brooks Rutledge

Mr. Rutledge is an Appraiser Assistant with VSI Appraisal Group and has been active in real property valuation since 2010. He is licensed as a Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser and has earned his SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute. Mr. Rutledge began his career assisting a commercial appraiser with the valuation of multifamily property for tax appeal, HUD, and LIHTC appraisals. Brooks previously worked for an Appraisal Management Company facilitating QC examination of appraisals in all 50 States and providing technical guidance to a national panel of appraisers and lenders. Mr. Rutledge earned his Bachelors of Business Administration & Marketing Management from The University of Akron.

Daylea K. Smith– Registered Real Estate Appraisal Assistant

Daylea K. Smith

Mrs. Smith is an Appraiser Assistant with VSI Appraisal Group and has been active in real estate valuation since 2011. Daylea has gained valuable real estate experience working within the appraisal division for a national lender. This experience has allowed her to gain a firm understanding of the lending side of appraisal operations. Mrs. Smith earned her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, with a focus in Marketing, from The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business. Daylea has experience conducting restricted commercial appraisals and appraisal reviews for several property types including land, office, retail, industrial, mixed-use, special purpose, single family residential and condominiums.

Sameer Gupta– Registered Real Estate Appraisal Assistant

Daylea K. Smith

Mr. Gupta is an Appraiser Assistant with VSI Appraisal Group and has been active in real estate since 2014. Sameer previously worked in real estate market feasibility as an on site market analyst and co-authored over 50 market studies in 35 different states across the United States; which has given Mr. Gupta a firm understanding of market analysis and market trends in the real estate market. Mr. Gupta holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Ohio State University.