ADGST Real Estate Appraisal, Research, & Counseling
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Professional Real Estate Services

Argote, Derbes, Graham, Shuffield, & Tatje, Inc. has vast appraisal and consulting experience. The principals have served as consultants to an impressive list of financial institutions, corporations, and investors in the analysis of real estate investments as well as in establishing appraisal procedures and guidelines. Argote, Derbes, Graham, Shuffield, & Tatje's growth and expansion have been driven by client needs. In addition to appraisals, real estate consulting, and review appraisals, Argote, Derbes, Graham, Shuffield, & Tatje also provides training programs and expert witness testimonies to their clients.


Whether retained to provide appraisals for a single property or a portfolio of properties, each client benefits from the dedicated professionalism that has been the cornerstone of the firm since its inception. Argote, Derbes, Graham, Shuffield, & Tatje understands client operations and can therefore provide objective, useful appraisal information for strategic and long-range business decisions.

Utilizing extensive market research and computer-assisted analysis, Argote, Derbes, Graham, Shuffield, & Tatje's appraisals are respected throughout the industry for providing in-depth information in a practical format. The firm has extensive experience in all types of properties, including:

Shopping Centers Hotels/Motels
Industrial Facilities Mixed-Use Developments
Apartments/Condominiums Recreational Facilities
Office Buildings Special-Use Properties
Vacant Land/Subdivisions Machinery and Equipment


Consulting services include comprehensive, narrative reports designed to suit the client's needs on a variety of topics, such as:

Market and Economic Feasibility Market Absorption and Marketability Discussions
Purchase/Lease Analysis Investment-Tax Credit Analysis
Sensitivity Analysis Rate-of-Return Analysis
Enterprise/Going-Concern Evaluations Special-Use Properties
Highest and Best Use Determinations Adaptive Reuse/Redevelopment Studies

 Appraisal Review

The firm has significant experience in the review of appraisals. The principals have assisted clients in the interpretation of appraisal reports prepared by others and in the resolution of appraisal problems. Modifications required to ensure that the appraisal report complies with (federal) regulations and the needs of the client are recommended. This assures that the appraisal problem is resolved in the most logical and direct manner. Banks, savings & loans, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as well as numerous private companies utilize these services.

 Additional Services

Expert Witness Testimonies - The principals of the firm have testified as expert witnesses in state and federal courts.

Training Programs - The firm specializes in the presentation of individualized training programs. The principals and associates of the firm have extensive experience in the presentation of a wide range of courses on appraisal topics. Seminars on appraisal and appraisal review procedures have been presented at numerous training sessions to various financial institutions and real estate management and disposition companies. These programs are considered by industry leaders to be both informative and enjoyable.

New Orleans - 512 N. Causeway Blvd • Metairie, LA 70001 • Phone: (504) 833-8234• Fax: (504) 830-3870
Baton Rouge/Lafayette -
10455 Jefferson Highway Suite 200 Baton Rouge, LA 70809 (225) 292-3443
Shreveport - 7607 Fern Avenue Suite 104 • Shreveport, LA 71105 • (318) 797-0543

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