Howard Hanna Appraisal Services is the oldest ancillary division within the Company. Under the guidance of Dennis Cestra, Senior Vice President, there is a staff of four PA Certified General Appraisers whose primary focus is completing appraisal assignments for commercial and industrial properties, as well as multi-family residential apartments, with a specialty in eminent domain, tax appeals, litigation, and valuation of airport-related properties.
In addition, the staff includes three PA Certified Residential appraisers who are primarily engaged to complete appraisals for mortgage purposes on one-to-four family properties. The residential appraisers also complete assignments for tax appeals, relocation purposes, estates, and equitable distribution. Each residential appraiser is an approved member of the Veterans Administration Appraisal Panel.