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Ripley Real Estate Advisors, L.L.C. is owned by Matt Ripley, who has a diverse background with extensive experience in all aspects of real estate.  Matt is the principal producer for the company; however, W. Lowell Milton , MAI, SREA will occasionally perform appraisals by himself or co-authored with Matt under the Ripley Real Estate Advisors banner.

Originally from Oregon and obtaining a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University, Matt was then recruited east as a graduate assistant at the Pennsylvania State University where a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering was obtained.  Following graduation, he was then recruited and hired by B&W in Lynchburg, Virginia (subsequently BWNT, Framatome, and Areva), where he was involved with the analysis and design for safety systems for nuclear power plants.

A background with commercial real estate began under W. Lowel Milton who is a local real estate icon who has been involved in appraisal, brokerage, and development for many years throughout Virginia.  Lowell provided a firm grounding in the basics as well as the nuances of real estate.

In addition to hands on education, his appraisal training was formalized through the Appraisal Institute by taking all classes required for designations by the Appraisal Institute taught by some of the more influential appraisers throughout the country, with a firm grasp of appraisal concepts demonstrated by passing all sections of the Appraisal Institute's comprehensive exam.  These classes have been supplemented by a wide variety of additional educational offerings on a significant array of real estate related issues.

After working with Milton Realty Service Company and Milton-May Appraisal Company, Matt established his own company, and now shares office space with Milton & Neal (Lowell Milton & Joe Neal).

Matt has now been appraising commercial real estate throughout Virginia for the past 10 years, has seen and appraised a wide range of property types and encountered some very complex and interesting real estate issues.  On the basis of this education and experience, he is qualified to perform appraisal services on nearly any property type and for any purpose.

For a printable version of qualifications, click on the following link. Qualifications.pdf