Rex S. Garrison, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, started his professional career in 1990 after graduating with a B.S. degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance Management and a minor in Computer Science from Milligan College in Johnson City, TN. From 1990 to 1992, he garnered experience performing appraisal valuations, appraisal reviews, new construction inspections for loan disbursements, and REO management with Home Federal Savings Bank in Johnson City, Tennessee. In 1992, he started working with Warren Klutz, MAI, SRA, CCIM, MS, MBA, and became certified. He gained experience appraising commercial, industrial, and residential properties for financial institutions, as well as private and corporate clients. In addition, he developed expertise in performing eminent domain appraisals for government clients; analyzing income statements for purposes of estimating market value; and conducting research relating to sales and trends in real estate markets on a local and national level.
In 2001, Mr. Garrison established Garrison Appraisal Services. With over 25 years’ experience in real estate, he specializes in valuing and analyzing commercial, industrial, and residential properties. Areas of expertise include valuing various ownership interests in all types of properties for financial, corporate, and private clients. He also provides consulting services and appraisal reviews, as well as market analysis and feasibility studies on various commercial and residential developments. Additional services include litigation support and tax appeal consultation. The firm is located in the Gray community of Johnson City, Tennessee, which is located in the heart of the Tri-Cities Market Area. Garrison Appraisal Services covers all of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
Mr. Garrison, a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in Tennessee and Virginia holds the MAI, SRA and AI-GRS designations which are considered to be the most prestigious and pinnacle designations in real estate valuation. In 2016, Mr. Garrison was appointed to a three-year term by Governor Bill Haslam to serve on the Tennessee Real Estate Appraisal Commission. In addition, Mr. Garrison has served in various leadership positions with the Greater Tennessee Chapter of the Appraisal Institute including President in 2016. He was awarded the Rosco Jackson Award for service in 2011 and in 2012, and also serves in various leadership positions with other service organizations. Presently, Mr. Garrison serves as an adjunct professor at East Tennessee State University teaching Real Estate Appraisals.
Jennifer A. Garrison is a 1990 graduate of Milligan College with a B.S. degree in paralegal studies and a minor in business administration. Jennifer has worked in small and large law firms gaining a wide array of experience in various areas of law. She worked most of her law office career specializing in real estate where she performed simple and complex title abstracts; prepared documentation for real estate closings; conducted numerous real estate closings; as well as researched data needed for real estate transactions. Jennifer also has worked as a Broker’s Assistant in a major real estate office while living in Pennsylvania, where she held her salesperson license and assisted both buyers and sellers in the housing market. Upon her return to Tennessee, Jennifer began her pursuit of obtaining her CG appraisal license.
Alyssa Hill is a research analyst and office assistant for Garrison Appraisal Services. In this position, she delivers market research and administrative support to the office. By utilizing her excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and professional customer service abilities, she provides invaluable service to both Garrison Appraisal Services and its clients. She looks forward to the challenges this position offers her every day. Alyssa has been with Garrison Appraisal Services since March of 2016, after leaving a career as a daycare teacher. In addition, Alyssa holds a B.S. degree in psychology from Milligan College. In her spare time, Alyssa enjoys spending time with her husband and son and doing creative projects.