Tri-State Valuation & Consulting is a real estate appraisal and property management firm in Downtown Sioux City that was established in early 2015, but whose owners are certainly not new to the profession – having over 100 years of combined professional experience.
All five of Tri-State’s owners were previously affiliated with NAI LeGrand & Company, a real estate appraisal and brokerage firm that was formed by Glenn LeGrand in the 1974, and subsequently owned and operated by Ritch LeGrand. Ritch’s sudden retirement in early 2015, due to health related issues, was the impetus for creation of Tri-State.
The new firm is owned by commercial property appraisers Jim Verschoor and Shannon Hansen and residential appraisers Ed Collins, Mark Sawin and Tiffany Barrs-Kane, and is located in the in the Orpheum Building. Jim Verschoor is a Sioux City native and Shannon Hansen is originally from Wahoo, Nebraska. Both graduated with MBA degrees from the University of South Dakota, have over 20 years of appraisal experience, are certified in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota, and hold the Appraisal Institute’s MAI designation.
Ed Collins is a Danbury, Iowa native and has 30 years of residential appraisal experience – all with LeGrand & Company prior to the formation of Tri-State. He majored in real estate at Des Moines Area Community College and is certified in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.
Anthon, Iowa native Mark Sawin graduated from Morningside College and was employed by the Sioux City Assessor’s office for 14 years prior to joining LeGrand in 1992 and is also certified in all three states.
Tiffany Barrs-Kane is originally from Ponca, Nebraska and was first employed by LeGrand & Company in 2008 as a commercial property management and marketing specialist. She has been a certified residential appraiser in Iowa and South Dakota since 2013 and currently manages the Orpheum Building and Southern Square Shopping Center.
‘While the transition to owners and operators of the firm created some challenges, the change has definitely been a positive one’, said Jim Verschoor. ‘For the most part it’s been a smooth transition, which was certainly made easier by the fact that we’ve worked together for so many years. We are very grateful to our clients for their loyalty through the recent changes, and look forward to providing appraisal services for them for many years to come.’