Real Estate Appraisals,
Consulting and Market Analysis
in and surrounding Durango, Colorado
Durango Mercy Hospital
THEN ... NOW
|Credentials||Robert W. Allen|
|Colorado Certified General Appraiser #CGO1313435|
| Short Autobiography|
I was born in Boulder, Colorado in 1958. My family moved to Darien, Ct. in 1961 when I was very young. I grew up in Darien enjoying typical sailing, boating, swimming and other waterfront activities. I attended public school in Darien through high school. I was a high school All American swimmer in the 50 freestyle - a claim to fame. I went to Colgate University in the fall of 1977 and got my BA in the spring of 1981. I married Debbie Gates (from Dedham, Mass) in 1982. After a short stay in Houston, Texas, I moved to Durango to work with my brother, Cap, who is a local practicing civil engineer. Three years of working with him was excellent experience and I moved on to work for a local appraiser in 1986. I purchased that business in August of 1989 and have been a private real estate consultant in Durango since that time. My wife and I have two wonderful children (a boy born in 1986 and a girl born in 1989). We love Durango and plan to stay.
Allen & Associates
1005 East Second Avenue
Durango, Colorado 81301 USA
1989 - present - Independent Fee Appraiser and Real Estate Consultant, The Appraisal Group/Allen & Associates, Durango, Colorado www.allendurango.com. Real estate appraisals, consulting, marketability, and feasibility studies. Properties considered include residential, commercial, agricultural, industrial and special purpose properties - public and private. Assignments have included: single and multi-family residences; commercial, single/multi-family and multi-use development projects; retail and office buildings; medical office buildings; hotels/motels; mobile home parks; public schools and other governmental facilities; large and small working and retreat ranches; farming operations; nursing homes; office/warehouses and warehouses; religious facilities, other special purpose and special use properties; and eminent domain. Created The Real Estate Watch in 1995(www.durangorealestatewatch.com) and www.laplatainfo.com (no longer available) in 1998 both of which rely upon the assemblage of proprietary La Plata County real estate sale data by Allen & Associates.
1986 - 1989 - Associate Real Estate Appraiser, Willis Associates, Inc., Troy J. Willis, MAI, Durango, Colorado. Properties appraised include residential, commercial, agricultural, industrial and special purpose properties.
1982 - 1985 - Employed as Engineering Technician (civil), Cap Allen Engineering, Durango, Colorado. Specializing in land use planning and development - subdivision improvements design and cost analysis - field and office survey experience including property size, topography, drainage, improvements, utilities, soils, etc.
1982 - Employed as Seismologist by Geosource International, Houston, Texas - data processing.
|B.A. Colgate University, 1981, Hamilton, New York|
| CERTIFIED GENERAL
State of Colorado #CGO1313435
Practicing Affiliate - Appraisal Institute
| APPRAISAL TRAINING|
Successfully completed numerous appraisal and real estate courses and seminars and passed the corresponding exams (if applicable) sponsored by the Appraisal Institute and/or other organizations.
1987 - AIREA Seminar
Federal Home Loan Bank Board Regulation R-41c
| EXPERT TESTIMONY
Qualified as an expert witness in real estate matters in District Court, La Plata County, Colorado
Prepare and present The Wells Group Forecast an annual publication and public presentation analyzing the local Durango/La Plata County real estate market 2001 present
• Link to 2021 Durango Real Estate Forecast
Publish Durango Real Estate Watch (DREW) monthly summary compendium of real estate sale and related activity in La Plata County
| PARTIAL LIST OF
Bank of America Bank of Colorado
Bank of Durango Bank of the San Juans
Brennan Oil Company Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
City of Durango Colorado Housing and Finance Authority
Colorado State Land Commission Community Banks of Colorado
Durango School District 9R Exxon Company U.S.A
First Interstate Bank of Denver First National Bank of Albuquerque
First National Bank of Durango First National Bank of Farmington
First Interstate Bank First Security Bank, Salt Lake City
GF Properties Group La Plata County Government
Mancos Valley Bank Mercy Medical Center
Outward Bound School Pepsi Company
Pine River Valley Bank Resolution Trust Corporation
Southern Ute Indian Tribe Tierra Group
U.S. Department of Justice Vectra Bank Colorado
Wells Fargo and numerous attorneys, individuals, and developers
Available upon request
| COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTEER SERVICE|
Trails 2000 (local
trails advocacy group) Founding Board President 1993 - 1999
La Plata County Community Development Council - Board Member 1995 - present
AABC Willie Mays/Pee Wee Reese Little League Baseball Manager 1995-97
Durango Community Recreation Center Steering Committee - 1998
Chairman Durango School District 9R Finance Advisory Committee 1998 2000
Member Durango School District 9R Superintendent Search Committee 1999
Member Durango School District 9R Blue Ribbon Facilities Committee 2000/2001
Member Durango School District 9R High School Principal Selection Committee 2001
Member Grandview Rural/Urban Incentives Demonstration (GRID) Citizen Working Group 2002/2003 - investigate use of Transferable Development Rights (TDRs) in La Plata County
Member La Plata County Forum
Elected Board Member Downtown Durango Partnership 2004-2006
Appointed Member Downtown Durango Vision and Strategic Plan Steering Committee 2004-2005
Durango City Council Appointed Board Member Business Improvement District BID 2005 2013
City of Durango - Business Improvement District Board Chair - 2011 -
City of Durango Transportation and Parking Demand Management BID representative - 2012 - 2013
City of Durango Parking Advisory Committee BID representative 2012 - 2013
Durango/La Plata County Airport Planning Advisory Committee (new airport terminal facilities) 2014 2015
La Plata County Commissioner requested member La Plata County Fiscal Sustainability Committee 2015
City of Durango Housing Policy Advisory Committee (HPAC) 2015 2017
City of Durango Transit and Housing Linkage Working Group 2017
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Historic postcard credit - Thanks to Nina Webber (my mother-in-law) for sharing her old postcard collection with me.
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