J.F. Ryan Associates, Inc.
John F. Ryan, CAE, President
John has forty years’ experience including extensive public and private sector experience. Mr. Ryan is a nationally recognized consultant and expert witness for real property appraisal including mass appraisal techniques, ratio studies and the application of information systems technology throughout the assessment industry.
He has taught seminars and courses for assessment jurisdictions in over 30 states and provinces throughout the US and Canada. He has published several articles and lectured at numerous professional conferences and research symposiums during his career. Mr. Ryan has also been qualified in State Courts and Appeal Boards in several states including Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Tennessee. He holds State-Certified General Appraiser licenses in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York.
Mr. Ryan currently serves as a member of The Appraisal Foundation’s Appraiser Qualifications Board, the entity authorized by the U.S. Congress to set the qualifications for over 90,000 licensed and practicing real estate appraisers throughout the nation. In this part-time, paid position, Mr. Ryan meets monthly with fellow Board members and full-time staff in Washington, DC, including Federal Regulatory staff from the Appraisal Subcommitee, and provides additional consulting services as needed to respond to questions raised by appraisers, enforcement officials, users of appraisal services and offer advice for the resolution of appraiser issues and problems.
Mr. Ryan’s early career included full-time management-level positions with New York State Office of Real Property Services, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and the City of Woburn, Massachusetts. He received his Master’s Degree in public administration with a focus on public finance from Pennsylvania State University, holds the Certified Assessment Evaluator (CAE) appraisal designation from the International Association of Assessing Officers, and is licensed as a state-certified general appraiser in several states.