Tampa - (813) 215-7384

Las Vegas - (702) 897-ROCK (7625)





in the states of

Florida and Nevada. 

Experienced in providing expert witness testimony in courts of law & depositions in very challenging cases

 Qualified Expert in State & Federal Courts

Headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

Highly Experienced & Recommended.

Specialties Include, but are not Limited To:

Forensic Appraisal Review & USPAP Violations & Compliance especially where a retrospective valuation in the distant past is at issue; Appraisal Compliance issues per Dodd - Frank Act , & Market Value Diminution Appraisal 

due to construction defects, catastrophic events, adverse conditions, professional liability, and seller nondisclosure issues (Johnson v Davis law in FL)

Professional Reproduction, Remediation, Repair, Remodel, Reconstruction, Etc., Cost Estimation in Construction and Construction Defect Cases.

As Well as 

 Appraiser or General Contractor Malpractice; Insurance Claim Repair Cost IssuesComplex High Dollar Value Residential Appraisal & Cost Estimation; Complex Commercial Cost & Repair Estimation, and Tax Appeal Issues especially where value diminution and/or construction issues are central to the appeal.

Services also include

Litigation Support, Trial Preparation, Deposition Preparation, Trial Strategy, Direct & Cross-Examination Consultation, and more.

 *Homeowner's insurance appraisal clause invoked by claimant and/or carrier in Alternative Dispute Resolution process. Especially where identification and estimation of repair, replacement, reconstruction or reproduction cost of damage to structure is central to the case.  We use and are very proficient in the latest version of Xactimate Cost Estimation software, MSB Cost Estimation software, as well as many other types of cost estimating software.

Nelson Boswell, Jr., SRA, President and CEO has over twenty-nine years experience in the field real estate appraisal, as well as being an experienced State Certified Class A General Contractor, and homebuilder in the state of Florida. He has experience in matters of construction that are rarely found in the appraisal industry.  He can offer unique perspectives on appraisal assignments and problems where most appraisers cannot as well as offering unique perspectives on cost estimates, where many estimators and contractors cannot. 

Whether by way of a written report or verbal testimony, Mr. Boswell provides articulate expert explanation and experience in Cost Estimating, and Real Estate Appraisal. 

Mr. Boswell is available to consult and advise on the validity of an appraisal or cost estimate presented by defense or plaintiffs counsel.

Forensic appraisal review and cost estimate peer review - For cases involving professional liability, professional negligence, negligent misrepresentation, breach of contract, appraisal fraud, appraisal negligence, and insurance claims. 

Pertinent to the current climate, retrospective valuations in the distant past are becoming much more prevalent.  It takes a very experienced expert to handle these one of a kind assignments.  Each are very unique and made complex in their own right due to the amount of time that has passed, regardless of the complexity of the property type.  In many cases, our independent, detailed, supportable and exhaustive analysis has allowed clients to settle cases without going to court.

More appraisal lawsuits are occurring every month. The main catalyst being the bursting of the recent real estate bubble. Many real estate appraisers have been caught in the crosshairs of these lawsuits.  Most complaints are centered on USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) violations.  Mr. Boswell's extensive experience includes a wide variety of appraisal & appraisal review assigments, cost estimation, remediation estimation and expert testimony. He is an expert in FIRREA Title XI Appraisal Regulations created in 1989 after the S&L Crisis and the new Dodd-Frank Act, Title XIV, Subtitle F, Appraiser Independence Regulations and USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice).  These two time periods have remarkable similarities, especially concerning real estate appraisal issues. Mr. Boswell has done presentations and seminars for attorneys in matters concerning Appraisal Law, Appraisal Independence, USPAP, Review and Recourse for attorneys and their clients.

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Licenses Designations & Memberships:

  • Member Appraisal Institute - SRA designation,
  • Member ASPE - American Society of Professional Estimators,
  • Member of Associated Builders and Contractors - ABC,
  • State Certified Class A General Contractor in the state of Florida #CGC 151838
  • State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser in the State of Florida #RD 0000403
  • State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraisers in the State of Nevada, #A0007390-CR
  • Real Estate Brokers Lic. in the State of Florida #BK 437493.
  • Qualified Expert Witness US District Courts Northern and Middle District of Florida
  • Qualified Expert Witness in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco County, Florida
  • Qualified Expert Witness in the Middle District of Florida Bankruptcy Court
  • Member National Association of Realtors,
  • Member Florida Association of Realtors,
  • Member of the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors,
  • Nelson Boswell, Jr., has a Bachelors degree in Real Estate Finance from the University of South Florida.
  • References are also wide and varied.
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