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Russell Sterling

Russell Sterling // MAI, AI-GRS, CRE, SCGREA -- Managing Member

As one of the principals of Sterling DiSanto and Associates, LLC, Mr. Sterling is directly involved with valuation assignments involving a wide variety of conventional and complex real properties, serves as litigation support to both public and private clients and manages the firm’s overall operations.

Mr. Sterling began his appraising career in 1979. He earned the MAI designation of the Appraisal Institute in 1985 and the CRE designation of the Counselors of Real Estate in 2006. In 2016 he was awarded the Appraisal Institute's AI-GRS General Review Appraiser Specialist designation. Mr. Sterling also holds the CTA designation as a New Jersey State Certified Tax Assessor.

Over the years Mr. Sterling has had the opportunity to appraise just about every type of property found in this area for many different purposes. In addition to conventional appraisal assignments, he has assisted clients with other types of valuation such as appraisal of leasehold and leased fee interests, fractional interests, conservation easements and retrospective appraisals. Litigation Valuation is a specialty and Mr. Sterling has taken on complex eminent domain, land use and tax appeals cases. Consulting assignments include assistance in evaluating development proposals for redevelopment sites, impact studies for property adjoining landfills, industrial uses and power lines as well as impacts of proposed zone changes. In addition, Mr. Sterling has been retained to review appraisal reports for lenders, attorneys and government agencies, including a term as Review Appraiser for Middlesex County, NJ.

As an active member of the Appraisal Institute, Mr. Sterling has served on the local, regional and National level including a term as President of Metro New Jersey Chapter as well as a term on the National Board of Directors of the Appraisal Institute from 2008 through 2012.

Mr. Sterling has qualified as an expert witness in the New Jersey Superior Court, New Jersey Tax Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the NJ Board of Public Utilities as well as various zoning and planning boards and commissions. He has been a Court appointed appraiser in many real estate disputes such as partnership dissolutions and divorces. He has also served as an arbitrator and as the “third appraiser” in a number of real estate disputes.

He is approved to provide appraisals for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), NJ State Agricultural Development Commission (SADC), New Jersey Department of Transportation, New Jersey Highway Authority, New Jersey Transit, the Army Corps of Engineers and is also “Yellow Book” qualified to provide appraisals for Federal land acquisition.
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Victor D. DiSanto

Victor D. DiSanto // MAI, SCGREA

Victor DiSanto is a principal of Sterling DiSanto and Associates, LLC, and is directly involved in the preparation of appraisals for a wide variety of property types and projects. Most of Mr. DiSanto’s assignments involve litigation and he provides litigation support to both public and private clients.

Mr. DiSanto began his appraising career in 1985. He earned the MAI designation of the Appraisal Institute in 2002 and is licensed and certified as a general appraiser in the State of New Jersey. He joined Schwartz, Sterling & Associates in 1996 and became a Member of Sterling DiSanto & Associates, LLC in 2002.

Over the years Mr. DiSanto has had the opportunity to personally appraise all types of property in New Jersey. He has additional expertise in appraising various complex income producing properties such as hotels and self storage facilities as well as large Right of Way projects for public utilities and government entities.

Mr. DiSanto holds the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute and is also a Regular Member of the International Right of Way Association (IRWA). As an active member of the Appraisal Institute, Mr. DiSanto has served at the local, regional and national level. He has chaired chapter committees, served on the chapter board of directors and as President of Metro New Jersey Chapter in 2010. He has also served as a Regional Representative and as a delegate to the Leadership Development and Advisory Council. He is an approved Demonstration Appraisal Report Grader for the National organization. Mr. DiSanto is also Approved Instructor for Income Approach, Sales Comparison Approach and various seminars

Mr. DiSanto is the recipient of two prestigious awards from the Appraisal Institute:

The “Mike D’Amato Award” of the Metro New Jersey Chapter for distinguished service to the Chapter and the “Volunteer of Distinction” award from the Appraisal Institute for his contributions to the Appraisal Institute, the real estate valuation profession and to the community.

Mr. DiSanto has qualified as an expert witness in New Jersey Superior Court, New Jersey Tax Court and various County Boards of Taxation and Condemnation Commissions.

He is approved to provide appraisals for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), NJ State Agricultural Development Commission (SADC), New Jersey Highway Authority and New Jersey Transit, and is also “Yellow Book” qualified to provide appraisals for Federal land acquisition.
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