James E. Gardner, Jr., CFA
State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser RZ1169

James "Jay" Gardner, Jr., Flagler County Property Appraiser, has been a resident of the County since 1978. Gardner is married to Lisa and has two children, James and Adam. He is also a private pilot, an avid jogger, and enjoys boating. His involvement within our community has included the Flagler County Education Foundation Board, Chamber of Commerce Board and the Flagler County Rotary Club where he chaired the Boys' Mentor Program. In addition, he has been a Police Athletic League Wrestling Coach and is a graduate of the Flagler Leadership I. Gardner graduated with an Associate of Science Degree from Daytona Beach Community College, attended the University of Florida and subsequently received a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida. In addition, Gardner has completed in excess of 875 hours of appraisal related course work.

After a short stint in the hotel business in New York City, Gardner became a real estate appraiser in 1986 and holds a State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser license and the Certified Florida Appraiser designation. He is a member of the Property Appraiser Association of Florida and the International Association of Assessing Officers. His election to the office beginning January, 2005 came after 13 years of owning his own real estate appraisal firm with offices in Flagler and Volusia Counties. Gardner chose to move into the public service sector and reports it to be the most rewarding job of his career.

His goal as your Property Appraiser is to prepare a fair and impartial tax roll and administer exemptions in accordance with the Laws of the Great State of Florida in a professional and courteous manner.

QUALIFICATIONS OF APPRAISER

 
  • State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser RZ1169
  • Certified Florida Appraiser - Florida Department of Revenue
  • Expert Witness/Special Master - Circuit Court, Seventh Judicial Court, Flagler County
  • FHA Fee (Compliance) Inspector - CHUMS #2512 / FHA Roster Appraiser

AFFILIATIONS

  • Property Appraisers' Association of Florida - Legislative Committee (2013-Present)
  • Property Appraisers' Association of Florida - Legislative Chair (2012-2013)
  • Property Appraisers' Association of Florida - President (2011-2012)
  • Property Appraisers' Association of Florida - 1st Vice President (2010-2011)
  • Property Appraisers' Association of Florida - Legislative Chair (2009-2011)
  • Property Appraisers' Association of Florida - Presidents Award (2011)
  • Property Appraisers' Association of Florida - 2nd Vice President (2009-2010)
  • Property Appraisers' Association of Florida - Board of Directors (2005-2013)
  • Property Appraisers' Association of Florida - Member (2005-Present)
  • Flagler County Education Foundation - Take Stock in Children Scholarship Committee (2007-Present)
  • Flagler County Education Foundation - President (2012-2013)
  • Flagler County Education Foundation - President Elect (2011-2012)
  • Flagler County Education Foundation - Vice President (2010-2011)
  • Flagler County Education Foundation - Board of Directors (2003-2014)
  • International Association of Assessing Officers - Member (2005-Present)
  • Flagler County Rotary Club - Member (1992-Present)
  • Flagler County Rotary Club - Chair-Boy's Mentor Program (2000-2015)
  • Flagler County Rotary Club - Rotarion of the Year (2004)
  • Boy Scouts of America - Central Florida Council Board (2011-2012)
  • Boy Scouts of America - Flagler County Leadership Team (2004-Present)
  • Boy Scouts of America - Golden Eagle Honoree, Flagler (2006)
  • Flagler County Chamber of Commerce - Board of Directors (2001-2007)
  • Flagler Police Athletic League - Wrestling Coach (1999-2005)


EDUCATION

  • Graduate, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
    College of Business Administration - BSBA - April 1984 (Marketing)
  • Attended, University of Florida, Gainesville Florida - (1980-81)
  • Graduate, Daytona Beach Community College, Daytona Beach, Florida
    Associate of Science - April 1980

WORK EXPERIENCE

Flagler County Property Appraiser
Elected Constitutional Officer - (January 2005 - Present)

Owner/Manager
Matanzas Appraisal Group, Inc., Bunnell, Florida
Flagler County, Florida - (March 1992 -December 2004)

Commercial/Residential Appraiser
Massie, Cooksey, Doyle & Company
Daytona Beach, Florida - (February 1989 - March 1992)

Residential Appraiser/Assistant Office Manager
Smith Appraisal Service, Inc.
Ormond Beach, Florida - (April 1986 - January 1989)

Assistant Manager, Reservations
Sheraton Centre Hotel and Towers
New York, New York - (March 1985 - March 1986)

Corporate Management Trainee
Sheraton St. Regis Hotel
New York, New York - (June 1984 - July 1985)

APPRAISAL RELATED COURSES
  • 2016-2017 National USPAP Update - McKissock, November 2016
  • Appraisal of Fast Food Facilities - McKissock, November 2016
  • Residential Construction - McKissock, November 2016
  • Florida Appraisal Laws & Regulation - McKissock, June 2016
  • Required Florida Code of Ethics - PAAF, January 2016
  • Land Appraisal Ground Leases - McKissock, December 2015
  • Elected Officials State Wide Hurricane Exercise - EOC, May 2015
  • Required Florida Code of Ethics - PAAF, February 2015
  • Appraisal of Self-Storage Facilities - McKissock, November 2014
  • 2014-2015 National USPAP Update Course - Mckissock, November 2014
  • Appraisal of Assisted Living Facilities - McKissock, November 2014
  • Florida Appraisal Laws and Regulations - McKissock, October 2014
  • Essential Elements of Disclosures & Disclaimers - McKissock, October 2014
  • National Response Framework Introduction, IS-800.b - FEMA, April 2014
  • ICS for Advanced Incident Command System & General Staff, ICS-400 - FEMA, April 2014
  • EOC/ICS Operations Section Workshop - AMEC, March 2014
  • EOC Elected Officials Workshop - AMEC, March 2014
  • Required Florida Code of Ethics - PAAF, February 2014
  • Introduction to Incident Command System ICS-100 -  FEMA, January 2014
  • ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incident, ICS-200 - FEMA, January 2014
  • Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents ICS-300 - FEMA, January 2014
  • National Incident Management System IS-00700.a - FEMA, January 2014
  • Required Florida's Code of Ethics - Fl. Institute of Government, October 2013
  • Appraisal Applications of Regression Analysis - McKissock, June 2013
  • 2012-2013 National USPAP Update - McKissock, November 2012
  • REO & Foreclosures - McKissock, October 2012
  • Environmental Contamination of Income Properties - McKissock, October 2012
  • Green Building for Appraisers - McKissock, October 2012
  • Florida Appraisal Laws & Regulations - McKissock, October 2012
  • Valuation of Convenience Stores - Florida Department of Revenue, December 2011
  • 2010-2011 National USPAP Update - McKissock, November 2010
  • Mortgage Fraud: Protect Yourself - McKissock, November 2010
  • Florida Appraisal Laws and Regulations - McKissock, November 2010
  • Florida Supervisor/Trainee Roles and Relationships - McKissock, November 2010
  • Ad Valorem Tax Consultation - McKissock, October 2010
  • Made in America: Appraising Factory Built Housing - McKissock, December 2009
  • Individual Assistance Preliminary Damage Assessment - Division of Emergency Mngt, Nov. 2009
  • Florida Laws & Regulations - McKissock, November 2008
  • 2008-2009 National USPAP Update - McKissock, November 2008
  • Florida Supervisor/Trainee Roles & Relationships - McKissock, November 2008
  • Income Approach to Valuation - IAAO, May 2008
  • Florida IAAO - Continuing Education Workshop, May 2007
  • Florida Laws & Regulations - McKissock, October 2006
  • 2006-2007 National USPAP Update - McKissock, October 2006
  • Assessment Administration - International Association of Assessing Officers, May 2006
  • Appraisal of Land - International Association of Assessing Officers, May 2005
  • New Property Appraiser Orientation - Department of Revenue, February 2005
  • 2004-2005 National USPAP Update - McKissock, November 2004
  • Florida Laws & Regulations - McKissock, November 2004
  • FHA Exam Preparation - McKissock, November 2004
  • Factory-Built Housing - McKissock, November 2004
  • Income Capitalization - McKissock, November 2004
  • Sales Comparison Approach - Bert Rodgers Schools, October 2002
  • Residential Subdivision Analysis - Bert Rodgers Schools, October 2002
  • Neighborhood Analysis - Bert Rodgers Schools, October 2002
  • Appraisal Research and Analysis - Bert Rodgers Schools, October 2002
  • Communicating the Appraisal - Bert Rodgers Schools, October 2002
  • Building Code Update - Florida Home Builders Association, December 2001
  • USPAP/LAW Update - Florida Association of Realtors, November 2001
  • Ethics Class, Flagler County Board of Realtors, February 2001
  • FHA Appraisal Guidelines & Exam Preparation - McKissock Data Systems, November 1999
  • USPAP/LAW - ASA, April 1999
  • Appraising 2-4 Family Properties - McKissock Data Systems, September 1998
  • USPAP/LAW Update - McKissock Data Systems, September 1998
  • Introduction to Environmental Considerations - McKissock Data Sys, September 1998
  • Appraisal Review Seminar - Professional Development Source, July 1998
  • Subdivision Development/Ordinance Seminar - VCARD, August 1997
  • Quarterly Workshop - FL Assoc. of Building Inspectors, June 1997
  • Quarterly Workshop - FL Assoc. of Building Inspectors, January 1997
  • USPAP/LAW Update - R.E. Education Specialists (REES), November 1996
  • Appraisal Methods & Applications - (REES), November 1996
  • Quarterly Workshop - FL Assoc. of Building Inspectors, September 1996
  • FHA 203K Consultant/Plan Review Seminar - HUD, August 1996
  • FHA Compliance Inspection Seminar - HUD, August 1996
  • FHA Appraisal Course - HUD, August 1996
  • Complex Residential Properties - Appraisal Institute, May 1995
  • USPAP Update Seminar - Nat'l Assoc. of Realtors, March 1994
  • Hurricane Resistant Construction - Home Builders Assoc., February 1994
  • Standards of Professional Practice, Part B - A.I., November 1992
  • Standards of Professional Practice, Part A - A.I., October 1992
  • Case Studies - Appraisal Institute, October 1991
  • Narrative Report Writing - NAMA, May 1991
  • Commercial State Certification Course - DBCC, April 1991
  • New 2-4 Family & Underwriting Guidelines Seminar - FNMA, June 1990
  • Residential Valuation - AIREA, March 1990
  • Principles of Real Estate - AIREA, October 1989
  • Depreciation Analysis Seminar - SREA, August 1989
  • Introduction to Income Capitalization Seminar - SREA, March 1989
  • Standards of Professional Practice - AIREA, November 1988
  • Real Estate Salesperson Course - FREI, 1986
© Flagler County Property Appraiser's Office
(Mailing Address) Post Office Box 936, Bunnell, Florida 32110-0936
1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Building 2, Suite 201, Bunnell, Florida 32110
Phone (386) 313-4150
Fax: (386) 313-4151
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