Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) executive vice president, Jamie Allen, ASA, CMI, was recently awarded the first annual Woman Appraiser of the Year Award from the American Society of Appraisers (ASA). Based in Chicago, Allen is a member of NKF’s valuation and advisory (V&A) practice and specialty practice leader of the machinery and equipment valuations group.
The prestigious award was conferred to Allen during the organization’s International Appraisers Conference, held August 25-27th at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. The Woman Appraiser of the Year Award is presented to a woman who is an ASA member and who has contributed to ASA and/or to the appraisal profession in a positive way and has demonstrated commitment to the highest level of ethical standards.
“There are countless amazing women appraisers in the ASA organization, many of whom I consider mentors and friends; to be chosen as the recipient of this award amongst them is an incredible honor,” said Allen. “Being involved with the ASA has allowed me to expand my network both professionally and personally. It is more than just an organization to me; it is a community and a support system—like an extended family. The connections and relationships I have been able to develop are truly invaluable.”
A dedicated member of ASA since 2008, Allen is a member of the MTS Committee, the MTS Normal Useful Life Study Committee and is on the planning committee for the 2019 IAC Conference. In addition, Allen was recently nominated as secretary of the MTS committee and appointed to the Board of Examiners as a second reviewer. She is on the MTS Textbook Re-Write Committee, for the 4th Edition, coming out in September 2019.
“We are exceedingly proud and inspired by Jamie being recognized as ASA’s Woman Appraiser of the Year,” said John Corbett, MAI, ASA, FRICS, senior managing director of NKF’s V&A practice and national practice leader of the financial reporting group. “Business leaders, such as Jamie, stand out through the nature of their commitment, purpose and passion.”
Allen leverages more than 15 years of dedicated valuation experience in all aspects of machinery and equipment valuation. Over the course of her career, she has served a wide range of clients—including corporations, financial institutions, private equipment firms, capital investment firms and accounting firms—and industries, such as consumer and industrial products, printing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, telecommunications, data centers, energy and natural resources, automotive, food and beverage processing, mining, retail and hospitality.