Shareholder

President

Cody Gerdes, MAI, is a shareholder and senior staff appraiser with Great Plains Appraisal, Inc. Mr. Gerdes is a Certified General Real Property Appraiser in the states of Nebraska and Iowa and currently holds the MAI designation with the Appraisal Institute, a professional designation held by over 1,000 professional appraisers world-wide, but less than 25 located in the State of Nebraska.  Cody holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Marketing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Mr. Gerdes joined the firm in 2003 and has been active in the appraisal of commercial, industrial, agricultural, residential, and special-purpose properties in Lincoln and the southeast Nebraska area, as well as focusing increased attention on greater Nebraska. Cody’s primary experience is related to general appraisal, real property tax, condemnation, litigation issues, and expert witness testimony.

Mr. Gerdes assists the Lancaster County Board of Equalization in the capacity of Assistant Referee Coordinator and also serves as a Referee through this process.

Mr. Gerdes served on the Board of Directors of the Nebraska Chapter of the Appraisal Institute from 2009-2011, and also served as Treasurer for this organization in 2012. Cody served as Vice President for the Nebraska Chapter of the Appraisal Institute in 2013, followed by President of this organization in 2014. Cody has also served this organization in the capacity of a regional representative and education chair for numerous years, as well as a peer advisor for individuals seeking advancement within the Appraisal Institute.

Mr. Gerdes became a shareholder with Great Plains Appraisal Inc. in 2011 and currently serves as President for the firm.

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