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Verappraise utilizes the highest qualified experienced appraisers with the most recent data available, from Multiple Listings Services where they are offered, to numerous data sources reporting information from the assessor's office. In addition, our working relationships with the leading real estate brokers and contractors provide us with up to the date information on transactions for accurate appraisals.

Thomas M. Echols, Jr.
President/CEO

Mr. Echols is the Co-founder and Partner of McGregor-Echols Group in Dallas, Texas. He began his real estate career in 1991 in the Dallas Metropolitan area. Echols was directly involved in the founding of Capitol City Appraisal in Austin, San Antonio Appraisal Group in San Antonio, Rio-1 Appraisal in Harlingen and Bayou City Appraisal in Houston. He was also a co-founding member of the www.verappraise.com network.

Mr. Echols has spent his time in the Real Estate industry developing and building real estate companies in the appraisal, investment and technology areas. His appraisal expertise ranges from Commercial, relocation, and multimillion dollar properties within the Metroplex area. Echols' real estate experience includes investment, development, and management. Echols holds his State Certification (TX-1325330-R), a licensed Texas Real Estate Salesman License (License Number 0415949) and has been qualified as an expert witness in Federal District Court.

Jeff D. McGregor, Jr.
Vice President

Mr. McGregor is the Founder and General Partner of McGregor-Echols Group in Dallas, Texas. He began his real estate career in 1983 in the Dallas Metropolitan area. McGregor was directly involved in the founding of Capitol City Appraisal in Austin, San Antonio Appraisal Group in San Antonio, Rio-1 Appraisal in Harlingen and Bayou City Appraisal in Houston. He is also a founding member of the www.verappraise.com network. Mr. McGregor is currently a member of the Greater Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Houston Association of Realtors. His expertise ranges from relocation, FHA and multimillion dollar properties within the Metroplex area. McGregor's real estate experience includes investment, building, planning/zoning, and management. He is currently elected City of Allen Councilman Place 6. McGregor holds his State Certification (TX-1321270-R), a licensed Texas Real Estate Broker License (Broker Number 0332640) and has been qualified as an expert witness in Federal District Court.

Robert Smith
General Counsel

Mr. Smith is an attorney in private practice in Dallas, Texas. He is the managing partner of Smith & Smith, L.L.P., and concentrates his practice in business law, real estate transactions, amusement parks and entertainment law. Mr. Smith has practiced law for over 10 years, and has represented clients in the real estate appraisal industry for over 7 years. He is admitted to practice in Texas and the District of Columbia, and the following United States Federal Courts: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Fifth Circuit, U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas. Mr. Smith is a member of the following professional organizations: Dallas and American Bar Associations, State Bar of Texas, International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, International Association of Fairs and Expositions, Outdoor Amusement Business Association, Inc., International Amusement and Leisure Defense Association, U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association, U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Bar Association, Sports Law Institute, Dallas Estate Planning Council, and College of the State Bar of Texas.

Mr. Smith was involved in the founding and/or served as an adviser for the following Verappraise Group of Companies: The McGregor-Echols Group in Dallas, Texas, Capitol City Appraisal in Austin, Texas, San Antonio Appraisal Group in San Antonio, Texas, Rio-1 Appraisals in Harlingen, Texas, and Bayou City Appraisal in Houston, Texas. He also helped create the www.verappraise.com network. Mr. Smith currently serves as a member of the board of directors, general counsel and corporate secretary for the Company.


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