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About Chris

Chris joined Martens Appraisal in 2005. Chris is a state certified appraiser as well as a professional engineer. He combines his expertise in valuation and transportation engineering in both appraisal and consulting projects. Chris provides consulting services including: before/after valuation, partial interest valuation, highest and best use, Uniform Relocation Assistance Act, and litigation consulting.


Certified General Real Property Appraiser - Kansas No. G-2537
Certified General Real Estate Appraiser - Missouri No. 2008018065
NCEES International Registration – No. 35531
Kansas Professional Engineer - No. 14916


Expert witness in several eminent domain proceedings; valuation experience in large industrial facilities, office condominiums, existing and proposed hotels, redevelopments and development land. Special use properties such as school / university campus buildings, daycare centers, veterinary facilities, and funeral homes are within Chris’s scope of experience.

Chris has over 15 years experience with the Kansas Department of Transportation and over 10 years experience working with the Transportation Research Board. He has served as a member of the Access Management and the Eminent Domain and Land Use Committees. Chris chaired the 2004 TRB National Access Management Conference in Kansas City and has served on numerous National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) panels

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