James R. Duffey (J.R.)

Real Estate Experience

J.R. has been an employee of SDKA since March 2006. His experience is well balanced between appraisals for litigation support, financing and loan underwriting, and consultation for institutional, private, lender, and government clients.  J.R. has specialized in industrial and hotel appraisals and has experience appraising multifamily, retail, office, and residential developments throughout the State of Ohio.  J.R. is a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in the State of Ohio and is currently working towards his MAI designation.  

 Real Estate Education

  •  Real Estate Finance, University of Toledo
  •  Real Estate Marketing, University of Toledo
  • Ohio Real Estate Appraisal, Hondros College
  • Ohio Real Estate Law, Hondros College
  • Basic Appraisal Principles and Procedures, Appraisal Institute
  • Real Estate Finance, Statistics, and Valuation Modeling, Appraisal Institute
  • General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach, Appraisal Institute
  • General Appraiser Income Approach, Appraisal Institute
  • General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach, Appraisal Institute
  • General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies, Appraisal Institute
  • Advanced Income Capitalization, Appraisal Institute
  • Advanced Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use, Appraisal Institute
  • Advanced Concepts and Case Studies, Appraisal Institute
  • Quantitative Analysis, Appraisal Institute


  • Bachelor of Business Administration with focus in Marketing and an integral in Financial Services, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, May 2005


Professional Affiliation

  • Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, State of Ohio
  • Appraisal Institute, Candidate for Designation


J.R. lives in Upper Arlington, Ohio, with his wife, Megan, and their two children.  Activities outside of work include sporting activities such as basketball, golf, and tennis, and spending time with his family.