Mission, Vision, Values
Our mission is to develop credible opinions of value and solutions to complex problems for our real estate clients. We exercise our collective judgement and experience to address the challenges of real estate in a dynamic market.
Our vision is to be your preferred valuation and consulting firm for complex real estate appraisal assignments in our market. Our broad commercial and residential experience includes specific expertise in a number of areas.
We value accuracy, consistency, and clarity along with integrity and professionalism.
- We believe that your real estate services from Loftis Companies should be accurate in every detail, consistent in presentation, and clear in explanation.
- We believe that the concept of integrity consists of responsibility, accountability, dependability, and honesty. We strive to do what is right, to own our actions, and to follow-through on our commitments to you.
- We believe that professionalism entails not only exceptional credentials and proficiency but also the practice of treating everyone with respect and honoring the confidentiality of client information.
- We adhere to the following professional standards.
- The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice promulgated by the Appraisal Standards Board of the Appraisal Foundation
- The Code of Professional Ethics and the Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice of the Appraisal Institute
- The Code of Ethics of the National Association of Realtors
Real Estate Professionals
Ron W. Loftis, Jr., MAI
President & CEO
Principal Appraiser & Consultant
Ron Loftis is President and Chief Executive Officer of the firm as well as its Principal Appraiser and Consultant. Ron earned the MAI (Member of Appraisal Institute) professional designation from the Appraisal Institute in 1990 and launched Loftis Appraisal Company that same year. He is qualified in all areas of appraisal services and has unique specialties in eminent domain, historic tax credits, low income housing, going concerns, and wineries and vineyards. Ron has testified as an expert witness in NC’s District and Superior Courts, the NC Insurance Commission, the US Bankruptcy Court, and the NC Property Tax Commission. Currently, he is a full instructor with the Appraisal Institute and is certified by the Appraiser Qualifications Board of the Appraisal Foundation as an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor. He previously taught pre-licensing courses with Forsyth Technical Community College and the Dan Mohr Real Estate School. Ron is licensed as a State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Additionally, Ron is a licensed Real Estate Broker and is Broker in Charge of Loftis Properties. Ron is a member of the National Association of Realtors. Prior to his career as a Real Estate Appraiser, Ron worked with an international contractor and a national real estate developer. He holds an MBA from the Babcock Graduate School of Business of Wake Forest University and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Wake Forest University.
D. Richard Brant, MAI
Senior Staff Appraiser & Consultant
Rick Brant earned the MAI (Member of Appraisal Institute) professional designation from the Appraisal Institute in 2012 after joining Loftis Appraisal Company in 2005. Licensed as a State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, Rick is qualified in all areas of appraisal services offered by LAC and has expertise in eminent domain providing litigation support services for both property owners and condemning authorities. He has testified as an expert witness in Superior Court, county Property Tax Commissions, and Special Commissioners Hearings. Prior to his career with LAC, Rick held positions in the STEM fields with the Atrium Companies, Thomasville City Schools, Phillips Communications, and Hercules Aerospace. Rick has an MBA from the Bryan School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from West Virginia University.
Terry D. Lefler
Terry Lefler joined LAC in 2011 and has since been licensed as a State Certified General Appraiser in both North Carolina and Virginia. Terry’s appraisal concentrations include farms and raw land in addition to his broader commercial and residential appraisal experience. He is an associate member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. Previously, Terry worked with Deere-Hitachi Construction Machinery Corporation for nearly 20 years as a Quality Engineer and Reliability Analyst, developing and maintaining information systems. Currently, he volunteers with the NC Baptist Men Disaster Relief program as Assessment Coordinator. Terry holds an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering from Oklahoma State University.
Appraiser Trainee & Office Manager
Darlene C. Tilson began her career as a commercial Real Estate Appraiser in 2012 with LAC after a 27 year career with Wells Fargo and Wachovia Corporation in business analytics and information technology. In addition to her appraisal activities, Darlene manages production and daily office functions. Darlene holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in computer programming from the University of South Carolina at Upstate.
LAC has developed affiliate relationships with a number of appraisers in our market area to assist us in the completion of specific appraisal assignments. Additionally, LAC maintains professional relationships with specific engineers, architects, graphic artists, and other experts who contribute significant expertise to selected valuation and consulting assignments. We welcome your inquiries concerning a professional relationship with LAC. Click here to send your questions and professional qualifications.
- Debbie Loftis, Practice Manager
- Suzanne Query, Research Assistant