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NELSON BOSWELL, LLC
(813) 215-7384 
nb@nelsonboswell.com


REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL
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REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE 
(Get access to MLS listings in your area of interest)

NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION 
(We can build you a beautiful home on your lot, your plans or ours)

Specific Qualifications of the Expert/Consultant
Nelson Boswell Jr, JD, SRA, CGC
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EXPERT WITNESS
FLORIDA EXPERT

What is
 Forensic Appraisal
Forensic Appraisal Peer Review
Forensic Construction Cost Estimation?
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FORENSIC APPRAISAL

FORENSIC APPRAISAL PEER REVIEW

FORENSIC CONSTRUCTION COST ESTIMATION

For What Purposes are They Used?
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REAL ESTATE REMEDIES & EQUITY

DIMINUTION IN MARKET VALUE

INSURANCE DISPUTES

OTHER USES

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Real Estate Glossary
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We Service All of Florida

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EXPERT FORENSIC REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL & CONSULTATION

EXPERT FORENSIC CONSTRUCTION COST ESTIMATION
EXPERT TRANSACTION & NEGOTIATION BROKER
EXPERT WITNESS TESTIMONY

Over 36 Years Experience in Real Estate Appraisal, New Home Construction and Sales
Articulate Written & Oral Skill Explaining Deep Issues to the Fact Finder


No Obligation Pre-Consultation Phone Call
Very Detailed Pre-Retainer Bid Estimate
Simple One Page Fee Agreement

  

REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL EXPERT WITNESS in FL
CONSTRUCTION COST ESTIMATION EXPERT WITNESS in FL
REAL ESTATE BROKER STANDARD OF CARE EXPERT WITNESS in FL
ALTERNATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION HOMEOWNER'S INS CLAIMS DISPUTES FL

 Qualified Expert in State & Federal Courts Florida

Headquartered in Tampa, Florida
Experienced from North-West to South-East Florida
Real Estate Appraisals and Construction Cost Estimation
Where real estate value and/or loss in value is central to the cause of action

Highly Experienced & Recommended.

I will consult with you for as long and as much as you need prior to you hiring me.  As an independent, forensic expert I want to make sure I am the expert you need.  If you are seeking quotes from numerous experts, I will consult with you on how to find the most qualified expert.

Specialties Include, but are not Limited To:

Forensic Appraisal Peer Review
Current & Retrospective Forensic Valuation

Forensic Repair/Remediation Cost Estimation
Forensic Examination Loss in Market Value to Land and/or Improvements

 

Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice Compliance
 Appraisal Compliance issues per FIRREA and the Dodd - Frank Act

Involving construction defects, title defects, encroachment, catastrophic events, adverse conditions, professional liability, seller nondisclosure issues, etc., etc.

Professional Cost Reproduction, Remediation, Repair, Remodel, Reconstruction, Etc., Cost Estimation in Construction and Construction Defect Cases and Insurance Neutral Evaluation Cases*

As Well as 

 Appraiser or General Contractor Malpractice; Insurance Claim Repair Cost IssuesComplex High Dollar Value Residential Appraisal & Cost Estimation; Complex Commercial Cost & Repair Estimation, and Tax Appeal Issues

Especially where loss in market value and/or construction issues are central to the issue

Services also include:

Litigation Support, Trial Preparation, Deposition Preparation, Trial Strategy, Direct & Cross-Examination Consultation, and more.

Homeowner's insurance neutral evaluation and appraisal for Dispute Resolution process, especially where identification and estimation of repair, replacement, reconstruction or reproduction cost of damage to structure is central to the case.  We use and are very proficient in Xactimate Cost Estimation software, MSB Cost Estimation software, CSI Methodology, as well as many other types of construction cost estimating software and Cost Estimating Manuals.

Nelson Boswell, Jr., JD, SRA, President and CEO has over thirty-six years experience in the field real estate appraisal, as well as being an experienced Certified General Contractor and home builder in the state of Florida. He has experience in matters of construction that are rarely found in the appraisal industry.  He earned a law degree in late 2019 and graduated cum laude.  He can offer attorney-clients unique perspectives on identifying, organizing, and explaining multiple intertwining appraisal issues and facts so they are easily grasped by the fact finder, where many appraisers cannot come close.

Retrospective valuations involving market value issues, loss in market value issues and/or repair/remediation cost estimation in the past, especially in the distant past--and often one of a kind assignments--must be handled by an experienced expert appraiser/cost estimator.  Mr. Boswell is such an expert.  His real estate appraisals and construction cost estimates withstand vigorous peer review scrutiny and opposing counsel cross examination.  Each are very unique and made complex in their own right due to the amount of time that has passed from the date of the report (which is current) and the effective date of the appraisal (which is in the past).  The adversity affecting the real property, the amount of relevant data, assumptions, extraordinary assumptions and any hypothetical conditions and other factors also effect the complexity of assignment.  Mr. Boswell has the requisite experience to competently take on these assignments, and persuasively explain his findings to the fact finder.   

Whether by way of a written report or oral testimony, Mr. Boswell provides articulate expert explanation and experience in Cost Estimating, and Real Estate Appraisal. 

Mr. Boswell is available to consult and advise on the validity of an appraisal or cost estimate presented by defense or plaintiffs counsel.  

Forensic appraisal review, retrospective valuation, and cost estimate peer review - for cases involving professional liability, professional negligence, negligent misrepresentation, breach of contract, appraisal fraud, appraisal negligence, and insurance claims. 

Mr. Boswell's extensive experience includes a wide variety of appraisal & appraisal review assignments, cost estimation, remediation estimation and expert testimony. He is an expert in FIRREA Title XI Appraisal Regulations created in 1989 after the S&L Crisis and the new Dodd-Frank Act, Title XIV, Subtitle F, Appraiser Independence Regulations after the residential real estate collapse beginning in 2006 (and subsequent global economic bust 2007-2009); also an expert in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).  USPAP was first implemented in 1989 after the S&L Crisis in 1989.


Post Dodd-Frank, USPAP is the law and now has teeth.  Appraiser standard of care (USPAP) compliance or the lack thereof often becomes a central issue when appraisal touches anything, even before the issues of value or loss in value are explored.  

Mr. Boswell has done presentations and seminars for attorneys in matters concerning Appraisal Law, Appraisal Independence, USPAP, Review and Recourse for attorneys and their clients.

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Licenses Designations & Memberships: 

  • Member Appraisal Institute - SRA designation, www.appraisalinstitute.org
  • State Certified Class General Contractor in the state of Florida #CGC 151838
  • State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser in the State of Florida #RD 0000403
  • Real Estate Brokers Lic. in the State of Florida #BK 437493.
  • Member Hillsborough County Bar Association, www.hillsbar.com
  • Qualified Expert Witness US District Courts Northern and Middle District of Florida
  • Qualified Expert Witness in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco County, Florida
  • Qualified Expert Witness in the Middle District of Florida Bankruptcy Court
  • Member National Association of Realtors, www.realtor.org
  • Member Florida Association of Realtors, www.floridarealtors.org
  • Member of the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors, www.tamparealtors.org
  • Bachelors degree in Business Finance with a concentration in real estate finance from the University of South Florida
  • Juris Doctor Degree WMU-Thomas M. Cooley Law School 2019 Cum Laude
  • References are also wide and varied

NELSON BOSWELL, LLC
(813) 215-7384 
nb@nelsonboswell.com