Appraisers (Retired)

Jeff Cooper

Jeff is originally from New Jersey and grew up in New York. While working in the real estate rental business in Manhattan, he decided to escape the northern city life and relocate to Florida. He’s worked in the appraisal industry in here since 1977 and, after working with the firm during the 1980's, he rejoined Maxwell, Hendry & Simmons in 2015. Jeff holds an Associate’s degree from Suffolk County Community College and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi. Jeff also holds a real estate broker license and has experience with appraisal quality compliance as a former Vice President of a large mortgage lending institution. Jeff has worked as a research analyst for a large commercial brokerage, is a HUD/FHA approved appraiser, and is qualified as an expert witness in Florida District Court: 20th Judicial Circuit, and U.S. District Court: Middle District of Florida.  Jeff retired in 2017.

Bill McInnis 

Bill is a third generation Floridian from Bradenton, and enjoys spending time with grandchildren, fishing, and playing golf. He earned his Associate's degree from Manatee Junior College and his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida. Bill joined the firm in 1983 after starting professionally in the financial industry in 1972 as a staff appraiser with First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Fort Myers. His valuation education includes a variety of courses administered through the Appraisal Institute, the Society of Real Estate Appraisers, and the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers. Bill focuses on commercial, industrial, and various agricultural use properties. He also specializes in rural market areas surrounding Southwest Florida and is qualified as an expert witness in Florida District Court, 20th Judicial Circuit.  Bill retired in 2017.

Timothy Rieckhoff

Tim relocated to Fort Myers with his family from Cincinnati, Ohio in 1964.  He earned his Associate’s degree from Edison Community College in 1973 and his Bachelor’s degree in Interpersonal Communication from the University of Florida in 1975.  Tim joined the firm in 1983 and his professional education includes courses completed through the Appraisal Institute.  He’s also an avid investor and a member of Commercial Investment Professionals of Southwest Florida (CIP).  Tim also holds a real estate broker license and is an instrument rated, private pilot (currently non-active).  He is an Honorary Member of the Fort Myers Flying Club (over 40 years).  His specialized expertise includes complex, multi-tenant commercial properties and aviation oriented properties. His aviation work includes municipal, regional, and international airport valuations and rental studies including airside and non-airside properties.  Tim is also qualified as an expert witness in Florida District Court, 20th Judicial Circuit.  Tim retired in 2017.

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