Lansdowne Appointed to Kansas Real Estate Appraisal Board

Posted June 26th, 2017 in Uncategorized by admin

June 23, 2017 – Mr. Bill Lansdowne, President, and owner of the Simmons Company was recently appointed to the Kansas Real Estate Appraisal Board.  The appraisal board regulates appraisers’ licenses, provides access to appraisers’ education resources and informs appraisers of industry news. The governor appoints all seven members.  Membership includes members from financial institutions, real estate appraisers, and members of the general public.  All members serve a three-year term.

http://www.kansas.gov/kreab/

Gage Bredfeldt Awarded MAI Designation

Posted June 26th, 2017 in Uncategorized by admin

January 16, 2017 – The Simmons Company, a leading provider of commercial real estate appraisals and real estate consulting services, is proud to announce that on December 9, 2016, Gage Bredfeldt was awarded the Appraisal Institute’s prestigious MAI membership designation, which is held by appraisers who are experienced in the valuation and evaluation of commercial, industrial, residential and other types of properties, and who advise clients on real estate investment decisions.

By receiving the MAI designation, Bredfeldt has joined an elite group of appraisers who have met rigorous professional requirements relating to education, testing, experience and demonstration of knowledge, understanding and ability.

The MAI designation is received upon the successful completion of a graduate-level curriculum, which includes a comprehensive exam, a written demonstration appraisal report and attaining 4,500 hours of qualifying experience requirements. Also, designees must abide by both the appraisal profession’s Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and the Appraisal Institute’s Standards of Professional Practice and Code of Ethics.

MAIs are recognized experts in appraising properties of all kinds and form a business network encompassing markets nationwide and around the world. Currently, about 8,200 real estate appraisal professionals hold the MAI designation, with another 2,700 practitioners seeking it.

The Simmons Company, the region’s largest commercial appraisal firm, has gained a reputation of excellence in real estate appraisal, consulting, investment analysis, forecasting, feasibility studies and appraisal review. The company specializes in appraising all types of commercial real estate including commercial, industrial, apartments and special purpose properties.

Lansdowne Achieves MAI Designation

Posted October 1st, 2015 in Uncategorized by admin

October 1, 2015 – Bill Lansdowne of The Simmons Company has been awarded the Appraisal Institute’s prestigious MAI membership designation, which is held by appraisers who are experienced in the valuation and evaluation of commercial, industrial, residential and other types of properties, and who advise clients on real estate investment decisions.

By earning the MAI designation, Lansdowne has joined an elite group of appraisers who have met rigorous professional requirements relating to education, testing, experience and demonstration of knowledge, understanding, and ability.

Current requirements an appraiser must fulfill to receive the MAI designation are: complete 380 hours of classroom instruction, pass a four-module, two-day comprehensive exam, hold an undergraduate degree from a four-year accredited educational institution, receive credit for 6,000 hours of experience, including 3,000 hours of specialized appraisal experience, all of which must meet strict criteria, and finally receive credit for a demonstration appraisal report.

The Simmons Company Relocates to New Office

Posted November 18th, 2013 in Uncategorized by admin

Manhattan, Ks. – The Simmons Company, a leading provider of commercial real estate appraisals and real estate consulting services, announced today that they have moved their corporate office to a new location.

The address of the new location is 3244 Gary Avenue, Suite 150, Manhattan, KS, 66503.  All other contact information including phone numbers, website address and e-mail addresses remain the same.

“This new office allows us to better serve the needs of our customers and our employees,” said Bill Lansdowne, President.  “The facility reflects our vision towards growth and our commitment to provide high quality, professional real estate appraisal and consulting services in Kansas.”

Founded in 1988, The Simmons Company is a full service commercial appraisal firm that takes pride in both our experience and depth of knowledge concerning the valuation of commercial and industrial real estate.

For more information, visit www.simmonscompany.net.

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Contact:

Bill Lansdowne

3244 Gary Avenue, Suite 150

Manhattan, Kansas

The Simmons Company

(785) 539-6531

bill@simmonscompany.net

Simmons Company Hires Gage Bredfeldt

Posted June 13th, 2012 in Uncategorized by admin

The Simmons Company continues to expand to meet the growing demand for commercial appraisals in the region with the recent hiring of Gage Bredfeldt.  Mr. Bredfeldt will be joins the company as an appraiser and will be pursuing his Certified General Appraisal License from the State of Kansas while performing commercial and industrial appraisal work in the region.

Gage brings with him considerable knowledge of the Manhattan community having spent the last 6 years working and residing in Manhattan.  Mr. Bredfeldt is a 2009 graduate from Kansas State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance.

The Simmons Company, the region’s largest commercial appraisal firm, has gained a reputation of excellence in real estate appraisal, consulting, investment analysis, forecasting, feasibility studies and appraisal review. The company is co-owned by Fletcher Simmons, MAI, and Bill Lansdowne, and specializes in appraising all types of real estate including commercial, industrial, apartments and special purpose properties.

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The Simmons Company adds Gareth Rohr

Posted September 8th, 2010 in Uncategorized by admin

The Simmons Company is pleased to announce the hiring of Gareth Rohr.  Mr. Rohr will be joining the company as an appraiser and will be pursuing hisGeneral certification from the State of Kansas while performing commercial and industrial appraisal work in the area.

Gareth has a Kansas Real Estate License and brings with him considerable knowledge of both the Manhattan and Junction City communities having spent the last 3 plus years working in Manhattan and residing in Junction City.  Having spent almost three years in Kansas City, Gareth relocated back to the Manhattan are in the spring of 2007 with his wife Megan Rohr to the community they both missed.  Mr. Rohr is a 2003 graduate from Kansas State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance.

The Simmons Company, the region’s largest commercial appraisal firm, has gained a reputation of excellence in real estate appraisal, consulting, investment analysis, forecasting, feasibility studies and appraisal review. The company is co-owned by Fletcher Simmons, MAI, and Bill Lansdowne, and specializes in appraising all types of real estate including commercial, industrial, apartments and special purpose properties.

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The Simmons Company selected by KDOT

Posted April 7th, 2010 in Uncategorized by admin

April 14, 2009 – Manhattan, Kansas – The Simmons Company was recently selected to perform appraisal services and appraisal review services associated with the K-18 Highway realignment.  The Kansas Department of Transportation will utilize $140 million dollars of federal stimulus money to realign the existing K-18 highway between Manhattan and the Kansas River near Ogden, Kansas.

The Simmons Company
3202 Kimball Avenue
Manhattan, Kansas 66502
(785) 539-6531 – Phone
(785) 539-1433 – Fax

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Lansdowne joins ownership of The Simmons Company

Posted April 7th, 2010 in Uncategorized by admin

January 4, 2010, Manhattan, Kansas – The Simmons Company is pleased to announce the addition of Bill Lansdowne as a co-owner.  Mr. Lansdowne has worked as an appraiser with the Simmons Company for the past five years, performing commercial and industrial appraisals in Manhattan and across the state of Kansas.  The move ensures continuity and solidifies our ability to continue servicing our customers now and in the future.

Bill is an associate member of the Appraisal Institute and a candidate for the MAI (Member of the Appraisal Institute) designation. He is also a Certified General Real Property Appraiser in Kansas. As a Manhattan native, he brings with him considerable knowledge of the Manhattan community.

The Simmons Company, the region’s largest commercial appraisal firm, has gained a reputation of excellence in real estate appraisal, consulting, investment analysis, forecasting, feasibility studies and appraisal review.  The company was established in 1983 by Fletcher Simmons, MAI, and specializes in appraising all types of real estate including commercial, industrial, apartments and special purpose properties.

The Simmons Company
3202 Kimball Avenue
Manhattan, Kansas 66502
(785) 539-6531 – Phone
(785) 539-1433 – Fax

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