Certified Residential Appraiser License #: A.0206567-CR 

Daniel Byrne Is the senior/managing partner with Las Vegas Appraisal Company taking a majority stake of the company in 2017. Dan started his career in real estate as the President/CEO of Summit Field Inspections and Appraisal Services in 2008. Dan performed property inspections and preservation services for lenders on REO properties throughout Clark County. In 2009, Dan began the process of becoming a Certified Residential Appraiser, completing over 500 hours of core curriculum education and 2,500 hours of work experience. Dan is an approved continuing education instructor on a variety of topics and has performed informative seminars to industry partners on current trends and appraisal related challenges within the profession.

Dan places a heavy emphasis on the use of statistics, data analytics, adjustment support, and technology to meet the needs of clients in this digital age of appraising. Dan has been instrumental in developing programs and systems for Las Vegas Appraisal Co. that ensure appraisal accuracy, timeliness, and a superior product for all our clients. He performs valuation services on a wide array of properties with an emphasis on single family residential, condominium, and custom homes on acreage, equestrian estates, high-end multi-million dollar custom homes, and vacant land. Dan is an Accredited Green Appraiser, with expertise in appraising high performance green homes.

Dan is an FHA-approved appraiser and services many lenders with conventional and nonconventional loan products. Dan is extremely active within the appraisal profession. He served on The Coalition of Appraisers in Nevada (CAN) for the past 4 years and served as CAN’s President in 2016 and 2017. He is also an active member of the National Association of Appraisers. In his time off work, Dan enjoys golfing and spending time with his wife and three children.


Certified Residential Appraiser License #: A.0007696-CR 

James K. Smith Is the founder of Las Vegas Appraisal Company. As a lifelong resident of Las Vegas, he has witnessed the growth of our community since the 1960’s. Jim has been appraising properties in Clark County since 1991. He is a court-certified expert witness and has testified in dozens of court hearings. He is actively involved in the appraisal profession and currently serves as a board member for the Coalition of Appraisers in Nevada. He has been a member of the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors since 1995.

Jim specializes in complex residential assignments, vacant land, retrospective appraisals, high-rise/vertical properties, and residential appraisal review for use in the mortgage-lending industry and forensic investigations. He is familiar with all types of residential appraisal forms and properties. He has completed thousands of appraisal assignments in Clark County.

Jim is FHA approved and is on most major conventional lenders’ approved lists. His clientele includes financial institutions, attorneys, accountants, governmental entities, and private individuals. He stays up to date on all current USPAP issues and principles, and does not let outside pressures influence his value opinions. In 2017 Jim retired from Las Vegas Appraisal Co. but remains an active voice in the direction of the company and continues to offer consultation services to select clients.


Courtney Eck Joined the Las Vegas Appraisal Co. team in 2015. Courtney is a native Las Vegan but began her appraisal career in Florida as an office manager and appraisal trainee at an appraisal and real estate company. Courtney has experience in various residential and commercial properties and is qualified in determining the most effective product based on our clients’ needs. Courtney oversees the day to day operations of our office with an emphasis on customer service, quality control, and communication.

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