Professional Experience by Date


Since 1979, Mr. Adams has been active in the Texas real estate community in real estate appraisal, brokerage, property management, investments, and land predevelopment (entitlement).  The following lists experience by time periods and affiliations.

 

September 1979 - March 1984         Independent fee appraiser with T.E. Wiley Company. 

                                                            

March 1984 - October 1993              Owner and President of S.L. Adams Company, Inc., a real estate appraisal firm. 

                                                            Sold S.L. Adams Company, Inc. to concentrate on other business interests and    

                                                            remained as an independent consultant and appraiser.

 

October 1993 - February 1995         Senior Appraiser S.L. Adams Company, Inc.

 

February 1995 to December 2005   Owner and President of Steven L. Adams Real Estate Appraisals.  Started new appraisal

                                                           company after non-compete clause expired.  Active in appraisals, brokerage, investments, 

                                                           and land entitlement work.

 

December 2005 to December 2011  Focus on real estate investments and brokerage.

 

December 2011 to present               Contract appraisal work, brokerage, and investments.

 

Professional Experience by Type

 

Appraisals      Over 6,000 commercial, farm and ranch, & residential appraisals completed

 

Principal         Principal ownership in over 50 different properties during 1979 – 2010

 

Real Estate     Appraisal, brokerage, investments, entitlement and predevelopment, property management, and real estate consulting

                                                                                                                                               

Professional Associations and Honors

 

Real Estate Broker’s License, State of Texas No. 254277 1979 – present

 

Real Estate Appraisal General Certification, State of Texas No. 1321757 G

 

Member Appraisal Institute (MAI) No. 7627 1987 – 2006, 2014 - present

 

Austin Chapter Appraisal Institute Member 1980 – 2006, 2014 - present

 

Senior Residential Appraiser (SRA) 1983 – 2006, 2014 - present

 

Austin Board of Realtors Member 1984 - 1993, 1996 - 2006, 2017 - present

 

Texas Association of Realtors Member 1984 - 1993, 1996 - 2006, 2017 - present

 

National Association of Realtors Member 1984 - 1993, 1996 – 2006, 2017 - present

 

Texas Property Tax Consultant, Registration Number 11151 2012 – 2013

 

University of Texas Beta Gamma Sigma Business Scholastic Society

 

University of Texas Phi Beta Sigma Scholastic and Honor Society

 

University of Texas Phi Eta Sigma Scholastic and Honor Society

 

Eagle Scout Awarded March 1975

 

Assistant Scoutmaster Boy Scout Troop 46 1975 - 1984

 

Scoutmaster Boy Scout Troop 46 1984 - 1989

 

Advisor Boy Scout Explorer Post 69 1989 - 1993

 

Graduate Wood Badge Management Course December 1978

 

National Eagle Scout Association Life Member

 

Boy Scouts Order of the Arrow Honor Camping Society Member

 

Staff Instructor Scout Leader Basic Training October/November 1985


Team Leader Marketing Consultant Group, Community Advisory Service, University of Texas September 1978 - May 1979

 

Education Committee Member Society of Real Estate Appraisers Austin Chapter 80 1983 - 1986

 

Chairman Society of Real Estate Appraisers Course 101 January/February 1985

 

Co-Chairman Public Relations Committee Society of Real Estate Appraisers Chapter 80 1985 - 1986

 

Assistant Leader Girl Scout Troop 194, Austin International School Sponsor November 2006 – December 2016

 

Assistant Leader Girl Scout Troop 1192, Summit Christian Academy Sponsor  September 2013 – present

 

Educational Background

 

Graduate Round Rock High School, Round Rock, Texas May 1975

 

BBA Finance Summa Cum Laude University of Texas at Austin May 1979

 

Passed Society of Real Estate Appraisers Course 101, Principles of Residential Property Valuation

 

Passed Society of Real Estate Appraisers Course 102, Applied Residential Property Valuation

 

Passed Society of Real Estate Appraisers Course 201, Principles of Income Property Appraising

 

Passed Society of Real Estate Appraisers Course 202, Applied Income Property Appraising

 

Passed American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers Course 1A1, Real Estate Appraisal Principles

 

Passed American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers Course 1A2, Basic Valuation Procedures

 

Passed American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers Course 1B1, Capitalization Theory & Technique, Part 1

 

Passed American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers Course 1B2, Capitalization Theory & Technique, Part 2

Passed American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers Course 1BB, Capitalization Theory & Technique, Part B (Part 3)

 

Passed American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers Course 2-1, Case Studies in Real Estate Valuation

 

Passed American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers Course 2-2, Valuation Analysis and Report Writing

 

Passed American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers Course 2-3, Standards of Professional Practice

 

Passed American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers Course 3, Rural Valuation

 

Passed American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers Income Producing Property Demonstration Report

 

Passed American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers Non-Income Producing Property Demonstration Report

 

Passed American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers Comprehensive Examination

 

Attended American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers Interest Rate Seminar

 

Passed American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers Course 2-3, Standards of Professional Practice July 1990

 

Passed Appraisal Institute Course 310 Basic Capitalization August 1993

 

Passed Appraisal Institute Course 410 Standards of Professional Practice August 1993

 

Passed Appraisal Institute Course 420 Standards of Professional Practice August 1993

 

Attended American Management Seminar International Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances November 1995

 

Passed Lincoln Graduate  Center Standards of Professional Practice Course December 1995

 

Passed Lincoln Graduate  Center Farm and Land Appraisal Course December 1995


Passed Lincoln Graduate Center Standards of Professional Practice Course September 1997

 

Passed Lincoln Graduate Center Environmental Site Assessment Course December 1997

 

Passed Appraisal Institute Part C (Course 430) Standards of Professional Practice October 1998

 

Passed Lincoln Graduate Real Estate Appraisal Principles Course January 1999

 

Passed Lincoln Graduate Practice of Real Estate Appraisal Course February 1999

 

Passed McKissock Vacant Land Appraisal Course April 2001

 

Passed McKissock The Appraiser as Expert Witness Course April 2001

 

Passed McKissock Real Estate Fraud and The Appraiser’s Role Course April 2001

 

Passed McKissock Current Issues in Appraising Course April 2001

 

Passed Appraisal Institute Part C (Course 430) Standards of Professional Practice October 2001

 

Passed McKissock National USPAP Update Course December 2003

 

Passed McKissock Information Technology and the Appraiser Course December 2003

 

Passed McKissock Factory-Built Housing Course December 2003

 

Passed McKissock Construction Details and Trends Course December 2003

 

Passed McKissock Developing & Growing an Appraisal Practice Course December 2003

 

Passed McKissock Income Capitalization Course December 2003

 

Passed McKissock FHA Appraising Today Course December 2003

 

Passed McKissock FHA Exam Preparation Course December 2003

 

Passed McKissock 2010 – 2011 National USPAP Course June 2011

 

Passed McKissock Statistics, Modeling, and Finance Course June 2011


Passed McKissock General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach Course June 2011

 

Passed McKissock General Appraiser Market Analysis Highest and Best Use Course June 2011

 

Passed McKissock General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach Course June 2011

 

Passed State of Texas Property Tax Consulting Class 2012

 

Passed McKissock Basic Appraisal Principles Course February 2014

 

Passed McKissock Basic Appraisal Procedures Course February 2014

 

Passed General Appraiser Income Approach Course February 2014

 

Passed General Appraiser Report Writing & Case Studies Course February 2014

 

Passed Commercial Appraisal Review Course February 2014  

 

Passed Expert Witness for Commercial Appraisers Course February 2014

 

Passed McKissock 2014 – 2015 National USPAP Course March 2014

 

Passed Appraisal Institute Business Practices and Ethics August 2014


Passed Appraisal Institute General Appraiser Income Approach Part I September 2014


Passed McKissock 2016 - 2017 National USPAP Course January 2016


Passed McKissock 2018 - 2019 National USPAP Course December 2017

 

Partial List of Appraisal Clients

 

Attorneys

Jim Arnold, Jr., Attorney at Law (Arnold & Fleckman)

Becky Beaver, Attorney at Law (Law Office of Becky Beaver)

Chester Beaver, Attorney at Law (Arnold & Fleckman)

Larry Cooper, Attorney at Law (Clark, Thomas, Winters, & Newton)

Mike Deitch, Attorney at Law (Deitch, Egan, Greenblum, & Hamilton)

Sam Graham, Attorney at Law (Barron & Adler)

Sal Levatino, Attorney at Law

Larry McNeill, Attorney at Law (Clark, Thomas, Winters, & Newton)

Michael Z. Stern, Attorney at Law (Law Office of Hubert Bell, Jr.)

Stuart Whitlow, Attorney at Law (Rippy & Whitlow, LLP)

Vicki Wood, Attorney at Law (Clark, Thomas, Winters, & Newton)

Charles J. Young, Attorney at Law (Richey & Young)

 

Banks and Savings and Loans

American Bank of Texas (Carl H. Frietsch, Vice President)

Bank One/Capitol City Federal Savings Association (Tami Ponton, Marketing Specialist)

Bank One (H. Lewis Aven, Vice President Business Banking Group)

Bonnet Resources (Allan Carmichael, Review Appraiser)

Bowie State Bank (Robert E. Rhoades, President and Chief Executive Officer)

CaminoReal Bank, N.A. (Wallie E. Fields, Vice President)

Certified Savings/RTC (Pat Barrington, Compliance Supervisor)

Continental Savings and Loan (Meg Murphy, Commercial Lending)

First Capital Bank – Victoria (David Weatherston, Vice President)

First City, Texas (David Brown, SRPA, Vice President)

First State Bank of Central Texas Georgetown Office (Jack Buchanan, President)

First State Bank of Central Texas Round Rock Office (Bill Romans, President)

Franklin Bank (Robert Rhoades, President)

Franklin Federal Bankcorp (Tim Dalton, Vice President)

Frost Bank (Tom Hardin, Chief Review Appraiser)

Golden Triangle Savings and Loan (Sherry A. Thiels, Managing Agent)

Guaranty Federal Savings & Loan (Mike Smith, Manager Second Lien Department)

Hartland Bank, N.A. (Bill Romans, Branch Manager)

Hill Country Bank (Denny Buchanan, Senior Vice President)

Horizon Bank & Trust (Mark Monroe, Senior Vice President)

IronStone Bank (Sean Denton, Vice President)

Jefferson Heritage Bank (Jake Massey, Vice President)

Liberty National Bank (Jeff Geslin, President)

NCNB Texas (Tim Chapin, Banking Officer Special Credits Area)

NCNB/Gill Savings (William L. Armstrong, Appraisal Coordinator)

Northern Trust Bank of Texas, N.A. (Madylon Hammond, Mortgage Team Leader)

OmniBank (Doug Marwitz, Vice President and Robin Thigpin, Vice President)

PNB Financial (James Dyess, Vice President)

Savings of Texas (Joe D. Willoughby, Officer/Dallas)

Security State Bank (Mark Cowden, Senior Vice President/Branch Manager)

State Bank  - Cedar  Park (Tab Fowler, Vice President)

Team Bank - Austin (Jean Bentzen, Special Assets Representative)

Texas Commerce Bank (Michael R. Stout, Assistant Vice President)

Texas Heritage Bank (Norman Whitlow, Lending Officer)

Victoria Savings Association (Lee Rogers, Commercial Lending Department)

Village Bank & Trust (J. Brian Huber, Vice President and Mike Meyer, Vice President)

Windsor Savings Association/RTC (Bob Roberts, Senior Vice President)

Yancey-Hausman (Eric D. Stanley, CPM)

 

Mortgage Companies, Institutions, Companies, & Individuals

Associates National Mortgage Bankers Capital Corporation (Doug Batson, President)

Bobby Castle Construction Company (Bobby Castle, President)

Chasco Contracting (Chaz Glace, President)

City of Cedar Park (Sam Roberts, Public Works Director)

City of Jonestown

City of Lancaster

CompuLoan (Rachelle Bingham, Mortgage Loan Processor)

Concordia University

FDIC Federal Deposit Insurance
Corporation - Dallas and San Antonio,  Texas Offices

Flame Tech (Ken Hay, V.P. de Operaciones)

FNMA Federal National Mortgage Association Southwest Regional Office - Dallas,  Texas

Ford Consumer Credit

Foster Mortgage Company

GE Capital Small Business Finance (David Busby, Liquidation Specialist)

GMAC General Motors Acceptance Corporation

ICA Mortgage Corporation (Review Appraisal)

Instant Replay Golf (Robert and Ingrid Oler)

NCNB Mortgage

Nelson Nagle Investments (Nelson Nagle, President)

Norwest Mortgage, Inc. (Claire Craig, Loan Officer)

RTC Resolution Trust Corporation

SBA Small Business Administration (Alaina Amason, Liquidation Division)

Sierra West Mortgage (Britt Christiansen)

State of Texas Department of Highways and Public Transportation (Texas Department of Transportation)

Taylor Economic Development Corporation

Tomlinson, Russell P. (Mortgage Broker)

Taylor Economic Development Corporation

The Lending Company (John Alberts, President)

The MacDonald Companies (Granger MacDonald, President)

The Oasis Restaurant (Mike Farley, Comptroller)

Travis County
Transportation and Natural Resources


Relocation Companies

Alcoa Relocation

Associates Relocation Management
Company, Inc.

ChemExec Relocation Company

Coldwell Banker Relocation

Corporate Moves

ERA Seller Security Program

GenRel Relocation Management

Marriott Corporation Relocation

Prudential Relocation Management

State Farm Insurance Company
Relocation Division

Texas Instruments Relocation Division

Traveler’s Relocation Company

 

Types of Properties Appraised

 

1979 - 1996                 Wide variety of commercial, farm and ranch, and residential property appraisals.

1996 - 2006                 Since 1996, Mr. Adams appraisal concentration has been mostly in improved and

                                    unimproved commercial properties, farm & ranch, and litigation expert witness work. 

2006 - 2011                 Real estate investments and brokerage

2011 – 2018                Contract appraisal work, including commercial and farm and ranch

 

Specific appraisal assignments completed include, but are not limited to, the following:


Proposed 20,000 square foot office building  Cedar Park, Texas

Downtown shopping center  Austin, Texas

University of Texas area apartment building  Austin, Texas

Bowling alley  Hondo, Texas

Church  Round Rock, Texas

Golf course  New   Braunfels, Texas

Proposed three sheet ice skating facility  North Richland Hills, Texas

Vacant commercial lot on Marathon Boulevard  Austin, Texas

Office/warehouse  Round Rock, Texas

Downtown tenant occupied retail building  Austin, Texas

Manufacturing facility  New   Braunfels, Texas

Office condominium project on Spicewood Springs Road  Austin,  Texas
Proposed mini-storage project  New Braunfels, Texas

Proposed office building on Parmer Lane  Austin, Texas

459 acres on FM 1431 near US 183  Cedar Park, Texas

164 acre ranch with over one million dollars in improvements  Hutto, Texas

1,140 acre ranch and subdivision appraisal near Enchanted Rock Fredericksburg, Texas

Proposed industrial park  Taylor, Texas

Proposed extended stay motel  Austin, Texas

132 unit apartment complex  Fredericksburg, Texas

Proposed apartment complex  Dripping Springs, Texas

Twin Springs single family residential subdivision  Kerrville, Texas

72 unit apartment complex  Kerrville, Texas

97 lot waterfront subdivision on Lake Travis  Jonestown, Texas

66 acres of raw land on FM 1431  Jonestown, Texas

Proposed mobile home subdivision  Liberty Hill, Texas

Printing facility on Manor Road  Austin, Texas

Proposed concrete batch plant  Austin, Texas

Office/warehouse on 25 acres with severe flood plain encroachment  Round Rock, Texas

Day care on Pond  Springs Road  Austin, Texas

177 acres in the Lake Travis area valued with endangered species limitations in place and also valued as though with U.S. Fish & Wildlife clearance had been obtained for a proposed residential development  Volente, Texas

Automotive repair facility on Interstate 35  Austin, Texas

Ice skating facility  Austin, Texas

138,000 square foot manufacturing facility  Austin, Texas

Loss in value analysis due to extensive fire in single family residence Pflugerville, Texas

Loss in value analysis due to Oak Wilt disease on acreage tract  Liberty Hill, Texas

Loss in value analysis due to extensive mold, mildew, and bacteria contamination in single family residence   Lake Travis, Texas

Trial testimony United State Bankruptcy Court  Austin, Texas

11,878 square foot custom waterfront residence  Lake Travis, Texas

Numerous waterfront lots and residences on Lake Travis  Lake Travis, Texas Lake
Creek Office  Park office condominiums  Austin, Texas

88 acres on San  Gabriel River, improved with ranchhouse  Leander, Texas

Restricted rent apartment complex on South Congress Avenue  Austin, Texas

Proposed bank per plans and specifications  Round Rock, Texas

1.88 acres with vehicular ingress and egress impaired  Georgetown,  Texas

241 acres of waterfront land  Lago  Vista, Texas

Dental office condominium  Austin, Texas

Automotive lube facility leased fee and leasehold analysis  Austin, Texas
Condemnation right-of-way taking Parmer Lane extension  Leander, Texas

Marshall Ranch Golf Course  Lago  Vista, Texas

Marshall Harbor Subdivision  Lago  Vista, Texas

Marshall Vista Subdivision  Lago  Vista, Texas

78 acres of development land  Georgetown, Texas

Meat processing plant  Burnet, Texas

9 acres donation gift appraisal to meet IRS appraisal requirements  Lake Travis, Texas

Comanche Canyon Subdivision 469 acre mixed use development  Lake Travis, Texas

Downtown block for redevelopment  Georgetown,  Texas

Spicewood automotive repair & lube facility  Spicewood,  Texas

Spanish Oaks Plaza, proposed office condominium project  Cedar Park, Texas

Downtown parking lot near University of Texas main campus  Austin,  Texas

3,203 acres Hays County Blanco River frontage  Kyle, Texas

Appraisal of damages due to improperly located fence  Spicewood, Texas

74 single family residential lots plus church lot  Pflugerville,  Texas

Medical office condominium  Austin, Texas 135,993 square foot manufacturing facility  Taylor, Texas

The Vistas Apartments to FNMA and GMAC appraisal requirements  Marble Falls, Texas

Texas Ice Stadium  Houston,  Texas

Hudson Harbor Condominiums proposed waterfront condominium project  Lake Travis, Texas

 

Real Estate Brokerage

Various residential and commercial brokerage throughout central Texas from 1979 to present.

 

Real Estate Investments & Projects As Principal Owner

1981 – 1993    Various single family, duplex, and residential land investments and remodeling of seven single family residences

 

1996                Purchase and resale of two Booth Circle waterfront lots on Lake Travis, Volente,  Texas

 

1997                Purchase of land, predevelopment, and resale of Abbey’s Place, a three-lot waterfront subdivision on Lake Travis, Volente,  Texas

 

1997                Purchase of land and predevelopment of 9.169 acre multi-family site on FM 1431, Cedar Park, Texas

1997                Purchase and resale of the former YWCA camp on Lake Travis, Volente, Texas

 

1999                Purchase of land, predevelopment, and resale of 54 acre prime retail site located at the northeast corner of Highway 79 and

                        proposed FM 1460 extension, Round Rock, Texas

 

2000                Purchase of land, predevelopment, and resale of Rosehill, a 921 lot single family home subdivision sold as a preliminary plat,

                        Manor, Texas

 

2000                Purchase of land, predevelopment, and resale of the Waterside Oaks site, a 43-unit waterfront condominium project,

                        Lago Vista, Texas

 

2002                Purchase of two Robert Mueller Airport buildings and donation of building materials to a non-profit organization, Austin, Texas

 

2003                Purchase of raw land and predevelopment of 55 acre retail site across from the high school, Hutto, Texas

 

2004 - 2005     Assemblage and predevelopment of 475 acres of mixed use land with SH 130 bisecting the tract, Hutto, Texas

 

2005                Assemblage and predevelopment of 58 acres of waterfront land for residential condominiums, dry
                        stack marina, & floating restaurant, Lago Vista, Texas

 

Jan 2007          Closed the sale of the 475 acre Hutto project, including the 55 acres across from the high school

 

Jan 2007          Purchase and predevelopment of 34 acre retail site and 41 acre apartment site, Elgin, Texas

 

April 2007       Purchase of VIP Marina on Lake Travis, a covered 177 slip facility, now renamed Volente Marina

 

June 2007        Purchase of 406 acres of investment land on US 290, Elgin, Texas

 

July 2007         Purchase of Volente Beach Club water park on Lake Travis to predevelop site and sell to a vertical developer

 

Dec 2007         Purchase of downtown Austin CBD land for proposed mixed use tower

 

2007 – 2011    Completed entitlement of real estate portfolio, real estate investments, and real estate brokerage   

 

2012 – 2018    Real estate appraisal work, brokerage, investments, and general business consulting

REsumE

STEVEN L. ADAMS, MAI, SRA

TEXAS COMMERCIAL APPRAISALS

3101 Welton Cliff Drive Cedar Park, Texas  78613

email  sla@austin.rr.com \\ cell  (512) 906-7924 \\ fax  (512) 257-1730

Texas COMMERCIAL APPRAISALS

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