LFM Adds Three New Principals

Lipman Frizzell & Mitchell LLC, a commercial real estate valuation and consulting firm serving the Washington/Baltimore region for over 40 years, proudly announces the addition of three new principals: James E. Caminis, MAI; Stacy A. Harman; and Kevin L. Kagen.

On their addition, M. Ronald Lipman, MAI, founding principal of Lipman Frizzell & Mitchell (LFM), said “James, Stacy, and Kevin represent the next generation of appraisal excellence in the Washington/Baltimore region. LFM’s future as the area’s leading appraisal and consulting firm is assured.”

Mr. Caminis has been with LFM for 13 years and holds the MAI designation of the Appraisal Institute. James serves on the board of the Maryland Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and has testified as an expert witness in the Maryland Tax Court. Mr. Caminis is a graduate of the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He holds commercial real estate appraiser licenses in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. James’ primary focus is on industrial and retail buildings, shopping centers, mixed-use properties, net-leased assets, vacant land, special purpose property, and portfolio/estate fractional interest valuations.

Ms. Harman has been with LFM for 30 years and, over her tenure, has obtained commercial appraiser licenses in Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. Stacy is a member of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and a board member of the Maryland Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. Her assignments cross many property types, with a focus on special purpose properties such as automobile dealerships, country clubs and golf courses, marinas, and residential subdivisions. Stacy’s experience includes partial takings and conservation easement valuations. She is pursuing an MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute.

Mr. Kagen has been with LFM for over 6 years and is actively working on obtaining an MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute. Kevin has a Masters of Real Estate (MSRE) degree from Johns Hopkins University and Bachelor degrees in Real Estate and Finance from the University of South Carolina. He holds appraiser licenses in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Kevin has extensive experience with retail, office, multi-family, and special purpose properties, and portfolio/estate fractional interest valuations, with a concentrated focus in Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia.

Over the last 40 years, Lipman Frizzell & Mitchell has established a reputation for expertise and exceptional marketplace knowledge that is generally perceived as the best in the profession. LFM continues to tackle traditional investment real estate assignments as well as very complex assignments. We pride ourselves on our extensive real property tax assessment appeal support and fractional interest valuation work in the context of estate planning and administration. LFM is committed to providing its clients the most comprehensive appraisal and consulting services available.

Lipman Frizzell & Mitchell LLC serves the Washington and Baltimore metropolitan region with a staff of 11 appraisal professionals. Six appraisers hold the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute. Since our formation in 1977, we have focused on providing expert witness testimony in litigation matters involving some of the areas’ major cases, several of which have set precedent.

What Our Clients are Saying

Donn Weinberg, Executive V.P. and Trustee

"We at The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation have consulted on a variety of real estate matters with Lipman Frizzell and Mitchell over the past 15 or so years. Their advice has been instrumental in our decision-making on many matters, including evaluation of pro-forma submissions from managing partners, decisions to sell properties, decisions to purchase property, and the like. Taking their advice has saved us money and made us money, and we continue to weigh their expertise very heavily in making our big decisions on real estate."