Our Staff

Our company has an outstanding team of professional appraisers and support staff – all of whom are dedicated to offering top quality appraisal services to each and every customer we serve.  Our company is licensed in the states of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin.  We would appreciate the opportunity to serve you.

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Thomas P. Kane
President & Owner Certified General Real Property Appraiser

Tom Kane is the Owner and President of Kane Appraisal Services.  Tom has been in the real estate appraisal business for 30 plus years.  Tom is primarily involved with commercial real estate appraisals.

Education:

  • Loras College, Dubuque Iowa
  • Weber State College, Ogden Utah
  • Tom has also attended many real estate appraisal continuing education classes.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Dubuque Board of Realtors
  • Dubuque Sertoma Club

State Licenses:

  • Iowa-Real Estate Broker
  • Iowa-Certified General Appraiser
  • Illinois-Certified General Appraiser
  • Wisconsin-Certified General Appraiser
Julie Kane

Julie Kane
Chief Financial Officer & Owner

Julie Kane is the Owner and Chief Financial Officer of Kane Appraisal Services.   She started processing appraisals over 30 years ago with her husband Tom.  Julie keeps track of all areas of accounting within Kane Appraisals, as well as Fountain Park LLC and Bell Tower Theatre in Dubuque.  She is an active parishioner at the Church of the Resurrection in Dubuque, Iowa.

Education:

  • Loras College, Dubuque Iowa
  • Weber State College, Ogden Utah

Professional Affiliations:

  • Dubuque Sertoma Club

Thomas F. Howe
Certified General Real Property Appraiser

Tom joined Kane Appraisals in 2006 as a Certified General Appraiser.  Tom has been involved with real estate for over 30 years.  He primarily practices commercial appraisals in addition to focusing on litigation and court testimony appraisal work.

Education

  • Loras College, Dubuque, IA; BA Sociology, 1968.
  • USMC, Viet Nam, 1968-1970
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, undergraduate and graduate studies, 1970-71.
  • Illinois State University, Bloomington, IL; Graduate Assistant, Sociology, 1971-72.

Appraisal Education

Society of Real Estate Appraisers:

  • 101: An Introduction to Appraising Real Property/Principals, 1977
  • R2: Narrative Report Writing and Applications of Principles, 1978
  • 201: Principles of Income Property Appraising, 1981

Appraisal Institute:

  • Standards of Professional Practice Part A, 1991, Parts A & B, 1994, Part C, 2001
  • Updates (as required – most recent in 2012)

Numerous courses and seminars, including 28 to 56 classroom credit hours bi-annually since 1991.

Certifications, Offices Held:

General Real Property Appraiser, Iowa, 1992

  • Associate, Appraisal Institute
  • Iowa Real Estate Broker, 1986
  • REALTOR-Broker, Dubuque Board of Realtors, 1986-Present.
  • REALTOR-Salesperson, Dubuque Board of Realtors, 1976-77
  • Iowa Real Estate Salesperson, 1976
  • Secretary, Cedar Valley Chapter, Society of Real Estate Appraisers, 1979-1986

Experience:

Chief Appraiser, Kane Appraisal Services, 2006-Present

Significant litigation related work: common (divorce, assessed value, public acquisition) to uncommon (private easement disputes, adverse possession)

Associate Appraiser, Roy R. Fisher, Inc. 1998 – 2006

Industrial, Retail, Office, Medical Office, Road Improvement Acquisition, Restaurant, Land, Subdivision Development, Bank, Church, Auto Service, Auto Dealership, Farm Implement Dealership, Post Office, Nursing Home, YMCA-YWCA, School, Library, Weather Service Station, River frontage property, Life Estate, Compensation Commission Testimony, District Court Testimony

Howe Appraisal, 1989 – 1998

Residential and Commercial Appraisal, Court Testimony

Harvest Savings Bank (formerly Dubuque Savings & Loan Association), 1977 – 1989

Created, developed, and managed appraisal services for the bank, serving eastern Iowa, northwest Illinois, and southwest Wisconsin.

Real Estate Sales, 1976-1977

Joseph R. Small

Joseph R. Small
Certified Residential Appraiser

Joe has been with Kane Appraisals since 1995. Joe has over 20 years experience in the real estate market, including more than 17 years as an appraiser. Being a lifelong resident of Dubuque, he has extensive knowledge of the residential real estate market in the Dubuque area.

State Certification

  • Iowa- Certified Residential Appraiser
Mark P Tressel

Mark P Tressel
Associate General Real Property Appraiser

Mark has been a member of the Kane Appraisal staff since 1998.  He has been a resident of Dubuque for over 50 years.  Mark’s primary practice is in commercial appraisals. He also does industrial, agricultural, special purpose and conservation easements.

Education:

  • Loras College, Bachelor of Arts
    • Majors in Accounting and Business Administration

Mark is continuing real estate appraisal education on a regular basis.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Appraisal Institute

State Certification:

  • Iowa-Associate General
 

Michael A. Davis
Associate General Real Property Appraiser

Mike has been with Kane Appraisal Services since 2011.  He performs both Commercial and Residential Real Estate Appraisals.

Education

  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville
    • Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration

State Licenses:

  • State of Iowa, Associate General Real Property Appraiser

Christine Huseman

Christine Huseman
Administrative Assistant

Chris joined Kane Appraisals in 2003 as an administrative assistant. She receives appraisal orders and disburses them to the appraisers in addition to her daily administrative duties.
Tammy Gansen

Tammy Gansen
Administrative Assistant

Tammy joined Kane Appraisals in 2008 as an administrative assistant. She helps in maintaining the Kane Appraisal internal database and handles receivables while managing her daily administrative duties.