John Simpson, MAI


  • 26 years of commercial appraisal experience
  • 4 books published by the Appraisal Institute:  Valuation of Marinas, Property Inspection, Cooperative Apartment Appraisal, and most of the Appraising Industrial Properties book
  • Author of the Marina Investment book
  • Published 11 Appraisal Journal Articles (including a marina dry stack valuation article)
  • Master of Business Administration in Real Estate & Management, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science in Management
  • State Certified General Appraiser in DC

 Marina Experience

  • Dry stack feasibility, absorption and ideal wet slip/dry stack space ratio analysis
  • Multiple real estate component synergies with golf courses, timeshares, townhouses, single family subdivisions, hotels, motels, campgrounds, and other components
  • New construction valuation and consultation
  • Marina component business valuations
  • Tax appeal appraisals and expert witness testimony
  • Boat dealership and boat repair facility valuations
  • Feasibility studies
  • QuickBooks forensic accounting and income statement standardization
  • Leasehold valuation
  • Investment analysis including return on investment, cash flow modeling, sensitivity analysis, and scenario generation
  • Branding and marina consolidation consulting
  • Boat rental fleet valuation
  • Boat clubs and yacht clubs
  • Commercial fisheries
  • Valuing the basin
  • Valuations from small, local pleasure boat marinas to investment grade yacht marinas
  • Ocean, bay, river and lake marinas
  • Excess and surplus land development determination and valuations
  • Marina litigation experience

Marina Appraisal Articles Published


  • MBA – Real Estate and Management – Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • BA – Business Administration – Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  • BS – Management – Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Full Resume

John Simpson’s Marina Resume