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Kenneth F. Polach, MAI, SRA


Kenneth F. Polach, President of the Polach Appraisal Group, Inc., has been engaged in the profession of real estate appraising and consulting since 1969 in the Chicago Metropolitan Area, including Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake, McHenry, Kane and Kendall counties, and has also completed assignments in other sections of the United States.  He holds the professional designations MAI and SRA from the Appraisal Institute.


His experience includes market value appraisals on varied property types for acquisition, grant application, condemnation, mortgage, estate, real estate tax, historic preservation, and other purposes.  Property types appraised and studies conducted include residential, commercial, industrial and special purpose properties, as well as highest and best use studies and impact studies. He has qualified as an expert witness in the Circuit Courts of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties in Illinois as well as in Federal Court.  Mr. Polach has testified at Illinois Commerce Commission as well as municipal and county zoning hearings.


From June 1974 to December 1993, Mr. Polach was associated with and was appointed Executive Vice President of William A. McCann & Associates, Inc.


From July 1972 to May 1974, Mr. Polach held the position of staff appraiser for a major suburban bank.  He was responsible for the appraisal of residential, commercial, industrial and special purpose properties used as security for mortgage loans, as well as being involved in loan processing and servicing.


From September 1969 through July 1972, Mr. Polach was employed by the State of Illinois, Department of Public Works and Buildings, Division of Highways, Bureau of Right‑of‑Way.  The positions he held with the State were Engineering Technician, and Right‑of‑Way Agent and Appraiser.  His duties as an appraiser included the review and acceptance of appraisal reports on various residential, commercial, industrial and special purpose properties for highway acquisition.


Mr. Polach's educational background includes attendance at Roosevelt University resulting in the attainment of a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Engineering Science.  Further studies at Roosevelt University resulted in the attainment of a Masters Degree in Business Administration.


Mr. Polach's specialized education includes real estate appraisal courses and various seminars and workshops given by the Appraisal Institute and other professional organizations.  These courses covered the principles of appraising residential, commercial, industrial and special purpose properties and related topics.  He also attended the National School of Real Estate Finance sponsored by the American Bankers Association at Ohio State University.


Mr. Polach has been qualified and has acted as an Arbitration Judge in alternative dispute resolution.


He was a contributor and panelist for the Seminar titled Vapor Intrusion: Law, Medicine and Science at the Law offices of Barnes & Thornburg.


Mr. Polach's professional affiliations include membership in the Appraisal Institute, with the designations of MAI and SRA.  He is a Senior Member of the National Association of Review Appraisers with the designation of CRA, and he is a Member of the National Association of Realtors.


The Appraisal Institute conducts a voluntary program of continuing education for its designated members.  Mr. Polach has completed the requirements of the continuing education program of the Appraisal Institute.


Mr. Polach is currently a State Certified General Appraiser in the State of Illinois and the State of Indiana.

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