As Principal of The Gessler Group, I am a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser licensed in PA, DE, NJ and MD, and have the honor of being qualified as an expert witness in Federal Court, Bankruptcy Court, Municipal and Common Pleas Court.  

For decades I have served a diverse client base, including Financial Institutions, Private Individuals, Attorneys, Corporations, Profit and Non-Profit, Governmental and Quasi-Governmental Agencies.


Appraisals & Reviews:
  • Commercial
  • Mixed Use
  • Industrial
  • Multiple Family
  • Institutional
  • Land
  • Residential
Market Studies
Due Diligence
Feasibility Studies
  • Market Value
  • Estate Value
  • Investment Value
  • Value-in-Use
  • Insurable Value
  • Liquidation Value
  • Ad Valorem Tax Value

E&O Insurance Carrier

Great American Insurance Group: Policy #RAP3367005-19

Professional Affiliations

PA Certified General Appraiser, License GA-001368-L | DE Certified General Appraiser, License X1-0000462 | MD Certified General Appraiser, License 32384 | NJ Certified General Real Property Appraiser, License 42RG00180700 | Century 21 Advantage Gold Real Estate Salesperson, License RS145579A | Practicing Affiliate, Appraisal Institute |Ally Member, American Society of Appraisers, Member, National Association of Appraisers (MNAA), General Accredited Appraiser (GAA) National Association of Realtors

Financial Institution Clients

AccoLend | Alpha Realty Associates | Applied Bank | Applied Funding Solutions | Artisans’ Bank | BB&T | Beneficial Bank | Continental Bank | Customers Bank | DNB First | Everence FCU | First NBC Bank | Freedom Credit Union | Fulton Bank | Home Loan Investment Bank | Huntingdon Valley Bank | MB Financial Bank | M&T Bank | Merck Sharp Dohme FCU | Philadelphia FCU | PNC Bank | RBS Citizens | Silver Hill Funding | Stonebridge Bank | Sun National Bank | T. Vakiflar Bankas TAO | Tompkins Vist Bank | Valley Green Bank | Velocity Mortgage | Washington Savings  Association | WSFS





Corporate/Non-Profit Clients

Advocate CDC | American Community Partnerships |Asterion, Inc. | Community College of Philadelphia | The Consortium | Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Council

| Delaware Valley Regional Port Authority | The Enterprise Center | Esperanza, USA | Frankford CDC | Fresh Start | Greater Philadelphia Irish American Cultural Association | Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery & Delaware Counties | Local 22, Philadelphia Fire Fighters | Local 98, IBEW | Lower Makefield Township | Norris Square CDC | OmegaFlex, Inc. | One Bright Ray, Inc. | Opportunities Service Corporation | Partnership, CDC | Pennsport Civic Association | Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency  | Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp. (PIDC) | Philadelphia OIC | Redevelopment Authority of the City of Philadelphia | RRR Appraisal Services, Inc. | Ryan Homes | The Reinvestment Fund | The Salvation Army | Saint Anne’s |

Roman Catholic Church | Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish | Seafarer’s Intl. Union | Teamsters Local 107 | US Attorney Office Philadelphia District | Various Law Firms


The Gessler Group - Appraisals & Consulting                                01/2000 - Present

Principal - State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser

The Gessler Group is a real estate appraisal and consulting firm that works tirelessly with our clients to provide a full suite of services. Simply put, we are committed to providing expert real estate analysis with insight into the property appraised and the market within which it competes.


We specialize in preparing reports that are timely, cost efficient and meet the needs of our clients while remaining true to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. We understand that people are as much of our business as the real estate itself, so our customer service is exemplary, and we enter strategic partnerships to ensure we are able to service a broader area.


Century 21 Advantage Gold                                                    01/2011 - Present

Sales Agent

Century 21 Advantage Gold is one of Pennsylvania's largest Century 21 affiliates, dedicated to providing professional service with a personal touch. We serve buyers, sellers and investors in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties in PA, as well as Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties in NJ.

Professional Development

American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers | Argus Financial Software Training | Assessor's Association of Pennsylvania | Cabrini College | Community College of Philadelphia | Greater Philadelphia Realty Board School | National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers | National Association of Realtors; Real Estate Appraisal Section | Penn State University | Schlicker Kratz Institute | Society of Real Estate Appraisers


John F. Kennedy Medal, Ancient Order of Hibernians | 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award, AOH #25, Thomas J. Lally Division | 2013 Inductee - Delaware Valley Irish Hall of Fame | AOH/LAOH Division 87 Hibernian of the Year | Community Honoree, Federation of Irish American Societies of the Delaware Valley | Honorary Citizen of Tralee, Ireland | Joseph Montgomery Award, Div. #65 AOH | Person of the Year, Emerald Society | Two Time Ring of Honor Member Philadelphia, St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Community Leadership

Current: President - Philadelphia Irish Memorial Inc. | Founder Hibernian Hunger Project (HHP) | Member of the Irish American Business Chamber and Network | Ancient Order of Hibernian Div. #87 | The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, St. Patrick’s Day Observance Association

Previous Presiding Roles:  Hibernian Community Development Corp. (Founder/Board Chair) | Philadelphia County Board & AOH 87 | BlarneyPAC | Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Previous Memberships: The Welcome Center for New Pennsylvanian | Mayor John F. Street’s Transition Team - Quality of Life & Travel and Tourism Committees | Kensington Action Now and Kensington Area Revitalization Project CDC | Commodore Barry Association