Michael J. Samuels

President of Clarion/Samuels Associates

Michael J. Samuels is a Principal in Clarion’s Philadelphia office. Mr. Samuels is a real estate consultant and appraiser with 30 years of related experience. He has worked on a diverse array of projects in her career including:

  • Land valuation for residential and commercial development,
  • Eminent domain/expert testimony
  • Land development, acquisition and disposition consulting and brokerage,
  • Marina valuation
  • Impact of downzoning on land value
  • Impacts of externalities on commercial and residential property value,
  • Conservation and preservation easement valuation, and
  • Demographic/economic market analysis.

Mr. Samuels has spoken on topics including suburban sprawl, downzoning impacts and market analysis. Mr. Samuels has been an expert witness in eminent domain, land development and development disputes in court and before municipal boards. Prior to founding Clarion/Samuels Associates, Mr. Samuels was the director of operations for a Philadelphia suburban office of a national real estate development company and a senior officer of a life insurance company responsible for real estate equity investment and property syndication activities. Mr. Samuels holds a master's degree in real estate appraisal and investment analysis from the University of Wisconsin. He also holds a bachelor's degree in finance with a minor in urban and regional planning from the University of Illinois,. Mr.Samuels is a member of the Counselors of Real Estate , a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, and a certified general real estate appraiser in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Arizona and a real estate broker in Pennsylvania.

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