Appraisal Team

Our appraisers' are experts in the local real estate market. They have the knowledge and experience needed to provide valuation services you can rely on.

Joe Ibach, MAI
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Joe has been honing his skills in real estate appraisal for more than 45 years, founding Dakota Appraisal in 1982. He holds the Appraisal Institute's distinguished MAI designation and state Certified General Real Property Appraiser licenses and actively invests in local retail and multi-family real estate. 

Joe is an active leader in professional appraiser organizations and regulatory bodies at the state and national levels. He is the current President of the Association of Appraisal Regulatory Officials and serves as the North Dakota Appraiser Board's investigative reviewer. His record of service includes roles as the Chair of the North Dakota Appraiser Board, President of the North Dakota Appraisers Association, and Board Member of the North Star Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.

Contact Joe for expert witness testimony and litigation support, standards compliance reviews, and complex appraisal assignments. He is a qualified expert witness in U.S. Federal District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and numerous county district courts.

Corey Kost, MAI
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Corey's engineering background provides a solid foundation from which he has built on his passion for real estate valuation. He owns and actively manages multi-family and land investments, holds multiple state Certified General Real Property Appraiser licenses, and is an MAI designated member of the Appraisal Institute. Appraisers holding this designation have met rigorous requirements relating to education, testing, experience, and demonstration of knowledge, understanding, and ability in the valuation of commercial, industrial, residential, and other property types. Over the course of 16 years of professional real estate experience, Corey has developed a specialized knowledge of western North Dakota's Bakken real estate market.

Corey is deeply committed to future of the appraisal profession, continually working to enhance the public trust in appraisers through service in the regulatory arena and professional appraiser associations at both the state and national levels. He is the current Vice-Chair of the North Dakota Appraiser Board, a Director of the Association of Appraisal Regulatory Officials, and a Regional Representative of the Appraisal Institute.

Contact Corey for your Bakken area appraisal needs.

Nick Boutrous

Nick is a Certified General Appraiser with 16 years of appraisal experience. He actively invests in the community where he was born and raised. This lifelong resident has amassed a strong knowledge of local real estate, its history, and people behind it. 

Justin Beyer

Justin is a Certified General Appraiser with eight years of appraisal experience. Justin's intimate knowledge of the tax assessment process from his experience working in the local county assessor's office provides him a unique skillset. 

Laura Johnson

Growing up as the granddaughter of a homebuilder and now the fiancé of another homebuilder, Laura has developed passion for real estate appraisal. She is focused on assisting our commercial real estate team.

Belinda Maher

Belinda is a Certified Residential Appraiser with 16 years of appraisal experience. She is an expert on south-central North Dakota's rural markets. 

Jeni Bergquist

Jeni is an active Realtor, providing valuable insight as to what buyers are looking for in their new homes. She provides exceptional assistance to our residential appraisal services team, focusing on the Bismarck-Mandan metro area and specializing in high-value residences.

Kathy Shafer

Kathy has been providing exceptional office support to our appraisers since 1984, allowing us to focus on what we do best.