— Ferstl Credentials and Memberships —

  • MAIJ.T. Ferstl, MAI
  • ARKBARTom Ferstl AR Bar #74052
    J.T. Ferstl AR Bar #2003212
  • SRATom Ferstl, MAI, SRA
  • LRRCCLittle Rock Regional
    Chamber of Commerce
  • AR State ChamberArkansas State
    Chamber of Commerce
  • National Association of RealtorsNational Association
    of Realtors

Our Owners

Ferstl Valuation Services Little Rock Headquarters

Ferstl Valuation Services is owned by Tom Ferstl and his son, J.T. who are both certified Arkansas real estate appraisers and experienced experts in the field. Along with Arkansas, Tom Ferstl is also a certified general appraiser in Missouri, Mississippi, and Texas. while J.T. holds general appraiser certifications in Tennessee, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.

The Appraisal Institute, a global association of real estate appraisers, designates real estate appraisers and property analyst professionals who have met rigorous requirement relating to education, testing, experience and demonstration of knowledge, understanding and ability. All MAI professionals adhere to a strictly enforced Code of Professional Ethics and Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. In short, the AI designation stands for advanced knowledge, documented experience, and uncompromising integrity. Both Tom and J.T. Ferstl are designated Appraisal Institute professionals. See more about these designations below.

In addition to their experience with residential and commercial real estate appraisals, Tom and J.T. Ferstl are both licensed Arkansas attorneys and real estate brokers. As an experienced real estate attorney, Tom Ferstl has over 45 years of experience providing real estate expert testimony and litigation support in various local Circuit Courts, Bankruptcy Courts, and Federal Court proceedings. Both Tom and J.T. have testified and assisted in court proceedings across the nation, from Miami to Denver, and Houston to Sioux Falls. The combined abilities and experience of both Tom and J.T., have garnered Ferstl Valuation Services an unmatched record of success over the past decade in hundreds jury and non-jury trials.


Family businesses in U.S. big but obscure – as seen in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

LOW-PROFILE TRANSITION

“Diversity is going to be the key. We do a lot of work for lenders, but we also do a lot of work for attorneys, accountants for estates and tax returns or whatever.”

His father “had been running it as a sole proprietorship.” The company actually has only four employees, but it has 14 independent contractors, J.T. Ferstl said.

And the key for perpetuation of the business is to not become pigeonholed, said J.T. Ferstl, 36, who now leads the company.J.T. Ferstl said he and his father decided to form a Subchapter S corporation, which many family businesses turn to and which allows them to avoid federal income taxes on business income, as well as other tax advantages.Read the full Arkansas Democrat-Gazette article >

Tom and J.T. Ferstl Resumes

This reputable duo has a lot to offer a Ferstl Valuation client. See a full list of their qualifications and notable experience by downloading each of their resumes:

Tom M. Ferstl, JD, MAI, SRA

Tom Ferstl - owner, Ferstl Valuation Services

Memberships & Certifications:
  • Appraisal Institute MAI and SRA Designated Member
  • National Association of Realtors Real Estate Broker
  • Arkansas Association of Realtors Real Estate Broker
  • Arkansas Bar Association Licensed Attorney
  • Environmental Institute Accredited Asbestos Inspector
  • Arkansas Certified General Appraiser
  • Missouri Certified General Appraiser
  • Texas Certified General Appraiser
  • National Society of Environmental Consultants Member
  • Arkansas Appraisers Association Founding Member

Please download Tom Ferstl’s resume for more detailed information on any of these highlighted affiliations.

 

 

 

J.T. Ferstl, JD, MAI

JT Ferstl - owner, Ferstl Valuation Services

Memberships & Certifications:
  • Appraisal Institute MAI Designated Member
  • Arkansas Association of Realtors Real Estate Broker
  • Arkansas Bar Association Licensed Attorney
  • Arkansas Certified General Appraiser
  • Tennessee Certified General Appraiser
  • Louisiana Certified General Appraiser
  • Oklahoma Certified General Appraiser
  • Arkansas Appraisers Association Founding Member
  • Former Chairman of the Little Rock Planning Commission
  • Rotary Club of Little Rock — Board Member
  • Leadership Greater Little Rock Class III
  • Arkansas Business 40 under 40
  • Ted Anglyn Award – Appraisal Institute (LDAC)

Please download J.T. Ferstl’s resume for more detailed information on any of these highlighted affiliations.

Ferstl Endorsements:

“In the 20 years I have been practicing law and using expert testimony, I have never written a thank you letter to one of my expert witnesses. However, in this case I wanted to express to you how grateful I am for your outstanding appraisal, trial testimony, and help in preparing for this trial against the City of Little Rock.

 

At trial on direct examination your knowledge of the subject matter as well as your confidence in your testimony was obviously the reason the jury completely ignored the expert’s appraisal for the City and awarded my client the damages to which you testified he was entitled.”