RUDY R. ROBINSON III, MAI
Rudy Robinson has over forty years experience in real estate and appraisal. Mr. Robinson became a real estate broker in 1971, a Member of the Appraisal Institute in 1980, and he founded Austin Valuation Consultants in 1989.
Mr. Robinson's background includes a broad range of appraisal and consulting assignments throughout the United States with emphasis on his home state of Texas. Mr. Robinson specializes in litigation support, expert witness testimony, and consulting on complex and challenging real estate problems.
Prior projects include Superfund sites, landfills, hazardous waste incinerators and disposal wells, sites with subsurface contamination, tank farms, golf courses, ski resorts, historic landmarks, power-generating plants, municipal utility districts, special taxing authorities, and other special-purpose assets.
Mr. Robinson and AVC's members have published several articles (including four in The Appraisal Journal) and have lectured at Appraisal Institute seminars and before other groups. His article "Seller Disclosure and Buyer Knowledge: How They Affect Market Value," co-authored with Senior Associate Scott Lucas, won The Appraisal Journal Swango Award for 2007's best article on a residential, general, or technology-related topic.
Mr. Robinson is a member and former president of the Austin Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and a member of the Board of Directors and past president of the Heritage Society of Austin. He is the Immediate Past President of the Texas Chapter of the Forensic Expert Witness Association. Mr. Robinson also has completed Basic Mediation Training through The University of Texas School of Law and is qualified to handle mediation/arbitration cases under Texas's Alternative Dispute Resolution program.
SCOTT R. LUCAS, MAI
• Member, Appraisal Institute
Scott Lucas performs real estate consulting and commercial and residential property appraisals for
Austin Valuation Consultants, Inc. Mr. Lucas graduated from The University of Texas at Austin
with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Real Estate and Urban Land Development.
Prior assignments include retail establishments, office buildings, apartment complexes,
warehouses, industrial facilities, condominiums, multi-use subdivisions, single-family residences,
vacant land, landfills, hazardous waste incinerators, and electric generating
plants. His appraisal consulting projects include properties impacted by asbestos, lead, leaking
underground storage tanks, dry-cleaning solvents, and other environmental hazards.