James Hartman, senior managing director of the Okemos-based Valbridge Property Advisors | The Oetzel-Hartman Group, has been named president of the Society of Golf Appraisers (SGA).

SGA’s membership support the integrity and vitality of the golf course industry while promoting the continued enjoyment of the game through the sharing of information and providing the highest quality professional advisory, consulting, and valuation services in the golf industry.

Hartman, of Okemos, holds the MAI and AI-GRS designations from the Appraisal Institute and the SGA designation from the Society of Golf Appraisers. Hartman also sits on the State of Michigan Real Estate Appraisers Board. He graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Business with a Bachelor of Arts degree in finance administration and has nearly 30 years of real estate appraisal experience. He became owner of The Oetzel-Hartman Group in 2007. In 2013, The Oetzel-Hartman Group became part of Valbridge Property Advisors.

Valbridge Property Advisors is one of the largest commercial property valuation and advisory services firms in the U.S., with 67 office locations, 180 MAI-designated appraisers and more than 650 staff across the nation. Valbridge provides independent appraisal services consistent with the highest industry standards of practice. Each office is independently owned and operated.


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