My name is Mark Kinch and I am a senior consultant in the real estate department at Property Valuation Services. In December of 2021, I completed my 22nd year with the company. I began with PVS right out of college in the personal property department, and after about 15 years, I moved to the real estate department. I am licensed as a property tax consultant in multiple states.
When I first moved to the real estate department, I primarily worked with our health care properties, owned by many of the same clients I handled while in personal property. While I still work primarily with medical real estate valuations, I have also begun working with some retail and multi-family properties, helping to broaden my knowledge base.
Day-to-day tasks in the real estate department are transitioning back to a primary focus on reviewing property assessments and filing appeals. In the last few weeks, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arizona have issued their assessments, and we are currently reviewing them and filing appeals where appropriate. Before we know it, Texas values will be out and our department will shift into high gear. We are just a phone call or an email away to help with any valuation questions/issues you may have.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending part of my free time as a soccer referee. What started out as something my son and I did together became a bit of a passion for me. Also, it turns out my years of arguing with assessors over property valuations was good training for some of the commentary I hear during a match from the “experts” on the sidelines. When I’m not on the soccer fields, I also enjoy going to see live music, checking out new restaurants/breweries and traveling. In fact, when you read this, I plan to be laying on a beach, soaking up some sun with a beverage in hand.