About Us

Not all commercial appraisals are equal. At NxNW, we’re passionate about the work we do and have a deep understanding of our clients’ challenges.

Informed by diligent research and analysis, our team produces appraisals that continually exceed industry standards. We want you to have absolute confidence in our work, so you can make the right decisions for your  business or organization. Our appraisal team includes four designated MAIs, one designated CMEA, and one designated CCIM, along with two appraiser trainees.

Headquartered in Hickory, NC, we are conveniently located for our regional business model, being an hour from Charlotte, Winston-Salem, South of Boone, and East of Asheville. We continuously expand our repertoire and have been involved in major valuation projects in eastern NC. We have experience and credentials for handling valuations in South Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee for the purposes of financial institutions’ lending, Right of Way, and special purpose appraisal needs.  

We specialize in eminent domain and convenience store appraising as mainstays for our business. In these areas, as others, we continue to improve our expertise through analysis and feedback from our clients. We can’t wait to hear from you, contact us today so that we can jumpstart your project. 

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What We Believe

Our core values are the foundation of our company culture.

Be Customer-Driven

We make a difference in the lives of our customer

Strive for Excellence

We aspire to grow, improve and do better.

Act with Integrity

We’re always transparent, honest and direct.

Champion the Team

We value, support and encourage our colleagues.

Our History

It all started with Shakespeare.

When he was a professor of English literature, Anthony L. Alderman discovered that his extensive research and writing skills were a powerful tool for creating appraisal work studies. He teamed up with an appraisal company and spent subsequent years honing his skills and experience while building relationships as a commercial appraiser. 

In 2013, Anthony founded North by Northwest Consulting, Inc., a full-service appraisal and consulting firm specializing in commercial property, eminent domain and convenience stores. Based in North Carolina, the company would achieve great success with property owners, financial institutions and government agencies, including a strong relationship with the Department of Transportation. Over the years the company expanded their market to Tennessee, Virginia and South Carolina, and grew a powerful team of licensed researchers, analysts and appraisers. NxNW is now recognized as one of the most trusted commercial appraisal firms in the area and continues to forge into the future with a mission of providing best-in-class services to customers everywhere.

Meet the Team

Anthony L. Alderman, MRICS

Anthony is the founder and president of NxNW. He has been a licensed appraiser since 2009, providing commercial appraisal services, financial analyses and use studies to top commercial real estate owners, developers, and financial clients.  He is an active member on several appraisal boards and author of numerous articles.

  • North Carolina Real Estate Appraisal Board, Raleigh, North Carolina, State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, Certificate Number A7611
  • South Carolina Real Estates Appraisals Board, Columbia, South Carolina, Certified General Appraiser, License Number 7071
  • Tennessee Real Estate Appraiser Commission, Nashville, Tennessee, Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, License Number 5157
  • Commonwealth of Virginia Board for Real Estate Appraisers, Richmond, Virginia, Real Estate Appraiser, License Number 4001017143
  • Approved by NCDOT for contract appraisal assignments
  • Approved by VDOT for contract appraisal assignments
  • Approved by TDOT for contract appraisal assignments
  • Member Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors – designated MRICS, Chartered Valuation Surveyor
  • Member Charlotte Regional Commercial Board of REALTORS.
  • Treasurer of Chapter 31 International Right of Way Association (2015-17)
  • Vice-President of Chapter 31 International Right of Way Association (2017-18)
  • President of Chapter 31 International Right of Way Association (2018-19)
  • Practicing Affiliate of the Appraisal Institute
  • Member of the International Society of Business Appraisers
  • Catawba County Sworn Commissioner for Private Condemnation (2015, 2016)
  • Engaged to testify as an expert witness in eminent domain litigation (Highway, Natural Gas, Convenience Stores)

Philip Porter, Appraisal Team Manager

Philip joined NxNW in 2020, and since joining has contributed to NxNW’s growth across the southeast. Philip brings years of experience working in Right of Way with the Department of Transport, as well as a strong reputation in ethical and technical work. Philip has an MAI designation. 

  • North Carolina Real Estate Appraisal Board, Raleigh, North Carolina, State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, Certificate Number A7392
  • Tennessee Real Estate Appraiser Commission, Nashville, Tennessee, Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, License Number 5934
  • Commonwealth of Virginia Board for Real Estate Appraisers, Richmond, Virginia, Real Estate Appraiser, License Number 4001018039
  • South Carolina Real Estates Appraisals Board, Columbia, South Carolina, Certified General Appraiser, License Number 6832
  • Approved by NCDOT for contract appraisal assignments

Jesse Braswell, Chief Financial Officer

Lisbeth Northcott, Executive Assistant

Elisabeth Northcott, Research Team manager

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