Real estate is not my business. I have had an opportunity to purchase a large parcel of property, which I hope to preserve for state or county park rather than see developed. It requires investment of nearly my entire life savings, which clearly represents a huge risk for me. As it has been under contract for several months already to developers, who have been working on other plans and already pre-sold some of the property, I have had only a month to commit in order to preserve the rest, with only the Seller’s appraisal to guide me. There has been no time to secure another appraisal.

I spoke with a few appraisers who were unable or unwilling to provide clear answers to questions I feel critical to analyze this purchase. Anthony was recommended to me by one of the appraisers as capable of answering what they could not. I have been delighted that, unlike so many other professionals who are abundantly guarded in what they will say, Anthony has clearly shared the relevant information and  insights critical to my decision. His prompt response was immensely helpful to me. It enabled me to finalize a contract just as the developer was prepared to commit the property to other use.  As a professional in another field who tries to do the same for others, I truly admire anyone willing to step forward to help another in need when they face issues outside their area of expertise.

Men like Anthony are very rare. There is no question in my mind that I would put my full faith and confidence in him, should I have further appraisal needs.


 Lee Zinzow,  FSA, MAAA
President Zinzow & Associates

“I cannot emphasize enough how satisfied we are with these appraisals. North by Northwest has extensive knowledge of the marketplace…their focus is speed, efficiency and quality.  They are very respected and it has been nothing but a pleasure working with them.  I greatly appreciate every step of the process including the identification of errors/areas for improvement, the independent communication with the Appraiser, the resolution of the findings, and the completion of the final product.  I am very impressed with their customer service and their quick response times.  I especially appreciate their explanation of the appraisal. I also respect the feedback from the Appraiser, and will be take their advice under advisement for all projects. All-in-all a very professional process and far superior to any other appraiser we have engaged to date.

Since the day we began our business relationship with Anthony Alderman, we have had nothing but great service, turn times on appraisals, and quality appraisals from what we consider to be the best appraisal company we have ever dealt with. When it comes to customer service NxNW is second to none, and we look to have a very successful relationship moving forward.”

Kevin D. Kilpatrick, SR/WA, R/W-NAC, R/W-RAC
Senior Right of Way Agent – Project Manager
Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers

“NXNW has helped our clients in providing to them an “unbiased”, “third party”, opinion of value. They are an excellent resource and would highly recommend them to any buyer in the market to purchase a business. ”

Sara Cartee
County South Business Brokers

“Having worked in the real estate profession for over forty years, I have worked with many appraisers. Anthony Alderman is a cut-above.  He not only understands the appraisal business; he is a real estate scholar, who understands the concepts and laws governing real estate transactions.”

Dr. Roger D. Wright, ED.S., ED.D.
Wright Properties of North Carolina, LLC.

“NxNW completed a market study and two appraisals for us.  Their research gave us an accurate analysis of the downtown Asheville and River District residential and commercial markets.  The detailed analysis provided by NxNW helped our development team move forward with our mixed-use development projects and structure our debt and equity financing. ”

Cindy Visnich Weeks – Director of  Community Investments
Mountain Housing Opportunities, Inc.

“Our redevelopment project in downtown Asheville proved challenging for the average appraiser.  Anthony at NxNW Consulting took the time to understand the scope of our endeavour and provided services that put us in a better position to move forward.  ”

Dan Ligon

“Having worked with Anthony Alderman for several years, I have become extremely confident in his ability to clarify the dynamics of a piece of real estate, hone in on the drivers of demand, and arrive at an on-target value.  He is a go-to person for the tough ones.  He is also easy to work with, while holding his ground when appropriate, and is quite diligent about getting assignments done on time. Anthony is a true professional with high moral standards.”

CommunityOne Bank, NA
Tom Borzell – Chief Appraisal & Environmental Officer

One of my responsibilities as a commercial appraiser, is to review real estate appraisals for a local lender.  For the past two years, I have had the occasion to review reports generated by Anthony Alderman and his staff at North by Northwest Consulting in Hickory, North Carolina.  The quality and content of Mr. Alderman’s appraisals consistently exceed industry standards, while being concise and easily understood.    What I appreciate most about working with Mr. Alderman and his staff is their professionalism and quick response to any questions or issues I might have.  I have found their turn-around times and values to be reasonable, and am completely comfortable recommending North by Northwest to anyone seeking appraisal services.

George Stanton – Owner, the Real Estate Appraisal Co., LLC, Kernersville NC

I have known Anthony Alderman for past few years. In all of my professional dealings with Anthony, he has maintained the highest moral and ethical standards. Always pro-active, courteous and top-notch customer services are his top priority. I have seen nothing but quality appraisal work and turn appraisals on time. Anthony is expert appraising wide range of commercial properties, especially Convenience Store & Gas Station industries. I highly recommend Anthony Alderman for commercial properties appraisal and consulting services.

Prashant Parmar – President
Aspect Commercial Realty & Business Brokers