Forensic Expert Witness Profile


Mike Brubaker


Brubaker and Associates, Inc.
7626 Hammerly Blvd.
Houston, TX 77055

Phone: 713-464-4666
Fax: 713-464-4669


Texas State Certification: TX-1321776-G
Texas Real Estate Broker License: 0329335


Member: The Appraisal Institute, SRA designation, Currently Certified
Houston Association of Realtors (HAR)
Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA)
Houston Mortgage Bankers Association (HMBA)
Employee Relocation Council (ERC)


1981 Bachelor of Architecture, University of Houston
1985 Course 101, Appraising Real Property, Society of Real Estate Appraisers
1985 Course 102, Applied Residential Property Valuation, SREA
1990 Capitalization Theory & Techniques Part A, AIREA
1990 Capitalization Theory & Techniques Part B, AIREA
1991 Case Studies, Appraisal Institute
1997 Appraisal Institute Standards of Professional Practice, Part B
1997 Appraisal Institute Standards of Professional Practice, Part A
1998 Appraisal Principles, Course 110, Appraisal Institute,
1998 Appraisal Procedures, Course 120, Appraisal Institute,
2003 Business Practice and Ethics, Appraisal Institute,
2004 Course 210, Residential Case Studies, Appraisal Institute
2005 Basic Appraisal Principles, Appraisal Institute,
2006 Business Practices and Ethics, Appraisal Institute,
Various other courses and seminars too numerous to list


Past Instructor for the Texas Real Estate Commission
Past Instructor for the Appraisal Institute
Qualified as an expert witness in many courts in the State of Texas
Committee Chair Appraisal Institute Houston Chapter, Residential Admissions, 2005 - 2010
Past Director for the Houston Association of Realtors (1994 - 1997)
Past Director for the Houston Association of Professional Mortgage Women. (1997 - 1998)
Past Director for the Greater Houston Association of Mortgage Brokers. (1996 - 1997)
Past Co-Chair of the Education Committee for the Houston Chapter of the Appraisal Institute
Past member of the Appraisal Institute Regional Ethics and Counseling Committee (1994)
Mike Brubaker has developed and presented numerous seminars relative to valuation issues.

Curriculum vitae

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  • Real estate appraiser; SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute
  • Bachelor of Architecture, Univ. of Houston
  • Instructor for the Appraisal Institute & Texas Real Estate Commission
  • Personal involvement with complex appraisal issues: stigmatized properties, construction defects, water penetration, structural failure, effects of past flooding, retrospective valuation, partial estates, effects of wood eating or boring insects, proximit
  • Property valuation for family law matters, IRS disputes
  • Regularly asked to review/audit the work of other appraisers