Lee H. Waronker, MAI, SRA
State-Certified General Real Estate Appraiser RZ162


Lee H. Waronker attended Florida State University at Tallahassee, majoring in Real Estate, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1976. From 1977 to 1978 he was an appraiser for the Dade County Department of Right-of-Way. Subsequently, from 1978 to 1979, he worked as an appraiser for The Keyes Company.

In 1979, Lee joined Property Consultants, Inc. in the capacity of Vice President. While in this position, in 1981, Lee was awarded a Master of Science in Management, majoring in Real Estate, from the School of Business and Organizational Science at Florida International University. In 1983, his MAI designation (No. 6738) was awarded by the Appraisal Institute. He remained with Property Consultants, Inc. until 1987, when he founded Waronker & Associates, Inc., now known as Waronker & Rosen, Inc.

In his experience, Lee has appraised a variety of properties, including, but not limited to industrial buildings, office buildings, historical buildings, warehouses, retail stores, hotels, motels, service stations, U.S. Post Offices, hospitals, marinas, restaurants, airplane hangars, cargo buildings, aviation land, churches and synagogues.

Lee has been qualified as an expert witness in Federal and local courts and has extensive expert testimony experience. His experience includes appraisals that estimate a loss in value due to construction issues, water damage, mold issues, title issues, and Chinese Drywall. Additionally, his appraisals and consulting services have been used in deficiency judgments, foreclosures, investigating fraudulent appraisals, real estate tax appeals, lender liability, lease disputes, contract interruption, valuation of buildable rights and eminent domain. Because of his reputation, he is often chosen as the neutral appraiser for divorce cases.

For over 25 years Lee has taught real estate appraisal classes and seminars for the Appraisal Institute in over 30 states, Canada, Puerto Rico and South Korea.  He has authored seminars, assisted in the writing of real estate appraisal courses, and editing The Appraisal of Real Estate text published by the Appraisal Institute. In addition to teaching for the Appraisal Institute he was an adjunct professor at the University of Miami teaching real estate appraisal courses.

Lee is a State-Certified General Appraiser, State of Florida license number RZ162, and a Florida registered real estate broker, license #BK0152877.

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Experience

Waronker & Rosen, Inc. - 1987 to present

Property Consultants, Inc. - 1979 to 1986

Keyes Company - 1978 - 1979

Miami-Dade County, Right of Way - 1977-1978

 Education

  Florida State University - 1976

    Bachelor of Science - Real Estate

  Florida International University - 1981

     Master in Science Management  - Real  Estate

Certifications & Licenses

​State-Certified  General​ Real Estate Appraiser RZ162

Florida Registered Real Estate Broker #BK0152877


Appraisal Designations

MAI,  Awarded in 1983 by the Appraisal Institute

SRA​​​,  Awarded in 1981 by the Appraisal Institute