Boston, MA Integra Realty Resources (IRR) opened a new local office in the city – Integra-Boston. Thomas Jensen, MAI, a seasoned commercial real estate appraisal industry veteran who joined IRR more than two decades ago, will lead the new office as senior managing director, along with Emmet Logue, MAI, CRE, executive director; Christopher Walsh, MAI, director; and Jeremiah Manfra, MAI, director. The new office of eight professionals has commenced operations at 303 Congress St., on the 5th Floor.
The opening of this new full-service appraisal office expands the company’s market coverage to encompass the entire Northeast region and aligns with IRR’s aggressive growth strategy. With the opening of Integra-Boston, the company has more than 50 local offices from coast to coast, as well as several specialty practice groups including its Litigation Practice Group, Healthcare & Senior Housing and IRR-Hotels.
“Reestablishing a local office presence in Boston has been high on our priority list,” said Anthony Graziano, MAI, CRE, chairman of IRR. “Not only does it solidify our regional Northeast market coverage, but it further enhances our ability to service multi-market, portfolio assignments. We are fortunate to have Tom, Emmet, Chris and Jerry leading our local efforts. They bring tremendous expertise and decades of experience valuating properties throughout the New England marketplace that will prove to be a valuable asset to our clients.”
Jensen brings more than three decades of appraisal experience in the Northeast Region to his current role. Prior to joining IRR, Jensen, was a commercial staff review appraiser at the Bank of New England. Jensen brings broad appraisal experience across all types of commercial real estate with particular expertise in the valuation of major urban and suburban developments. Jensen is a certified general real estate appraiser in Mass., N.H., ME and R.I. He earned his bachelor’s degree in architecture from The Catholic University of America.
Logue, a nearly 50-year industry veteran, joins IRR from Hunneman. Over the past 40 years, Logue managed the appraisal advisory group at Hunneman. His experience includes residential, commercial, industrial, special purpose, and vacant land assignments throughout Mass., R.I., and southern N.H. He has completed fee appraisal, real estate counseling, review appraisal, marketability, and highest and best use assignments for acquisition, disposition, condemnation, city planning, assessment equalization, corporate decision making, probate, estate planning, mortgage financing, and reuse purposes. Logue holds certified general real estate appraiser licenses in Mass. and N.H. Logue has qualified as an expert witness in Superior Court in Eastern and Central Mass. counties, as well as Mass. District and Probate Courts, the Mass. Appellate Tax Board, Federal Bankruptcy Court and Mass. Land Court. He has participated in arbitration panels and other alternate dispute resolution matters. He is a graduate of Boston College, with a B.S. Finance.
Walsh brings more than 25 years of experience to his new role with IRR. He joins from Hunneman appraisal group, where he specialized in providing valuation and real estate counseling services for insurance companies and public adjusters, law firms, public agencies, corporations, and financial institutions. His extensive background includes litigation support, fire and water damage cases, divorce settlements, condemnation and land conservation. His experience spans across all commercial real estate types, as well as a wide range of special purpose properties. Walsh provided valuation support for eminent domain actions in conjunction with several of the State’s largest projects, as well as several large rail trail projects. He is a graduate of Bates College with a degree in Political Science. He holds a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser License in Massachusetts.
Manfra has been a professional appraiser since 1998. Prior to joining Integra-Boston, he owned and operated his own real estate appraisal company. His appraisal experience includes apartments; neighborhood and community retail; industrial; mixed-use; residential subdivisions; places of worship; senior housing; residential; and commercial and residential land throughout Mass. and N.H. Manfra has qualified as an expert witness in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Middlesex Superior Court, as well as the State of New Hampshire Strafford County Superior Court. Other experiences include Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics, U.S. Navy SEAL, and high-technology support/project management. Manfra is a graduate of Norwich University where he earned a M.S. in Business Administration and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He is a licensed Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.