About Us

BRKW Appraisals, Inc. (formerly Bettendorf Rohrer Knoche Wall, Inc.) is a full-service real estate appraisal firm founded 30 years ago. The two principals of the firm have more than 45 years of combined experience in the valuation of a wide variety of real estate. Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, our firm’s focus is primarily commercial real estate within the Minneapolis/St. Paul “Twin Cities” Metropolitan Area, though we do also work in select outlying communities in the state.

Our extensive professional training and experience enable us to produce consistently reliable real estate valuation. We keep current with advances in appraisal techniques and the changing real estate market through continuing education programs and communication with peers.

At BRKW Appraisals, Inc. we strive to build and maintain long-lasting relationships with our clients, through outstanding service and a deep commitment to the valuation profession. Our goal is to provide high-quality professional real estate valuation services in a timely manner that is consistent with the needs of our clients.


We bring intense enthusiasm and energy to every assignment – along with the usual knowledge, training and experience required to do the job right. Result: Superior valuation. Every time.

We love what we do. We care about what we produce. We are confident as valuation professionals.

At BRKW Appraisals, we bring passion to real estate valuation. Passion makes a difference. It is the BRKW difference. Result: Superior valuation. Every time.

10,000 HOURS

That, it’s been said, is what it takes (minimum) for any professional to really hone his or her area of expertise to the point of consistently producing great work. Both principals of BRKW far exceed the 10,000-hour mark – five years – as real estate appraisers, and they oversee a new appraiser to the field who is well on his way to becoming another seasoned valuation professional at our firm.

The firm’s two principals hold the Minnesota Certified General Real Property Appraiser license, the highest level of license issued by the state. Certified General licensees may appraise all types of real estate (commercial, industrial, residential, agricultural, etc.). Both principals also hold the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute, the leading worldwide professional association for appraisers.


…nor is a woman. Good valuation requires access to the best tools and information, and it’s enhanced by strong connections with other professionals. At BRKW Appraisals, we don’t go it alone. We are members or subscribers of the following:


  • Appraisal Data Network (ADN) – 45-member cooperative of accomplished Twin Cities-area appraisers who share confirmed information on real estate property sales, lease rates, cap rates, vacancies, etc.  ADN also has an extensive online library of local market reports from major real estate brokerages and national-scope real estate reports.
  • Northstar Multiple Listing Service (MLS) – Sold and listing data for homes, lots/land and smaller commercial properties in Twin Cities and surrounding outstate areas
  • Marshall Valuation Service – National building construction cost source
  • Realist – Source for Minnesota property general information and sale data (Certificates of Real Estate Value)

Professional Associations

  • Appraisal Institute – Both principals of BRKW have the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute, a world-renowned association of valuation professionals.
  • Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS® – Member

In-House Resources

  • Comparable Sales/Rents Database – BRKW Appraisals maintains its own in-house electronic database of real estate property sale and lease information. Each of our appraisers, as part of their valuation work, contributes researched and confirmed sale/lease information into the database, providing a centralized information bank for data sharing in the office – a key component of our high-quality valuation process.
  • Collaboration In The Office – A key advantage of having three appraisers working together in one location is the opportunity it presents for professionals to talk amongst themselves, which leads to exchanging valuation information, ideas, approaches and solutions.  There is great power in the forum setting created by a group of experienced real estate appraisers on a mission to develop value opinions that accurately reflect the reality of the market.