Rocky McElhannon, MAI, Partner



Appraisal Institute

  • Member Appraisal Institute, MAI No. 14962
  • USPAP - Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
  • Part A & B, 1993; Part C, 1998
  • Course 400, March 2004, Update May 2006, Mar 2009, Feb 2010, Feb 2012
  • 540 - Report Writing and Valuation Analysis, 1996
  • 2-1 - Case Studies in Real Estate Valuation, 1992
  • 1BB - Capitalization Theory & Techniques, Part B, 1992
  • 1BA - Capitalization Theory & Techniques, Part A, 1992

American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers

  • 1A2 - Basic Valuation Procedures, 1989
  • 1A1 - Real Estate Appraisal Principles, 1988
  • SPP - Standards of Professional Practice, 1987

Society of Real Estate Appraisers

  • 102 - Applied Residential Property Valuation, 1987
  • 101 - An Introduction to Appraising Real Property, 1987

Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown, North Carolina

  • Real Estate Finance, 1986
  • Real Estate Investment and Tax Analysis, 1986
  • Real Estate Appraising, 1985
  • Real Estate Law, 1985
  • Real Estate Brokerage, 1985


  • Litigation Skills for the Appraiser, Wilmington, August 2015
  • Real Estate Valuation Conference-Raleigh, April 2015
  • Review Theory - General, February 2015
  • Evaluation Appraisal Seminar, September 2015
  • Introduction to Green Buildings: Principles & Concepts, July 2014
  • Evaluating Commercial Construction, February 2014
  • Practical Regression Using Microsoft Excel, February 2013

Expert Testimony

  • Qualified as expert witness in Real Estate Valuation in United States Bankruptcy Court, Philadelphia, PA, Spartanburg, SC, Asheville, NC and Charlotte/Mecklenburg County, NC
  • Qualified as an expert witness in Real Estate Valuation before the North Carolina Real Estate Tax Commission, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Testified before Boards of Assessment in Mecklenburg County and Wilkes County, North Carolina and Montgomery County and Bucks County, Pennsylvania


  • Member Appraisal Institute, MAI, NO 41962
  • Appraisal Institute – Associate Member #M873988
  • Metrolina Subchapter of Appraisal Institute – Chairman 2002
  • Metrolina Subchapter of Appraisal Institute – Vice Chairman 2001
  • Metrolina Subchapter of Appraisal Institute – Director 2000
  • Candidates Committee, Philadelphia Chapter - Chair 1994; Vice Chair 1993
  • Continuing Education Committee – 1994

Association Memberships

  • North Carolina State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, 1996. Certificate No. A3855
  • South Carolina State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, 1997. Certificate No. CG3063
  • Georgia State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, Feb 2001. Certificate No. 207848
  • Realto Member - Charlotte Commercial Board of Realtors, 2012


The Hopkins-McElhannon Group, Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Commercial real property consulting and appraisal, December 2007. Provide commercial real property appraisal services, financial analyses, and highest and best use studies to commercial real estate owners, developers, and financial clients. Specialties include CBD office and land valuation, automobile dealerships, fresh and salt water marinas, race tracks and race shops.
  • T.B. Harris, Jr. & Associates    Charlotte, North Carolina Commercial real estate consulting and appraisal, October 1995 – October 2007. Provide commercial appraisal services, financial analyses, and highest and best use studies to commercial real estate owners, developers, and financial clients. Assignments include apartments, automobile dealerships, retail development, office, industrial properties, and life care facilities.
  • Indian Valley Appraisal Company    Harleysville, Pennsylvania August 1988 - October 1995 – Certified Real Estate Appraiser specializing in real estate valuation of commercial, industrial, multifamily, institutional and special purpose properties.
  • Wm. D. Pugliese, Inc.    North Wales, Pennsylvania January 1987 - August 1988 - Assistant Appraiser responsible for appraising residential real estate, performing market feasibility studies and assisting senior appraisers on various commercial, industrial and condemnation work.


  • EpiCentre Mixed-Use, Charlotte, NC; Charlotte Convention Center; Land Acquisition (Landswap) for Uptown Baseball Stadium; South Tryon Square Office Tower; BB&T Office Tower; 230 South Tryon Office Tower; First Citizens Office Tower; Wachovia Place Office Tower – Greenville, SC; Fifth and Poplar Apartment Condo Conversion; Longview Country Club; Family Dollar Distribution; NASCAR’s Research & Development Facility; North Wilkesboro Speedway; Coca Cola Bottling Plant, Charlotte, NC; Atlantic Yacht Club, Wrightsville Beach, NC; The Reserve Marina, Pawley’s Island, SC.