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History of The Aspen Appraisal Group

The Crystal Palace building in downtown Aspen
Crystal Palace Bulding

The Aspen Appraisal Group started as James J. Mollica & Associates, Inc. in 1973. Jim Mollica, the founder, received his RM designation from the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers in 1975 and became one of the youngest MAI’s in Institute history in 1977.

Scott Bowie joined the firm as an appraisal associate in 1976, Randy Gold in 1978. Both were designated MAI by the Appraisal Institute in 1984, at which time they also joined Jim as equity partners in the firm. Jim left the company in 1989 to pursue other interests. Scott retired in 2005 but remains an adviser to the firm.

Betsy Krizmanich joined the company in 1985. She received her SRA designation in 1990. In 2010 she became an equity partner with Randy and Aspen Appraisal Group, LLC was formed.

The Crystal Palace building in downtown Aspen
US Bank Bulding

In 1977 the firm moved into offices in the historic Crystal Palace Building in the heart of Aspen’s commercial core, where it remained for 32 years. In 2009 the firm relocated to the US Bank Building at 420 East Main Street.

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