University of Central Florida
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Real Estate, 2011
Daytona Beach Community College
Associate of Arts with Honors, Politics and Economics, 2004
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Owner/Principal Appraiser 01/2014 – Present
State-Certified General Real Estate Appraiser RZ3227
Eminent Valuations, PLLC - Orlando, Florida
Appraisal Associate/Cert Gen RZ3227 09/2008 – 12/2013
Appraisal Associate/Cert Res RD6136 10/2006 – 08/2008
Researcher/State-Registered Trainee Appraiser RI12113 09/2002 – 10/2006
Diversified Property Specialists, Inc. - Titusville, Florida
Office Assistant/Researcher 06/2001 – 08/2001
Commercial Resource Group - Valparaiso, Indiana
Mrs. Soltys has more than 20 years of experience in real estate including 17 years as a certified real estate appraiser in the State of Florida. Primary coverage areas coincide with the district boundaries of FDOT Districts 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7, which encompass central, northeast, southeast, and southwest Florida. Her daily practice includes the research and study of market data to formulate credible opinions and conclusions as they relate to the value of real estate. It also includes writing and reviewing appraisal reports in compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Practice of the Appraisal Institute, the Uniform Relocation Act, and FDOT Supplemental Standards.
Areas of expertise include but are not limited to the valuation of single-family residences, condominiums, office buildings, hotels/motels, convenience stores, warehouses, office buildings, mini-storage facilities, restaurants, marinas, retail stores, raw land, entitled land, environmentally sensitive lands, waterfront property, interim uses, and outdoor advertising signs.
Mrs. Soltys has appraised real estate for the public and private sector including brokers, attorneys, property owners, financial institutions, local municipalities, and government agencies. A partial list of clients served is as follows: The Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Department of Transportation (Districts 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 and Turnpike), NASA/Kennedy Space Center, the Orlando Utilities Commission, Bank of America, SunTrust, Volusia, Brevard, Flagler, Seminole, Lake, and Orange Counties, the cities of Ocala, Deltona, DeBary, Lake Helen, Palm Coast, Port Orange, New Smyrna Beach and Daytona Beach, the Seminole County Community Services Department, and the Daytona Beach International Airport. Mrs. Soltys served as a Special Magistrate and conducted hearings for the Lake County Value Adjustment Board (2015 & 2016).
EMINENT DOMAIN/CONDEMNATION EXPERIENCE:
Mrs. Soltys has experience solving complex eminent domain/condemnation appraisal problems. She has been involved in over 35 right of way improvement projects consisting of more than 650 individual acquisition parcels throughout the course of her career. She has appraised whole takings, partial fee acquisitions, limited-access rights, utility corridors, outdoor advertising signs, temporary easements, and permanent easements. She has worked hands on with engineers, land planners, FF & E appraisers, and general contractors. Together with the assistance of these subcontractors, Mrs. Soltys has effectively formulated cost to cure scenarios to mitigate damages. She also has experience computing damages when a cost to cure is not possible or feasible. Front yard diminution, parking loss, limited access, and noise-wall proximity are all issues Mrs. Soltys has tackled.
Mrs. Soltys has experience with pre-order of take meetings, order of take hearings, depositions, and trial testimony and has been approved as an expert witness in Brevard , Lake , Marion, Orange, and Osceola County.