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Kristin L. Soltys, MAI

Professional Qualifications



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


  • Licensed Residential Appraiser Course (2003)
  • GIS, Graphics, FTP, & other software (2004)
  • Limited Appraisals & the Scope of Work (2004)
  • Does My Report Comply with USPAP? (2004)
  • Residential Construction (2004)
  • AI Course: Basic Appraisal Principles (2005)
  • AI Course: Basic Appraisal Procedures (2005)
  • AI Course: Basic Income Capitalization (2006)
  • 15 Hour National USPAP Course (2006)
  • AI Course: Real Estate Finance Statistics & Valuation Modeling (2007)
  • AI Seminar: Office Building Valuation: A Contemporary Perspective (2008)
  • FL Supervisor/Trainee Roles & Relationships (2010) 
  • FDOT Advanced Appraisal Review (2010)
  • AI Course: Business Practices and Ethics (2010)
  • AI Webinar: Understanding the Loan Quality Initiative & Residential 
  • Collateral Data Delivery (2011)
  • AI Course: Advanced Highest and Best Use and Market Analysis (2012)
  • AI Course: General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies (2012)
  • AI Seminar: Marketability Studies: The Six-Step Processes        

                  & Basic Application (2012)

  • AI Seminar: Complex Litigation Appraisal Case Studies (2013)
  • AI Course: Litigation Appraising: Specialized Topics and Applications (2014)
  • AI Course: Advanced Concepts and Case Studies (2014)
  • AI Course: Advanced Income Capitalization (2014)
  • National 7 Hour USPAP Update (2016)
  • Florida Appraisal Laws and Regulations (2016)
  • Ted Whitmer’s Comprehensive Review Course (2016)
  • AI Course: Condemnation Appraising - Principles & Applications (2016)
  • AI General Demonstration of Knowledge – Capstone Program (2017)
  • AI Course: The Appraiser as an Expert Witness: Preparation and Testimony (2018)
  • AI Comprehensive Examination (2018)
  • FDOT Appraisal Review Course Part B (2018)
  • Appraisal Institute Real Estate Forum (2018)



  • MAI Designated Member, Appraisal Institute, 516552
  • State of Florida, State-Certified General Real Estate Appraiser RZ3227
  • State of Florida, Office of Supplier Diversity – Minority, Women & Florida Veteran Business Certification
  • City of Orlando, Minority/Women Business Enterprise, 20313988
  • Orlando Regional REALTOR ® Association (ORRA), Florida REALTORS ® (FR), 
  • National Association of REALTORS ® (NAR), My Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service (MFRMLS)
  • CREW Orlando (Commercial Real Estate Women)
  • FDOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)


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 18 years of experience in real estate including 13 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, 5 and 7, which encompass central, northeast, 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, 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, 5 and 7), 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). 


Mrs. Soltys has experience solving complex eminent domain/condemnation appraisal problems. She has been involved in over 30 right of way improvement projects consisting of more than 575 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 preparation and has been approved as an expert witness in Brevard , Lake , Marion, and Orange County. 


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