Appraisers' Qualifications


Douglas Guidry, MAI - and - Robert R Platt

In the course of our combined forty-three years of experience we have appraised such urban properties as office buildings, industrial manufacturing properties, historical mill buildings, retail stores and malls, car wash facilities, gas stations, self-storage facilities, day care centers and private schools, multi-family complexes, golf courses, hotels, restaurants, fitness centers, mobile home parks, retirement resorts, hospitals, marinas, water-front industrial properties, food processing plants, and land for development.

Rural appraisal assignments have included old storage facilities, agricultural processing plants, dry farm and irrigated farm land and both citrus and avocado groves.  Condemnation assignments have included easements for sewerage and gas line rights-of-way, airspace rights, overhead transmission lines, street widening, and redevelopment projects.  In addition to these categories we have appraised a surplus Air Force Base.  These properties were located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington and Washington, DC.

Court Experience

Accepted as expert witnesses in Massachusetts and California Superior Courts and in Federal Bankruptcy Courts.


Bank Clients

We sit on the approved panels of most of the major commercial banks in New England including Fleet Bank, Citizens Bank and Sovereign Bank.  Approved by numerous smaller lenders including Westminster Development Bank, First Bank of New England, Century Bank and Trust, Danvers Savings, First Essex Bank, Eastern Savings, Salem Five, Warren Five and Gloucester Bank and Trust.

Private Clients

Consultations and valuations for the Beverly Hospital and the Anna Jacques Hospital.  Have performed appraisals and/or consultations for LePage's, Foxboro Company and Baril & Smith, CPA's.  We consult with property owners regarding real estate tax abatements.  Also investment analysis for Ateugi Kokusai Kanko (USA) Inc., Tokyo, Japan.

Public Sector Clients

Appraise for a number of public-sector clients, including the FDIC, the RTC, the GEneral Services Administration, the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Massachusetts Housing Partnership, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the City of Gloucester, Town of Hudson and Wakefield, MA, Department of Interior, Department of Navy, US Army Corp of Engineers, Portland Natural Gas, Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline.

National Clients

Perform consultations and valuations for such national firms as Deloitte and Touche, Labor Union Life Assurance, Trammel-Crow, Price-Waterhouse, Banc One, Sanwa Bank, Heller Financial, Legg Mason Dorman & Wilson and First American Tax Consultants.



Douglas Guidry is a MAI designated member of the Appraisal Institute
Guidry & Platt / 5 Blackburn Center / Gloucester, MA  01930 / Toll Free (866)331-0300