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Paul Conahan, MBA, RS


President and Principal, Michigan Reserve Associates LLC, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2005-Present

Principal, Commercial and Residential Real Estate Appraiser, Davis M. Somers Commercial Appraisal Company, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2018-Present

Vice President and Principal, Commercial and Residential Real Estate Appraiser, Davis M. Somers Company, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1991-2018


Additional Experience


Qualified as Expert Witness, Washtenaw County Circuit Court

Michigan Department of Transportation Approved Level II Appraiser

Approved Fee Appraiser for the United States Veterans Administration


Education and Designations


Bachelor of Arts (BA), Biopsychology, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, Graduated in 1991


Master of Business Administration (MBA) With an Emphasis in Real Estate and Finance, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Graduated in 1999


Reserve Specialist (RS), Community Associations Institute, Alexandria, Virginia, Awarded in 2010


Appraisal Education (Most Recent Shown First)

Residential Property Inspection, McKissock, January 2023

Green Building Concepts, McKissock, January 2023

Residential Construction and the Appraiser, January 2022

Residential Property Inspection for Appraisers, McKissock, January 2021

2020-2021 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course, McKissock, February 2020

Michigan Law, McKissock, February 2020

Understanding Residential Construction, McKissock, February 2018 
2018-2019 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course, McKissock, February 2018 

Green Building Construction, McKissock, January 2017

2016-17 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course, McKissock, February 2016

Contemporary Michigan Property Tax Issues, Appraisal Institute, February 2016

Fundamental Concepts of Analysis, McKissock, January 2015

Appraising Fast Food Properties, McKissock, January 2015

Environmental Issues for Appraisers, McKissock, February 2014



Certified General Real Estate Appraiser Number 1201002454, State of Michigan, Obtained in 1993


Active Real Estate Associate Broker License Number 6502139365, State of Michigan, Obtained in 2002 (Michigan Real Estate Salesperson License obtained in 1992)


Inactive Real Estate Sales License Number RS-36782, State of Hawaii, Obtained in 1985




Member, Community Associations Institute, Since 2005

Member, United Condominium Owners of Michigan, Since 2005


Regulatory Notes


In Michigan, appraisers are required to be licensed/certified and are regulated by the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth, Licensing Division, P.O. Box 30018, Lansing, Michigan 48909.

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