About me

Skyward view of a commercial building
Head shot of Scott Lanz MN commercial appraiser
Aiming to Be the Best

Delivering Results

Every day at Lanz Appraisal we work hard on values, both personal and real property.

We are a small company which allows for a personal touch. When you call, text or email you will get me directly for a prompt response.

Minnesota License: Certified General Real Property Appraiser – 20135667


Mission &


Every day at Lanz Appraisal we work hard on values, both personal and real property.

Our mission is to provide credible appraisal reports to serve the intended use of our clients. We achieve this mission by approaching every day with a fresh mind and appetite to be better in every capacity. This includes increasing our knowledge of the appraisal industry and of the real estate markets we serve.


Our vision is to continue to enhance our service and quality.

Our vision is hassle-free appraisal services. This vision is always front-and-center. While not always achievable, this is a guiding principle.

Quality enhancements include digital reports with SafeNet authentication from Glabalsign CDS. This certificate guarantees original document.

Formal Education

B.S. – Finance & Real Estate 1994

St. Cloud State University

  • Accounting 1, 2, 3
  • Real Estate Property Management
  • Real Estate Principles
  • Spreadsheet Bus Aps
  • Investment Principles
  • Real Estate Investment
  • Business Policy
  • Commercial Appraisal
  • Intro to Construction
  • Management Theory
  • Real Estate Law

Professional Work

  • Lanz Appraisal, LLC – Founder/Owner – 2006
  • Independent ConsultantĀ  – 2003-2006
  • Nordic Appraisal, Inc. – Co-Founder/Co-Owner 1995-2003
  • Campbell Appraiser – TraineeĀ  – 1994-1995

Continuing Education

Classes Include – Fast-Food, Commercial Land, Mini Storage, Limited & Full Service Hotels, Single Tenant Distribution Centers, Small Apartment Buildings, Assisted Living Facilities

Other Classes – Advanced Hotel Appraising, Practical Regression, Complex Litigation, Real Estate Finance Statistics/Valuation Modeling

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