Owner / Appraiser Education: Colorado State University
Robert Decker brings 4 decades of experience to Decker Associates. He initiated his career in 1975 as a staff appraiser for Union Bank in Southern California, performing narrative appraisals for proposed commercial construction projects.
The opportunities took him from a smaller appraisal company focusing on condemned properties in blighted communities throughout Southern California (planned for redevelopment), to starting the entire appraisal division in Los Angeles for Grubb & Ellis, a national company.
At Grubb & Ellis, Mr. Decker built the appraisal division up to 15 appraisers in 2 offices. He continued to work as a manager until 1991, when he was invited to open the Denver Appraisal Office.
In 1994, Robert was afforded a partner opportunity at the appraisal firm of Scott, Stahl & Burbach, working primarily with lender clients. Later, in 2003, Robert connected with some of the partners at Scott, Stahl & Burbach to form Asset Valuation Advisors in 2003. In 2005, Mr. Decker left Asset Valuation Advisors and formed Decker Associates, Inc.
Appraiser Education: Asbury College
Matthew Fish is the support structure to Decker Associates. He joined the firm in 2012, directly assisting Mr. Decker in all appraisal assignments. Since that time, he has continued to assist and lead many projects, completed valuable classes with the Appraisal Institute, and expanded his knowledge under the direction of Mr. Decker himself.
His experience includes properties covering the entire Front Range and properties of every type. His span of work includes retail, industrial, religious facilities, and all classes of office space. He serves Decker Associates providing valuations, market and geographic research as well as rental surveys.
Matthew's background includes several roles in the commercial service industry including landscape area management for Cocal Landscape, and superintendent for The Brickman Group. He received his Bachelor's of Arts from Asbury University in Kentucky. Mr. Fish is currently working towards his general appraiser certification and MAI designation.