In 2010 Barry Lebow made the decision to turn the two appraisal divisions, commercial and residential over to younger and more active appraisers.
Lebow, Hicks Ltd. split into two distict companies. Lebow, Hicks Appraisal Inc. under the direction of Lois Hicks, AACI continues to serve the commercial clients and to build a stronger practice.
Lebow-Carrington is under the direction of long time residential manager Jim Parthenis, CRA who solely works in the areas of divorce, estates, relocation and certain litigation matters. Note, Lebow-Carrington does not conduct mortgage valuations.
The parent firm, Lebow Appraisal was founded in the early 1970s. The staff members have worked in almost every province and many of the United States over the past decades. From minor issues to complex litigation work into the tens of millions of dollars, from a single family complex to entire communities and large portfolios, the present firms are more than capable of continuing in the legacy of the well established name that has been respected by lawyers, accountants, major developers and the public for many years.
Barry today focusses on litigation matters relative to two distinct real estate issues:
- Real estate stigma and diminution of value; and
- Agency, in respect to lawsuits against real estate agents in Canada.
Barry has worked on litigation matters in many provinces of Canada and in more that 500 trials where he has given personal attendance.