Our Team


Solving complex real estate valuation puzzles so our clients can make confident decisions today that transform tomorrow.

PahRoo Appraisal & Consultancy has provided both residential and commercial appraisal services since 1999. Based in the city of Chicago, our team serves municipal Chicago including Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Kendall County and other areas in Greater Chicago Area.  

Michael Hobbs


Michael has been the president and visionary of PahRoo for almost 20 years. During that time, the company has trained a significant number of new appraisers and established a significant presence in the real estate market of Chicago. Michael has a strong background in finance and philosophy.

Nina Martin

Operations Director

Nina has been working in the appraisal industry for 7 years. She enjoys team spirit of PahRoo, her co-workers, and interacting with clients.  Before coming to PahRoo, she owned a space planning consulting company. She is from Chicago.


Lori Brutvan

Finance & Support Director

Lori has been working at PahRoo for almost 6 years as our Finance Director and head of Human Resources. She enjoys photography, reading, biking, and hanging with her kids. Lori is from Chicago.

Johnny Bolton

Certified Residential Appraiser

Johnny is a certified residential appraiser with 15 years of experience. He has experience in condominiums, foreclosure/REO, single family and multi-unit properties, subject to completion appraisals, drive-by, and tax appraisals.

Peter Thommes

Certified Residential Appraiser

Peter is a certified residential appraiser with 25 years of experience. He has extensive experience on lake homes and city appraisals, including condominiums, foreclosure/REO, single family and multi-family homes.

Jeff Mallari

Business Development Specialist

Jeff Mallari over 15 years of sales and marketing experience with business to business and direct to consumer. He enjoys all Chicago sports teams especially the Bears and participating in team sports. He was born and raised in Chicago. 

Jerry Wicklund

Certified Residential Appraiser

Jerry is a certified residential appraiser with 15 years of experience.


Christopher Glenday

Certified General Appraiser

Christopher is a certified general with an SRA designation. He has 13 years of experience as an appraiser and has performed over 250 appraisals on income producing properties.