Dave Mielnicki, ARA, MAI

DIRECTOR OF APPRAISAL

Email: Dave.Mielnicki@PeoplesCompany.com

Mobile: 248.535.5166

Office: 989.635.0086

Address: 6446 Morris Street, PO Box 125, Marlette, MI, 48453

Dave obtained his limited appraiser license in Michigan in 2004, while he was a junior at Michigan State University. He initially appraised single-family homes in Lansing/East Lansing and in the Detroit-metro area. He obtained his certified residential appraiser license in 2006 and confirmed the SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute in 2008. Between 2004 and 2009 Dave shifted from appraising single-family homes to appraising commercial real estate, and ultimately achieved his certified general appraiser license in 2008. In April 2009 Dave joined the Southfield/Detroit office of CBRE where he went on to appraise a breadth of commercial real estate such as vacant land, residential subdivisions, schools, churches, light industrial buildings, retail buildings, multi-family apartments, medical office buildings, drug stores, and single- and multi-tenant suburban and urban office buildings. Dave has appraised numerous low-to-high-rise multi-tenant office buildings in the metro and Downtown Detroit area. Some specialty/unique properties which Dave has appraised include a privately owned residential island with a seasonal home in Lake St. Clair (MI) and three college/university campuses. Dave confirmed the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute in 2014. Additionally, Dave has represented his work in court via expert witness testimony on multiple occasions. In January 2021 Dave resigned from CBRE after an 11-year tenure to join Peoples Company as their Director of Appraisal.


At Peoples Company, Dave’s focus is to grow/enhance the existing appraisal services business line across the entire United States. The appraisal services business line is centric on the appraisal of agricultural real estate. Property types appraised by the appraisal team includes but is not limited to bare recreational and hunting land, income-producing high-quality tillable cropland, fruit/vegetable farms, wineries, agribusiness facilities such as dairy, hog, cattle, and poultry, as well as conservation easements, and various assignments for local, state, and federal government agencies (ag-related projects). In July 2022, Dave confirmed the accredited rural appraiser (ARA) designation from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. The appraisal business line is currently licensed in 24 states and holds temporary licenses in additional states.