Our Founder

Joseph M. Ryan, MAI

Joseph M. Ryan, MAI, founded LaSalle Appraisal Group, Inc. in 1991 as a commercial real estate appraisal firm. Since founding LaSalle Mr. Ryan has served attorneys, tax consultants, lenders, corporations and governments with a wide variety of appraisal services. In addition to commercial property appraisals, Joseph is a seasoned commercial property consultant. Consulting assignments include expert testimony as to damages caused by external factors, expert witness in zoning hearings, and reviewing of appraisals submitted of litigation or financing.

Served as member of Speakers Bureau representing Assessor Thomas C. Hynes, before community/business groups throughout Cook County. Lecture on the valuation of federally subsidized housing at 50th Annual Convention of the International Association of Assessing Offices.

Affiliations & Licenses

  • Member, Appraisal Institute, MAI #9518
  • Illinois License #553.000864
  • Michigan License #1201004672
  • Indiana License #CG40400419


American Institute of Real Estate

Appraisers Course 1A-Basic Appraisal Principals, Methods and Techniques; course 1B-Capitalization Theory and Techniques; Course 2-1, Case Studies in Real Estate Valuation; Course 2-2, Valuation Analysis and Report Writing.

Illinois Property Assessment Institiute

Course B 100-Basic Assessment Practices; Course I-Fundamentals of Real Property Appraisal; Course II-Income Approach to Valuation; course III-Development and Writing of Narrative Appraisal Reports; Course 302-Mass Appraisal of Income Producing Property.

Quincy University, Quincy, Illinois

Bachelor of Arts, 1976