Martin Skolnik, M.B.A.
Department of Finance and Economics
Office: Business Center 420
- Ph.D., UMBC
- M.B.A., University of Baltimore
- B.A., UMBC
- Certificate, The Johns Hopkins University
Martin �Marty� A. Skolnik, MAI is the Director of the University of Baltimore�s Real Estate and Economic Development program (REED), focused on assisting the professional development of the next generation of real estate leaders in the greater Baltimore region.
Previously, Marty was the Chief Appraiser for Freddie Mac Multifamily, holding that position from July 2009 to June 2022 providing advice, guidance, and analyses of valuation practices and property valuation for asset management, loan origination/purchase, and loan workouts. He earned the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute (1991) and had previously earned the SPRA appraisal designation from the Society of Real Estate Appraisers (1990). Currently, Marty provides appraisal/valuation consulting services to small/medium appraisal firms and commercial lenders throughout the country and is currently an Appraiser Member of the District of Columbia Board of Real Estate Appraisers, the state regulatory body for appraisal professionals in Washington, DC.
Prior to Freddie Mac, Marty�s 40+ years of valuation experience included positions in several fee appraisal, corporate, and government organizations including, most recently, as Director of Real Property Tax Administration for the District of Columbia and, prior to that, he had his own regional commercial/industrial appraisal firm in Baltimore, Skolnik Real Estate Consulting Services.
Marty has been a contributing author to The Appraisal Journal and to The Assessment Journal as well as mid-Atlantic business publications and has taught real estate appraisal and valuation methodology classes for The Johns Hopkins University and for Anne Arundel Community College.
He earned an MBA degree from the University of Baltimore in 1986 and a B.S. in Urban Geography from UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) in Maryland. Between 2005 and 2008 he began working towards a Ph.D. in Public Policy (also from UMBC)�all but dissertation (ABD).
Appraisal valuation methodology | Appraisal Bias | Property Tax Equity
Current trends and events in real estate development, locally and nationally |
Advancing the analytical skillset of real estate professionals | Teaching common sense approaches to understanding complex real estate issues