Sam L. Langston MAI, Principal
Mr. Langston is the principal of L&A and has been involved in real estate/finance, appraisal and consulting for over twenty three (23) years. He has received an MAI designation for appraisers involved in the valuation and analysis of commercial, industrial and general real estate from the Appraisal Institute. MAI appraisers have an advanced level of expertise and experience in the valuation of commercial, industrial, residential and other types of properties and may advise clients on real estate decisions. In order to earn the MAI designation, Sam successfully completed a graduate-level curriculum, which includes a comprehensive exam, a written demonstration appraisal report and 3,000 hours of qualifying experience beyond state certification requirements. In addition, Sam is also a registered Idaho State General Appraiser and has attained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Mississippi. He was formerly an associate appraiser with Janoush & Associates in Boise, Idaho and specializes in providing appraisal and real estate services for private and public sector institutions. He is the past President of the Southern Idaho Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and candidate guidance chair and has served on various local community boards and organization committees.
Kris Haynes, Associate Commercial Appraiser
Mr. Haynes is a staff appraiser with L&A and has been involved in real estate appraisal since 2011. Currently, Kris specializes in providing appraisal and real estate services for private and public sector institutions. Before joining L&A, Kris was the Director of Research with Colliers International specializing in commercial real estate market research.
Greg Contos, Residential and Commercial Appraiser
Mr. Contos is an associate of L&A. Greg has been involved in various types of real estate appraisal and small office development since 1989. His coverage includes all areas of Idaho for a variety of lending institutions, developers, and government agencies.
Richard Holm, JR., Commercial Appraiser
Mr. Holm started with L&A in 2015 as an Associate Appraiser. Richard has an extensive background in historical research and government contracting. Presently he is a back county pilot and is interested in BLM land acquisitions and property with historical significance.
Barry Washburn, Commercial Appraiser
Mr. Washburn started with L&A in 2017 as an Associate Appraiser. Barry has extensive retail management experience and has recently transitioned into the appraisal industry. He is currently enrolled in the Appraisal Trainee program, and is actively assisting Sime Langston with various appraisal projects.
Alma Alba, Office Manager and Research Assistant
Ms. Alba started with L&A in 2017 and serves as a research assistant, database administrator and office manager. Along with researching comparable sales, rentals and listing of properties, Alma investigates public records and assessor’s data and pursues additional data related avenues such as surveys and market analysis.