Robert Von Ancken is chairman of Landauer Valuation & Advisory, a division of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank's. He is a New York City expert, with over 45 years of experience in the real estate business as an appraiser, consultant, expert witness and licensed real estate broker. Mr. Von Ancken has prepared appraisal and market studies for mortgage, income tax, estate, acquisition, sales, urban renewal and corporate purposes. Appraising unusual properties and air rights is his specialty.
Mr. Von Ancken has valued an exhaustive array of all types of property, including such New York City landmarks as Rockefeller Center, Madison Square Garden, Grand Central Terminal, Penn Station, Farley Post Office, Macy's, Bloomingdale's, The GM Building, World Trade Center complex and Battery Park City.
He has appeared as a successful expert witness on more than 500 occasions for a variety of purposes, including market rent disputes involving retail and office space and land value disputes in ground leases, tax certiorari proceedings, landmark issues, bankruptcies, partnership disputes, estate tax matters and eminent domain appropriations. He has also assisted in the structuring of more than 20 long-term ground leases.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND AFFILIATIONS
- Real Estate Board of New York, former member of the Board of Governors, and former chairman of the Appraisal Committee
- Real Estate Counselors (CRE, 1981), Appraisal Institute (MAI, 1972), served as president in 1987 to the New York Metropolitan District Chapter #4
- The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), Urban Land Institute, the American Arbitration Association, National Association of Realtors (NACORE, Appraisal Member) and the American Right-of-Way Association (Senior Member)
Mr. Von Ancken holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the City College of New York, School of Business & Public Administration. He studied at the graduate division of City College Business School, specializing in Real Estate.
Mr. Von Ancken is a former assistant professor of the R. E. graduate program at NYU, and is currently a lecturer on city planning in the graduate program at Rutgers University.