Mr. McKee co-founded the firm McKee Appraisal in 1990. McKee Appraisal specializes in the economic analysis of real estate, employing valuation professionals and providing critical analysis and information to corporate, government and private clients nationwide. Mr. McKee graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Earth & Planetary Sciences, with a Minor in Writing. He also completed the O-Degree program in Geology at Edinburgh University, Scotland, in 1978.
Mr. McKee received the MAI (Member of Appraisal Institute) designation in 1988, after employment with the Seattle firm of Shorett & Riely in 1984. Mr. McKee is a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, and adheres to the standards and ethics of the Appraisal Institute. Mr. McKee is past Chair of the Seattle Chapter Education Committee, and was elected as Regional Director for the Appraisal Institute in 2005. Mr. McKee was awarded the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) designation in 2008 and the Appraisal Institute – General Review Specialist (AI-GRS) designation in 2016. He served as the Chair of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Counselors of Real Estate from 2011 to 2013. He currently serves on the Valuation Committee of the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF).
In his appraisal experience, Mr. McKee has appraised and analyzed a wide variety of commercial property types, and provided critical consultation and litigation services to a diversified range of clients. In addition to managing operations and education at McKee Appraisal, he frequently represents both property owners and governmental agencies in appraisal and litigation. Project appraisal work includes acquisition for all segments of Sound Transit Link light rail, the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement project, the Yellowstone retail stores, Interstate 90 and the Seattle Waterfront project. He has particular expertise in institutional portfolio valuation, leased fee and leasehold financial valuation, consulting, mediation and dispute resolution, and the valuation of tunnels and easements. He is a frequent educational speaker and lecturer for attorneys, appraisers and real estate consultants.
Mr. McKee was previously employed as a geologist with Roger Lowe Associates, Bellevue, Washington. His work included site evaluation of geologic and hydrologic conditions and hazards, economic feasibility analysis, and construction inspection. Mr. McKee was employed as a physical oceanographer with the research company SAIC. Mr. McKee was an independent investment manager and analyst. He authored Optival, a computer program for analyzing and valuing stock options, and was also employed as an investment software developer with Expert Systems, Inc., Redmond, Washington.