About Us

Welcome to Vestor Realty Consultants, Inc., a real estate appraisal firm that provides unbiased property valuation services as well as expert witness testimony for litigation and arbitration proceedings. Founded in 1984 by George M. Baker, MAI, the firm develops high-quality appraisal reports on properties in the Chicago area, and accepts out-of-state assignments on a select basis.

Respected appraisal authority
Mr. Baker has more than 30 years of appraisal experience, plus related commercial-brokerage and property-management experience. He holds the MAI professional designation, a highly regarded membership he earned in 1984 through the Appraisal Institute, a leading global membership organization in the real estate appraisal field. He served as an expert witness on behalf of the U.S. Attorney’s office in the U.S.A. vs. George Ryan and Lawrence Warner case and has been quoted as an appraisal authority on MSNmoney.com. Mr. Baker also has appeared as a guest speaker at the Commercial Forum of the North Shore Barrington Association of Realtors.

Handling wide range of properties
Based in Wilmette, Ill., a North Shore suburb of Chicago, Vestor Realty Consultants appraises a wide range of property types, including, but not limited to: residential, apartment buildings, condominium new construction and conversion projects, office buildings, industrial properties, commercial/industrial condominiums, retail uses, shopping centers, mixed-use properties, vacant land and various special-use properties.

Adhering to highest professional standards
Vestor Realty Consultants adheres to the highest practice standards in the appraisal industry. The firm completes appraisal and consulting engagements in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) published by the Appraisal Standards Board of The Appraisal Foundation. Vestor Realty Consultants also follows the Code of Professional Ethics and Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice of the Appraisal Institute.