Knowledge and Experience
Our staff is comprised of senior level people — having over 50 years of combined experience servicing the Northern Illinois market. Senior staff members not only are designated members of the Appraisal Institute, but are also certified general real estate appraisers with the State of Illinois. This means that you will receive the highest quality appraisal or consultation service by industry standards.
G. Roger Jacobson, SRA — President
In 1979, Roger founded Jacobson & Associates, Ltd., a residential and commercial real estate appraisal firm, in Rochelle, Illinois. Roger is a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in the State of Illinois and is an SRA member of the Appraisal Institute. He has appraised a large variety of complex and unique properties over his career including dome houses, ready-mix plants, fertilizer plants, skating rinks, bowling alleys and rural property with a private air strip, just to name a few. He is an active member with the Northern Illinois Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and has served as President, as well as Education Chair. Roger is also an active member of Kiwanis International.
Jeffrey A. Jacobson, MAI, SRA — Vice President
Jeff has extensive experience in the appraisal and consultation of a wide variety of real estate including vacant farmland, vacant urban land, and improved properties. These include but are not limited to residential, commercial, industrial, multi-family, shopping centers, medical office buildings, professional office buildings, service stations, convenience stores, adult congregate living facilities, golf courses, and branch banking facilities. Also, he has appraised partial interests including leasehold, leased fee, and ground leases. In addition, Jeff has been qualified and presented testimony as an expert witness in the Circuit Court of DeKalb County.
Jeff currently serves on several local boards including the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport and is an active member of the Northern Illinois Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. In addition, he is a current member of the Sycamore Rotary Club, having served previously as President. In addition, Jeff is an approved instructor with the Appraisal Institute and frequently teaches for both the Northern Illinois and Chicago Chapters.