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Patrick M. Smith, Sr., ISA AM, MSA, MPPA, CAGA
President

Patrick is a Certified Personal Property Appraiser and Chairman and President of Green Donation Consultants.

In 2008, Patrick was awarded the National Association of Master Appraisers highest designation, Master Senior Appraiser. In 2011, Mr. Smith earned the coveted Graduate Personal Property Appraiser designation from the National Association of Auctioneers. In 2012, he received the CAGA designation as a Certified Personal Property Appraiser from the Certified Appraisers Guild of America. He also holds an Accredited Member designation from the International Society of Appraisers.

Patrick's ability to effectively research and utilize sound judgment when conducting complex valuations, appraisals, and reviews has earned him distinguished recognition by his clients and colleagues. He is well known in the industry for his tenacity and eagerness to take on challenging assignments.

As an appraiser for more than 15 years, Patrick has testified on numerous occasions, in front of the IRS, on behalf of property owners. All the cases he participated in were won successfully and without dispute.

Patrick is passionate about sharing the benefits of deconstruction for both clients and the environment. His dedication towards the cause prompted him to create the course, "Deconstruction, the Green Alternative to Demolition," which qualifies as continuing education for the National Association of Realtors.

Faranak Wallace, ISA AM
Chief Executive Officer

Faranak is a member of the International Society of Appraisers, joined the Green Donation Consultants team in 2014. Having a 20-year background as a pharmacist routinely helping people in need, the move to GDC was a natural transition. Faranak is highly intelligent and passionate about consistently delivering superior results to clients. Faranak maintains high levels of service and quality for every valuation. Prior to transitioning to the position of Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer, she has several years of experience performing comprehensive appraisal reviews of commercial and residential appraisals for conformance with USPAP, ISA, and tax court precedent.

Faranak thoroughly enjoys her work, her two Chihuahuas, Tigey and Toby, and strives to hit her physical fitness goals each year.

AnnMarie Smith, ISA AM, CAGA
Vice President

AnnMarie Smith is a Certified Personal Property Appraiser, Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers, and formerly a Certified Residential Appraiser. In addition to being a lead appraiser at Green Donation Consultants, AnnMarie oversees all internal and external operations ranging from client and project management to administration and human capital. With more than 16 years of appraisal experience, AnnMarie has led GDC to achieve unprecedented, exponential growth every year. Her unrelenting drive, attention to detail, professionalism and passion for service is what has created an unparalleled customer experience at Green Donation Consultants.

In addition to her extensive work with GDC, AnnMarie founded AMS Appraisal Solutions, a firm that focuses on the high-demand area of personal property appraisals.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her two boys, her Yorkshire terrier, and working out at the CrossFit gym. She also has recently started hiking and exploring all the beautiful trails Virginia has to offer.

Elizabeth P. Anastos Holmes, ISA AM
Chief Operating Officer

As serving COO, Elizabeth P. Anastos Holmes has extensive appraisal knowledge gained through several years of working in museum, gallery, art advisory and auction house settings in Chicago and the greater Washington, D.C. area.

A graduate of DePaul University’s Art History and Honors Programs, she has career experience as a research assistant at the Art Institute of Chicago in the Byzantine department. She went on to work for the Straus Art Group in Chicago as a consultant and appraiser. After relocating to Washington, D.C., Elizabeth worked as a Fine, Contemporary, and Decorative Art Specialist for an auction house in Northern Virginia.

Elizabeth is an Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers and is an active contributor to the Membership Retention Committee and chair of the Marketing Committee.

In addition to her work at GDC, Elizabeth founded the Warwick Art Advisory, an appraisal firm, which specializes in fine art, antiques, and furnishings. She enjoys being involved in community events, has run the Chicago Marathon, and volunteers for various arts organizations including Washington Project for the Arts.

Emily Daniel, M.A.
Research Associate

Emily Daniel has a diverse background working with Fine and Decorative art objects. She graduated cume laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Art History from George Mason University and earned a Master of Arts in History of Decorative Arts from George Mason University and Smithsonian with proficiency in American fashion and textiles.

Emily has worked for a variety of distinguished institutes in the Washington D.C. area including George Washington's Mount Vernon, Smithsonian Libraries, The Textile Museum, U.S. Department of State, and a Northern Virginia auction house. In positions ranging from curatorial assistant, collections management assistant, and cataloger, Emily has extensive experience and handling capabilities with American and European paintings, sculpture, silver, glass, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, and furniture.

In her free time, Emily enjoys expanding her knowledge through continuing education and enthusiastically exploring the DMV area.

Jeff Hatfield
Residential Manager

As Residential Manager with Green Donation Consultants, Jeff Hatfield brings an extensive business background with a focus on Sales. Jeff received his Business Management Degree from Jamestown Business College, where he focused on all aspects of business leadership, team-building, and management. In his previous role with Blulogix, he served as Director of Sales, where he implemented a successful growth strategy that took them from startup to a successful SaaS Company. Under his direction, they were averaging over 120% of monthly goals over a four year period.

 Through his experience at GDC, Jeff has mastered his understanding of deconstruction, donation, and the appraisal process. Currently, Jeff has turned his focus on growing the residential side of the company. Jeff's experience working with both startups and large organizations is critical to his relationship-building to help bring in more recurring business and helping our clients understand the full process from donation to appraisal.

In his free time, Jeff enjoys spending quality time with his wife, three children and is a big fan of Buffalo sports.

Dhaval Chauhan (B.E. Civil)
Research Associate

Dhaval is very knowledgeable about building materials and construction technology, which is advantageous when he compiles information on properties and deconstruction projects. He is a meticulous researcher with more than eight years of relevant experience.

Jagdish Patil (B.Sc)
Web Researcher

Jagdish has more than 10 years of experience working with large data sets. He is an expert in Excel and very skilled at finding comparable sales data. He has been working with Green Donation Consultants since 2019.

Nisarg Parekh (B.B.A)
Web Researcher

Nisarg is a talented web researcher with a wealth of appraisal knowledge. He is a hardworking team player who can be counted on to complete his tasks accurately and on time.

Govind Sharma (JCHNE)
Web Researcher

Govind is a hardware and networking engineer. He has been with Green Donation Consultants since 2018. Govind is a dedicated and conscientious worker who has made valuable contributions over the years.

Pritesh Patel (B.C.A)
Web Researcher

Pritesh has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Applications and applies his skill set as a web researcher. He has been a valued team member of Green Donation Consultants since 2017.

Hemangi Chauhan (M.B.A)
Research Associate

Hemangi is our research associate. She has a Master’s degree in Business Administration and focuses on all areas of business leadership, design, strategy, and implementation. She keeps her team prepared, on-task, and motivated to attain their goals.

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Our Mission

Traditional demolition processes include labor, haul-away, and the cost of disposal, a true liability. What many contractors may not realize is that the materials they’re dumping into landfills have financial value that can be leveraged to earn more valuable transactions for their clients. By deconstructing and salvaging the building components for donation, contractors can earn LEED points for the project and offer their clients substantial tax savings that could be the make-or-break difference between closing, or losing a deal. More and more people are seeking eco-friendly alternatives to messy demolition. Working with Green Donation Consultants, and utilizing deconstruction as a financial tool, gives you an edge over the competition. Our Project Engineers conduct free inspections so that we can provide you the best possible estimate on the Fair Market Value of the materials being deconstructed. We facilitate the whole deconstruction process for our clients and their associates. We work with you to select a non-profit, some of which will do their own deconstruction, allowing you to offer the most cost-effective and creative proposal for your potential client. Schedule your complimentary inspection today!

Our History

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Green Donation Consultants was established in 2005 in Fredericksburg, VA as a real estate appraisal company. The company was started by Patrick M. Smith, SR, a Certified Real Estate Appraiser and Master Senior Appraiser. Mr. Smith’s passion for philanthropy encouraged him to shift the focus of the company to charitable donation appraisals of whole houses in 2010. Once he earned the Master Personal Property Appraiser designation from the National Association of Auctioneers, the Certified Personal Property Appraiser from the Certified Appraisers Guild of America and Accredited Member designation from the International Society of Appraisers, Mr. Smith expanded the company’s offerings to include all types of Personal Property for charitable donations.

As the company has grown, Green Donation Consultants’ role has grown, too. We are now much more than just an appraisal firm. Based on the needs of our clients, in 2017 with a strong commitment to provide additional services throughout the entire donation process, the appraisal firm was rebranded as Green Donation Consultants. Green Donation Consultants now facilitates the entire deconstruction process for clients and associated parties, while offering a multitude of additional services. Green Donation Consultants, as we are now known, is the premier consulting firm to literally thousands of highly satisfied clients for charitable donations in our coverage area of more than 25 states.

Our People

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Patrick M. Smith, Sr., ISA AM, MSA, MPPA, CAGA
President
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Faranak Wallace, ISA AM
Chief Executive Officer
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AnnMarie Smith, ISA AM, CAGA
Vice President
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Elizabeth P. Anastos Holmes, ISA AM
Chief Operating Officer
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Emily Daniel, M.A.
Research Associate
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Jeff Hatfield
Residential Manager
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Dhaval Chauhan (B.E. Civil)
Research Associate
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Jagdish Patil (B.Sc)
Web Researcher
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Nisarg Parekh (B.B.A)
Web Researcher
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Govind Sharma (JCHNE)
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Pritesh Patel (B.C.A)
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Hemangi Chauhan (M.B.A)
Research Associate
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