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Instructor Profiles

Meet Some of our Distinguished and Acclaimed Instructors

- Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA
- Gary DeWeese, MAI
- Timothy P. Runde, MAI, LEED AP BD+C
- R. Wayne Pugh, MAI, FRICS, CCIM, CDEI

Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA
Adomatis Appraisal Service

Sandra K Adomatis, SRA is the 2023 president-elect of the Appraisal Institute.  Her one-year term as president-elect will be followed by one year each as president and immediate past president. 

Adomatis is the principal of Adomatis Appraisal Service in Punta Gorda, FL.  She specializes in residential valuation, green construction, solar photovoltaic systems, and expert witness testimony for assignments that include eminent domain, construction defects, bankruptcy, and fraud litigation cases.

Sandra is an author, Appraisal Institute instructor, course developer, and a national speaker on valuing high performance features.  She developed the Appraisal Institute’s seminar, “Desktop Appraisals (Hybrid, Bifurcated) and Evaluations,” last year.  A soon to be released seminar on the “Valuation Overview of Accessory Dwelling Units,” was developed by Sandra this year through the Appraisal Institute.

Adomatis has served five years on the Appraisal Institute’s National Government Relations Committee where she has collaborated with the staff on a variety of residential issues involving the secondary mortgage market appraisal guidelines and proposed legislation on matters concerning energy efficient and green homes. 

She is a published author in the Appraisal Journal, and authored the book, “Residential Green Valuation Tools.” Adomatis has received Appraisal Institute Awards for her work including the Lifetime Achievement Award and Swango Award for her Appraisal Journal article in 2020; the Henry C. Entreken Lifetime Achievement Award from the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of AI; Outstanding Service Award in 2016; AI President’s Award in 2013; Dr. William N. Kinnard Junior Award in 2012; and Region X Volunteer of Distinction in 2010. 

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Gary DeWeese, MAI
Real Estate Strategic Solutions

Gary has been an instructor for the Appraisal Institute for 20+ years. He teaches all the general level and advanced courses leading to the MAI designation. He has authored four seminars for the Appraisal Institute, served on the development committee for the Advanced Concepts and Case Studies course, written numerous articles for The Appraisal Journal and other publications, and is the author of the upcoming book entitled Land Valuation: Real Solutions to Complex Issues to be published by the Appraisal Institute in 2022. Gary has also taught internationally for the Appraisal Institute.

Gary brings a unique perspective given his background in the real estate investment management business. He is the former Assistant Treasurer-Real Estate and Director of Real Estate Investments for the University of California System’s pension and endowment funds (approximately the 15th largest institutional investor in the US), where he was the senior management executive responsible for both publicly traded and private direct real estate investments and head of the corporate real estate group.

Gary is the founder of Real Estate Strategic Solutions, LLC, a real estate consulting firm. His current practice focuses on complex and unusual assignments, including public-private development, long-term ground leases, acquisition due diligence, major lease negotiation, mediation/arbitration and litigation support.

Gary has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley where he has also guest lectured. He can be reached at 925-216-8751 or More information about his background and current practice can be found at

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Timothy Runde 2019

Timothy P. Runde, MAI, LEED AP BD+C
Runde & Partners Inc.

Timothy P. Runde, MAI, LEED AP has over 30 years of experience valuing real estate.  As President of Runde & Partners, Inc., Tim maintains an active appraisal practice.   Besides specializing in green and net zero energy buildings, he regularly appraises other special-purpose properties such as sports and entertainment venues and provides expert services for litigation, arbitration, and ad valorem tax proceedings for a wide variety of property types.  Clients include attorneys, accountants, property owners, developers, public agencies, non-profits, financial institutions, and corporations.

Tim is an author, speaker, Appraisal Institute instructor and course developer. He has published articles in The Appraisal Journal, Real Property Insights, and The Journal of Sustainable Real Estate (JOSRE), and has also authored a textbook published by the Appraisal Institute, “The Valuation of Green Commercial Real Estate.”  As a nationally recognized expert in green building, Tim frequently speaks on the valuation of green features at events such as GreenBuild International Conference, Buildings NY, International Living Future Institute (ILFI), RESNET, and Appraisal Institute and IRWA Conferences. 

In 2018, the Appraisal Institute presented him with the Outstanding Service Award for his leadership and contributions to the profession.

Founder SFREP, INC.

R. Wayne Pugh is a past international president of the Appraisal Institute, former Chair of the Louisiana Appraisal Board, and the current CEO of R. Wayne Pugh and Co., a real estate consulting and appraisal firm founded in 1975 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mr. Pugh also heads Software for Real Estate Professionals Inc. and is a principal member of Real Estate Counseling Group of America (, a national organization of analysts and academicians founded by the late William N. Kinnard, Ph.D.

For over 15 years, Mr. Pugh also has been the author of the Appraisal Institute’s Cool Tools online seminar, numerous technology-focused webinars, and Cool Tools articles published quarterly in the Appraisal Institute’s Valuation magazine. Mr. Pugh has taught similar seminars at national conferences and Appraisal Institute Chapter offerings under the name Cool Tools or What’s Up in Technology over the past 15 years.

Over the past 45 years, Mr. Pugh has practiced as a real estate appraiser. In 1983, he developed and began publishing residential appraisal software through SFREP, Inc. He has also developed electronic databases where member appraisers shared enriched residential sales. He also developed and provided online access to public records and a subscription service for commercial sales and leases.

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