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John May, SRA


John May has completed the appraisal and review of single family property, 2-4 family units, manufactured homes, farms, condominiums, and vacant land for clients including FHA/HUD, the FDIC, the Veteran’s Administration, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Jefferson Circuit Court, Fortune 500 companies, relocation firms, nation-wide lenders, nation-wide insurers, attorneys, estates and trusts, local and national boards of directors, national banks and credit unions.

Mr. May is a Realtor member of the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors, specializing in residential real estate transactions and the leasing of single family residential units. Responsible for single family rental leases and tenant relations, John provides professional valuation consulting services for John May and Associates, Inc, and holds the prestigious SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute.

John has been a lecturer and guest speaker at various events sponsored by the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors, including topics on market value, market direction, health of the local market, effective use of market data, and professionalism in valuation analysis.

John served as the Property Valuation Administrator for Jefferson County, Kentucky (2005-2006), was elected the President of the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors and selected as their Realtor of the Year, and was elected to serve as the President of the Kentucky Association of Realtors (2013). John served as an appraisal member of the Jefferson County Board of Tax Appeals and has prepared cases brought before for the Kentucky Board of Tax Appeals.



University of Louisville, Bachelor Arts, 1987

Appraisal Institute

  • Real Estate Appraisal Principals, Indiana University 1990
  • Residential Valuation, University of Colorado, 1990
  • Standards of Professional Practice, Indiana University, 1990
  • Residential Demonstration Report, 1990
  • Applied Sales Comparison Approach, 1991
  • Farm Valuation, 1992
  • Appraisal Regulations of the Federal Banking Agencies, 1993
  • Highest and Best Use, 1994
  • Residential Property Construction, 1995
  • The Internet and Appraising, 1997
  • Manufactured Housing, 1998
  • FHA and the Appraisal Process, 1999
  • Supporting Sales Comparison Adjustments for Residential Properties, 2000
  • The Appraiser as an Expert Witness, 2000
  • Appraisal of Non Conforming Uses, 2000
  • National USPAP Standards, 2004
  • Evaluating Commercial Construction, 2005
  • Appraising Convenience Stores, 2005
  • Advanced Income Capitalization, 2005
  • Regression Analysis in Appraisal Practice, 2008
  • National USPAP Standards, 2010

International Association of Assessing Officers, IAAO

  • Income Approach to Valuation, 2004
  • Assessment Administration, 2006
  • Residential Modeling Concepts, 2006

International Right of Way Association

  • Property Descriptions, 1989
  • Environmental Contamination in Real Estate, 1994
  • Easement Valuation, 1996

CCIM Institute

  • Advanced Studies in Market Analysis, 2005
  • CI 101 Financial Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate, 2006

Other Educational Programs completed...

  • Analysis of Condominiums and PUD’s, 2002
  • Highest and Best Use, Direct Capitalization, 2003
  • ANSI Standards-Measuring Square Footage, 2003
  • Commercial Leases: Retail, Industrial and Office, ICSC 2005
We specialize in appraisals and valuation services related to property values.