Matt Lederer and Mahogany Builders Hosts Real Estate Expert Michael Hobbs

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Matt Lederer, founder and owner of Mahogany Builders, invites real estate expert Michael Hobbs, SRA, LEED GA, RAA, and President of PahRoo Appraisal & Consultancy, to speak about the 2013 Chicago real estate market and green real estate trends.

"A well-designed remodeling project shows through in the quality and attention to detail," Michael Hobbs.

Mahogany Builders has invited Michael Hobbs, SRA, LEED GA, RAA, to speak at its monthly private client luncheon on February 13, 2013. For nearly a decade, Mahogany Builders has been surpassing the expectations of clients while revolutionizing the process of remodeling. Drawing upon longstanding and experienced vendor relationships in the building, development, real estate, design and tile industries, Matt Lederer consistently wow clients with high quality improvement projects. Matt actively works with designers, technical salespeople, architects, home-stagers, Realtors and brokers to provide balanced and well-conceived remodeling results.

Michael Hobbs, SRA, LEED GA, RAA is President of PahRoo Appraisal & Consultancy; a firm he founded in 2000 to elevate the professionalism of the valuation industry. Michael is a regional expert on the topics of real estate appraisal and sustainable and energy efficiency's impact on property values.

On Wednesday, Michael will discuss the increasing trend of rehab and remodeling of existing properties and how real estate appraisers address these improvements. Included in his talk will be a discussion of MRED's (the local Chicago MLS - Multiple Listing Service) documented growth in the adoption of green and energy efficient features in new construction and remodeling projects.

Matt Lederer, owner of Mahogany Builders, has been remodeling homes in the Chicago area for nearly the past decade having stumbled into 'weekend' remodeling after buying investment rental real estate properties. Matt's unique approach, employing tradespeople instead of using sub-contractors, allows him to utilize his past employment experiences in the manufacturing, business management and high-tech industries to to instill a strong sense of pride into every one of the over 100 kitchens and bathrooms they have successfully completed.

Michael Hobbs, SRA, LEED GA, RAA is the President of PahRoo Appraisal & Consultancy, a multi-disciplinary real estate appraisal and consulting firm. He is a state-certified real estate appraiser in Illinois, performing court testimony as an expert witness in various local, state and federal courts. He holds the SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute, the LEED GA accreditation from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and the RAA designation from the National Association of Realtors. He is a regularly published author, featured speaker on the topic of real estate, valuation and entrepreneurship and guest lecturer at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), DePaul University and Northwestern University. He is also a board member of The Entrepreneur Organization (EO) Chicago Chapter, a global network of more than 8,000 business owners in 40 countries.

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