Jeffrey G. Otteau

Managing Partner & Chief Economist

Jeffrey founded the Otteau Group in 1976 and is a recognized industry expert who has been actively engaged in real estate consultation and valuation for more than four decades. He is a Senior Accredited Member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and holds the top-level State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser certification. Jeffrey is frequently quoted in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, with television appearances on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox 5 News, and NBC News. Jeffrey’s broad-based experience encompasses a wide range of property types including residential, commercial, industrial, land, subdivision development, and special purpose.

Well known and widely respected for his knowledge and insight into real estate trends, Jeffrey’s attention to detail and comprehensive fact-finding has made him the go-to person for industry professionals. He has provided testimony as an expert witness at the municipal, county and state levels, authored multiple texts on property valuation techniques, and has lectured throughout the United States and Canada. Jeffrey’s client base includes Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, developers and construction companies

Jeffrey has served on the Appraisal Standards Advisory Council, consulted with the Appraisal Foundation in Washington, D.C. on its agenda of projects and major technical issues, and is a past Chairman of the Employee Relocation Council’s Appraisal Standards Council, which inducted him into the distinguished Hall of Leaders. He has also been ranked as one of the Most Influential People in the Real Estate Industry by NJBIZ and by ROI-NJ as one of the top real estate consultants