David B. Herring is the principal of Herring Realty Advisors . He is a native of Central Kentucky where he began his career in real estate appraisal. David attended St. Catherine College in Springfield, KY and later graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY with a degree in computer design.
In 1998, David took a position at an appraisal firm in his hometown of Harrodsburg, KY. At this first firm David gained extensive experience in valuing residential, commercial, and agricultural properties primarily in Central and Southcentral Kentucky, but valued properties statewide. Completed assignments were for both mortgage lending and litigation purposes. David completed numerous Market Rent Studies for Section 8 apartment complexes across the state of Kentucky.
In 2003, David formed his own appraisal firm in central Kentucky with the primary focus of the firm being residential and commercial mortgage appraisals across central Kentucky. In 2007, David decided to increase his knowledge and level of professionalism in the appraisal field and joined the Appraisal Institute. In 2012, David received his SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute.
In 2013, David relocated with his family to central Florida and increased the firm’s focus on working for non-lending clients, litigation support, and review work for lenders while gaining the AI-RRS residential review designation from the Appraisal Institute. In early 2016, David completed the requirements and gained the prestigious MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute followed by the AI-GRS general appraisal review designation in the summer of 2016.
David's vast experience includes residential and commercial property valuations for mortgages and individuals, construction defects, diminution in value, and valuing properties for estates, trusts, and for marketing purposes. He has extensive experience with quality control reviews of residential and commercial properties for lenders and reviews of residential appraisals for nationwide residential backed mortgage securities (RMBS) litigation. David also has experience in valuing various classes of agricultural properties including pasture farms, crop farms, recreational farms, dairy farms, poultry farms, permanent plantings (blueberries, citrus, etc), and specialty agricultural properties like nurseries and greenhouses.
David is has been an active volunteer with the East Florida Chapter and Region X of the Appraisal Institute currently serving as a volunteer candidate adviser for appraisers seeking designations.
In 2016, David wanted to diversify the firm and looked to use his years of experience in valuing real estate to aid buyers and sellers in the market and he gained his real estate sales license in Florida. In 2019, after years of exerience and additional education David earned his real estate brokers license and became the managing broker of Herring Realty Advisors.
David and his wife Shannon have two daughters; Emma and Claire. They all reside in historic downtown Winter Garden, Florida.