As a lifelong Tennessean, David A. Shanks of The Shanks Companies is familiar with life in the Volunteer State. A native of Rogersville, Tennessee, David has spent more than 15 years in commercial real estate, working as an appraiser, broker, contractor and investor, a unique combination that allows David to bring exceptional value to his clients. In addition to these skills, David is also a MAI Designated appraiser, making his knowledge and expertise unique among brokers.

The MAI Designation that David holds comes from his meticulous work in earning this title. Recognized on a global basis, a MAI Designation is earned as a series of courses that extend over and above state certifications for appraisers. An incredibly strenuous process, the MAI Designation is the highest achievement for commercial appraisers that is renewable every five years to ensure that individuals who have receive MAI Designation are aware of the latest information for appraisers.