Walter D. Copeland, Jr. Senior Associate

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Areas of Practice

  • Residential Appraisals
  • Appraisal Review Services


  • LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY B.A. Degree:History (Minors: English & Sociology)-1979)
  • Appraisal Institute Courses for Certification
  • Teaching & Lecturing Experience: National Panelist for Employee Relocation Council; Adjust Staff Member at State University of New York, Onondaga Community College (1981-Present); Lecture for Mortgage Bankers Association of Central New York
  • Court Experience: New York State Supreme Court and Court of Claims, Surrogate Court, and Commissions and Hearings
  • Awards: New York State Society of Real Estate Appraisers Scholarship (1984, 1985, 1987)
  • New York State Department of State Regional Advisor


Senior Associate, T. Gschwender & Associates, Inc. (2013-Present)

A certified residential appraiser whose career responsibilities span a range of public, institutional, and private assignments dealing with condemnations, tax matters, mortgage financing, and general valuation and evaluation questions; assignments have dealt with industrial properties, office buildings, hotels/motels, gasoline service stations, churches, post offices, schools, land tracts, apartment complexes, agricultural land, and residential properties. Walt is also the Managing Director/Residential Appraiser for Copeland & Copeland, Inc. a position he has held for approximately 30 years.   He was previously a Vice President, Partner and Director at Pomeroy Appraisal Associates, Inc. serving as Partner in charge of Residential Valuation Division (1981-86).  Walt’s vast appraisal experience is a true asset to our TGA clients. 


The Appraisal Institute: Senior Residential Member (SRA) and Residential Member (RM)

American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers: National, Regional & Chapter Committee Member

Mortgage Bankers Association of Central New York Member and Past President

VA Appraiser and VA Compliance Inspector

FHA Appraiser

FNMA Approved Appraiser

Employee Relocation Council