Mr. Lesicka is a co-founder of Insight Realty Advisors, Inc. where he performs real estate valuation and consulting analyses on various property types (industrial, office, retail, multifamily and vacant land), as well as appraisal-related regulatory consulting for various clients and intended uses across the Upper Midwest. Prior to co-founding Insight,Mr. Lesicka was the Chief Appraiser for Stillwater, MN-based Central Bank, a bank that grew from roughly $350 million in size to $1.2 billion over the 2008-2011 time period through the acquisition of several failed banks during the CreditCrisis. In this role, he was the lead examiner on the “autopsies” performed on the collateral components of the loans from these failed banks, providing guidance and clarity to Central Bank on how to work through them.
Prior to joining Central Bank, he set up and managed the appraisal review department for Anchor Bank ($1.2 Billion in size) in the Twin Cities. He has also worked as an in-house valuation expert for the well-known Minneapolis-based development company CSM Corporation, and as an underwriter for MMA Realty Capital (now Oak Grove Capital), a prominent lender specializing in multifamily and seniors housing loans. Mr. Lesicka began his appraisal career as a fee appraiser with Appraisal Partners and Integra Realty Resources-Minneapolis/St. Paul.
His appraisal experience encompasses virtually all property types, covering appraisal and appraisal review. He also has experience consulting with federally related financial institutions on appraisal-related regulations. Importantly, he has experience from the perspective of several different users of appraisal services, having worked for a developer, a multifamily/seniors housing agency lender, as well as two different banks.
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Bachelor of Individualized Studies (2004)
Management/Information & Decision Sciences, Communication Studies, and Global Studies
- Professional Activities
Minnesota Certified General Real Property Appraiser License No. 20371321
- Wisconsin Certified General Real Property Appraiser License No. 1400-1
- Iowa Certified General Real Property Appraiser License No. CG03439
- Designated Member: Appraisal Institute, Member No. 457907
- Adjunct Lecturer: University of Wisconsin-Stout, School of Hospitality Leadership, Real Estate Appraisal Course
- Member – Board of Directors: North Star Chapter of the Appraisal Institute (2010-2012)
- President: North Star Chapter of the Appraisal Institute (2016)
- Chair – Public Relations Committee: North Star Chapter of the Appraisal Institute (2009-Present)
Frequent presenter of various valuation-related seminars through various industry organizations including the Appraisal Institute, the MN Banker’s Association, the Risk Management Association and the Real Estate Journal seminar series. Author/co-author various research and commentary articles for industry and other publications in an effort to promote the Appraisal Institute, its members, and its designations. Develop/Support other marketing/public relations opportunities to promote the valuation profession.