QUALIFICATIONS

Years of Commercial Real Estate Experience

Property Tax Appeal Valuations

Board of Appeals Presentations

Land Developments

  • Hennepin County District Court

    • Testified as an appraiser

  • Won in Conciliation Court in:

    • Hennepin County

    • Ramsey County

    • Scott County

  • Teaching - MN Department of Commerce

    • Authorized Commercial Real Estate Instructor  

  • Debate experience

  • City counsel presentations for land development proposals

  • Founder and facilitator of Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group

 

 

Trial Related Experience

Work Experience 

Laurie's commercial real estate experienced literally started from the ground up: co-owning a small business that provided land planning for developers and developed software for land surveying, civil engineering, and geographic information systems. After 13 years, she sold her share of the business. Laurie then became a real estate broker and land developer with Land For Sale, Inc, “I Sell Dirt, Not Promises.” Laurie has sold $66+ million worth of Minnesota land.

 

 

In 2006, Laurie obtained her appraisal license. Her valuation services have been focused on litigation, primarily Minnesota property tax appeals from Rochester to Brainerd.  Laurie has successfully challenged more than $1 billion worth of Minnesota assessed values.  She has written appraisals for property tax appeals, estate tax returns, conservatorships, purchase options, and divorces. Laurie's thirst for data has resulted in solid commercial appraisals that are easy to read and understand.

 

Professional Memberships:

  • Sensible Land Use Coalition

  • Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MNCAR)

  • Minneapolis Association of Realtors

 

University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management 

  • Master of Business Administration in Marketing

Western Michigan University - Honors College

  • Bachelors of Science in Accounting

University of Minnesota Additional Studies:

  • Surveying and Soils

Minnesota Bar Association

  • Completed classes on property tax appeals​​

Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers

  • Completed classes on property tax appeals

 

Education

Activities

  • Yoga student, teacher & volunteer program coordinator

  • Cycling

  • Golf

  • Cross County Skiing

  • Kettle Bells

  • Kickboxing

  • Swimming

  • Classical piano

  • Reading

  • Attend theater, opera, dance, and orchestra

  • Vegan cooking

  • Facilitate the Maple Grove Critical Thinking Group

 

36+

Years of Commercial Real

Estate Experience

Board of Appeals

31+

Presentations

12+

Land

Developments

450+

Property Tax

Appeal Valuations

763-420-4757

P.O. Box 2316, Maple Grove, MN 55311

Fax: 763-420-9792

© 2019 by Minnesota Trial Appraisals

Professional Licences: 

MN Appraiser License for Laurie Karnes: 20595543

 

MN Broker License for Laurie Karnes: 20048980

MN Broker License for Land For Sale, Inc. 20050128​