Glenn A. “Russ” Wilson, Jr. has been appraising properties since 1969. He graduated from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette (BS in Economics) and the University of Arkansas - MBA (Economics & Finance)
He has previously served on the faculty at University of Louisiana-Lafayette having taught Money & Banking and Economics for three years. He also worked in the banking industry for seventeen years (teller, loan officer, appraiser, president). During his banking career, Russ performed many residential & commercial appraisals.
In 1986, Russ joined the Fleming Appraisal Company and performed right-of-way appraisals for the Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development. He obtained the MAI (Member of the Appraisal Institute) designation in 1989 and formed his own company, Astor Appraisal Service.
In 1995, he joined the Mark Cowan Appraisal Services ﬁrm in Taos, New Mexico. Two years later, he returned to Louisiana and worked brieﬂy with Saturn Appraisal Services. Then in 1999, he formed Appraiser Associates of Louisiana, Inc., where he has served as president and owner. In the construction business, Russ formed Russ Wilson Custom Construction in 2005 and Formed Wilson Construction & Design in 2012.
During the past 45 years, Russ has performed thousands of appraisals of all types of properties (residential, commercial, industrial, special use properties including: golf courses, alligator farms, chemical plants, car washes, etc). He has also developed residential subdivisions and constructed a number of speculative high cost residences. His work centers in "Acadiana" but he has performed assignments in most Louisiana parishes, as well as Texas, Mississippi, Colorado, and New Mexico.