Josh’s educational background gave him a detailed understanding of statistics, mathematics, and complex problem solving. He graduated from the University of Virginia in May 2005 with a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics. He then earned a Master of Science degree in Statistics in January 2007, also from the University of Virginia.
Josh’s work experience has taught him how to apply his education to real-world problems in the Real Estate Mass Appraisal field. He worked for the City of Norfolk, Va. for over three years as the CAMA Modeler from 2008 to 2011. There he worked under Bill Marchand to help develop regression models for the City, as well as participating in general office problem solving. From 2011 to 2013, Josh worked for Thomson Reuters, a leading software vendor in the Mass Appraisal field. There he worked under Pat Alesandrini to help design key parts of the GRM Real Property Valuation software suite, including the regression module.
In February 2013, Josh formed Josh Myers Valuation Solutions LLC, offering innovative Mass Appraisal solutions for local government. Josh brings together his educational background, his work experience at the local jurisdiction level, his work experience at the CAMA software vendor level, and his experience doing original research to offer great quality work for his clients. Josh Myers Valuation Solutions has a substantial and growing client base.
Josh has a keen interest in research that will push the Real Estate Mass Appraisal field forward. His article, co-authored with Wayne Moore, PH.D, "Using Geographic-Attribute Weighted Regression for CAMA Modeling," was published in the Journal of Property Tax Assessment and Administration in 2010 and won the 2011 IAAO Bernard L. Barnard Outstanding Technical Essay Award. Additionally, Josh has given about two dozen major conference presentations at places like the GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference and the IAAO Conference. These presentations have largely been on new research, like Geographic-Attribute Weighted Regression and the accurate detection of Vertical Inequity. As a part of his various research projects, Josh has worked with actual real estate data from over ten local jurisdictions across the Country. Josh is also a member of the IPTI/IAAO Editorial Review Board and a member of the IAAO Technical Standards Committee.
Josh played Division 1 College Baseball at the University of Virginia and then went on to play some Independent Minor League Baseball after that. For eight years, Josh helped coach a local high school baseball team using the knowledge he gained as a player. He resides in Chesapeake, Va., is Young Adult Coordinator at his Church, and married Sarah Stevens on May 30th, 2015. He strives to maintain the highest level of professionalism, honesty, and quality in everything that he does.