MAI, founding principal in Tellatin, Short & Hansen, Inc
James K. Tellatin, MAI, is the founding principal in Tellatin, Short & Hansen, Inc. He started the firm in 1984. Mr. Tellatin has specialized in the appraisal and consulting of real estate since 1977. Mr. Tellatin has experience in virtually all types of real estate in 49 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. Since 1984, Mr. Tellatin has devoted the vast majority of his professional time to seniors housing and health care facilities, and he has appraised more than 6,000 seniors housing and healthcare property types: acute care, long-term acute care, rehabilitation and psychiatric hospitals; skilled nursing facilities; assisted living facilities, independent living facilities, and continuing care retirement communities. Mr. Tellatin has consulted with numerous groups relative to the development of seniors housing and care facilities, and is a principal in a transitional rehabilitation care facility property development group. Mr. Tellatin has also prepared reports for numerous courts and boards and has testified in many cases.
Mr. Tellatin is the Chairman of the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee, a governor-appointment to the state organization that grants certificates of need for hospitals, nursing facilities and assisted living facilities. He is the author of The Appraisal of Nursing Facilities, a text book published by the Appraisal Institute in 2009. Mr. Tellatin is a frequent speaker and instructor on seniors housing valuation.
Mr. Tellatin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, in 1976. Mr. Tellatin is a member of the Appraisal Institute; he holds the MAI designation. He is also certified as a general real estate appraiser in Missouri and numerous other states.