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Gene Porterfield, CPE, GA

President/Chief Operating Officer


Gene Porterfield has 45 years of experience in the real estate appraisal business. He is a Certified Pennsylvania Evaluator (CPE) and a state-certified General Appraiser (GA). He has been directly and indirectly responsible for the appraisal of more than 1,130,000 parcels of real estate. From 1978 through 1998, he operated his own appraisal, consulting, and computer software development firm, providing professional services to county and municipal government entities in eight states.


Gene was one of the developers of the CPE certification designation and training courses, which were initiated in 1972 by the Assessors’ Association of Pennsylvania (AAP). This certification and training program is still being used today. He was presented with the Naessig Award in May 2014 to recognize meritorious service to the assessment profession and the Assessors’ Association of Pennsylvania. Gene is a certified instructor for the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO). He actively develops and teaches courses for assessors and appraisers.


Gene was elected to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 1988 and served eight years. Senator Porterfield was active in real estate tax and assessment reform. 


In December 2003, Gene’s companies (The Next Step Computer Company and Pyramid Governmental Services) merged with 21st Century Appraisals. Gene directed operations of 21st Century Appraisals through December 2011.


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