Matthew L. Smith, MAI, SRA, MRICS

Matthew L. Smith is a graduate of St. John’s University College of Business Administration, Jamaica, New York, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and a minor in Quantitative Analysis. He is an active member of the Appraisal Institute, keeping current with market trends by attending seminars, meetings, and lectures. Mr. Smith has been engaged in the real estate industry since 1983.


Mr. Smith’s appraisal experience and involvement has encompassed over twenty- five states with concentrated expertise in the New York Metropolitan and Long Island (Nassau/Suffolk) Areas. Various property types appraised include single family residences, apartment buildings, schools, temples, churches, shopping centers, office complexes, residential subdivisions, large land holdings, restaurants, fast food chains, nursing homes, congregate care facilities, campgrounds, golf courses, industrial buildings, riparian rights, air rights, self-storage, solar farms, off shore wind facilities, high-end luxury housing/mansions, historical properties, castles, utilities and cooperative or condominium conversions.


Mr. Smith is the President of Standard Valuation Services and is a designated member of the Appraisal Institute.


Specialization: Expert testimony, certiorari and condemnation proceedings, multi- family, and cooperative valuations.

Professional Affiliations

  • Holds the MAI designation of the Appraisal Institute, Long Island Chapter
  • Holds the SRA designation of the Appraisal Institute, Long Island Chapter
  • Certified General     Real    Estate     Appraiser,     State     of    New     York (Cert. #46000002556)
  • Chair – New York State Board of Real Estate Appraisal (Governor’s Appointee)

(1997-2001) and (2002-2006)

  • Chair – New York State Licensing Services Advising Task Force (Governor’s

Appointee) (2000).

  • Member – New York Condemnation Conference
  • Salesperson – Long Island Board of Realtors
  • Member of the Long Island Chapter – Appraisal Institute
  • Member of the CT Chapter – Appraisal Institute
  • Member of Audit Committee – Appraisal Institute, 2002
  • President, Appraisal Institute, Long Island Chapter (1999)


  • International Board of Directors, Appraisal Institute (1999-2001) (2002-2004)
  • Regional Board of Directors, Appraisal Institute, Region IV (1999-2001) (2002- 2004)
  • Regional Chair, Appraisal Institute – Region IV 2001,2004
  • Regional Vice Chair – Appraisal Institute, Region IV 2000, 2002, 2003
  • Chair of Government Relations Committee – Appraisal Institute 2002
  • Chair of APPAC – Appraisal Institute – 2002
  • Vice Chair of Public Affairs Committee – Appraisal Institute – 2002
  • Master’s degree Liaison to the Board of Directors, Appraisal Institute – 2001, 2002
  • University Degree Program Committee Liaison to the Board of Directors –

Appraisal Institute – 2001, 2002

  • Leadership, Development and Nominating Committee 2005, 2006


Expert Testimony

¨       Nassau County Supreme Court ¨       Village of New Hyde Park (Zoning Hearing)
¨       Suffolk County Supreme Court ¨       Town of Oyster Bay (Zoning Hearing)
¨       Nassau County Bankruptcy Court ¨       Sewanhaka School District (Consultation)
¨       Suffolk County Bankruptcy Court ¨       Elwood School District (Consultation)
¨       Kings County Supreme Court ¨       Village of Old Westbury (Zoning Hearing)
¨       New York City Law Dept. (Arbitration) ¨       Village of East Williston (Tax Certiorari)
¨       Village of Sea Cliff (Tax Certiorari) ¨       Village of Westbury (Tax Certiorari)
¨       City of Glen Cove (Mass Appraisal) ¨       Nassau County (Mass Appraisal)
¨       Nassau County Legislature (Tax Certiorari) ¨       Town of Torrington (Assessment Appeals Board)
¨       Village of Mineola (Zoning Hearing) ¨       Town of Winchester (Assessment Appeals Board)


Association Memberships

  • President of the Lions Club, Mineola Chapter (1995, 1996 and 1997)
  • President, Town of North Hempstead Century Club (1997 and 1998)
  • Executive Board Member – Education Assistance Corporation (EAC)
  • Member of the Sons of Norway, Glen Head
  • Member of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick, Long Island Chapter
  • Member of the Irish-Americans in Government
  • President of Wheatley Hills Golf Club (2003-2005)
  • Member of the Assessors Association of Nassau County
  • Member of Board of Directors, Greenwoods Country Club (Past President)
  • Penguin Plunge – Special Olympics, Winsted, Connecticut (Chair – 16 years)
  • Member of the Highland Lake Watershed Association (HLWA)
  • Member of the Mineola, NY Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the Northwest, CT Chamber of Commerce