Real Estate Appraiser, Consultant & Realtor
Exclusively engaged in the appraisal of Real Estate since January 1974. Presently owner/president of Dillon H. Fries & Associates, Real Estate Appraisers and Consultants, an appraisal firm located in Roswell, Georgia being established in March 1981. Appraisals have been made for first and second mortgages, mortgage insurance, foreclosures, auctions, condemnations, rights-of-way, estate settlements, Buy-Sell-Hold decisions, divorces and relocations. I have been qualified as an expert witness in various courts, including Federal Bankruptcy Court, and Fulton, Dekalb, Cobb, Gwinnett, Cherokee, Douglas and Pickens Superior Courts. Property types appraised consist of single family attached and detached residences, condominiums, multiple family residences, apartments, office buildings, retail buildings, warehouses, and various types of improved and unimproved commercial properties, subdivisions, acreage and building lots.
Bachelor of Business Administration from Georgia State University in 1975 with a major in Real Estate and a minor in Finance.
Employee Relocation Council’s, “Certified Relocation Professional”, CRP since 1990 (1st class)
National Association of Review Appraisers & Mortgage Underwriters, “Certified Review Appraiser”, CRA
Certified Residential Appraiser – #1693
Salesperson – #272586 (Realtor – Dorsey-Alston Company)
1974-1975 – Karl A. Fries & Associates – Employed while attending Georgia State University. Primarily appraised properties for 2nd mortgages in the central and southern parts of Fulton County.
1976 – FUNCO (a subsidiary of First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Gainesville) Appraised residential and commercial properties, performed construction draws and assisted in the management of REO build outs.
1977-1978 – Scott Appraisal Service – I appraised residential, multifamily, commercial and industrial properties, as well as worked on projects that involved right of way acquisitions and condemnations, primarily in the Metro Atlanta area.
1979-1980 – Schwartz & Spurlin – I concentrated on the appraisal of residential properties primarily for both mortgage loans and corporate relocation throughout the Metro Atlanta area.
1981-present – I formed Dillon H. Fries and Associates and performed residential appraisals throughout the Metro Atlanta area with initially a primary emphasis on mortgage loans and corporate relocation. I also performed appraisal reviews for FNMA throughout the Eastern United States for several years. I grew the firm to 7 appraisers and a staff of two. In 1988, I divested of the mortgage loan appraising part of the business and continued to concentrate on work for corporate relocation purposes, hiring and training three new appraisers. I have since down sized to a one-man operation and concentrate on appraising for divorce attorneys and relocation companies.
Member – Employee Relocation Council (ERC), 1980 to Present
ERC’s representative to The Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council – 2003
Member of ERC’s Mobility Magazine Editorial Advisory Committee, 2002-2003
Member of the ERC’s Fall Conference Planning Committee, 2001
Member – Relocation Appraisers and Consultants (RAC), 1996 to Present
Board Member – Relocation Appraisers and Consultants (RAC), 2002-2004, 2012-2016
Member – Metro Atlanta Relocation Council, 1987-2017
Board Member – Metro Atlanta Relocation Council, 1992 & 2002-2005, Treasurer 2003
Associate Member – Society of Real Estate Appraisers/Appraisal Institute, 1976-1996
National Association of Review Appraisers, 1977-2003
American Right-of-Way Association, 1977-1979
Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia, 1981-1982
Georgia Association of Realtors – 1983 thru 1984 & 2004 to Present
Atlanta Board of Realtors – 2004 to Present
National Association of Realtors – 2004 to Present
Senior Member – International Organization of Real Estate Appraisers, 1982-1984, Secretary/Treasurer, 1984
Related Professional & Community Activities
Member Fulton County Board of Assessors 12/2012 – 7/2017
Co-Chair of the Atlanta Board of Realtors Governmental Affairs Committee – 2007
Member of the Technology Committee for Cherokee Town and Country Club, 2000-2003
Delegate to the State GOP Conventions and Precinct Chair of the Sandy Springs 22nd District
Member – SREA Chapter #8 Legislative Committee, 1991
Chairman – SREA Chapter #8 Research Committee, 1987-1989
President – Huntcliff Homeowners Association, 1989
Chairman – Architectural Control Committee, Huntcliff Homeowners Association, 1986-1988, 1995-1996
Member – Sandy Springs Chamber of Commerce Civic Roundtable, 2000-2013
Board Member of Vinylex Corporation – www.vinylex.com 2004-2016
Personal Biographical Information
I was born January 26, 1954 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, son of Karl Alexander Fries and Florence Monroe Fries, both natives of Atlanta as were their parents. I have lived in Fulton County all my life, attending McClatchey Elementary School and Dykes High School. I have been married to Dianne Dutson Fries since 1976 and have two children. I feel strong ties to Fulton County and Atlanta. My great grandfather on my mother’s side, John Dillon, was one of the first registered architects in Atlanta, having certificate #6, being signed by his partner Thomas Morgan, certificate #1. Morgan & Dillon were the architects for the Fulton County Courthouse, The Healey Building, the Municipal Auditorium, the Masonic Temple, Oglethorpe, the Empire Building, et.al.
Honors & Awards
Southeastern Region Partnership Performance Award for Appraisal Excellence
Meritorious Service Award
Certified Relocation Professional – 20-year recognition
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