Staff Qualifications
Jay M. Heap
Ryann M. Heap
Aaron J. Heap
Qualifications of Jay M. Heap
Jay M. Heap & Associates, LTD
Morris, Illinois 60450
Morris Federal Savings & Loan Assn. 1973-1978 as VP mortgage loans and appraiser.
Founded Jay M. Heap & Associates, LTD, on January 1, 1979.  An independent appraisal and consulting service specializing in Residential, Commercial, Industrial, and Agriculture Properties.
State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser - Illinois License #553.000212 
State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser - Missouri License #2019007803 
International Right-of-Way Association
Illinois Association of Realtors
Illinois Coalition of Appraisal Professionals
Associate Member of The Appraisal Institute
Professional Designations
CIAO (Certified Illinois Assessing Officer) – 1986 – Illinois Property Assessment Institute
R/W – AC (ROW – Appraisal Certified) International Right-of-Way Association
Assignments for both valuation and consultation services include fee simple, partial interest property rights, property easements throughout Illinois.  During the course of the last 12 years extensive appraisal work and market studies have been completed for utility easement valuation. These include the value of the whole property (larger parcel), part acquired, permanent easements, temporary easements and analysis of damages (if any) to the remainder.  Additionally, expert witness testimony has been provided as well as litigation support for real estate tax matters, zoning cases and eminent domain cases. Property types include single family, multi-family residential; agriculture; commercial such as office, retail, service, mixed unit; industrial such as manufacturing, research and development and warehouses; special purpose properties such as convenience stores, gasoline stations, churches, funeral homes, car washes, and marinas.  Provided highest and best use studies and planning and zoning consulting. Illinois Department of Transportation approved appraiser, reviewer, and negotiator.
Morris Township Assessor (1982 to 2016)
Director of Building, Planning and Zoning for the City of Morris (1988-1996)
Illinois Appraisal Board/Office of Banks and Real Estate (Board Member 2002)
Graduate of Morris Community High School (1970) and attended two years of college.
Intensive appraisal courses provided by The Society of Real Estate Appraisers, University of Illinois, Illinois Department of Revenue, Illinois Property Assessment Institute, Illinois Coalition of Appraisers and the Appraisal Institute.
Court Experience
Qualified and testified as expert witness in courts of Grundy, LaSalle, Kendall, Kankakee, Iroquois, Woodford, McLean, Livingston, and Will Counties,  all situated in the State of Illinois
Partial Client List
Grundy Bank, Morris Building & Loan, First Midwest Bank of Illinois, Mazon State Bank, Standard Bank and Trust Co., Valley Bank, Hinsdale Bank, Morris Community Credit Union, First National Bank of Dwight, First National Bank of Wilmington, Twin Oaks Savings Bank, Founders Bank of Minooka, Hinsdale Hospital Credit Union, Harris Bank Joliet N. A., Bank of Lockport, Millbrook-Newark Bank, New Lenox State Bank, First Chicago Bank, Bank of Pontiac, Peotone Bank & Trust, Norwest Financial, Union Bank of Streator, Benchmark Bank, Bank of America – St. Louis, Centrue Bank, National City Bank of Michigan/Illinois, Archer Bank – Chicago,  First National Bank of Ottawa, Ottawa Savings Bank, Busey Bank and Yorkville National Bank
Governmental & Corporations:
Property Tax Appeal Boards of Grundy, Kendall and LaSalle Counties, The Cities or Villages of Morris, Coal City,  Dwight, Minooka, Mazon, Gardner, South Wilmington, Seneca, Oswego, Yorkville, Normal, Streator and Channahon, Counties of Grundy, Kendall, LaSalle, McLean, Livingston, Kankakee and Will all situated in the State of Illinois, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois Division of Mines & Reclamation, Illinois Division of Aeronautics,  Central Illinois (Bloomington) Regional Airport, Illinois Valley (Peru) Regional Airport, South Suburban Airport Authority, Morris Airport Authority, Pontiac Airport Authority, Enbridge Pipeline, Northern Border Pipeline, Alliance Pipeline, Quantum/Equistar Pipeline, Vector Pipeline, Guardian Pipeline, Dupont, Alumax, Caterpillar, ComEd, Northern Illinois Gas, Aqua of Illinois, Inc., Illinois American Water Company, Morris Hospital, Morris Fire Protection District, Winfield Fire Protection District, Braidwood Fire Protection District and Gardner Fire Protection District, Fox Metro Water Reclamation District, Grundy County Highway Department,  McLean County Highway Department, Livingston County Highway Department, LaSalle County Highway Department, Bourbonnais Highway Department, Will County Forest Preserve, Kendall County Forest Preserve, Oswego Park District, Oswego Library District and the Dakota Park District.
Other Clients:
Attorneys, Real Estate Investors, Real Estate Brokers, Home Transfer Companies, Land Trusts, Estates and Individuals
Continuing Education
The State of Illinois requires continuing education for all Licensed and Certified Appraisers.  Based upon the current requirements, Jay M. Heap has completed continuing education for the State of Illinois through September 30, 2019.  The State of Missouri requires continuing education for all Licensed and Certified Appraisers. Based upon the current requirements, Jay M. Heap has completed continuing education for the State of Missouri through June 30, 2020.
The International Right of Way Association requires continuing education for all designated appraisers.  Based upon the current requirements, Jay M. Heap has completed continuing education for the International Right of Way Association through December 31, 2019.

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