About Us

McCarty Land & Water Valuation, Inc., specializes in the valuation of land and water rights throughout the High Plains and Rocky Mountains. The company has a growing reputation for producing high-quality appraisal reports that are based on comprehensive research and sound reasoning.

Kevin McCarty purchased the company in 1995 from his former boss, then branched off from his former partner in 1999 to form McCarty Land & Water Valuation.

Kevin has 33 years of appraisal experience along with a Master's of Science in Resource Geography from Oregon State University. His educational background and experience give him a unique perspective on natural resource valuation issues in the modern west. Complex land and water right valuation issues can challenge even the most talented appraisers. Kevin and his staff have the abilities and insight to meet those challenges.

Kevin McCarty

Kevin McCarty grew up on a farm near Dodge City, Kansas. He has a Bachelor's Degree from Kansas State University and a Master's Degree in Resource Geography from Oregon State University. He began his 33 year appraisal career with the Kansas Department of Revenue. He also served as the Sherman County Assessor in Goodland, Kansas.

Kevin moved to Loveland, Colorado and was hired by Robert Mitchell, MAI in 1993. He purchased the business two years later.

Kevin has conducted appraisal work in more than 80 counties throughout the Rocky Mountains and High Plains, including assignments in Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas and New Mexico.

Kevin is a Certified General Appraiser in Colorado and Wyoming.

Education:

  • B.S. Degree in Geography, Kansas State University

  • M.S. Degree in Resource Geography, Oregon State University

  • Kansas Department of Revenue, Division of Property Valuation - 16 courses

  • Appraisal Institute - 11 courses

  • International Association of Assessing Officers - 6 courses

  • Miscellaneous classes (Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers - 5 courses. Others - more than 25 courses)

Elisabeth ("Betsy") Wagner

Betsy has nearly seven years real estate appraisal and consulting experience with Kevin McCarty of McCarty Land & Water Valuation, Inc. (2019 to present), and Michael Nash of Nash-Johnson Associates, Inc. (2013-2019). She has nearly 15 years research and consulting experience in the public and private sectors on policy, economic, and real estate market trends related to land use and land use change as well as ecosystem services (i.e. carbon sequestration, endangered species banking, and water markets).

She moved to Colorado over 12 years ago and attended the University of Colorado, Boulder receiving a Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in real estate, and a Masters of Science degree in Environmental Studies. Her interest in land use, land use change, and conservation of natural resources, including land and water, encouraged her to pursue and receive her Certified General Appraisal license in 2017. She currently lives in Lyons, Colorado with her family.

Betsy is a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA; 2019 to present) and was formerly a member of the Appraisal Institute (AI; 2013-2018).  She was a recipient of Colorado Chapter ASFMRA Membership Scholarship in 2019 and selected to participate in the 2019 ASFMRA Leadership Institute. She has extensive education and experience in rural, transitional, recreational, and natural resource properties. In addition to traditional real estate consultation and appraisals, she plans to incorporate her knowledge of ecosystem service opportunities to advise landowners on potential additional revenue streams on land.

Education and License:

  • Numerous appraisal courses - 2013 to present

  • Colorado Certified General Appraiser License - 2017

  • M.B.A. degree with emphasis in real estate, University of Colorado, Boulder - 2011

  • M.S. degree in Environmental Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder – 2011

  • B.S. degree in Biology, Davidson College (NC) - 2006

Shiloh Wittler

Since 2009, Shiloh has been involved in real property valuation services in Colorado & Wyoming.

He began working for McCarty Land & Water Valuation, Inc. while pursuing his Bachelor's & Master's Degree in Integrated Resource Management from Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

Working with Kevin McCarty has given him the opportunity to pull from his experiences growing up on the farm and ranch while expanding his expertise to other geographic locations and property types across Colorado and Southeast Wyoming.

Shiloh now lives in Eagle, Colorado with his fiance, and has his own business, Altitude Land Company, LLC. He continues to work with McCarty land & Water primarily on a contractor basis. He is also currently working on getting his real estate brokers license so that he can fully incorporate ranch and land asset management services into his business.

Shiloh is a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) and has extensive education and experience in rural, transitional, recreational, and natural resource properties. 

Education:

  • B.S. Degree in Agricultural Business, Colorado State University

  • M.S. Degree in Integrated Resource Management, CSU

  • Appraisal Courses - Numerous

Delaney Dreckman

Delaney is an appraiser trainee and research assistant. She grew up in southern California, and spent her summers in Routt County, Colorado. Her family has been in the Colorado & Wyoming sheep industry since the 1930s, and Colorado big game hunting industry since the 1970s.

 

She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Business from Colorado State University in 2017. Delaney lives in Longmont with her husband. 

 

She began her training in June 2017 with McCarty Land & Water, after her graduation from CSU in May 2017. Currently, she is on track to have her Certified General license by the end of 2020. Delaney is also a member of ASFMRA. 

Education: 

  • B.S. Degree in Agricultural Business, Colorado State University

  • American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers - 3 appraisal courses

  • Colorado State University - 2 appraisal courses

  • OnCourse Learning Real Estate - 1 appraisal course

Contractors

Matt Goetz
Arclight, LLC

McCarty Land and Water contracts with Arclight, LLC for mapping and GIS services, primarily using Esri's ArcGIS platform.