Patty Costello is the Director of Litigation at Specialty Valuation Group (SVG) and leads the firm’s Litigation Appraisal Services platform. Ms. Costello specializes in Real Estate Tax Appeals and is an expert witness with the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) and appears at the Board of Revisions (BOR) throughout the state of Ohio. She has decades of experience appraising and analyzing nearly all types of real estate property including big box, corporate headquarter, apartment, office, and industrial buildings, in addition to feasibility analysis.
Ms. Costello graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with degrees in both Philosophy and Religion. She was on the Board of Directors of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) for many years and chaired the Education and Special Events committees, also serving on the education committee for a joint venture with CREW, the Columbus Board of Realtors, and Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Institute. Ms. Costello also chaired the regional CREW conference in Columbus, one of the most successful of those conferences. She has been on the Editorial Board of the Newark Advocate and served on the committee for the Appraisal Foundation regarding the Verification of Non-Residential Sales. In 2014, she was recognized by Business First as one of Twenty People to Know in Commercial Real Estate. One of Ms. Costello’s proudest achievements was to be honored to serve on the Ohio Appraiser Board as both Chairman and Vice Chairman.