Albin David Kline

President /CEO


Al founded The Appraisal Group in 1994, building a strong team and wearing multiple hats as CEO. The team became known as TAG, excelling in real estate appraisal. Al values client confidence and treats them like trusted friends. Holding esteemed designations, MAI and Masters in Real Estate Appraising, Al prioritizes professional development. An adventurous spirit, he completed the Twin Cities Marathon and enjoys water sports at his lake home.

Daniel T. Boris

Vice President, Litigation Division

Dan specializes in litigation appraisal with over 35 years of experience. With 1,000+ cases and 200+ Expert Witness appearances, he testifies in various courts and commissions. Organizing assignments and thorough research are key to successful outcomes. Dan’s passion lies in understanding market participants and effectively communicating analytical findings. A Minneapolis native, he excelled as a snow-ski jumper in his youth, and he holds prestigious designations, including MAI and CCIM.

Tiffany Hardekopf

Associate Appraiser

Tiffany joined the TAG Team in August of 2016 as an associate appraiser and administrative assistant and has been appraising since (the) Winter of 2014. She joined TAG to gain further experience and knowledge in the appraisal world and have the flexibility of being an appraiser. As a trainee appraiser, she is continuing to broaden her familiarity with various property types, as her goal is to become a Certified General Appraiser in the near future. As a licensed real estate agent since 2005, Tiffany also has an extensive background in residential real estate sales, leasing, and property management. “I love real estate in general, but my favorite part is figuring out what properties are worth.”

Gabby Gallagher

Apprentice Appraiser Contractor

Gabby, a part-time apprentice appraiser with The TAG Team, joined to pursue a career in real estate appraisal for its freedom and flexibility. She enjoys learning about businesses in commercial buildings, hearing their growth stories, and meeting owners and managers. Originally from the western suburbs of Chicago, Gabby’s love for fitness and sports earned her early graduation with various physical education credits. She fondly remembers her determined journey of learning to drive a manual VW convertible bug, emphasizing the importance of perseverance and focus in achieving goals.

"The Appraisal Group provides us with great service and prompt, professional results. The reports we receive are of the highest quality in the industry. We highly recommend The Appraisal Group for both residential and commercial appraisals."

Ann M. Lentner

Attorney, Lentner & Vicchiolo, LLC

"I just wanted to let you know that the appraisal for this property was exceptionally well done by The Appraisal Group, Ltd. I hope as we partner on more deals going forward we see more appraisals from this appraiser, this was a very good one"

Matthew R Gould

Underwriter, Bank of the West

"It is always a pleasure working with Al Kline and his group. The service is outstanding and the reports are always of good quality -it's great to work with a group that we know we can rely on and trust."

Jean Stang

First National Bank

"The Appraisal Group guaranteed we'd have the report back in 1 day. They did better than that - I received the final report within 6 business hours - now that is speed!"

Charles Dailey

Alternative Lending Sources, Inc.

"Customer Service " stands out when I think of my experience with the appraisal group. They provide such a terrific experience and prompt responses to my questions and requests, making the process smoother. With The Appraisal Group, the job gets done right the first time."

Bill Ryan

"When I need Commercial appraisal work done, I know I can depend on The Appraisal Group for a timely, quality report no matter how complex the project. That trust and confidence is the reason I turn to the Appraisal Group time after time"

Michael Zenk

President, Venture Bank