Director, Appraisal and Valuation Services Office

Tim Hansen

Tim Hansen, RPRA serves as Director of the Appraisal and Valuation Services Office (AVSO), Office of the Secretary of the Interior, which provides valuation services for five Department of the Interior (DOI) agencies that collectively manage 500 million acres of surface estate: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Tim's responsibilities within the Department include overall executive leadership, coordination, and direction for the development and administration of national policy, standards, methods, and procedures for the valuation of real property interests for all functions and purposes, including mineral economic evaluation and mineral commodity valuations associated with real property transactions. Tim recently served as the Chair of The Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council (TAFAC) and as the President of the Colorado Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA). As Chief Appraiser for the Department he was responsible for the implementation of the 2015 revisions to the controlling regulations for rights-of-way across Indian lands as well as the development of a single Departmentwide methodology for determining rent for rights-of-way across federal lands managed by BLM, FWS, NPS, and USBR.

Tim has a diverse work history that ranges from owning a truck stop and restaurant to being a forensic lab technician and a wildlife technician for a large wind energy development project. He also served in the Army National Guard of Nebraska, Wyoming, and Colorado at various times for over 12 years in the Field Artillery Branch.

Tim has a BS in Wildlife Conservation and Management and an MPA with a graduate minor in Environmental and Natural Resources from the University of Wyoming.