Commercial Real Estate Appraisers and Consultants

Dargan, Whitington & Maddox provides commercial appraisals, insurable value, and a variety of appraisal-related services.  Valuations include current, retrospective and prospective market values, insurable value and just compensation.  The firm has extensive professional expertise and experience in providing courtroom testimony in both state and federal courts.  The primary area of expertise has been in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee; however, geographical experience includes the Southeast as well as 30+ states across the United States.

The company was established in 1892 in Atlanta as the Cliff C. Hatcher Insurance Agency. The name was changed to Hatcher and Dunlap in 1895. The company represented and served as mortgage correspondent for the Travelers Insurance Company, The Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, United States Casualty Company, American Surety Company and other insurance carriers. The company was incorporated March 26, 1925, as Dargan, Venerable & Whitington, Inc. The name was changed to Dargan, Whitington and Conner, Inc. on January 1, 1932.

The company was a charter member of the Atlanta Mortgage Bankers Association and served as mortgage correspondent for the Travelers Insurance Company for more than 75 years.  Dargan, Whitington & Conner, Inc., was purchased by Cone M. Maddox, III in 1966, and the name was changed to Dargan, Whitington & Maddox, Inc. in May, 1987. 




Karen has more than 35 years of experience in appraising commercial real estate.  Karen has been a Certified General Appraiser since 1991. 


Commercial Property Appraisals  *  Advisory Services  *  Litigation and Expert Witness Services  *  Insurable Value  Estimates

Diverse Property Experience

Appraisals and consulting assignments of all types of commercial properties including (but not limited to) apartment complexes, auto service and repair shops, auto dealerships, daycare centers, churches, convenience stores, easements and rights-of-way, hotels, industrial buildings, manufacturing buildings, flex buildings, industrial condominiums, marinas, medical offices, dental offices, and general-use offices (freestanding, multi-tenant and office condominiums), office parks, restaurants, retail stores (freestanding, multi-tenant and retail condominiums), residential subdivisions, mixed-use developments, shopping centers, veterinary clinics, and land (developed lots, land tracts, and planned developments).  Valuations include current, retrospective and prospective market values, insurable value and just compensation.  

Our Clients are diverse and include property managers, owners' associations, law firms, municipalities, lending institutions, and individuals.