Coester Appraisal Group has hired two new executives—Haroon Khalid and Joe Bryant—as part of its strategic plan to grow the business and launch innovative and industry-first technologies that elevate the standards and performance of the appraisal industry. Khalid, the company’s new chief developer, oversees Coester Appraisal Group's technology systems and is directly responsible for the creation of the appraisal industry’s first mobile application, which Coester Appraisal Group announced in February 2011. Khalid is also creating a database and retrieval system for every appraisal completed by Coester Appraisal Group in the last five years and will continue to create technologies that elevate the technology standards within the appraisal industry. He has more than a decade of programming and technology experience and has developed Motorola Droid applications, iPhone applications and proprietary systems for companies.
Khalid is the founder of the Google DC Droid user group in Washington D.C., a group whose purpose is to discuss Google's mobile operating system and new possibilities for the Google platform.
Bryant, the company’s new national sales director, is responsible for overseeing and directing the company’s sales and business development efforts. Prior to his work with Coester Appraisal Group, he worked with SettlementOne Valuation Corporation as vice president of regional sales. He has also had executive positions at Bison Financial Services, Long Island Savings Bank, Prudential Insurance Company, Travelers Mortgage Services and GE Capital Mortgage Insurance Company. Bryant has served on the boards of directors of 22 separate Prudential subsidiary companies, and was honored as the Fannie Mae Technology Executive of the Year for 1996.
Bryant served on the board of governors of the Mortgage Bankers Association from 1997 to 2001, the board of directors of the New York Mortgage Bankers Association from 1995 to 1999 and the board of directors of American Home Mortgage, as well as serving as chairman of the audit committee from 1999 to 2002. He has also served on the advisory boards for Lenders Services Inc. (LSI) from 1993 to 2001, Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Company (MGIC) from 1995 to 2002 and United Guaranty Corporation from 1997 to 2004.
“We have aggressive goals and we’re serious about achieving them,” said Brian Coester, chief executive officer of Coester Appraisal Group. “The appraisal industry is in the midst of some very important changes. We’re fortunate to have the wisdom that comes from 30 years of providing quality products and exceeding expectations, combined with the progressiveness, foresight and flexibility of a smaller, forward thinking company. We’re looking forward to growing Coester Appraisal Group while elevating the industry’s standards for quality and process.”