About CRM


Clayton, Roper & Marshall is a large regional real estate appraisal firm headquartered in the Greater Orlando, Florida area.  The firm was established in 1982 by Craig H. Clayton, MAI, and Paul M. Roper, MAI, SRA, under the previous company name of Clayton & Roper Appraisal Services.  On January 4, 1988, Steven L. Marshall, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS became a partner with the company, which was incorporated at that time.  The company has grown from two partners in June 1982 to currently being led by four MAI’s and numerous seasoned staff.

Craig H. Clayton, MAI


Paul M. Roper, MAI, SRA


Steven L. Marshall, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS


Clayton, Roper & Marshall has extensive experience in appraising apartments, senior housing, hotels, offices, medically oriented surgical and specialist office facilities, shopping centers, golf courses, industrial, large acreage, planned developments, and special-use properties.  We are recognized by our peers as having advanced skills in the specialization of eminent domain appraisal work and litigation.

Our firm possesses competencies in real property, finance, debt analysis, before & after analysis, damages analysis, and decision-based market analysis.  We have completed numerous portfolio assignments on branch banks, single-tenant retail stores, fast food restaurants, and other Triple Net properties located throughout the state of Florida and the southeast United States.

Clayton, Roper & Marshall has an experienced residential appraisal department as well as a commercial appraisal department which is comprised of commercial appraisers and research assistants, all of whom work under the direction and direct guidance of the three principals.  The career experience of commercial and residential associates varies from apprentices to 40 years.

Ancillary support staff includes an office manager/controller, a research director, administrative assistants, and word processors.  The firm utilizes up-to-date software, document scanning, digital imaging, and equipment for report preparation, and employs a nationwide cost estimating service of the Marshall Valuation Service, CoStar, Multiple Listing Service, Smith Travel Research (STR), PKF Hospitality Research, IREM, PwC National Investor survey, and numerous real estate data subscription services, along with extensive Internet use for investigative research.  Innovative and computerized market data collection and retrieval are also employed, with an in-house database of over 30,000 sales, as well as of ARGUS software.

The three principal MAI designated partners at Clayton, Roper & Marshall has over 40 years each of hands-on real estate valuation experience.  We possess good communication skills and provide timely reliable valuation analysis and fair prices.  Our unique partnership offers our clients the best in terms of core values of experience, expertise, collaboration, and thoughtful integrity and leadership.  We endeavor to routinely provide the client with our best professional effort.

All three Principals of Clayton, Roper & Marshall holds the highly regarded MAI designation. The MAI designation is held by professionals who can offer a wide range of professional services relating to all types of real property, such as providing opinions of value, review, and advice regarding consulting decisions and other client-driven criteria.  There are rigorous requirements to obtain this designation including a comprehensive exam, demonstration reports, many hours of course work, and specialized experience rated by peers.

Clayton, Roper & Marshall has accomplished commercial appraisals and consulting assignments throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The residential valuation regular service area encompasses Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, and Volusia Counties in the Central Florida Area.

Clayton, Roper & Marshall perform both commercial and residential real estate appraisal and market analysis assignments of a wide variety and degree of sophistication in all areas of the country, particularly Orlando, FL - Central Florida, and throughout the Southeast.