Founders

Patrick M. Kelly, MAI

Patrick M. Kelly, MAI has been an appraiser for over forty years. He is past President of the Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and was formerly vice-chairman of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation’s Real Estate Appraisal Board.

He has performed a variety of appraisal assignments ranging from Willis Tower and Aon Center to small commercial/industrial properties. He specializes in the valuation of country clubs/golf courses, tennis/fitness centers nationwide, including Whistling Straits and The American Club.

Patrick serves as a board member of The Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago, and has volunteered his spare time in many fundraising arenas.

Bennetta P. Kelly​

Bennetta received a Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University and attended graduate school at DePaul University. She has been a legal assistant and systems developer for law firms and has served as operations director at Kelly Appraisal Consultants, Inc.

She is President of the Misericordia Heart of Mercy Women's Board, a community of care for persons with developmental disabilities; 2018-2019 Council of Advisors to the national ARCS Foundation, Inc.; past president of the Illinois Chapter of ARCS® Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit run entirely by women who aid advancement in science and technology by providing funding to graduate students in STEM; past defense chair for the First Chicago Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and past board member of the Chicago Council on Science and Technology.