Wayne Pugh, MAI, CRE
Wayne is the CEO of R. Wayne Pugh and Company, a real estate consulting and appraisal firm founded in Baton Rouge in 1975. He is a graduate of LSU holding a degree in Real Estate Finance. Mr. Pugh is also the CEO and founder of Software for Real Estate Professionals, where his firm has developed residential appraisal software for the past 32 years. From 2006-2009, Mr. Pugh had the honor to serve as an officer of the Appraisal Institute where he served as national President in 2008. Many appraisers also know Mr. Pugh as the author of the Cool Tools column for Valuation magazine.
In recent years, Mr. Pugh had the honor of serving as chair of the Louisiana Appraisers Board. Mr. Pugh is also a principal member of Real Estate Counseling Group of America, Inc. (RECGA), a national organization of analysts and academicians founded by the late William N. Kinnard, PhD.