As a Loan Review Specialist for 6.5 years with Cornerstone National Bank of Easley, Travis Simmons, MAI gained exposure to the commercial real estate field. He spent the last several years of his bank tenure ordering and reviewing appraisals for loan underwriting and collateral management. After completing the initial training in early 2013, Travis was fortunate to begin his appraisal career as a trainee of Keith Batson, MAI, then one of the principals of Sage Valuation, Inc. Travis completed appraisals on a broad range of property types including residential subdivisions, retail shopping centers, various hospitality assets, and special uses. He became a Certified General appraiser in December 2016 and continued his professional development with Mr. Batson through the transition to Batson Valuation in January 2018. Keith’s guidance along the way, including his role as Candidate Advisor, helped Travis earn the MAI designation in January 2021. He views each assignment as a chance to hone his skills and enjoys opportunities to develop client relationships. Travis is married to his high school sweetheart, Carole, and they have been blessed with two wonderful children. They enjoy active roles in Rock Springs Baptist Church, as well as Clemson athletics and as much family time as possible.