About Us

Donald Reape had been active in the real estate appraisal business since the late 1960s when, after graduating from LaSalle College and spending several years as a HUD appraiser, he started his own appraisal business.
Donald holds the MAI and SREA designations from The Appraisal Institute and is a past president and member of the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Chapter. He continues to lecture throughout the area on real estate appraisal topics and has taught courses at Villanova University, Yale University Law School and the Wharton School of Graduate Studies at The University of Pennsylvania.

Louise Jeffers has had extensive experience in the real estate brokerage business and has worked as both a field and review appraiser, and in a supervisory capacity to apprentice appraisers, for the past 34 years.

In 1994 Louise became the office manager of Reape, Jeffers & Associates and orchestrated the conversion of all the current office and appraisal processes to computer driven models. In 2002 she became Managing General Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Reape, Jeffers & Associates and since that time the company has continued to grow and has maintained its reputation for high quality reports, timely turnaround and competitive pricing.

Louise holds the SRA and AI-RRS designations from the Appraisal Institute and is a graduate of Rosemont College. Louise was the 2012 President of the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, and is past Chair of its Government Relations Committee where she served for 6 years.


Donald J. Reape, MAI, SREA and Louise M. Jeffers, SRA, AI-RRS are both members of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.

“The Appraisal Institute is a global professional association of real estate appraisers, with nearly 18,000 professionals in almost 50 countries throughout the world. Its mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide.

Organized in 1932, the Appraisal Institute advocates equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in the appraisal profession and conducts its activities in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Individuals of the Appraisal Institute benefit from an array of professional education and advocacy programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA, SRA, AI-GRS, and AI-RRS designations.”