We are a group of consultants and analysts providing a multitude of services in the real estate industry. We have been serving Tennessee for over 30 years and provide a wide range of services pertaining to real property, finances and family estates. Since our inception, The Boals Group has been dedicated to serving the community through hard work, client satisfaction and by providing a world class product. We are a family run consulting firm providing Real Estate Appraisal, Land Surveying and Client Representation services to West Tennessee for over 30 years. We pride ourselves on providing a superior product driven by only the best professionals in their respective fields.

The Boals Group Founder

Van E. Boals has a background in land surveying, real estate and land development which began in the early 1970’s after serving in the United States Marine Corps. In 1973, he was given the opportunity and appointed to hold the position of Director of Tipton County Public Works. After serving the public, he created Van E. Boals & Associates, which later became Boals, Cole & Dawson Inc. Engineers & Surveyors and served as President. During this company’s tenure, another opportunity presented itself with the creation of Boals, Brown & Dedman Inc., Engineers & Planners in which Van served as Vice-President. From a real estate and development perspective, additional opportunities arose when he became Vice-President of Munford Development being responsible for developing 28 residential subdivisions and C.A.D.I. Inc being responsible for developing several commercial centers as well as various commercial subdivisions. This added real estate exposure led Van into appraising property in 1988 and became licensed in 1992 as a Certified General Appraiser in Tennessee and later Mississippi. His activities have now focused on real estate, forestry, and land surveying in which he has been licensed as a Registered Land Surveyor since 1971. On an annual basis, Van expands his education through continuing education in each of these fields and is a member of several professional organizations including but not limited to A Practicing Affiliate of the Appraisal Institute.

Management Team

  • Van E. Boals, Managing Partner

    Memphis State University

  • Philip E. Boals, Consulting Partner

    Christian Brothers University

  • Jimmy Reeves, Consulting Partner

    University of Tennessee Knoxville

  • Carter Higdon, Consulting Partner

    University of Tennessee Knoxville