George A. Hammer, Jr. Certified General Appraiser Practicing Affiliate of the Appraisal Institute New York State Licensed Real Estate Broker Having started in Manhattan over 40 years ago Mr. Hammer engaged in a career of real estate brokerage and appraisal of residential and commercial properties on eastern Long Island. Concentration has been in the Hamptons and on the north and south forks. While in Montauk, he owned and operated a 100-room resort inn and motel with restaurant that he sold in 2006. During that time Mr. Hammer served two terms as President of the Suffolk County Real Estate Board and was qualified as expert real estate witness in State Supreme Court, in New York, Nassau, Suffolk counties and Boston, Massachusetts Federal Court. The appraisal business relocated to Hampton Bays in 2007, from where Mr. Hammer continued to accept appraisal assignments and represented over 500 plaintiffs in Judicial Hearings involving petitions to correct property tax assessments.