Born in 1962 in Georgetown, Guyana, Rick Singh spent the first decade of his life in South America.
After the sudden death of his father in 1972, Rick relocated with his family to New York City, where he lived the rest of his adolescent years and graduated with honors from the prestigious Aviation High School with an FAA Airframe Certificate.
Following graduation, Rick enlisted in the U.S. Army and was assigned to the 1st Infantry Division Mechanized, working on Helicopter Armament Subsystems, including tactical devices and hardware for weapons like machine guns, grenade launchers, auto-cannons, and rockets. Rick was honorably discharged in 1986 with the rank of Specialist 4.
In 1986, Rick relocated to Orlando, Florida, where he operated a family-owned real estate company, rendered advice on potential real estate investments, and managed home rental and upkeep during Central Florida’s housing boom.
In 1994, Rick joined the Orange County Property Appraiser’s Office and started his career as a field appraiser. During his time with the OCPA, he assessed thousands of properties and defended the county’s position on assessments at the Value Adjustment Board. Rick also successfully completed over 100 hours of International Association of Assessing Officer (IAAO) professional appraisal courses, and earned a Certified Florida Evaluator (CFE) designation from the State of Florida’s Department of Revenue.
In 1999, Rick became a State Certified Residential Appraiser, which qualified him in a wide range of valuation applications, including financial reporting, tax compliance, corporate finance, restructurings, and litigation support. Rick eventually entered private practice, opened his own appraisal firm and started a real-estate company, where he has served the Central Florida community for 11 years. During this time, Rick has hired, trained, managed, and reviewed numerous appraisers.