Sara Chambers, SRA
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Sara Chambers, SRA, is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Praedium Valuation Group in Chicago. She is responsible for managing the overall strategy and operations of the firm and for ensuring continued growth through superior customer service and market-driven analysis. She manages Praedium’s residential valuation practice which is comprised of 15 state-certified appraisers.
Sara specializes in appraising high-value and complex properties in Chicago. Her areas of expertise include custom single family houses, condominiums, cooperatives, historic/landmarked buildings, and waterfront properties.
Sara is qualified as an expert witness in circuit court as well as federal bankruptcy court. She is also a Certified Relocation Appraiser with the Employee Relocation Council and a Federal Housing Authority (FHA) certified appraiser.
Sara serves as a Candidate Advisor for appraisers working towards professional designation with the Appraisal Institute. She is also approved by the State of Illinois to supervise licensed Associate Appraiser Trainees to achieve state certification.
Prior to founding Praedium Valuation Group, Sara’s work experience included positions as a health care consultant with Deloitte Consulting in Chicago; a product manager with a technology start-up in Seattle; and a research manager with the Advisory Board Company in Washington, DC.
Sara received her BA in Public Policy Studies from Duke University in Durham, NC and her MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.
Sara holds the SRA designation with the Appraisal Institute. She is also an Illinois Licensed Real Estate Managing Broker. In 2017, Sara was appointed to the Illinois Real Estate Appraisal Administration and Disciplinary Board.