JH Berry & Gilbert, Inc

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Paulk Turner, MAI

Paulk Turner, MAI, director of the Appraisal and Valuation Services division within J.H. Berry & Gilbert, performs a wide variety of commercial property appraisal, consulting and analytical services. He has more than 17 years of experience in a variety of commercial property types including: office, industrial, medical, retail, multi-family, and institutional uses.

Career Experience & Accomplishments

Paulk has an established reputation of providing accurate and reliable valuation services by diligently working to collect the most current market data and utilizing the latest methodologies and techniques, and is currently a Certified General Real Property Appraiser in the State of Alabama. He also received his MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute in 2015. The Appraisal Institute is a global membership association of professional real estate appraisers that began in 1932 and currently has approximately 23,000 members in 60 countries. The mission of the Appraisal Institute is, “to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide.”

Prior to joining J.H. Berry & Gilbert, Paulk was a commercial appraiser with Hasha Appraisal & Consulting Service, Inc. in Birmingham for 10 years, and he began his appraisal career at Benton Advisory Group, Ltd. in Marietta, Georgia in late 2000. Since beginning his appraisal career, he has completed over 600 appraisal and consulting assignments in a wide variety of property types.


Paulk Turner graduated from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts in history. In 2017, Paulk completed the specialized appraisal course of Condemnation Appraising – Principles and Applications.

Community Engagement

Paulk previously served as the planning committee co-chair for Bethany Village at Camp McDowell and is a former member of the junior board for Hand in Paw – Animal Assisted Therapy.