Bruce Akins

Bruce F. Akins

Senior Appraiser

Bruce Akins is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Bruce joined Pomeroy Appraisal in March of 2010.

Prior to joining CNY Pomeroy Appraisers, Bruce was employed as controller of Johnston RV Country in Webster, New York. Prior to this he was an owner/partner in Bob James Equipment, a multi-location John Deere dealership in the Rochester area for fifteen years. He has been involved in real estate as a sales agent at Dixon-Carr Realty from 2002 until 2004. He also served on the Town of Williamson Zoning Board of Appeals from 1995 through 2015.

Bruce’s accounting experience provides the basis for the financial analysis required for the appraisal of many complex property and report types. His experience includes assignments dealing with agricultural, forest, recreational use, and residential land; as well as commercial properties including warehouses, office buildings, apartment buildings, industrial buildings, medical office space, and retail properties. His experience includes assignments for banking purposes, assessment review, eminent domain, conservation easements, estate planning, and minority interest valuations.

Bruce is currently working toward the requirements for designation by the Appraisal Institute.

Employment History:

  • 2016 to Present: Senior Appraiser, CNY Pomeroy Appraisers, Inc.
  • 2010 to 2015: Appraiser, Pomeroy Appraisal Associates, Inc.
  • 2004 to 2010: Controller, Johnston RV Country
  • Prior to 2004: Partner, Bob James Equipment (multi-location John Deere equipment dealership)


  • NY State Certified General Appraiser #46-000051446
  • NYS Consultant Appraiser – New York State (2016-present)
  • Certificate of Completion – Yellow Book – Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions – ASFMRA (2018)


  • Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester, NY – B.S. in Accounting
  • LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY – A.S. in Accounting

Professional Experience:

  • Twenty plus years of experience in public and corporate accounting
  • Licensed Real Estate Agent at Dixon Realty in 2001-2002

Completed Courses Toward Designation:

  • Basic Appraisal Principles
  • Basic Appraisal Procedures
  • 2010-2011 National USPAP Course: 15-Hour
  • Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use
  • Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach
  • Residential Sales Comparison Approach
  • Residential Income Approach
  • Using the HP-12C Calculator
  • General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach
  • Statistics, Modeling, and Finance
  • General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach
  • Fair Housing, Fair Lending and Environmental Issues
  • General Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use
  • General Appraiser Income Approach Part I
  • General Appraiser Income Approach Part II
  • General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach
  • General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies
  • Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions – Yellow Book Course
  • Advanced Income Capitalization

Community Activities:

  • President of Williamson Civic Betterment Association (2008-2012)
  • Member Zoning Board of Appeals in Town of Williamson (1995-2015)
  • Youth Soccer Coach for 12 years in Town of Williamson