Serving Florida Since 1950.

Our experience in providing services to the leading developers, financial institutions and government agencies is both practical and diversified. Our staff brings together backgrounds in such relevant disciplines as building construction, leasing, eminent domain, billboards, urban planning, and real estate lending.

Who we are.

Catlett & Company, Inc. has been doing business as Trigg, Catlett & Associates since 1992 when Lance M. Trigg MAI retired. Prior to this time, Lance founded Trigg Appraisal Services in 1950. In 1981 Frank A. Catlett, MAI, SRA joined the firm and the name changed to Trigg, Catlett & Associates, Inc. As a tribute to our long standing involvement in the community and Lance M. Trigg, being a familiar and reputable name, the firm now operates under the name of Trigg, Catlett & Associates. The firm presently has four appraisers on staff, as well as one administrative staff. Frank A. Catlett, MAI, SRA has fostered the education and development of ten other MAIs over the course of time and trained a number of associates, one of which is currently pursuing his MAI designation.

Frank Catlett, MAI, SRA

State Certified General
Real Estate Appraiser RZ 531
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Kyle Catlett, MAI

State Certified General
Real Estate Appraiser RZ 3875
Licensed Florida Real Estate Salesman

Rob Hicks, MAI

State Certified General
Real Estate Appraiser RZ 1059
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
Certified County Court Mediator

Sam Martin

Registered Trainee Appraiser
RI 24843

Frank A. Catlett, MAI, SRA

Frank A. Catlett has been a real estate lender/underwriter, appraiser and broker since 1975 in Tampa, Florida. Mr. Catlett attended the University of Florida for his undergraduate and graduate studies with a concentration in Geography, Real Estate and Urban Planning. He is also a graduate of the School of Banking of the South at LSU. He has attained the MAI and SRA designations with the Appraisal Institute and also serves as an instructor for the Appraisal Institute. Additionally, he serves as both an appraiser and reviewer for several governmental agencies and has also served as a Special Master to the Value Adjustment Board for Hillsborough County. Mr. Catlett is known for his analytical skills and ability to tackle the most diverse and difficult appraisal assignments. These would include assignments involved in air rights, submerged lands, reservoirs, regional manufacturing and distribution facilities up to 1.8 million square feet, aquarium attractions, natural springs, communication towers, contaminated properties, Transfer of Development Rights, and numerous perpetual conservation easements. Mr. Catlett has considerable expert witness experience in 17 counties and circuit courts in Florida and North Carolina as well as 6 federal courts nationwide. He joined Trigg Appraisal Services in 1981, thereafter becoming Trigg Catlett & Associates and has overseen this full service appraisal firm since 1991 upon the retirement of Lance M. Trigg, MAI. He also maintains an appraisal office in Boone, North Carolina. Mr. Catlett served on active duty with the Army as well as the Florida National Guard with last assignment as a Captain on Battalion Staff, 53rd Support Battalion, 53rd Infantry Brigade. His hobbies include sailing, hunting and fly fishing as well as travel abroad. He lives primarily in Tampa and secondarily in Boone, North Carolina with his wife Janet. They have two sons that are graduates of Virginia Tech and the University of Alabama.

Robert C. Hicks, MAI

Robert Hicks has been an appraiser with Trigg Catlett & Associates since 2011 following a long and diverse history in the Tampa Bay real estate market. After graduating from the Florida State University’s College of Business in 1989 with dual degrees in Finance and Real Estate, Mr. Hicks began his career as a commercial real estate appraiser working for a mid-sized firm in Tampa. Real estate was the family business and Robert Hicks represents the fourth generation to work in the local market dating back to 1925.  More than 30 years ago he obtained a Florida Real Estate Brokers License and Florida State-Certified General Real Estate Appraisal certification. After six initial years of appraisal experience and education, his real estate competency was expanded with various employment opportunities over a 16-year period including real estate sales, leasing, construction management, property management, public relations & governmental affairs. Many of these experiences came during a ten-year stint as Vice President of Real Estate for Clear Channel Outdoor, where he was responsible for maintaining leases and easements on over 2,000 billboard locations in the surrounding eight county area. Mr. Hicks decided to return to appraising in 2011, bringing this diverse knowledge of real estate and level of experience necessary to tackle the most challenging of appraisal assignments including rock mining quarries, conservation easements, road corridors, parking lots, marinas, billboards, transfer development rights, going-concerns, historic properties, government-owned property, residential subdivisions, wetlands, farm land, and vehicle dealerships. Since returning to appraising, Mr. Hicks has appraised over $1-billion in real estate value in 25 Florida counties.  These appraisals and continuing education provided the foundation for designation as a member of the Appraisal Institute in 2017. In addition to appraising, Mr. Hicks serves as a Special Magistrate in seven bay area counties hearing real estate tax appeal cases and making value recommendations to the Value Adjustment Boards. He also gained experience serving as a Certified County Court Mediator in small claims cases in the Sixth Circuit of Florida. Over the years, Mr. Hicks has been active in the community serving as past President for his South Tampa neighborhood association, as a member of the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce and in the leadership of Boy Scout Troop 53 with his two sons. Outside of work, his interests include camping, biking, kayaking, hammocking, crossword puzzles and playing guitar.

Kyle A. Catlett, MAI

Kyle is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration with a minor in Spanish Language. He is a third generation Tampa native and graduate of Jesuit High School. Appraisal assignments that he has been involved in include, ranches, springs, citrus operations, industrial warehouses, self-storage facilities, residential, perpetual conservation easements, office buildings and retail centers, day care centers and eminent domain projects. Kyle enjoys playing golf, fishing and spending time with his wife.

Sam Martin

Sam Martin was raised in a small farm town in Pennsylvania known by the residences as Avon Grove. Avon Grove is located in the southeast corner of Pennsylvania along the border of Delaware and Maryland. After two decades of cold winters and constant manure smell, Sam headed south to Tampa, Florida. Sam began working in the restaurant industry saving his money while attending Hillsborough Community College. After a year of saving, he used that money to self-obtain his Florida Sales Real Estate Salesmen License. In Sam’s first year as a Realtor, he was able to achieve over $700,000 in sales while catching the attention of Trigg Catlett & Associates. While working with Trigg Catlett & Associates he has acquired knowledge in many different fields of real estate; including, conservation easements, industrial properties, agricultural land, auto dealerships, professional office, medical office, among other real estate portfolios. Currently, he is enrolled in the University of South Florida with aspiration to graduate in 2023. Sam is a proud father of two rescues named Tarzan and Oliver. Outside of the office Sam enjoys fishing, golfing, and traveling. Go Eagles!

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