Mr. Brian Gatzke, ARA

Northern Plains Appraisal, LLC

Contact Details

Northern Plains Appraisal, LLC
PO Box 63 311 3rd Street
Brookings, SD
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Work Phone: (605) 691-2119

Area of Expertise

  • Rural Property Opinon of Value: Livestock facilities (Dairy, Beef, Sheep) IRS: Non-Cash Charitable Contribution of Conservation Easements: IRS Trusts: IRS Estates: Investment consulting: rent analysis: Agricultural Land: Appraisal: Conservation: Easements/Development: Farm/Ranch Appraisals: Acquisitions/Analysis: Feasibility Studies: Yellow Book (USFLA): USDA-NRCS Conservation Easements Irrigation Appraisals: Land Appraisals/Division/Exchanges: Lease Fee/Leasehold/Leases: Residential Appraising: Rural Property Appraisals: Rural Land Appraising Light Commercial/Industrial Mini-Warehouse and storage systems 1 to 4 and small income cap multi family housing Industrial/Contractor shops Avigation Easements and Land Acquisitions DOT Highway


Specialize in Eminent Domain, Conservation Easement, IRS2032a special use valuation, Yellow book (USFLA), consulting, Ranches and farms, rural residential, and education. Adjunct for South Dakota State University Department of Economics-Minor of Real Estate since 2014. Instructor appraiser valuation topics for American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers 2017 to present, The Land Trust Alliance at Rally speaker 2016, SD Ag Bankers in 2014-16, 19 and SD Bar in 2014. Active board member of the South Dakota Chapter of ASFMRA 2015-present. 2013-2015 Board member of the North Star Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and successfully completed AI-LDAC 3-year training program. Past Committee Chair (2008-2009) of the Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce Agricultural Relations Committee, past president of Rotary International Club of Brookings, SD, and currently active with the SD Historical Society Foundation board member and Treasurer 2015-16. My wife and I own agricultural, residential, and commercial properties in eastern South Dakota. I was raised on a family farming/livestock operation and involved in agriculture for more than forty years. These interests maintain my foundation in the agriculture and commercial sectors

Primary Occupation

  • Appraiser


  • Ag Consultant
  • Appraiser