Last updated: Spring 2010 Prior to establishing Tech Terrace Real Estate, John Winker was primarily involved in the valuation of commercial real estate on a national basis. Upon receiving his BBA (finance major) from Texas Tech in 1985, John moved to Dallas and worked as a commercial fee appraiser for 4 ½ years. With a few exceptions on each coast, most work was in the southwest (primarily D/FW). Subsequently, John became employed as a bank review appraiser and shortly thereafter he opened up his own shop in Dallas as a sole practitioner providing commercial appraisal review and consulting services on a nationwide basis. Along the way John earned his MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute and worked on commercial review & consulting assignments throughout the northeast, Florida and California. Eventually, John moved to Newport Beach, California and maintained his offices there. John had one last employment stint holding a Vice President position as a Chief Appraiser at a $64 billion holding company (10th largest bank holding company at the time on the other side of the USA). Although the 10 years of experience were invaluable, John was thrilled to have survived and escaped corporate America and return to Lubbock…more specifically Tech Terrace. Over the years John has bought, sold, managed, updated, remodeled, added to, built, and appraised, numerous homes in Tech Terrace. John is married to his high school sweetheart of 31 years and will be suffering (or celebrating?) empty nest syndrome this fall as his son moves across the street to Texas Tech in Fall 2010. John says "Tech Terrace has been a great place to live, work and play!"