Who We Are
Russ Thibeault, President, founded AER in 1976. He has completed economic and real estate assignments in over 30 states. Russ holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire and a Master’s degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Russ holds the NH Certified General Appraiser Certificate #004 and has served on the NH Real Estate Appraisal Board. He is a member of the Institute of Business Appraisers, the National Association of Business Economists and a Practicing Affiliate of the Appraisal Institute.
He currently serves as a Director of Bank of New Hampshire and has previously served on the Boards of Laconia Peoples Bank and Trust, First NH Banks and Indian Head Bank (Laconia).
Russ’s practice embraces a broad range of skill sets including real estate and business valuation, economic impact assessment, economic development studies and real estate market/investment analysis. He has been qualified as an expert witness in nearly all of New Hampshire’s Superior Courts, Federal District Court and the Federal Bankruptcy Court (NH).
He has been widely quoted in a variety of national media including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times,. the Wall Street Journal. He has appeared on CNN, the McNeil Lehrer News Hour, ABC News, Nightline, BBC and Japanese Public Television.
Charles Schubert, Vice President, joined AER in 1993. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania
State University. He is a Certified General New Hampshire appraiser and has completed numerous real
estate appraisal courses. He focuses on complex residential and commercial real estate appraisal issues
for lenders, property owners and attorneys, including property tax appeals, loan collateral evaluation,
partnership disputes and investment guidance.
Joanna Snow, Business Manager, joined AER in 1979. She oversees report production, financial record
keeping and performs general office duties. She also performs data analysis for the firm’s clients
including financial analysis and data entry.