Lender's 1st Choice AMC LLC

4500 Salisbury Rd., Suite 480, Jacksonville, FL 32216   Phone: 904-715-4300  Email:

Appraisal Management Services
Where quality and efficiency are expected…
Servicing Lenders & Appraisers with Care
We are committed to excellence for both lenders and appraisers. We understand the valuation process and are equipped with the team, tools and processes in place to optimize your experience.
Lender’s 1st Choice started with a discussion by local lenders about the need for a well led, well managed AMC that understands the importance of superb customer service and delivery of compliant appraisals. From inception, we were built to foster long term relationships with both lenders and appraisers. Our team consists of seasoned appraisers and industry leaders with decades of experience in tackling a variety of property valuations. Our operating principles are simple; be honest, communicate openly, treat each other fairly, and enjoy what we do. We look forward to serving you.



Walter T. Boney, Jr. President & Primary Owner

Responsible for the overall strategic direction of Lender’s 1st Choice Appraisal Management Company. Walt has over 30 years of experience in providing property valuations. He has owned and operated a successful appraisal company in Jacksonville, FL since 1990. Walt was a member of the Board of Directors of First Atlantic Bank from June 2007 through December 2018. While serving on the board, Walt chaired the loan committee. Because of his leadership and expertise in the valuation industry, Walt has created a unique AMC that serves both lenders and appraisers with distinction.

Paul Grube
President & Owner-partner

Responsible for the day to day operations of Lender’s 1st Choice Appraisal Management Company. Paul, Lisa Wiley, and Walt Boney work in a collaborative fashion to anticipate lenders‘ product and service needs to ensure that Lender’s 1st Choice AMC stays in lockstep with them. Paul’s background consists of 35 years in the banking industry with experience in various roles within both large and small institutions. The largest portion of his banking career was spent with Wachovia Bank which became Wells Fargo. He retired from Wells Fargo as an EVP & Division Head after spending nearly 30 years with the company and its predecessor bank. He then spent a number of years as the Chief Banking Officer of FirstAtlantic Bank. Over the years, Paul has led teams in various business lending models with differing approaches to obtaining high-quality valuation work in a timely manner. While Paul’s banking career was tilted towards commercial banking, he also had a number of experiences running retail teams and lenders. These experiences allow him to partner well with lenders as they vet balancing the risk of all forms (regulatory, credit, operational, reputational) with client retention, acquisition and service plays; to include speed to market and speed to closing. Paul earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Guilford College and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Thomas Boney III
Chief Appraiser

Responsible for the monitoring of the appraiser panel service levels for Lender’s 1st Choice AMC. Thomas’s diverse background allows him the ability to assess and implement changes as needed for continuous process improvement.

Lisa J. Wiley
Chief Operating Officer

Responsible for sales, marketing, and business development activities for Lender’s 1st Choice Appraisal Management Company. Lisa is an established leader in the Northeast Florida mortgage market with over 27 years of mortgage origination, operations, secondary market, and servicing experience. Given her experience and expertise in mortgage lending, Lisa provides valuable insight and perspective to our team in serving our client’s appraisal management needs.

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