About Me

I have been active in the real estate appraisal field since 1977.  Over that time, I have appraised well over 1,000 commercial and agricultural properties, most of which are located in the Central San Joaquin Valley of California.  I hold the MAI, SRA and AI-GRS professional designations from the Appraisal Institute.  This professional organization was established when the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers (AIREA) and the Society of Real Estate Appraisers (Society) unified in January 1991.  AIREA and Society, founded in 1932 and 1935, respectively, were created to help standardize the appraisal process by promoting professional education and promoting high ethical standards.

MAI Designation

The MAI membership designation is held by professionals who can provide a wide range of services relating to all types of real property, such as providing opinions of value, evaluations, review, consulting and advice regarding investment decisions, among others.  This designation has long been recognized by courts of law, government agencies, financial institutions and investors as a mark of excellence in the field of general real estate valuation and analysis.  I was awarded the MAI designation in 1986.

SRA Designation

The SRA membership designation is held by professionals who can provide a wide range of services relating to residential properties, including providing opinions of value, evaluations, reviews, consulting and advice regarding investment decisions, among others.  Like the MAI designation, the SRA designation has long been recognized by courts of law, government agencies, financial institutions and investors as a mark of excellence in the field of residential real estate valuation and analysis.  I was awarded the SRA designation in 1980.

AI-GRS Designation

The AI-GRS membership designation is held by professionals who can provide reviews of appraisals of a wide range of property types, including commercial, industrial, agricultural, residential, vacant land and others.  This is the Appraisal Institute’s newest professional designation, and is held by those who recognize the critically important role that appraisal review plays in risk management and mitigation for many clients/users of appraisal services.  I was awarded the AI-GRS designation in 2014.