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Our valuation and advisory experts provide comprehensive support in real property / commercial real estate (CRE) matters.

Our team delivers expertise in single-asset and multi-state real property portfolio appraisals and consulting, commercial real estate dispute analysis, financial reporting consulting, and litigation support.

We help clients solve intricate commercial real estate matters utilizing advanced research analytics, market intelligence, and extensive knowledge of the changing laws and regulations issued by state and federal agencies, as well as new guidelines from international and accounting entities. Our experts support legal counsel, their clients, and other professionals to interpret pertinent issues pre- and post-discovery regarding contested valuations and potential damages.

Our Services
  • Asset Based Lending Advisory
  • Commercial Real Estate Dispute Analysis
  • Expert Witness & Litigation Support
  • Financial Reporting Consulting / Purchase Price Allocation
  • Real Estate Appraisals
  • Real Estate Regulatory Compliance Consulting
  • Single Asset & Multi-State Real Property Portfolio Appraisals
Our Clients
  • Accountants
  • Attorneys
  • Banks / Credit Unions
  • Corporate Clients
  • Developers
  • Family Offices
  • Hard Money Lenders
  • Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
  • Institutional Lenders / Insurance Companies
  • Mortgage Bankers / Mortgage Brokers
  • Portfolio Management Firms
  • Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • Special Servicers
Our Experts Are Engaged in Valuations Involving
  • Government Agencies - U.S. Department of Justice & Internal Revenue Service
  • Hotels / Motels / Resorts
  • Industrial Warehouses, Distribution, and Manufacturing Facilities
  • Marinas / Boat Slips / Dry Boat Storage
  • Mixed-Use Commercial Developments
  • Office & Industrial Condominiums
  • Office Buildings, Including Medical & Mid to High-Rise Office Towers
  • Proposed Subdivisions & Master Planned Communities, For-Rent SFR Communities
  • Raw Land and/or Agricultural Acreage, Ranch Lands
  • Residential Income Properties (Traditional Apartment Complexes & Low-Income Housing)
  • Restaurants
  • Retail Shopping Centers / Regional Malls
  • Right-of-Way (ROW) & Condemnation
  • RV / MH Parks
  • Self-Storage Facilities
  • Senior Living Properties
  • Sovereign Land Projects with the Bureau of Indian Affairs & Native-American Communities
  • Special Use / Special Purpose Properties such as University & Hospital Campuses
  • Time Shares & Residential Condo Complexes
Asset-Based Lending

Our experts have extensive experience conducting appraisals of real property that provide security for banks, institutional lenders, and insurance company clients who serve as lenders. We ascertain what assets can be used as collateral and determine their valuation to secure a loan or line of credit from the lender.

Commercial Real Property Appraisal

Our team is experienced in all valuation techniques plus the supervision and appraisal / review of both single- and multi-property commercial estates and large multi-state portfolios. Our MAI-designated appraisers and skilled support staff provide analytical and valuation expertise sought after by accountants, attorneys, the courts, real property investors, financial institutions, and government agencies.

Real Property Consultation

We offer consulting services to assist clients or their counsel with cost and risk assessment strategy alternatives on matters such as asset value; market versus contract rent; market conditions (past, current, and future); and analysis of real estate operational documents including financial statements, rent rolls, projections, capital expenditures, and physical property. We also provide objective insights into local and national markets through impact, feasibility, and market studies, as well as through our network of real estate and professional resources and our long-term experience in the sector.

Litigation Support

Our team assists in issues on both sides of real property litigation by conducting research and providing evidence through complex forensic analysis. We deliver strategic guidance to counsel, as well as expert testimony in the valuation of real property assets and the assessment of damages in matters including:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Civil Litigation
  • Marriage Dissolution
  • Partnership Dissolution
  • Tax Appeal

Our experts have provided testimony in depositions and at trial in state courts, federal bankruptcy courts, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Tax Court, and the U.S. Department of Justice. We have provided direct testimony in Internal Revenue Service mediation and other agency arbitrations.

Financial Reporting

Our team provides expertise in mergers & acquisitions, specifically purchase price allocation of real property assets for financial reporting purposes. We conduct purchase price allocation analyses, as required under Financial Accounting Standards Board Rule ASC 805, to identify and assign fair value to all tangible real property assets and liabilities in M&A transactions. We also engage in leasehold analysis, including evaluation of market versus contract rental rates.

 
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