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Valentine Appraisal & Associates is a nationwide professional commercial real estate appraisal and consulting firm founded in 1997 by Gary Valentine, President and Chief Appraiser. The company specializes in nationwide right-of-way valuations and welcomes general commercial appraisal assignments located in California and the western United States. The nationwide right-of-way projects we specialize in include existing and proposed pipelines, power lines, canals, highways, railroads and other transportation corridors.

Our mission is to provide expert analysis, accurate information and affordable valuation reports that arrive on time as promised.

Please call or email us if we may be of service to you.    


Nationwide Right-of-Way and Transportation Corridor Appraisals

Nationwide Right-of-Way and Transportation Corridor Appraisals require understanding definitions of certain fundamental terminology, laws, being aware of potential corridor uses, knowing which interests are to be appraised, determining the purpose of the appraisal, defining the subject area, arriving at its highest and best use(as a corridor or by dividing it into several parcels for liquidation) and finally, understanding the applications and methods of appraising the transportation corridor, which are unique and diverse.

Appraisal of Pipeline Easements

Appraisal of Pipeline Easements is another one of our expertise after appraising thousands of pipeline easements over time. In fact, these appraisal assignments can be rather complex due to complex legal issues, partial interests that can involve many parties, language often used in the easement agreement and scarcity of comparable market data.

Litigation Support

Litigation Support is done in a most professional manner by providing necessary resources for legal professionals. Our support may include providing unbiased appraisals, appraisal reviews, essential documentation and information concerning real property, general real estate issues, and expert witness testimony. During the process, we leverage our expertise and solve problems.

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General Commercial Appraisal Services

General Commercial Appraisal Services focus on delivering the highest quality and service when appraising retail centers, professional office buildings, industrial warehouse and manufacturing facilities, and vacant commercial land throughout California and the western United States at reasonable rates and quick turnarounds due to our company appraisal associates located throughout California and the western region. 


Consulting Services

Consulting Services is built upon our valuation expertise and enables us to provide professional independent assessment to a variety of complex scenarios. Some of these areas of consultation include:

* Feasibility and Market Studies

* Highest and Best Use

* Strategic Planning

* Lease Analysis

* Acquisitions and Financial Analysis

* Segregation of Business Enterprise Value(Goodwill) from Personal and Real Property

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Agricultural Appraisal Services  

Agricultural Appraisal Services are provided throughout the San Joaquin Valley and the rest of California at reasonable fees and quick turnaround times. Our services are based on years of experience in appraising all types of permanent plantings and field crops, in addition to dairy farms and livestock ranches. 


Best Los Angeles County Commercial Appraisals

Valentine Appraisal & Associates offer commercial appraisals for apartments, shopping centers, strip centers and even odd-ball commercial sites throughout Los Angeles County. Our experience includes decades of appraising the most basic commercial dwellings to the most complex commercial project assignments.
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Los Angeles County | Orange County Industrial Appraisals

Valentine Appraisal & Associates have often appraised Orange County industrial properties, vacant industrial land in Orange County, and special use industrial properties in Los Angeles County and Orange County. We do appraisals for right-of-way in Orange County and industrial right of way appraisals in Los Angeles County. We offer low cost commercial appraisals as well as prompt and timely Orange County commercial appraisals. Please call or email us if we can be of service

Los Angeles County Appraisers for Litigation Support

Valentine Appraisal & Associates also provide expert consulting services for litigation support. We make appraisals for investment analysis, and we are appraisers for estate tax matters. Our experience includes decades of appraising the most basic commercial properties to appraising the most complex feasibility assignments.

Looking for a Commercial Appraisal?

Some of Valentine Appraisal & Associates’ clients include governmental agencies on the local, state, and federal levels. While some other commercial appraisal clients include some of the largest corporations in America. We boast of doing appraisals for small private companies, and appraising luxury homes for private individuals. Corporate offices are located in the Los Angeles area. Please call or email us if we can be of service.

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A Commercial Appraisal that Over-Delivers

At Valentine Appraisal & Associates, our mission is to exceed clients’ expectations by combining expert appraisal analysis, accurate appraisal information, and the latest valuation technology to provide appraisals in the shortest amount of time possible,  appraisals without problems and appraisals at reasonable rates. We pride ourselves in maintaining continuing education among our team members in order to provide the highest level of valuation knowledge and appraisal expertise to our clients.

Please call or email usif we can be of service. We want to get to work for you quickly and deliver unparalleled appraisal service. Remember to include the property address and include your phone number too. We promise to get back to you promptly!

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Gary Valentine commercial appraiser



Gary Valentine
Principal Appraiser and Owner



 Gary Valentine Appraisal Qualifications

MAI – is the mark of excellence in the field of real estate valuation and analysis from the Appraisal Institute.
AI-GRS- this professional designation is issued by the Appraisal Institute an demonstrates an individual’s experience and knowledge that give them the tools to address the issues unique to general and commercial real property reviews. 

SR/WA – demonstrates an achieved professional status through experience, education, and examination from the International Right of Way Association.

CCIM  Certified Commercial Investment Member designation is awarded to a recognized expert in the commercial and investment real estate industry.

As President and Chief Appraiser of Valentine Appraisal and Associates, I specialize in right-of-way valuations, general commercial appraisals, and consulting assignments.



 I am a certified general appraiser in California (AG006526), an MAI and AI-GRS designated member of the Appraisal Institute, a senior member (SR/WA) of the International Right-of-Way Association, a designated CCIM member of the CCIM Institute, and finally, a member of the Forensic Expert Witness Association.  I served as  President in 1996 of the International Right-of-Way Association, Chapter 1, Los Angeles. 


APPRAISAL EXPERIENCE                                                  

I have been exclusively appraising real estate since 1983.  My experience includes reviewing and appraising residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, transportation corridors, and other special use properties in California, other parts of the United States and in Mexico.


  Appraisals are prepared for sale, purchases, insurance, lease, financing, income tax, assessment appeals, condemnation, allocation of purchase price, estate and corporate planning. I have also performed extensive economic feasibility studies, business valuations and real estate market analyses for proposed development of urban real estate, real estate investments, cash flow analyses, and economic projections.



 I am owner of Valentine Appraisal & Associates and have been a Professor, teaching appraisal classes, at the College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, California.  Prior experience includes thirteen years of being owner/partner of a Valentine Appraisal & Associates, four years with Marshall and Stevens in Los Angeles, the second largest appraisal firm in the Country, five years with Southern Pacific Transportation Company appraisal departments in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and two years with a private valuation firm in Fresno, California.



I hold a B.S. in Business Management from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, and have completed numerous courses and seminars sponsored by the American Society of Appraisers, the Appraisal Institute, International Right-of-Way Association, and CCIM Institute.



(Completed programs’ curriculum and examinations)    



I taught advanced real estate appraisal courses at the college level as an adjunct professor and have presented numerous seminars for the International Right-of-Way Association (IRWA) and the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) on various appraisal topics.


SEMINARS GIVEN                                          



“Appraising a Transportation Corridor”, International Right-of-Way Magazine, November/December 1998; “A Practical Approach in Appraising a Pipeline Easement”, International Right-of-Way Magazine, March/April 2008; “Fiber Optic Valuation”, International Right-of-Way Magazine, July/August 2011; “How to Excel as an Expert Witness”, International Right-of-Way Magazine, November/December 2014.


COURT TESTIMONY                                  

  I have been a qualified expert witness in Superior Court and the United States Bankruptcy Court


TAX APPEAL HEARING                   

I have presented cases before both the Los Angeles and Orange County Boards.


FOREIGN LANGUAGE               

I write and speak Spanish fluently.





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Real Estate Appraiser, and Commercial Appraisal / Appraiser Coverage Areas: 93510 Agoura 91301 Agua Dulce, Saugus 91350 Airport Worldway; 90009 Alhambra 91801, 91803 Altadena 91001 Arcadia 91006 91007 ARCO Towers 90071 Arleta 91331 Artesia 90680 Athens 90044 Atwater Village 90039 Avalon 90704 Azusa 91702 Baldwin Hills 90008 Baldwin Park 91706 Bassett 91746 Bel Air Estates 90049. 90077 Bell 90201 Bell Gardens 90201 Bellflower 90706 Beverly Glen ; 90077, 90210 Beverly Hills 90210 – 90212 Biola Univ. (La Mirada) 90639 Boyle Heights 90033 Bradbury 91010 Brentwood 90049 91501 – 91502 / 91506 / 91523 (Glenoaks) 91504 Burbank (Woodbury Univ.) 91510 Cal State Dominguez Hills (Carson) 90747 Cal State Long Beach (Long Beach) 90840 Cal State Northridge 91330 Cal Tech (Pasadena) 91125 – 91126 Calabasas 91302/91372 Canoga Park 91303 – 91304 Canyon Country (Santa Clarita) 91351 Carson 90745 – 90746 Carson (CS Univ. Dominguez Hills) 90747 Carson/ Long Beach 90810Castaic 91310 / 91384 Castellemare 90272 Century City 90067 Cerritos 90701 Chatsworth 91311 Cheviot Hills 90064 Chinatown 90012 City Terrace 90063 Civic Center 90012 Claremont 91711 Commerce, 90040 Compton 90220 – 90222 Country Club Park 90019 Covina 91722 – 91724 Crenshaw 90008Cudahy 90201 Culver City 90230 / 90232 Cypress Park 90065 Diamond Bar 91765 / 91789 Dominguez Hills, Cal State (Carson) 90747 Downey 90240 – 90242 Downtown Los Angeles ;90013 – 90015 / 90017 / 90021 / 9002 Eagle Rock ;9004East Los Angeles 90022 East Los Angeles 90023 East Rancho Dominguez 90221 Echo Park ;900 Edwards AFB 93523 El Monte 91731 – 91732 El Segundo 9024 El Sereno 90032 Elizabeth Lake 93532 Encino 91316 / 91436 Federal Bldg (Lawndale) 90261 Firestone Boy Scout Res. 92621 Florence 90001 Gardena 90247 – 90249 Glassell Park 90065 Glendale 91201 – 91208 (La Crescenta) 91214 Glendale (Tropico) 91204 – (Verdugo City) 91046 Glendora 91740 – 91741Glenoaks (Burbank) 91504 Granada Hills 91344 Griffith Park 90027 Hacienda Heights (La Puente) 91745 Hancock Park 90004 / 90020 Harbor City 90710 Hawaiian Gardens 90716 Hawthorne (Holly Park) 90250 Hermosa Beach 90254 Hi Vista 93535 Hidden Hills 91302 Highland Park 90042 Hollywood 90028 / 90038 / 90068 Huntington Park 90255 Hyde Park 90043 Industry, 91744 / 91746 / 91789 Inglewood 90301 – 90303, 90305 Irwindale 91706 Jefferson Park 90018 Juniper Hills 93543 Koreatown 90005 La Canada-Flintridge 91011 La Crescenta (Glendale) 91214 La Habra Heights 90631 La Mirada 90638La Mirada (Biola Univ.) 90639 La Puente 91744/91746 Hacienda Heights) 91745 (Rowland Heights) 91748 La Verne 91750 Ladera Heights 90056 Lake Hughes 93532 Lake Los Angeles 93550 / 93591 Lake View Terrace 91342 Lakewood 90712 – 90713 / 90715 Lancaster 93534 – 93536 90260 Lawndale (Federal Bldg) 90261 LAX Area 90045 Leimert Par 90008 Lennox 90304 Littlerock 93543 Llano 93544 Lomita 90717 Long Beach 90802 – 90808, 90813 – 90815, 90822(Cal State Long Beach) 90840 (McDonnell Douglas) 90846 90805 (World Trade Ctr) 90831 – 90832 AIr Port Worldway 90009 ARCO Towers 90071 Arleta 91331 Atwater Village 90039 Bel Air Estates 90049 / 90077 Beverly Glen 90077 / 90210 Boyle Heights 90033 Brentwood 90049Cal State Northridge 91330 Canoga Park 91303 / 91304 Century City 90067 Chatsworth 91311 Cheviot Hills 90064 Chinatown 90012 Civic Center 90012 Country Club Park 90019 Crenshaw 90008 Cypress Park 90065 Downtown 90013 – 90015 / 90017 / 90021 / 90029 Eagle Rock 90041 East 90023 Echo Park 90026El Sereno 90032 Encino 91316 / 91436 Glassell Park 90065 Granada Hills 91344 Griffith Park 90027 Hancock Park 90004 / 90020 Harbor City 90710 Highland Park 90042 Hollywood 90028 / 90038 / 90068 Hyde Park ;90043 Jefferson Prk 90018 (Koreatown) 90005 (Ladera Heights) 90056 Lake View Terrace 91342(LAX Area) 90045 (Leimert Park) 90008(Los Feliz) 90027 (Mar Vista) 90066 Mid City) 90019 (Mission Hills) 91345 (Montecito Heights) 90031 (Mount Olympus) 90046 (Mt. 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