Commercial SERVICES


  • Retail Commercial
  • General Office Commercial
  • Medical Office Commercial
  • Industrial (Warehouse, R & D)
  • Fast Food Restaurants
  • Gasoline Service Stations
  • Vacant Land (Industrial, Residential, Commercial)
  • Residential Subdivision Analysis (Raw land, Tentative map, Final map & Finished lots and houses)
  • Self-Storage Facilities
  • Churches
  • Agricultural/Open Space
  • Vineyards/Wineries
  • Proposed Development/Construction (Commercial and Residential)
  • Appraisal Review
  • Whole and Partial Takings under Eminent Domain
  • Ground Leases
  • Easement Valuations
  • Court Expert Witness​

AreaS served

Commercial Assignments-

  • Alameda County
  • Contra Costa County
  • Santa Clara County
  • San Joaquin County
  • Stanislaus County
  • Solano County
  • Napa County
  • San Mateo County
  • Marin County
  • Kern County
  • Yolo County
  • Sacramento County
  • Monterey County

Providing Real Estate Appraisal and Valuation Services since 1967

Commercial Property

Providing a quality appraisal establishing the value of your Property

Every commercial property is unique and appraisal costs and delivery time can vary depending on the clients needs.  The appraisal fee can vary by hundreds and even thousands of dollars depending on the property and scope of work.  Evaluating the smallest details is our goal to ensure a fair and accurate valuation for your real property.  We strive to provide the client with the best appraisal, at a reasonable cost.   

How are Commercial Properties appraised?

       Depending on the size and complexity of the property to be appraised, it might take less than an hour to several hours to inspect the property. Some clients perceive this as the entire process but the truth is that it is just the beginning. Our appraisers research public ownership and zoning records, investigate demographic and lifestyle information, and compile comparable sales, replacement costs, and rentals. They then analyze this information as it relates to the value of the property. Finally, they write a report on their findings. The inspection is just the beginning of an appraisal process that may take several days or even weeks.

       There are three primary means of appraising commercial real estate: the cost approach, sales comparison approach and the income capitalization approach. Each method has value depending on the situation and type of real estate involved.

  • Cost Approach - The cost approach is commonly used in newer or proposed buildings. The primary assumption of this method is that the value is the same as the cost to construct the property or replacement cost. This method requires an in-depth knowledge of construction and material costs.

  • Sales Comparison Approach - This is the method most are familiar with, as it is the accepted method for valuing residential real estate. Typically this method involves selecting properties with similar characteristics in the the same market area that have recently sold. Once those properties are found they are compared to the property in question and a professional appraiser will deduct value from the subject property for comparative deficiencies and increase value for advantages. Typically this method is required if the investor is seeking conventional financing.


  • Income Capitalization Approach - This valuation method is a short-hand means for real estate investors to determine the value of a property based on its income in comparison to similar properties. Essentially, if the investor knows what prevailing capitalization rates are in a given market for that type of property, they can divide the income generated by the property by the capitalization rate and come up with a value of the income stream as a result.