APPRAISAL HISTORY: As President and Chief Appraiser of Valentine Appraisal and Associates, Gary Valentine, MAI, AI-GRS, SR/WA, specializes in experienced right-of-way valuations, general commercial appraisals, and consulting assignments.
Mr. Valentine began his career in Fresno, California, where he specialized in residential and agricultural valuations, including closely-held businesses. After two years in Fresno, he moved to San Francisco and with his expert appraisal experience was hired as an associate appraiser for Southern Pacific Transportation Company, specializing in right-of-way valuations for sale, purchase, lease, easement, and condemnation purposes.
After five years with Southern Pacific Transportation Company where he gained additional appraisal experience, he accepted an offer to work as a senior appraiser with Marshall and Stevens, one of the largest appraisal firms in the United States. There, he appraised all types of real properties in both the United States and Mexico, and he continued to appraise transportation corridors and closely-held businesses, including auto dealerships, gas stations, hospitals, hotels/motels, restaurants, adult care facilities, and more.
In 1994, Mr. Valentine joined Valentine and Valentine, later to be known as Valentine Appraisal & Associates. Bringing with him over 11 years of appraisal experience, he specializes in all types of real estate valuations and consulting.
Active in the right-of-way industry, he is a Past President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the International Right-of-Way Association with 300 local members.
Mr. Valentine also has experience as an expert appraisal witness in the Superior Court, Administrative Boards Hearings, and has been successful at challenging property taxes in front of the Los Angeles and Orange County Assessor’s Boards of Appeal.
WE SERVE: Our clients include many of the nation’s most distinguished corporations, institutions, and governmental agencies.
The company also serves the appraisal and consulting needs of individual entrepreneurs, commerce and industry, health and educational institutions, land developers, taxing authorities, and local, state and federal governments, as well as foreign industries.
CONSULTING: Valentine Appraisal & Associates works closely with diversified groups.
ACCOUNTANTS AND FINANCIAL CONSULTANTS:
Pre-acquisition or merger valuation counseling, allocation of purchase price, property records and control, return on investment.
ATTORNEYS WHO REQUIRE EXPERIENCED APPRAISALS:
Estate planning, eminent domain and condemnation proceedings often require experienced appraisers with ad valorem issues, bankruptcy and foreclosure.
BANKERS AND TRUST OFFICERS:
Financing areas, inheritance and estate cases, experienced appraisals for gift tax services.
Pre-acquisition or merger valuation counseling, allocation of purchase price, tax purposes (federal and ad valorem), sale or purchase, insurance, condemnation.
Fixed assets accounting for real estate; valuation of property administered by agencies of the government; real estate to be acquired by eminent domain, public highways, urban renewal, public parks and easements; and valuation consulting to state and local property assessment and appraisal offices.
EXPERIENCED APPRAISALS FOR INSURANCE AGENTS, BROKERS, ADVISORS, AND COMPANIES:
Correct amount of insurance for placement purposes, proper valuation of varying assets for rate-making purposes, and assistance at the time of casualty to prove the amount of loss.
Feasibility studies, plant site selection, analyses in acquisition studies, and other areas where property economics become a part of the management consultant’s contracted services.
FLORIDA RIGHT-OF-WAY APPRAISALS & NATIONWIDE TRANSPORTATION CORRIDOR APPRAISALS
Valentine Appraisal & Associates specializes in appraising right-of-ways and transportation corridors nationwide. Locally, Valentine Appraisal & Associates appraises most other types of commercial and agricultural properties, along with providing professional consulting services.
COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE BUILDING APPRAISALS:
Industrial complexes, commercial buildings, multi-family residential property, housing developments, hotels, hospitals, schools, and institutional and public property.
APPRAISALS FOR CLOSELY HELD BUSINESSES IN FLORIDA :
Farms, dealerships, retail stores, general and professional service, industrial distribution, manufacturing, hospitals, adolescent and senior care facilities, recreation and other businesses for a gift, estate, inheritance taxes, estate planning, selling, merging, acquiring, or divesting, marital, partnership, corporate dissolutions, damage cases, and bankruptcy reorganizations.
FLORIDA LAND AND LAND IMPROVEMENT APPRAISALS:
Industrial, commercial, and residential sites; potential industrial, commercial, and residential acreage; farmland and ranch lands; large government tracts; and land improvements such as paving, water, sewage, drainage systems, and transportation corridors.
Items of a structural nature built by a lessee.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY RIGHT APPRAISALS:
Right-of-way appraisals, easements, nonconforming use, water, fiber optic lines, air access, subterranean, and parcel interest.