PROFESSIONAL Qualifications Gary Valentine, fiber-optic appraiser  

"affordable commercial appraiser in Brea"
Gary Valentine, MAI, AI-GRS, SR/WA
President and Chief Appraiser
As President and Chief Appraiser of Valentine Appraisal and Associates, I specialize in right-of-way and fiber-optic appraisals and general consulting assignments.


I am a certified general appraiser in California (AG006526), an MAI and AI-GRS designated member of the Appraisal Institute, and a senior member (SR/WA) of the International Right-of-Way Association. 


Since 1983, my real estate appraising experience includes reviewing and appraising agricultural, commercial, industrial, residential, and transportation corridors, as well as special use properties in California, in 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 provided 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 appraisal experience includes over 20 years of being owner/partner of Valentine Appraisal & Associates, 4 years with Marshall and Stevens Valuation Group in Los Angeles, the second-largest appraisal firm in the country, 5 years with Southern Pacific Transportation Company, appraisal departments in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and 2 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, and International Right-of-Way Association.


(Completed programs’ curriculum and examinations)

-Litigation Professional Development Program

-Valuation of Conservation Easements Professional

Development Program

-Valuation of the Components of a Business Enterprise

Professional Development Program


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.


Appraising a Transportation Corridor

Fiber Optic Valuation

Appraising Pipeline Easement

“Trap Questions” in Cross-Examination


“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.


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


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


I write and speak Spanish fluently.


  • Advertising Billboard
  • Affordable Housing
  • Agricultural
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Appraisal Reviews
  • Asset Allocation Valuation
  • Automotive dealers and service stations
  • Aviation Easement
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Value
  • Cell Site
  • City, State and Federal Governments
  • Conservation Easement
  • Consulting
  • Contaminated Property
  • Convenience Stores
  • Cost Segregation
  • Diminution in Value
  • Donations
  • Easements
  • Eminent Domain
  • Estate Tax Valuation
  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Fiber Optics Lines
  • General building contractors
  • Gift Tax
  • Green Buildings
  • Golf courses

  • Historic Property
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels/Motels
  • Industrial
  • Insurable Value
  • Insurance agents, brokers and service
  • Land Valuations
  • Legal services
  • Litigation support
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Mineral Rights
  • Mortgage bankers and brokers

  • Office and clinics of medical doctors
  • Office Buildings
  • Partial Interest
  • Partnership Dissolution
  • Pipelines
  • Property Tax Appeal
  • Rails to Trails
  • Railway
  • Recreational Vehicle Parks
  • Religious Facilities
  • Rental Surveys
  • Residential
  • Road and Highways
  • Schools
  • Self-Storage Facilities
  • Service Stations
  • Special Purpose Properties
  • Subdividers and developers
  • Subdivision Analysis
  • Syndication
  • Tennis Clubs
  • Transportation Corridors
  • Wetlands
  • Wind Farms




Asset Management

Coopers & Lybrand Sigma

Emerson Asset Management Group

Equity Assets Management

Independent One Asset Management


Arrow Volvo

Cerritos Ford

Thorson GMC

Toyota Motor Credit Corp.

Financial Institutions


American Security Bank

Antelope Valley Bank

Bank of Santa Clarita

Bank One

Citizens Business Bank

Citizens Commercial Bank

East West Bank

First Financial Credit Union

First Valley National Bank

Foothill Independent Bank

GMAC Mortgage

Home Bank

Santa Barbara Bank & Trust

Sumitomo Bank

Sun Country Bank

Universal Bank

United National Bank

Wells Fargo Bank


"appraisals for city of los angeles"

City of Alhambra

City of Culver City

City of Industry

City of Lancaster

City of Los Angeles

City of Long Beach

City of Mission Viejo

City of Oxnard

City of Palmdale

City of Pasadena

City of Riverside

City of Santa Barbara

City of Santa Clarita

City of Santa Monica

City of Santa Paula

City of Temecula

Concord Redevelopment Agency

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Helix Water District

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA)

Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority

Port of Los Angeles

Port of Long Beach

Riverside County Transportation Commission

State of California

Wildlife Conservation Board



Anaheim General Hospital

Bay Harbor Hospital

Megan Medical Center

Oak Grove Institute



Westminster Medical Group


Aero Kraft Tools, Inc.

Bullet Freight Systems

ConocoPhillips Company


Memorex/Telex Incorporated

Nalco Chemical

Packaging Corporation of America

Southern California Edison

Southern California Gas Company

Union Pacific Railroad


Arter and Hadden

Demetriou, Del Guercio, Springer & Moyer

Kane, Ballmer & Berkman

Latham and Watkins

Sullivan, Workman & Dee



Pier 1 Imports

Sears, Roebuck & Co.


Alpine Unified School District

El Segundo Unified School District

La Mirada Unified School District

Mount San Antonio Community College

West Covina Unified School District



Cerritos Investment Group

G.E. Capital Investments

MIG Realty Advisors

Property Holding Co.

SHL Properties Realty Advisors

The CIT Group



Catellus Development Corp.

Center Land Company

LKS Investment

Pettit & Martin

San Thomas Properties

State Compensation, Inc.

Temple Investments