Over 30 years experience in real estate appraisal, specializing in the analysis of value diminution and real estate damage economics, including experience in the appraisal of both residential and commercial/industrial properties. Areas of expertise include construction defects, water intrusion, geotechnical, environmental conditions, title issues, proximity studies, economic loss analysis and appraisal review.
Licensed in California and Nevada, with MAI and SRA designations from the Appraisal Institute; qualified as an expert witness in numerous venues. Mr. Sanders is a contributing author of Real Estate Damages: Applied Economics and Detrimental Conditions, and has published on related topics.
Areas of Expertise
- Commercial Real Estate
- Construction Damages
- Eminent Domain
- Real Estate Damages
- Real Estate Malpractice
- Real Estate Valuation
- Residential Real Estate
- Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
- A: CV available for download at www.RealEstateDamages.com
B. A. degree in Business Administration with concentration in Finance from California State University Fullerton; graduated with honors May 1981
MAI and SRA designations from the Appraisal Institute (1988 and 1986, respectively)
State of California Certified General Real Estate Appraiser #AG002434
State of Nevada Certified General Appraiser #A.0005949-CG
- Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
- A: See below.
Appraisal Insitute (MAI and SRA designations)
Forensic Expert Witness Association
International Right-of-Way Association (IRWA), Orange County Chapter 67
U. S. Green Building Council, Orange County
- Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
- A: Occasional speaking engagements on topics related to real estate damages.
- Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
- A: No.
- Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
- A: Hundreds of assignments over the course of 30 years.
- Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
- A: Real estate appraisal and valuation, appraisal review, diminution in value, and real estate damages related to numerous detrimental conditions, including construction defects, water intrusion/mold, landslides and geotechnical, environmental conditions, title defects, nuisance proximity, trees, views and eminent domain.
- Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
- A: Over 50 times.
- Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
- A: Multiple occasions over the past ten years.
- Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
- A: Multiple occasions in California Superior Court.
- Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
- A: Estimate 25+ times.
- Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
- A: Initial forensic work dates to the 1980's, more intensive involvement with real estate damages dates to the mid-late 1990's.
- Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
- A: Real estate appraisal and valuation, consulting, appraisal review and expert testimony.
- Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
- A: No charge for initial consultation, $275 per hour after retention.
- Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
- A: $275 per hour.
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
- A: $375 per hour.
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
- A: $375 per hour.
- Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
- A: Travel and job-related expenses are billed at cost.
- Appraisal Alchemy Debunked
- Mold: What Appraisers Should Know
- Post-Repair Diminution in Value from Geotechnical Problems
- AAS Provencal v. Superior Court Of San Diego County: An Appraisal Expert's View
- Value Diminution As A Measure of Real Property Damages
- Real Estate Appraisal Standards
- Real Estate Damages: Applied Economics and Detrimental Conditions
- Appraising Diminished Value
References upon request.