Orell Anderson specializes in real property damage economics and has consulted on some of the world’s largest challenges such as Hurricane Katrina, the Bikini Atoll Nuclear Test Sites, the World Trade Center Site and Flight 93 Crash Site; the largest climate, environmental and terrorist cases in the history of today’s world.
Mr. Anderson recently founded Strategic Property Analytics, Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in litigation support. For 15 years prior to this he was a member of Bell Anderson & Sanders LLC and before that he helped establish the real estate damages practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Anderson is co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Litigation Sub-Committee on Expert Witness Programming, and Co-chair of the ABA’s Environmental Committees on Damages and Eminent Domain. He is the immediate past Chair of the International Right of Way Association’s Valuation Community of Practice, and holds the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute.
As a qualified expert, Mr. Anderson has testified in Federal and state courts and volunteers on a special taskforce for major real estate fraud for the Los Angeles district attorney’s office. He is dedicated to his practice in real property damage economics and strategic analytics. He is a frequent speaker, instructor and writer, as well as an enthusiastic artist.
Mr. Anderson is the contributing author of Real Estate Damages and is also a developer and instructor of courses and continuing education offerings for the American Bar Association, the Appraisal Institute, the International Right of Way Association, and the American Society of Appraisers among others. The Appraisal of Real Estate sites Mr. Anderson as the source for further reading of USPAP’s Advisory Opinion 9: The Appraisal of Real Property That May Be Impacted By Environmental Contamination.
Mr. Anderson was the recipient of the IRWA’s Mark A. Green Award for Journalistic Excellence and Outstanding Contribution to Right of Way in 1999, was recognized as Southern California’s first National Volunteer of Distinction by the Appraisal Institute in 2012.
He has been asked to help write the damages section of the ABA's upcoming treatise, Environmental Litigation and will also be a contributing author for IRWA's and AI's, The Appraisal of Corridors, as co-published by the Appraisal Institute.
Areas of Expertise
- Commercial Real Estate
- Construction Damages
- Construction Lending
- Eminent Domain
- Environmental Economics
- Fraud Investigation
- Hotel Appraisal
- Intangible Assets Appraisal
- Land Use & Zoning
- Real Estate Damages
- Real Estate Finance
- Real Estate Leasing
- Real Estate Malpractice
- Real Estate Valuation
- Residential Real Estate
- Restaurant Valuation
- Scheduling Delay & Analysis
- Utilities Appraisal
- Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
- A: Appraisal Institute - MAI Designation (M11435)
International Right of Way Association - Member (06755305)
State of California - Certified General RE Appraiser
State of Utah - Certified General RE Appraiser
State of Nevada - Certified General RE Appraiser
State of Colorado - Certified General RE Appraiser
State of New York - Certified General RE Appraiser
Fielding Graduate University: Ph.D. Student – Three years - Behavioral and Social Economics
California State University Long Beach: MA Degree - Sculpture
Brigham Young University: BA Degree - Economics
- Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
- A: AFFILIATIONS and MEMBERSHIPS
Member - Appraisal Institute - MAI Designation (M11435)
Member - Lambda Alpha International
Member - International Right of Way Association (06755305)
Member – Forensic Expert Witness Association
Member - Land Economics Society - Lambda Alpha International
Associate Member - American Bar Association
Environment, Energy, and Resources Section
Co-Chair of the Appraisal Institute’s Litigation Seminar (1994 - 1995)
Appraisal Institute Chair – SoCal Market Trends Seminar (1994 - 2019)
SCC of the Appraisal Institute, Executive Board Member (2001 - 2003)
SCC of the Appraisal Institute, Regional Representative (2002 - 2006)
Appraisal Institute, Region VII Nominating Committee 2007 (& 02-04)
SCC of the Appraisal Institute, Executive Board Member
Secretary and Treasurer (2006 - July 2007)
ABA Section of Litigation, Environmental Litigation Committee,
Contaminated Property Sub-Committee (2002 - 2005)
Co-Chair, Damages Sub-Committee (2003 - 2018)
Co-Chair, Eminent Domain Sub-Committee (2007 - 2019)
Co-Chair, Expert Witness Sub-Committee (2019)
IRWA Environmental Community of Practice (2003 - 2019)
IRWA Valuation Community of Practice (2003 - 2019)
IRWA Chapter 67 Executive Board Member (2000 - 2015)
IRWA Chapter 67 – President (2004 & 2007)
IRWA Chapter 67 – Valuation Chair (2017 - 2018)
IRWA Chapter 67 – Spring Forum 2018 Co-chair
IRWA Region I International Valuation Committee Chair (2004 - 2013)
IRWA International Valuation Committee Secretary (2006 - 2010)
IRWA International Valuation Committee Vice-Chair (2010 - 2011)
IRWA International Valuation Committee Chair (2012 - 2014)
- Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
- A: CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR:
Appraisal Institute - AI Certified Instructor
International Right of Way - CLIMB Certified, Master Instructor
MULTIPLE TEACHING AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:
International Right of Way Association
American Bar Association
State of California
State of Utah
State of Nevada
State of Hawaii
American Society of Appraisers
District Attorney Association
International Association of Assessing Officers
Society of Auditor Appraisers
California Probate Association
Detrimental Conditions, Environmental Contamination and Valuation, Construction Defects and Valuation, Valuation of Easements, Appraisal, Environmental Contamination, Eminent Domain Valuation, Partial Taking Valuation, Real Estate Damages, Valuation, and Terrorism Risk Targets and Valuation.
SEMINARS, PROGRAMS and CONFERENCES
2019 ABA Section of Litigation Environmental & Energy, Mass Torts, and Product Liability Litigation Committees’ Joint CLE Seminar: “Measuring Post-Remediated Environmental Stigma: Lessons from Recent Products & Environmental Litigation.” Moderator, Laguna Beach, CA
The Effect of High-Voltage Overhead Transmission Lines on Property Values, Speaker with Sandy Bond, PhD, Director, Real Estate and Land Use Institute at California State University, Fullerton, March 2018; Southern California Chapter Appraisal Institute, Irvine, CA
Eminent Domain and Valuation Seminar; Speaker, March 2018; International Right of Way Association, San Diego, CA
Corridor Valuation Seminar: Developer and Presenter; March 2017; Title and Corridor Valuation, a Brief Overview; International Right of Way Association Conference, Baltimore, MD
2016 Annual Condemnation Symposium - Condemnation Appraisal for Public Utilities: A Review and Critique of Regression Analysis; Developer and Speaker with Robert Roth Esq. Niebler, Pyzyk, Roth & Carrig, LLP and James Sanders, MBA, Real Estate Appraisal Litigation; Wisconsin Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, WI
2015 Annual Litigation Conference - How to Conduct an Admissible Survey; Developer and Panel Speaker with Mark D. Johnson, Esq. Snell & Wilmer LLP, Rick E. Rayl, Esq. Nossaman LLP and Jack Williamson, Ph.D. Almost Convex Economics LLC; Southern California Chapter Appraisal Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Annual Spring Litigation Conference - Surveying the Landscape: How to Conduct an Admissible Survey; Speaker with Charles (Chuck) A. Hansen, Esq., Partner at Wendell Rosen Black & Dean LLP, May 2015; Northern California Chapter Appraisal Institute, Filoli Gardens, Woodside, CA
2015 Spring Appraisal Conference - Attaching and Defending a Tax Appeal; Speaker, April 2015; Society of Certified Appraisers, San Diego, CA
Dirty Little Secrets: Part D’eaux, 47th Annual Litigation Seminar; Developer, Speaker and Moderator with Paul White, Esq. Partner at Tressler and K. Erik Friess, Esq. Partner at Allen Matkins. A discussion with California legal experts on significant issues related to real valuation in trial proceedings and how residential and commercial real estate experts can provide successful support; November 2014; Southern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Annual Fall Conference; Real Estate and Appraisal Symposium - Real Estate and the Environment, Special Expertise: Speaker, September 2014; Northern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, San Francisco, CA
Appraisal Institute’s 16th Annual Summer Conference - Special Purpose Properties: Developer, Speaker and Moderator with Keith E. McCullough, Esq. Shareholder at Alvarado Smith and Mark D. Johnson, Esq. Partner at Alston & Bird; July 2014; Southern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, Los Angeles, CA
Dirty Little Secrets - Valuing of Contaminated Properties for Litigation: A discussion with national legal experts on current issues related to real estate valuation in trial proceedings and how residential and commercial real estate experts can provide successful support. Developer, Speaker and Moderator for an international CE session with James P. Ray, Partner; Robinson & Cole; Jeffrey (M.) Pollock, Partner at Fox Rothschild; Rick E. Rayl, Partner at Nossaman, LLP; June 2014; International Right of Way Association 60th Education Conference, Hartford, CT
How to Get From Here to There? Corridor Valuation & Analysis: Developer and Presenter; June 2014; International Right of Way Association 60th Education Conference, Hartford, CT
Understanding Environmental Contamination in California Real Estate: Developer and Presenter; March 2014; Capistrano Valley High School Advanced Placement Environmental Science, Saddleback Unified School District, Mission Viejo, CA
Pilot Presentation: Dirty Little Secrets - Valuing of Contaminated Properties for Litigation and How to Get From Here to There? Corridor Valuation & Analysis: Developer and Presenter; February 2014; International Right of Way Association, Inland Empire Chapter 57, Riverside, CA
Valuation of Properties with Detrimental Conditions: Developer and Presenter; March 2014; Society of Auditor – Appraisers, Southern California Chapter, CA
Real Estate Damages: Super Fun, Part Takes and the Malibu Factor: Developer and Presenter of a one-day seminar; October 2013, Appraisal Institute, Lake Tahoe Chapter, CA
Carving Out Your Legal Niche: Do’s and Don’ts of Litigation Support: Developer, Speaker and Moderator; National CE Webinar with William F. Capps, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell LLP, Greater Los Angeles Area, CA; Curtis A Graham, Freeman Freeman & Smiley LLP, Los Angeles, CA: Robert J. Miller, Bryan Cave LLP, Phoenix, AZ; October 2013; Appraisal Institute
Detrimental Conditions in Real Estate; Disasters and Climate Conditions, Eminent Domain - Corridors and Proximity Damages: Author, Developer and Facilitator, one-day Seminar, October 2013; Appraisal Institute, Lake Tahoe, NV
Changing Our View of Damages: Co-Presenter with Charles Stormont, Utah Assistant Attorney General’s Office and Raymond Bennett, Utah Department of Transportation; June 2013; International Right of Way Association 59th Education Conference, Charleston, WV
Eminent Domain Update - Current Cases and Valuation Issues: Co- Presenter with John Murphy, Murphy & Evertz, Greater Orange County Area, CA; June 2013
International Right of Way Association 59th Education Conference, Charleston, WV
Real Estate Damages: Lecturer; February 2013; American Society of Appraisers, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Appraisal Institute Annual Meeting: “Related topics on litigation support, marketing and the expert witness engagement.” Panel participant with William F. Capps, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell LLP, Greater Los Angeles Area, CA; Curtis A Graham, Freeman Freeman & Smiley LLP, Los Angeles, CA: Robert J. Miller, Bryan Cave LLP, Phoenix, AZ
2012 IRWA Annual Education Conference; Valuation Track: “Who Pays for What; The Intersection of Condemnation and Contamination.” Program Developer and Participant with Dan Biersdorf, Biersdorf & Associates, Minneapolis, MN; Rick E. Rayl, Nossaman LLP, Los Angeles, CA; Timothy Holzhauer, SR/WA, JD, Department of the Interior, Washington D.C.
Environmental Conditions: Valuation Fundamentals: Co-Presenter with Dr. Thomas O. Jackson; June 2011; International Right of Way Association 2011 Education Conference, Atlanta, GA
Real Estate Damages: High Voltage Transmission Corridors - The Survey Instrument: Co-Presenter with Dr. Thomas O. Jackson; June 2011; International Right of Way Association 2011 Education Conference, Atlanta, GA
Environmental & Social Justice in Eminent Domain: Developer and Presenter; April 2011; International Right of Way Association.
Real Estate Damages - Environmental Conditions, Systems & Strategy: Chair, Developer, Facilitator and Participant; Half-day Regional CLE Workshop, November 2010; Environmental Litigation Damages Subcommittee, Section of Litigation, American Bar Association.
Analyzing the Effects of Environmental Contamination on Real Property Values: Principal Technical Adviser, Editor and Pilot Course Instructor; July 2010, Appraisal Institute.
The Valuation of Environmentally Contaminated Real Estate, Course 417. August 2010 (two days): Author, Developer and Facilitator; August 2010, International Right of Way Association.
2009 ABA Section of Litigation Annual Conference; Environmental Litigation Track: “Setting the Table: Trial Proofs and Strategy in Condemnation and De Facto Takings Claims.” Program Co-Adviser and Participant with Hon. William A. Fletcher, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, San Francisco, CA; Jeffrey M. Pollock, Fox Rothschild LLP, Lawrenceville, NJ; Christian F. Torgrimson, Pursley Lowery Meeks LLP, Atlanta, GA; Michael W. Tyler, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, Atlanta, GA
Detrimental Conditions Seminar: Technical Adviser of a one-day seminar published and sponsored by the Appraisal Institute.
Real Estate Disclosure Seminar: Technical Adviser of a one-day seminar published and spon
- 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
- Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
- A: Real Estate Damages, Detrimental Conditions, Appraisal, Valuation, Environmental Contamination, Construction Defects, Air, Light, View, Access, Proximity, Tragedy, Market Trends...
Typical Property Types Include:
High-Rise Office Buildings
Land – Acreage
Land – Lots
Single Family Residences
Manufacture Home Parks
Skilled Nursing Home
Industrial Buildings and Land
Mini Storage Facilities
Swap Meet Sites
- Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
- A: Approximately 50%
- Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
- A: Approximately 50%
- Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
- A: Dozens
- Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
- A: May 2017
- Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
- A: Over one hundred
- Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
- A: More than 50
I have testified as an expert witness in the States of California, Utah, Nevada, Texas, Wisconsin and Missouri.
- Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
- A: Since 1992
- Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
- A: Real Estate Valuation and Consulting. Real Estate Damage Economics. Real Estate Appraisal. Appraisal Review. Strategy. Econometrics.
- Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
- A: No charge for initial consultation.
Typical hourly rate is $425
- Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
- A: Typical hourly rate is $425
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
- A: Typical hourly rate is $525
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
- A: Typical hourly rate is $525
- Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
- A: Typical expenses (e.g. travel, lodging, meals, etc.)
- Environmental Contamination: An Analysis in the Context of the DC Matrix
- Condemnation in California: Redefining Damages for Partial Takings
- Addressing The Larger Parcel: One of the more vexing problems facing condemnation appraisals today
- Transmission Corridor Valuation and Renewable Generation: A North American Perspective
- A View from the Ground Up: Calculating Damages Due to Construction Project Delay
- Condemnation in California: Redefining Damages for Partial Takings
- New Dogs Old Tricks: The 1031 Exchange
- The Role of Intuition Blending Knowledge, Experience and Creativity in Complex Appraisals
- The Value of a View: Quantifying the Damages of a View Once Seen
- Practical Advice From a Practical Appraiser: Valuable People Lessons Learned Along The Way
- List of Publications as of June 2017
Available upon request.