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The Premier Commercial Appraisal Firm

Welcome to Vanguard Realty Advisors. We are an independent commercial real estate appraisal firm, with the focus on delivering the highest quality and service. Our firm offers commercial appraisal services throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, Texas and North Carolina. We have multiple offices and cover many markets such as Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Houston, Charlotte and more. We specialize in all property types such as industrial, retail, office, apartments, land, hotel, special purpose properties and more. We provide commercial appraisal services for lending/financing purposes, property owners, estate planningtrustsdivorce, donations, disputes, step-up in cost basis due to an inheritance, fiduciaries, IRS, executors, 709 Gifting Tax Filing, 706 Estate Tax Filing, wills, probate, attorneys/lawyers, accountants, CPAs, corporations, developers, government agencies, individuals and more. We understand the current commercial real estate landscape, so if you need commercial valuation that works, we deliver it with passion and integrity.

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Our Commercial Real Estate Appraisal Services

Commercial Appraisal Services

Our commercial appraisal services include but are not limited to:

  • Commercial Appraisal Report
  • Restricted Commercial Appraisal Report
  • Appraisal Reviews
  • Retrospective Valuation
  • Date of Death Appraisal
  • Fractional Interest Appraisal
  • Partial Interest Appraisal
  • Tenancy in Common Interest Appraisal
  • Fair Market Rent Appraisal
  • Litigation Support & Expert Witness Services
  • Insurable Value

Qualified Commercial Appraisers, MAI Appraisers, Land Appraisers

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State Licensed Commercial Appraisers

All commercial appraisal reports are performed and signed by a state certified general license appraiser. This is the highest level of state licensing that allows one to appraise commercial real estate.

MAI Appraisers

In addition to having the appropriate license level, our appraisal reports are signed by an MAI, which is the highest level of accreditation in the industry. We have MAI appraisers and provide MAI appraisals.

IRS Qualified Appraisers

Per IRS guidelines, the appraisal must consist of a “qualified appraisal” and be completed by a “qualified appraiser”.  We are IRS qualified and perform many commercial property appraisal assignments for estate filings that pass IRS scrutiny.

Land Appraisers

We are land appraisal experts. The valuation of land can be very complicated. Land varies in terms of zoning, entitlements, location, access, exposure, development potential, density requirements, utilities to the site, size, topography, shape, easements and more.

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We Appraise Most Commercial Real Estate Property Types

Top Rated Commercial Appraisal Company – See What Our Clients Say

 

Richard AndersonRichard Anderson ★★★★★ I have engaged Vanguard Realty Advisors in the past. They were competitively priced, and delivered the work product on time. The management and staff are very professional, and it was a pleasure to work with all of them.Dain CourtDain Court ★★★★★ Vanguard Realty Advisors, LLC is a great company to work with. Reliable, responsive and professional. Keep them in mind for Commercial Real Estate (CRE) appraisals. Awesome Company!!!Shane HernandezShane Hernandez ★★★★★ Vanguard are one of the most trusted appraisal companies I have ever worked with. They are extremely professional and provide a great quality of work. Always satisfied with the services they provide.Andrew JohnsonAndrew Johnson ★★★★★ Vanguard is reliable, quick, responsive, and accurate. Working with them is always a pleasure. If you need a CRE appraisal, Vanguard is an excellent choice.Damaris WhislerDamaris Whisler ★★★★★ I have worked in corporate America for over 40 years in the commercial and residential financing divisions.I have worked with several appraisal companies in my history in financing. Matt Reynolds and his team at Vanguard have by far exceeded any expectations we have had.They truly care about their partnership with the CDC I currently work for and our clients.They are and will always be my first pick. I will only consider another vendor if they do not have capacity.DamarisJennifer LiblerJennifer Libler ★★★★★ Vanguard Realty Advisors, LLC is a great partnership for all of our commercial real estate appraisal needs. Matthew and Russell are wonderful to work with and they answer all of our questions and concerns promptly. Highly recommended.Horizon Commercial CapitalHorizon Commercial Capital ★★★★★ We have had the pleasure of working with Vanguard Realty Advisors for close to 10 years. We have found the Vanguard team to be professional, reliable, and personable. They have extensive experience with all aspects of commercial real estate and we trust them with even the most difficult or intricate properties. Vanguard always goes above and beyond to deliver for their clients and they stand by their quality work. We recommend Vanguard for all commercial valuations.Carly NaplesCarly Naples ★★★★★ Vanguard is incredible to work with. They are extremely responsive, provide appraisals on time, and are very professional. I highly recommend using them for appraisal services!Mary J ThompsonMary J Thompson ★★★★★ I am the appraisal administrator for CalPrivate Bank, I have worked with Vanguard Realty Advisors since 2013. They are my go-to appraisers for commercial appraisals in San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles. Timing and pricing are always competitive, I have always had a great experience when dealing with this company. Not only do they appraise, but they review appraisals as well. If you are looking to build your appraisal panel, add Vanguard you won’t be disappointed.William AguillardWilliam Aguillard ★★★★★ Vanguard Realty Advisors has been a pleasure to work with. They consistently deliver quality commercial appraisals in a timely fashion. I recommend VRA to anyone looking for a consistent, dependable real estate appraiser.Jasmine SaucedoJasmine Saucedo ★★★★★ Vanguard is without a doubt one of the best appraisal companies to work with. They are trustworthy, reliable, and never fail to deliver reports up to SBA standard. They are always there to help you with any questions that may arise. I would recommend them for any of your CRE appraisal needs!Corina GarciaCorina Garcia ★★★★★ Great Appraisal Company. They provide excellent service with SBA Knowledge and verbiage. Rates are very comparable to other companies. Staff is very efficient friendly and prompt. They deliver when they say they will.Bryce YuBryce Yu ★★★★★ Vanguard is really easy to work with. Never had a hard time engaging and requesting appraisals with them!Christina JohnsonChristina Johnson ★★★★★ The Vanguard team is the best in the business. They are extremely knowledgable and provide above-and-beyond customer service. I’ve been working with Matt Reyonlds for over 10 years and he is my go-to industry expert.Jerry ChungJerry Chung ★★★★★ We have been using Vanguard for almost 10 years and have always been pleased by their knowledge and professionalism.Matthew Reynolds and the team are very responsive and a pleasure to work with.Vanguard Realty is by far our most trusted and reliable appraisal company to have had the opportunity to work with.Bryce StepienBryce Stepien ★★★★★ I have had the pleasure of working with Vanguard Realty Advisors for a number of years. Their expertise and quality of work is excellent and I would highly recommend their services.sonja lewissonja lewis ★★★★★ All of my experiences working with this company have been outstanding. Matthew is very professional, responsive, and accommodating. I would highly recommend this company.David ManserDavid Manser ★★★★★ We have relied on Vanguard Realty Advisors for many years for their valuation services. Specifically Matt Reynolds has always been a great source for trusted valuations. Additionally, Matt is timely and cost effective on providing reports, and is always quick to respond to any questions or inquiries. I highly recommend VRA!David ManserPresident – Chief Lending OfficerThe BLC CompaniesKiara PerezKiara Perez ★★★★★ VRA is our GO-TO Commercial Appraisal company. Matthew and Jason are very professional, easy to work with, have great communication, and produce solid work! We’ve never had any issue with their reports or customer service. They always try to assist with meeting our clients “RUSH” requests.John IdeJohn Ide ★★★★★ Matthew and the VRA team has been a pleasure to work with the last few years. They consistently provide quality commercial appraisals in a timely fashion. They are very responsive and transparent. I recommend VRA to anyone looking for a consistent and dependable appraiser.Peter WPeter W ★★★★★ Love the work that these guys do! Can always count on them for a quality report, and their professionalism, timeliness, and attention to detail really speak for themselves. There’s a reason our bank keeps them in heavy rotation whenever we need CRE appraisal work done!Michael HadrysMichael Hadrys ★★★★★ Matthew, Russ and the Vanguard team do great appraisal work. I’ve worked with Matt in various capacities and he goes above and beyond for his clients.Joe TaorminoJoe Taormino ★★★★★ I am a commercial SBA lender and I have been working with Matt and Vanguard Realty Advisors since 2015. They communicate well, and they consistently provide the high level of service our bank and the SBA demands from appraisers. Matt and his team are the first appraisers i recommend to anyone who asks for a referral.Nancy CravenNancy Craven ★★★★★ Vanguard Realty Advisors always very good reports, on time, very helpful with any questions we may have regarding the market or the reports.Keith DawsonKeith Dawson ★★★★★ Vanguard is a 5 star rated appraisal group for our appraisal management company. We have been working with them for many years. Highly reliable and professional. We highly recommended them.J WalJ Wal ★★★★★ Matthew and the team at Vanguard Realty Advisors are excellent to work with. We have utilized their services for years without any issues whatsoever. They are incredibly professional, knowledgeable, and deliver projects on time. I would gladly recommend the team at Vanguard Realty Advisors to anyone.TMC MarketingTMC Marketing ★★★★★ I have had the pleasure of working with Matt, Russ and the entire team at Vanguard for the past 11 years. They are hands down the best commercial real estate appraisal team I have worked with. The team is responsive, willing to address questions and has extensive knowledge regarding lender and SBA requirements.I am grateful for their professionalism and highly recommend their services to anyone in need of a commercial real estate appraisal.Jennifer Davis – SVP, Business Development, TMC FinancingJacinto MunozJacinto Munoz ★★★★★ I have worked with Russ and Matt at VRA during my tenure with several financial institutions, and they are fast, reliable, and provide quality services.Grant NorlingGrant Norling ★★★★★ Vanguard Realty Advisors provide exceptional commercial real estate appraisal and advisory services! They leverage the newest technology and consistently provide superior results.John WitherallJohn Witherall ★★★★★ Vanguard Realty Advisors is great to work with. They are very responsive and diligent. I highly recommend their services.John W.Tonnie BlinksTonnie Blinks ★★★★★ Very professional and thorough. Delivers appraisals on time. I highly recommend.David PatzlaffDavid Patzlaff ★★★★★ As an appraisal reviewer, I can attest that Vanguard Realty Advisors provides quality real estate appraisal reports. They are responsive to any questions or concerns and complete their work in a timely manner.Scott HilmenScott Hilmen ★★★★★ Top of the CRE appraisal game. Experts across the sprectrum of CRE appraisal types and product types in CA, NV, AZ and NC. They are communicative, operate with integrity and are an excellent value. To boot, Matt and his team are enjoyable to work with and I’ve personally learned much from them after crossing paths multiple times with them over the years. They are trusted by financial institutions, principals and CRE brokers and mortgage brokers alike. A perfect fit for one-off jobs as well as those looking for a long-term portfolio partner relationship. You really do not need to look further than Matt and VRA.Richard KovalcheckRichard Kovalcheck ★★★★★ Matt is very professional and has done a great job with his valuation services. We trust his analysis and know that he is providing the logic and financial data to support his conclusions.mathew Shakemathew Shake ★★★★★ I have been in the real estate appraisal industry for over 40 years. Currently, I conduct review appraisals in many states across the country. My experience with Vanguard Realty Advisors has always been very good as Vanguard has exhibited a superior depth of knowledge of the industry and has completed their assignments with quality execution.Phil MulderPhil Mulder ★★★★★ I am a SBA lender for over 25 years and have worked with Vangaurd Realty Advisors for the last several years. Matt provides a great service as a commercial real estate appraisal company. Vanguard Realty is timely in completing appraisals that are accurate and reliable. If you need a reliable source for appraisals, i would highly recommend Vanguard.js_loader

 

Mike NMike N ★★★★★ I’ve been using Vanguard Realty Advisors for close to 15 years. Matthew Reynolds, does a great job appraising CRE properties and is able to provide sufficient data around market area and type of asset that is being appraised. With his extensive knowledge, he has been a pleasure to work with and provides lenders the necessary data/tools to make decisions on CRE assets being taken as collateral.Brett TwenteBrett Twente ★★★★★ Matt and the entire Vanguard Realty Advisors team have been very responsive and professional in conducting appraisals. We have engaged the company numerous times and I would highly recommend Vanguard for commercial appraisal services.Sharone SabarSharone Sabar ★★★★★ I’ve been working with Matt and Vanguard Realty Advisors for over 10 years. Their service is stellar. They’re always prompt at the inspections. Matt and his staff are extremely professional and they have a tremendously amount of knowledge and a vast understanding of the real estate market which makes their reports very credible. There’s no question they are the #1 appraisal firm.Spiros KaratzisSpiros Karatzis ★★★★★ Vanguard Realty Advisors and Matthew Reynolds specifically are the best. Love working with Matt and the team, super responsive, knowledgable and most of all true pros.Tim McLainTim McLain ★★★★★ Vanguard is fantastic! I have known Matt for at least 10 years and can say without question his work is accurate, on time, and professional. Matt and his team are prompt and their reports always meet expectations. I get Matt and Vanguard involved in as many transactions as possible!Marc CesarecMarc Cesarec ★★★★★ Matt Reynolds and the staff at Vanguard are true professionals. Very responsive and always transparent with their work. I highly recommend their work for appraisal services.Jennine GilmerJennine Gilmer ★★★★★ We have been working with Matt and Vanguard Realty Advisors for 10 years. Their service is always outstanding. They always deliver our reports on time or before their promised due date. Matt and his staff are extremely professional and their knowledge of the commercial real estate market and our SBA standards is top notch. We would highly recommend using Vanguard, they are the best in the business! TMC FinancingUn Jung ParkUn Jung Park ★★★★★ I have been working with Matt for the past 3 years and he is professional, knowledgeable, punctual and very responsive. For site inspections, he would always be there on time. It is always a pleasure working with Matt. The appraisal Matt delivers contain vast amount of information that is useful in understanding the current real estate market and extremely helpful when underwriting. I would love to continue to work with Matt and his team in the future.Jacob Silverman (Jake)Jacob Silverman (Jake) ★★★★★ Matt has been great to work with! Extremely prompt and efficient. Can’t recommend enough.Matt FosterMatt Foster ★★★★★ I’ve been working in the commercial RE financing industry with several different institutions for about 20 years and Vanguard is by far the best appraisal firm I have ever worked with. They are responsive with great turn times and competitive pricing. They know the markets and do a great job of due diligence with market data and broker experts in the subject property areaArmen MadatyanArmen Madatyan ★★★★★ Matt Reynolds and his team at Vanguard Realty Advisors do an amazing job. I’ve used them many times and the service and responsiveness is best in the business.Kyle WilliamsKyle Williams ★★★★★ Matt and his team have been absolutely outstanding. I have had the pleasure of working on approximately a dozen or so deals with Matt and they have always done a great job. Great communication and understanding of the Southern CA Commercial Real Estate market. I would highly recommend Matt and his team with Vanguard Realty Advisors.KyleTony KimTony Kim ★★★★★ I have successfully worked with Matthew and his commercial real estate appraisal firm. Highly recommend him for Los Angeles county.Paul HaglundPaul Haglund ★★★★★ Vanguard Realty has always provided excellent service in a timely manor. I will continue to do business with Matt and his team in the future.B LeeB Lee ★★★★★ If you’re looking for an appraiser or other property related services, please do yourself a favor and reach out to Vanguard. I’ve worked with countless appraisers throughout my career and Matt and his team at Vanguard are the best. They are quick, responsive and work with integrity.Patrick DuongPatrick Duong ★★★★★ Our financial institution’s commercial lending department has been working with Matt and Vanguard for a number of years now. Professional – high quality caliber work, responsive, reasonable cost and quick delivery. Vanguard is excellent for reliable and consistent work.Carrie BeaversCarrie Beavers ★★★★★ I have worked with Matthew Reynolds at Vanguard for many years. My company, Business Loan Capital has used his appraisals to great success and he is our go-to appraiser for deals in Orange and Los Angeles Counties. I would highly recommend his companyHarvey TorresHarvey Torres ★★★★★ Matt and his team at Vanguard are true professionals and invaluable partners to our organization. They are prompt, detailed and add value by supporting our efforts to meet tight timelines on projects throughout the US. I recommend Vanguard to any lender in need of valuation services.Dean AloeDean Aloe ★★★★★ Vanguard Realty Advisors has been a great partner for our CRE transaction. They deliver on time and on cost, every single time I use them. As the #1 SBA Lender in the country, it is imperative I have a reputable appraiser, Vanguard Realty Advisors is just that!Chase NakayamaChase Nakayama ★★★★★ Vanguard Realty Advisors has been nothing but the best in commercial appraisal services. Matt is always very responsive and ready to tackle any project with his extensive knowledge of SBA 504 standards and the commercial real estate market. With quick turnarounds and competitive pricing, I highly recommend Matt and his team at Vanguard Realty Advisors.Susanna RomigSusanna Romig ★★★★★ Matt at Vanguard is wonderful. He always responds quickly and provide quality appraisals. He is always my first choice.Jennifer SalazarJennifer Salazar ★★★★★ I have worked with Matt at Vanguard Realty Advisors for many years now. It is always a pleasure to have Matt provide us with commercial property appraisals. Matt is both professional and down to earth while providing quality reports within the agreed upon time frame. He is very responsive to each request and inquiry.Jaime RodriguezJaime Rodriguez ★★★★★ I been working in the SBA space for nearly 5 years and must say having the right partners is critical to the success of my position.Vanguard Realty Advisors has been a true professional with their commercial appraisal services. Matt is always very responsive as he quickly replies to emails and ready to take on any project with his extensive knowledge of SBA 504 standards and the commercial real estate market. I have nothing but good experiences working with his firm and will continue to use him. I have enjoyed this relationship very much and hope it will continue to grow with more deals being booked. 🙂NRRNRR ★★★★★ I have been working with Matt at Vanguard for at least 7 years now. My experience with him/them has always been top notch. They are competitively priced, and complete reports on or before due date virtually 100% of the time. Best yet is the quality of their work. Not only do they produce high quality work but when questions do arise they are prompt to answer and provide any further details as required. When we have third parties reviewers review their reports, they most often come back with no comments but even when they do come back with comments or requests for corrections there are either updates with additional information added quickly or a detailed explanation of why its not necessarily in the individual case. We have never had the need for a “round two” after initial request for correction/comments, and I think that more than anything speaks to the quality of Matt and his teams work.David WearDavid Wear ★★★★★ Matt is awesome to work with, very professional, communicates proactively, and always available!Haley GiffordHaley Gifford ★★★★★ Fantastic group….always deliver in a timely manner.D ND N ★★★★★ Highly recommend!!! It’s just so easy to work with Matt on appraisal reports as he reviews and sends out formal engagement letter quickly. He is very responsive and provides quality reports. If you have any questions or need any updates on the reports, he will assist right away.SCOTT WHITFIELDSCOTT WHITFIELD ★★★★★ Vanguard has been our “go to” appraiser for years with fast turnarounds, excellent reports and customer service!Liz HernandezLiz Hernandez ★★★★★ Matt Reynolds is a very qualified MAI Appraiser who understands the nuances of various commercial property types, which sometimes other firms can lack and affect the expected value. Due to his experience, knowledge of the areas, and deep level of analysis, I highly recommend VRA for your commercial appraisal needs. Aside from the consistent quality, timing and pricing are competitive. Matt is a pleasure to work with; very professional and personable. First-rate experience from start to finish every time.Christopher FarlowChristopher Farlow ★★★★★ Matt Reynolds is a true professional. We have been using and recommending Vanguard Realty Advisors for the past decade. The service and communication provided are always on point, which can make or break a deal.Chris RabenoldChris Rabenold ★★★★★ Mattison BehrMattison Behr ★★★★★ Vanguard has been great to work with over the years. They have done several industrial appraisals for deals we had, solid company. Matt Reynolds stays on top of it until the job is done.Austin PAustin P ★★★★★ It is always a pleasure working with Vanguard Realty Advisors, especially with Matt Reynolds! Their appraisal services are top-notch, with quick turnaround times and competitive rates. Matt Reynolds is not only very knowledgeable appraising CRE properties, but he is very easy to work with. Vanguard provides high quality appraisal reports with sufficient and reliable data, and they are always very professional and consistent. In addition to high caliber reports, Matt Reynolds is always willing to answer any appraisal or property questions, even if it’s for a property he is not appraising. Overall, it is always a pleasure working with Matt Reynolds at Vanguard Realty Advisors!Alexander GreenbergAlexander Greenberg ★★★★★ Vanguard has been reliable and expedient with their reports and appraisal reviews. They are always professional, dependable, and timely with their responses. A true pleasure to work with and count on!Brian CrawfordBrian Crawford ★★★★★ Matt and his team are easy to work with, flexible and delivers on time.I appreciate all the hard work he has performed.js_loader

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Hawthorne Industrial Appraisal

Recent industrial appraisal in Hawthorne. This is an older industrial warehouse. It was built in 1946 with recent renovations to date.  The property features three grade level loading doors, 25% office finish, 16′ clear heights, mezzanine areas and a rear yard. The building features a bowstring truss. For any commercial real estate appraisal services. Please… Read More

Industrial Warehouse Appraisal in San Diego

Recent industrial warehouse appraisal in San Diego. This is an older industrial warehouse. It was built in 1950 and features 20% office finish, 12’ to 16’ clear heights, four grade level doors, and a fenced yard. The building also features a bowstring truss. For any San Diego commercial real estate appraisal services. Please contact Matt… Read More

Los Angeles Commercial Appraisal

Recent commercial appraisal in Downtown Los Angeles. This is an older industrial brick warehouse. It is three stories plus a basement. It also features a bonus area on the rooftop.  The building was built in 1911. Some of our favorite properties to appraise are older industrial buildings like this one. Check out that view of… Read More

How Does Commercial Property Appraisals Work?

How does commercial property appraisals work? Continue reading to find out more about the process of appraising a commercial property.  Commercial property appraisals are very misunderstood. Most people when they think of appraisals think of residential appraisals. This is because most people’s only experience with an appraiser is when they buy a home. However, commercial… Read More

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a commercial appraisal cost?

Commercial appraisal costs range widely and depends on the scope of the appraisal assignment. But most range between +/-$2,000 to +/-$4,000. Please note that this can easily be more depending on the complexity and urgency of the completion date.

What is a typical turn-around time for a commercial real estate appraisal?

Commercial real estate appraisals are complicated and takes many days/weeks to complete. But in general, most turn-around times are 2 weeks or 3 weeks from engagement. We do provide expedited turn times (1 week or less) at an additional cost.

What is a commercial appraisal?

A commercial appraisal is “the act or process of developing an opinion of value”  in regards to commercial real estate.

What are the two types of commercial real estate appraisal reports?

There are two types of commercial appraisal reports. 1.) Full Appraisal Report. 2.) Restricted Appraisal Report.

How to check to see if the commercial real estate appraiser is qualified?

First, please check to see if the appraiser has a State Certified General License. This is the highest level of state licensing that allows one to appraise commercial real estate. This can be done by searching the state agency or checking the Appraisal Registry from the Appraisal Subcommittee.

How to find the best commercial appraiser near me?

Choosing the right commercial appraiser can be a very difficult decision. If, like most people, you are searching on the internet for the best option, we advise you look the appraiser’s online ratings and comments. It will only take you a few seconds to make the right choice. Vanguard Realty Advisors have excellent rating across all websites they are listed on.

How do you appraise the value of a commercial building?

The three most generally accepted valuation methods are the 1.) Cost Approach, 2.) Income Approach, and 3.) Sales Comparison Approach (Market Approach).

What is the most common appraisal method for commercial property?

This depends on the type of commercial property and most likely buyer profile (investor, owner, developer), but in general the Income Approach and Sales Comparison Approach (Market Approach) are most common methods utilized for a commercial appraisal.

What appraisal method is used for land?

For the vast majority of land appraisal, the sales comparison approach method is utilized.

What does MAI stand for in appraisal?

MAI stands for Member of the Appraisal Institute. This is the highest level of designation for a commercial real estate appraiser.