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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 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, 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 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

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State Licensed 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.

Our Market Coverage



North Carolina

We Cover Most Commercial Property Types

What Our Clients Say…

Los Angeles

Harvey TorresHarvey Torres

06:19 06 Mar 23
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.

Patrick DuongPatrick Duong

02:14 22 Feb 23
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.

Un Jung ParkUn Jung Park

23:03 23 Dec 22
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.

Jennine GilmerJennine Gilmer

19:13 23 Dec 22
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 Financing

Sharone SabarSharone Sabar

19:48 12 Dec 22
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.


San Diego

Jerry ChungJerry Chung

01:02 17 Dec 22
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.

Jasmine SaucedoJasmine Saucedo

18:26 12 Dec 22
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!

Mary J ThompsonMary J Thompson

17:40 12 Dec 22
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.

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.

Damaris WhislerDamaris Whisler

21:16 07 Dec 22
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.Damaris



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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Compliant Commercial Appraisal Reports

All commercial appraisal reports are compliant and conform to the current Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and to any federal and state requirements. We are well versed in the requirements/standards for Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act (FIRREA), Interagency Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines, IRS Guidelines, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and more.


Land Appraisal Experts

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. For any land appraisals, please contact us.


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 a professional appraiser’s opinion of value regarding 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.