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  • Los Angeles, Orange County and Southern California Appraisal Resources

    Appraisal Today - Residential Appraisal | Commercial Appraisal | News and information

    Los Angeles Assessor's Office - Property specific data for Los Angeles Real Estate. Free comparable sales data and Plat Maps.

    Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety - Los Angeles City Zoning, Permit and Planning information.

    Los Angeles Planning Online Portal - Los Angeles Planning Site has a high level of of data available on-line.

    Los Angeles Property Data - Parcel Maps, sales data, subject property lookup, and other Los Angeles commercial and residential property specific data available for all Los Angeles properties.

    Southern California Association of Governments Metropolitan Planning Organization for six counties: Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura and Imperial.

    Orange County Assessor's Office Public Records on Orange County property data available.

    Riverside County Assessor's Office - Comparable sales data and Plat Maps.

    San Bernardino County Assessor's Office - Comparable sales data and Plat Maps.

    Ventura County Assessor's Office - Comparable sales data and Plat Maps.

    CB Richard Ellis - Los Angeles - The Los Angeles office of CBRE offers Commercial Appraisals for high quality Institutional-Grade Investments and Portfolios. This office has an excellent staff of Commercial Appraisers.

    CB Richard Ellis - Orange County -  The Orange County office of CBRE also offers Commercial Appraisals for Institutional Grade Commercial Real Estate Investments and Portfolios.

    The Los Angeles Office of Grubb & Ellis - As with CBRE above, the Los Angeles Office offers Commercial Appraisals for Commercial Real Estate Investments and Portfolios.

    Appraisal Institute

    Southern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute - Serving the greater Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, County, San Bernardino County and Ventura County Region. The Southern California Chapter offers Commercial Appraisal information, education, seminars, newsletters and events.  The Appraisal Institute is an excellent resource for topics of interest to Commercial Appraisal professionals.

    Northern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute - Lists of both commercial appraiser and residential appraiser members. This site includes schedules of appraisal seminars and meetings as well as the ability to search online for both commercial appraisers and residential appraisers. 

    Sacramento Chapter of the Appraisal Institute - List of members and meetings.

    San Diego Chapter of the Appraisal Institute - The San Diego Chapter of the Appraisal Institute lists of both commercial appraiser and residential appraiser members. This site includes schedules of appraisal seminars and meetings as well as the ability to search online for both commercial appraisers and residential appraisers. Serving the San Diego region, the San Diego Chapter offers an excellent schedule of summer appraisal coursework annually.

    Appraisal Institute Jobs Search  - Listings of Commercial Appraisal Positions for experienced Commercial Appraisers.

    Appraisal Institute Commercial Appraisal Locator - The source for MAI designated Commercial Appraisers Nationally.

    Southern California Commercial Appraisal Employment Classifieds from the Southern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. There is no charge for employers seeking commercial appraisers or residential appraisers.  

    California Appraisal Resources

    California Association of Counties - An Excellent resource for information affecting California's Counties. 

    California Association of County Treasurer/Tax Collectors

    California Office of Real Estate Appraisers - California's Licensing Body for Commercial Appraisers and Residential Appraisers. There is a link to find an appraiser on the site. Those with an AG before their license number are state certified commercial appraisers and can complete commercial appraisals. All others are residential appraisers. 

    California Department of Finance - An Excellent Source for City and County Level Demographic Data. In the field of Commercial Appraisal, we are continually looking for ways to extract out locational differences and the data from this site is of a very high quality for such appraisal analysis.

    Real Estate and Real Estate Appraisal Societies, Organizations and Associations

    ARES - American Real Estate Society - Find out what applied real estate researchers are looking into. You can get a flavor by looking through a 10 year index of articles in their Journal of Real Estate Research.

    AREUEA - American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association - Find out what real estate economists are thinking and doing. Also, check out current and archived information from their journal, Real Estate Economics.

    ASA - American Society of Appraisers - An association of Commercial Appraisal professionals.

    The Appraisal Foundation - The source of Appraisal Standards. Residential and Commercial Appraisers who do any work for FDIC Insured institutions are required to abide by the rules set forth by the Appraisal Foundation.

    Appraisal Institute - The Smithsonian Institute of Commercial Real Estate Appraisal! The institute offers the MAI designation to the select few in the industry who have completed a rigorous set of courses and exams. The Appraisal Institute offers a directory of commercial appraisers as well as a commercial appraisal jobs search page.

    BOMA International - Building Managers and Owners Association - Locate special studies on office tenants, custodial issues, and building maintenance and operating expenses.

    CCIM - Certified Commercial Investment Members affiliated with the National Association of REALTORS® bring you Forums (discussion groups) and commercial real estate listings -- with more on the way.

    CRE - Counselors of Real Estate affiliated with the National Association of REALTORS® bring you summaries of articles that have appeared in their tri-annual publication, Real Estate Issues, and other information relevant to the counseling and advisory aspects of real estate.

    IAAO - Int'l Assoc. of Assessing Officers - Find inside info about the people who assess your property and more!

    ICSC - International Council of Shopping Centers - Find jobs, gross leasable area data, demographics, and discussion groups on mall and shopping center properties, as well as articles from Shopping Center Today.

    IRWA - International Right of Way Association - A professional organization dedicated to right-of-way and land acquisition work.

    IREM - Institute of Real Estate Management - The nation's leading real estate management organization brings you a comprehensive listing of related publications including articles from their own publication, Journal of Property Management.

    JREFE - The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics - An in-depth, topical, peer review journal focusing on real-life real estate finance and economic issues.

    LILP - Lincoln Institute of Land Policy - Dedicated to land policy, zoning, and land tax issues. The site includes LandLines, the Institute's bi-monthly newsletter.

    MHI - Manufactured Housing Institute - National trade association for manufactured housing. It represents manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, community owners and operators, state associations, and financial institutions involved in the lending and insuring of manufactured homes amd communities.

    MBA - Commercial Finance Mortgage Bankers Association of America - Commercial Finance Section - Events, courses, news, and research.

    NACORE - National Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives - Links to the NACORE BBS and related sites.

    NAIOP - National Association of Industrial and Office Properties - Office and Industrial development information.

    NAREE - National Association of Real Estate Editors - Find their newsletter, membership directory, and information about those who write about the real estate industry.

    NAREIT - National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts - Find out all about REITs and check out their database of REITs.

    NCREIF - National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries Home Page.

    PREA - Pension Real Estate Association - Devoted to issues involving the ownership and investment of real estate by pension funds managers, portfolio managers, and advisers. Find related articles, interviews and membership information.

    RERI - Real Estate Research Institute - Investment real estate research.

    SIOR -Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® - Features publications, course and seminar offerings -- with more on the way.

    ULI - Urban Land Institute - Once you get past all the opening images, you'll find a summary of articles from Land Use Digest, previews from Urban Land and more.

    Commercial Sales and Rentals

    Black's Guide- Online listings of available commercial  properties nationwide and commercial property data.

    Looplender - Part of Loopnet.Com - A great resource for commercial mortages.

    Pikenet.Com - Home to commercial real estate commentary and news published by Peter Pike. Pikenet offers free emailed news as well as archives which span 1996 to present.

    Apartments.Com - Online database for apartment units available for rent - nationwide. If you are looking for rent comparables for a multi-family commercial appraisal this is a great resource.

    Rent.Net - Another great resource for rental comparables for your Multi-Family Appraisal. - Online database for apartment units available for rent - nationwide

    Market Reports

    RENTV - Northern and Southern California - Office and Industrial Sales and Rental Information

    Colliers Seeley Real Estate Portal - Office & Industrial Market Reports for Southern California - PDF Files Available

    Marcus & Millichap Research Services - Retail, Office, and Apartment Market Overview Reports for Selected Markets - Nation Wide

    Daum Commercial Real Estate Services - Office and Industrial Market Overview Reports for Selected Markets - Southern California

    BT Commercial Real Estate - Northern California - Office and Industrial Market Overview Reports for Northern California - Comprehensive resource of commercial real estate trends, analytics, market research and news that support transactions by real estate professionals involved with office, industrial, retail, and multifamily properties throughout the U.S. - PDF Files Available

    Delta Associates Reports - Market Data Los Angeles and Orange County as well as other top MSAs throughout the country available from the firm in the form of affordable, subscriber-based quarterly publications. - Apartment, Office, Industrial, and Economic Reports.

    CB Richard Ellis Research Center - Various Market Overview Reports for Selected markets nationally, including Los Angeles, Orange County and the inland Empire.

    The Shopping Center Directory - Online Database of Retail Shopping Centers

    Daum Commercial Real Estate - Various Market Overview Reports for Selected Markets - Southern California and Phoenix - PDF Files Available

    Cushman and Wakefield National Website - Cushman and Wakefield is one of the Big-3 in Commercial Real Estate. Their site has links for listings and market reports by region and commercial real estate sector.

    Grubb & Ellis Research - An excellent resource for Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire market datum. - Colliers Seeley commercial real estate


    Corporate Information
    Search and Examine Company Profiles - Corporate Ratings

    Hoovers OnLine - The Business Network
    Internet provider of company and industry information designed to meet the diverse needs of business organizations, businesspeople and investment professionals worldwide.

    Paid Commercial Real Estate Data Vendors - SCREA - Southern California Real Estate Alliance -
    diversified independent real estate service providers

    Excellent Source for Public Records Data - NDC serves all of California with assessment data from each of the County Assessor's offices, including Los Angeles, Orange County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County and Ventura County. NDC is a paid service, but is well worth the cost.

    Commercial Appraisal and Commercial Real Estate News - -Office and Industrial Sales and Rental Information
    -High content on-line newsmagazine for California commercial real estate - Real estate forum online

    Inman's Real Estate News - A newspaper full of real estate industry news, updated, and available daily.

    Daily RE News by Yahoo! - RE news sifted and updated daily from the various newswire services.

    Realtimes Commercial RE News - Updated daily with archives available.

    Weekly Banking News (Clari) - Locate current, significant banking news, headlines, and stories.

    Real Estate Lending

    East Coast Real Estate

    Investment Real Estate

    Commercial Real Estate Associations - LAMA - Los Angeles Mortgage Association - BAMA - Bay Area Mortgage Association - San Francisco -
    monthly networking meetings for members of the Northern California Commercial Mortgage Finance Community - ICSC - International Council of Shopping Centers - - CoreNet Global - WUF - West Side Urban Forum - West Side of Los Angeles group that meets for breakfast monthly to discuss urban issues impacting Los Angeles and surrounding communities - CMBA - California Mortgage Bankers Association - MBA - Mortgage Bankers Association - NACREIF - National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries - George Smith AT Foundation - real estate and consulting services

    Academic Real Estate and Appraisal Sites

    Cal State Los Angeles Real Estate School - Real Estate is offered as an option within the Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

    Harvard Business School - Learn what the people at the B-School are up to (sorry to end on a preposition)!

    University of Southern California Lusk Center for Real Estate - The Lusk Center produces relevant and timely real estate research, supports educational programs for students and executives, and convenes professional forums that bring together academics, students, business executives, and community leaders.

    University of St. Thomas - Shenehon Center for Real Estate Education, Minneapolis, MN - The local chapters of the Institute of Business Appraisers and the American Society of Appraisers, in cooperation with the College of Business at the University of St. Thomas have established the Institute for Business Analysis and Valuation and the Mini Master Of Real Estate Appraisal program.

    Indiana University Center for Real Estate Studies - Find out what's going on in real estate academia: directed by Jeffrey Fisher.

    University of California - Haas Real Estate Group A research- based academic unit at the Haas School of Business. The real estate group offers undergraduate, full-time and evening MBA, and Ph.D. degree programs, all within the Haas School of Business.

    MIT/Center for Real Estate - Learn more about Blake and Bill and all the folks in Building W31-310!

    U of Cincinnati RE Center - Post a resumé or a RE industry job opening or look for a job. Also check out cap rate and market analysis of the area.

    Commercial Appraisal and Other Commercial Real Estate Sites

    American Motel-Hotel Brokers - Listings of motels and hotels for sale, and views on the hospitality industry by those who sell them.

    Appraisal Today - Appraisal news, appraisal links, appraisal tips, and appraisal humor brought to you by appraiser Ann O'Rourke, SRPA, of Alameda, CA.

    Bond Rates - Locate current bond rates including 90 day to 30 year Treasuries, Municipal Bonds, and Corporate Bonds.

    ESRI - GIS maps and databases from Environmental Systems Research Institute: Free GIS software download available.

    JB Levy Co. - Interest rate tracking of commercial real estate mortgages and real estate portfolio benchmarking.

    LoopNet - LoopNet is the self-proclaimed "largest commercial real estate listing service on the Internet". Listings include properties for sale as well as properties for lease. Searches can be made by location, property type, square footage, and price, etc.

    Marshall and Swift - Marshall and Swift - The building cost people give you a quarterly building cost review, a newsletter, as well as info about their services.

    McCary Stevens Associates - A commercial real estate lender. The site includes useful mortgage rate information, particularly on larger recently-closed deals, including nursing home, retail, office, and other property types.

    National Real Estate Investor - A monthly national magazine including "hot" investment real estate topics; mortgage surveys; and full length, in-depth articles covering a wide range of real life, topical investment real estate subjects and issues.

    NNN Leased.Com - Listings of available NNN leased properties (fast food, freestanding drug stores, video stores, office supply and department stores, etc.) including prices, cap rates, and archives of previously available properties.

    Peckham's Real Estate Investments On-Line - Available investment real estate. Occasionally unusual -- always interesting.

    Pike Net - A directory of commercial real estate Web Sites with many sites rated and reviewed as well as stratified by State.

    Self Storage Network by Argus - Listings and a quarterly newsletter about the self storage industry.

    Shopping Center World - A publication covering a wide range of topical shopping center information with full text articles and interviews.

    TerraServer - Aerial photographs and satellite images over the web. Uses USGS photos that can be downloaded free.

    Government Real Estate and Real Estate Appraisal Related Sites

    Nationwide Directory of Government Agencies - Useful links to County and City Website throughout the United States

    EPA-Hazardous Sites - Allows the User to Locate Known Contaminated Sites. - Quickly locate the hazardous waste sites in your community, or someone else's.

    EPA-Monitored Facilities - Locate EPA monitored or regulated facilities in your community or someone else's.

    FedStats - A gateway to social, economic, and business statistics from over 100 US Federal agencies with information capable of being stratified by state, county, and smaller regions.

    FDICs Survey of Real Estate Trends - Find out about the direction of real estate markets by region in this quarterly newsletter. It includes useful information for the commercial appraiser.

    FFIEC Geocoding System - Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council -- Look up MSA and Census Tract Numbers by entering a property's address. Then get demographic data (median family income, etc.) about the census tract.

    TIGER Mapping Service - A digital map database for generating detailed maps of anywhere in the US, using public geographic data.

    Uniform Appraisal Standards For Federal Land Acquisitions - Standards for approaching the solution to recurring appraisal problems including conjectural and speculative evidence; enhancement or diminution in value; partial takings, and more.

    US Appraisal Subcommittee's National Registry of Appraisers - A database containing selected information about the nation's state certified and licensed real estate appraisers. Search by city, state or by name or download a complete file of all appraisers in a selected state.

    HUD - US Department of Housing & Urban Development - Find available multi-family housing and funding.

    FEMA Flood Maps Available - Free - The FEMA site has free customizable flood maps. This is a great resource for commercial appraisers. Just click the link on the left for FEMA flood map store, enter your address and produce your map.

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