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
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.
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 Appraisal Locator - The source for MAI designated Commercial
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
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
- 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
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
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
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
Rent.Net - Another great resource
for rental comparables for your Multi-Family Appraisal. - Online database for
apartment units available for rent - nationwide
RENTV - Northern and Southern
California - Office and Industrial Sales and Rental Information
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
Reis.com - 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
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.
http://www.colliers.com/ - Colliers
Seeley commercial real estate
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
www.screa.com - 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
Commercial Appraisal and
Commercial Real Estate News
http://www.rentv.com/ - -Office and
Industrial Sales and Rental Information
-High content on-line
newsmagazine for California commercial real estate
http://www.reforum.com/ - Real estate
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
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
LAMA - Los Angeles Mortgage Association
www.sfbama.com - BAMA - Bay Area
Mortgage Association - San Francisco -
monthly networking meetings for
members of the Northern California Commercial Mortgage Finance Community
http://www.icsc.org/ - ICSC -
International Council of Shopping Centers -
www.corenetglobal.com - CoreNet
http://www.westsideurbanforum.com/ - 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
http://www.cmba.com/ - CMBA - California
Mortgage Bankers Association
www.mbaa.org - MBA - Mortgage Bankers
www.ncreif.com - NACREIF - National
Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries
http://www.gspartners.com/ - George
Smith AT Foundation - real estate and consulting services
Academic Real Estate and
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.
for Real Estate - Learn more about Blake and Bill and all the folks in
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
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
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.
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
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
Government Real Estate and Real
Estate Appraisal Related Sites
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.
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
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
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.