Environmental Risk

Appraisals For Environmental Risk & Hazardous Substance Contamination

 

Date: 2015
Clients: G. Dennis Rodgers, Esq. / Cresswell, Echeguren, Rodgers & Harvey; Gordon Associates Insurance Services, Inc.
Property Type: Extended stay motel
Location: Rancho Cordova, California
Purpose: Estimate the retrospective market value of the fee simple interest, subject to easements of record, in the real property prior to the fire that damaged the premises
Function: Expert witness testimony

Date: 2014-2015
Clients: Mark C. Bauman, Esq. / Bauman Loewe Witt & Maxwell, PLLC; Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company
Property Type: 105-unit affordable housing apartment building
Location: San Francisco, California
Purpose: Estimate the retrospective market value of the fee simple interest, subject to easements of record, in the real property prior to the fire that damaged the premises
Function: Expert witness testimony

Date: 2014-2015
Clients: John H. Blake, Esq. / the Hannig Law Firm LLP; Mark Green; Greenmarc, LLC
Property Type: Multi-tenant industrial
Location: San Carlos, California
Purpose: Estimate the retrospective fair market value of the fee simple interest, subject to easements of record, in the real property as if uncontaminated by hazardous substances, and in as-is condition in the current state of investigation and remediation
Function:Assessment appeal; expert witness testimony after Assessment Appeals Board rejected stipulation with Assessor
Date: 2013-2015
Clients: Andrew T. Mortl, Esq. / Glynn & Finley, LLP; E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
Property Type: Marinas
Location: Oakley, California
Purpose: Estimate the diminution, if any, in the market value of the fee simple interest, subject to easements of record, in two properties as a result of soil and/or groundwater contamination with hazardous substances originating from an abutting property
Function: Mediation; expert witness testimony at arbitration

Date: 2009
Clients: Brian A. Kelly / Duane Morris LLP
Walnut Creek Manor, LLC
Property Type: Industrial
Location: Pleasant Hill, California
Purpose: Estimate the impact on market value, if any, from contamination of ground water with volatile organic compounds, hydrocarbons, and petrochemicals
Function: Review appraisal and expert witness testimony at trial

Date: 2004
Clients: Carol A. Rutter / Husch & Eppenberger, LLC; Keith M. Casto / Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP; Olin Corporation; Standard Fusee
Property Type: 286 detached single-family residences
Location: San Martin, California
Purpose: Estimate the impact on market value, if any, from contamination of ground water and wells with potassium perchlorate affecting eight of the residential properties as test cases
Function: Expert witness testimony at trial

Date: 2002
Client: Chilton H. Lee / Law Offices of Chilton H. Lee
Keith Bartel / Carr, McClellan, Ingersoll, Thompson & Horn
Property Type: Multiple-family residential (apartments)
Location: Mountain View, California
Purpose: Estimate the impact on market value, if any, from an adjacent National Priorities List site, and from an onsite well contaminated with volatile organic compounds
Function: Partnership dissolution

Date: 2001
Client: David D. Cooke / Allen Matkins Leck Gamble & Mallory LLP
Property Type: Industrial land
Location: San Jose, California
Purpose: Estimate the impact on market value, if any, from release of hazardous substances onsite
Function: Expert consultant

Date: 1998 – 1999
Client: Charles P. Shea / Cesari, Werner & Moriarty
Property Type: Single-family residence
Location: Woodside, California
Purpose: Estimate the impact on market value, if any, from storm-related flood damage
Function: Expert witness testimony

Date: 1998 – 1999
Client: John W. Easterbrook / Hopkins & Carley
Property Type: Industrial land
Location: Alviso, California
Purpose: Estimate the impact on market value, if any, from asbestos contamination from a National Priorities List Site
Function: Expert witness testimony at trial

Date: 1997 – 1998
Client: Keith Casto / Rosenblum, Parish & Isaacs
Property Type: Service station
Location: Berkeley, California
Purpose: Estimate the impact on market value, if any, from contamination of soil and/or groundwater with petroleum hydrocarbons, including free-floating product and MTBE
Function: Expert consultant

Date: 1997
Client: Law Offices of Bruce A. Lieberman, a professional corporation
Property Type: Industrial
Location: San Jose, California
Purpose: Estimate the impact on the market value of several adjacent and nearby properties from groundwater contamination with volatile organic compounds and petroleum hydrocarbons originating at the subject site
Function: Expert witness testimony

Date: 1996-1997
Client: Jeffrey Lederman, Eric Dorf / Gray, Cary, Ware & Freidenrich
Property Type: Industrial
Location: Mountain View, California
Purpose: Estimate the impact on market value, if any, from groundwater contamination with volatile organic compounds from an onsite source
Function: Expert witness testimony at trial

Date: 1995-1996
Client: Keith Casto / Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon
Property Type: Industrial land
Location: Alviso, California
Purpose: Estimate the impact on market value, if any, from asbestos contamination from a National Priorities List Site
Function: Expert consultantDate: 1994-1996
Client: Morgan Gilhuly / Landels, Ripley & Diamond
Property Type: Office building
Location: Sunnyvale, California
Purpose: Estimate the impact on market value, if any, from groundwater contamination with petroleum hydrocarbons from onsite and offsite sources
Function: Expert witness testimonyDate: 1993-1994
Client: Charlene Rosack, Donald J. Smith / McIntosh & Dean
Property Type: Apartments
Location: Redwood City, California
Purpose: Estimate the market value of the fee simple interest as of two value dates, and the impact on market value, if any, from methyl bromide contamination from a negligently performed termite fumigation that resulted in the death of a tenant
Function: Expert witness testimony

Date: 1993-1994
Client: Steve Sommerhalter, Mary Jameson / Buchalter, Nemer, Fields & Younger
Property Type: Portion of a shopping center
Location: Pleasant Hill, California
Purpose: Estimate the impact on market value, if any, from groundwater contamination with volatile organic compounds and petrochemicals
Function: Expert witness testimony

Date: 1993-1994
Client: Steve Sommerhalter, Mary Jameson / Buchalter, Nemer, Fields & Younger
Property Type: Portion of a shopping center
Location: Dublin, California
Purpose: Estimate the market value as of two value dates, and the impact on market value, if any, from groundwater contamination with petroleum hydrocarbons from an offsite source
Function: Expert witness testimony

Date: October, 1993
Function: Panelist, “Toxics & Value”, for the 1993 Fall Conference of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Appraisal Institute

Date: 1993
Client: William D. Suits, Chairman, Corporate Real Estate / Teledyne, Inc.
Property Type: Industrial
Location: Palo Alto, California
Purpose: Estimate the market value of the leasehold interest, including the impact on market value, if any, from groundwater and soil contamination with volatile organic compounds. The property was a State “Superfund” site and one of nine sites comprising a regional “Superfund” site; a Final Remedial Action Plan had been approved by the Department of Toxic Substances Control.
Function: To assist in deciding as to the use and/or disposition of the property

Date: 1992
Client: Keith Casto & Mark Strombotne / Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel
Property Type: Medical clinic in industrial area
Location: Sunnyvale, California
Purpose: Estimate the market value of the leased fee interest, including the impact on market value, if any, from groundwater contamination with volatile organic compounds from a nearby National Priorities List site
Function: Expert witness testimony

Date: 1989-1990
Client: G.W. Williams Co.
Property Type: Portfolio valuation of 49 properties of various types
Location: San Mateo, Santa Clara, & Alameda Counties, California
Purpose: Estimate the market value of the leased fee interest in each property, individually, including two properties containing asbestos and two commercial properties that were former service station sites and were known or suspected to suffer from contamination with petroleum hydrocarbons
Function: To assist in valuation of the assets for internal purposes

Date: 1988
Client: WSJ Properties
Property Type: “R&D” industrial building
Location: Palo Alto, California
Purpose: Estimate the market value of the leasehold interest, including the impact on market value, if any, from groundwater contamination with volatile organic compounds emanating either from onsite or from an adjacent Regional (State) Superfund Site
Function: Proposed donative sale

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