Qualifications

Appraisal Qualifications-Stan Tish, MAI

19502-198062stanleytishMr. Tish is a principal of Berliner, Kidder & Tish, a real estate appraisal and consulting firm in Santa Clara, California with which he has been associated since 1987. Berliner, Kidder & Tish perform a wide variety of assignments on various types of commercial, industrial, residential, agricultural, and special purpose properties, as well as undeveloped acreage and intangible property rights. The practice specializes in appraisals for litigation, arbitration, and dispute resolution; estate, income, and gift taxes; and ad valorem tax valuation, and is concentrated in the greater San Francisco Bay area Counties of Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Marin, Napa, Sonoma, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Cruz, and Monterey, though we work throughout northern California and in other areas of the State as well.

Clients include attorneys, public agencies, developers, investors, and corporations. Besides estimating the market value of fee simple, leased fee, or leasehold interests, assignments have included rent and sale arbitrations; eminent domain; easement valuation; life estates; casualty loss; construction defects; estate, income, and gift taxes, including charitable contributions and the valuation of undivided minority interests and limited partnership interests; historic properties, including conservation and historic preservation easements; property tax assessment appeals; environmental risk, including fire, floods, landslides, and hazardous substance contamination; appraisal review and professional standards compliance; conflict of interest valuations under the Political Reform Act of 1974; and the appraisal of intangible property rights (e.g., covenants, conditions, and restrictions; transferable development rights; easements; abutter’s rights).

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Mr. Tish has appraised a broad range of property types, including light manufacturing and research and development facilities; internet data centers; semiconductor wafer fabrication facilities; industrial and residential subdivisions; metropolitan and suburban office buildings; medical, dental, and veterinary offices; mixed-use developments; regional, community, and neighborhood shopping centers; retail properties; single-family residences; suburban, rural and coastal homesites; apartment complexes; condominium projects; distribution, storage, and self-storage warehouses; mobile home parks; quarries; timberland; agricultural properties; special purpose properties; and undeveloped acreage.

Appraisal Institute

State of California Certification

Licensed by the State of California as a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser
(BREA Appraiser Identification No. AG 012697)

Santa Clara County

Assessment Appeals Board (1996-2017); Chair, Assessment Appeals Board I (1998-2016)

Expert Witness Testimony

Qualified as an expert witness, Superior Court of the State of California, and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Speaking Engagements

Date:     2016-2017
Client:     Steven M. Campora, Esq, Dreyer Babich Buccola Word Campora LLp and Jphn :La Rue.
Property:     Telephony museum, with associated housing, shops, and warehouse.
Location:     Mountain Ranch, Califonia.
Purpose:     Estimate the retrospective market value of the fee simple interest, subject to easements of recoard, in the real property before and after the Butte Fire that damaged the premises.
Function:     Expert witness testimony.

Topic:    What Do AAB Members Look For in Effective Appeals Presentations?
Venue:    California Alliance of Taxpayer Advocates 2015 Annual Conference
Location:    Laguna Niguel, California
Date:    December, 2015

Topic:    Land Valuation
Venue:    Santa Clara County Assessor’s Training Conference
Location:    Sunnyvale, California
Date:    October, 2014

Topic:    Fee (Not So) Simple: Valuation for Assessment Appeals
Venue:    Appraisal Institute, Northern California Chapter Fall Conference
Location:    San Francisco, California
Date:    October, 2013

Topic:    Notes from Underground: The Valuation of Subsurface Easements
Venue:    Appraisal Institute, Northern California Chapter Spring Litigation Conference
Location:    Woodside, California
Date:    May, 2013

Topic:    Effective Appeals Presentations
Venue:    Santa Clara County Assessor’s Training Conference
Location:    Sunnyvale, California
Date:    November, 2012

Topic:    Expert Witness Testimony and Practice
Venue:    Bay Area Chapter of the Forensic Expert Witness Association
Location:    Oakland, California
Date:    July, 2012

Topic:    Expert Witnesses and Video Depositions
Venue:    Appraisal Institute, Northern California Chapter Spring Litigation Conference
Location:    Woodside, California
Date:    June, 2012

Topic:    What’s the Value of a Name? Architect Designed Homes
Venue:    Appraisal Institute, East Bay Branch of the Northern California Chapter Workshop
Location:    Berkeley
Date:    December, 2011

Topic:    Judge and Jury: Insights into the Assessment Appeals Board
Venue:    County Counsels’ Association of California, Taxation Fall 2011 Conference
Location:    San Francisco
Date:    November, 2011

Topic:    Ask the Pros
Venue:    Appraisal Institute, Northern California Chapter Fall Conference
Location:    San Francisco
Date:    October, 2011

Topic:    Conservation and Historic Preservation Easements: A Case Study
Venue:    Appraisal Institute, Northern California Chapter Workshop
Location:    Pleasanton
Date:    July, 2011

Topic:    Everything You Were Never Taught About Litigation Appraisal: A Hands-On Approach
Venue:    Appraisal Institute/International Right of Way Association Joint Workshop
Location:    Atherton
Date:    July, 2010

Topic:    Tax Appeal Issues for Appraisers
Venue:    Appraisal Institute, Northern California Chapter Workshop
Location:    Pleasanton
Date:    July, 2010

Topic:    Property Tax Assessment Appeals: Process and Procedures
Venue:    Appraisal Institute, Northern California Chapter Spring Litigation Conference
Location:    Woodside
Date:    May, 2009

Topic:    Arbitration: What You Can’t Learn From Books
Venue:    Appraisal Institute, Northern California Chapter Workshop
Location:    Pleasanton
Date:    September, 2005

Topic:    Preparing Appraisals for Assessment Appeals
Venue:    Society of Auditor-Appraisers, Golden Gate Chapter Workshop
Location:    San Francisco
Date:    September, 2002

Topic:    Preparing Appraisals for Assessment Appeals
Venue:    Santa Clara County Assessor’s Training Conference
Location:    Sunnyvale
Date:    July, 2002

Topic:    Assessment Appeals: A Mock Hearing
Venue:    Appraisal Institute, Northern California Chapter Fall Conference
Location:    San Francisco
Date:    October, 2000

Topic:    Conflict of Interest Real Property Valuations and the Political Reform Act of 1974
Venue:    City Attorneys Department, League of California Cities Spring Conference
Location:    Palm Springs
Date:    May, 1998

Topic:    The Valuation of Partial Interests
Venue:    Appraisal Institute, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Workshop
Location:    Berkeley
Date:    April, 1998

In addition, Mr. Tish has given workshops and presentations for the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California Chapters of the Appraisal Institute on “Preparing Appraisals for Litigation,” “The Valuation of Contaminated Properties,” and “Subdivision Analysis.”

Professional Education

    Northern California Chapter of the Appraisal
    Institute, Annual Fall Conference
    Northern California Chapter of the Appraisal
    Institute, Annual Spring Litigation
    Conference
    Northern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, Annual Spring Conference
    Sacramento-Sierra Chapter of the Appraisal
    Institute, Annual Fall Litigation
    Conference
    Residential Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use
    Review Theory – General
    Condemnation Appraising: Principles &
    Applications
    IRS Valuation Summits I, II, & III
    Vineyard Valuation VI &VII
    Litigation Appraising: Specialized Topics
    and Applications
    National USPAP Update
    Federal /California Statutory & Regulatory Laws
    Appraising the Appraisal: Appraisal Review (Residential)
    The Appraiser as an Expert Witness:
    Preparation & Testimony
    Valuation of Conservation Easements
    Business Practices and Ethics
    Appraising the Appraisal: Appraisal Review
    (General)
    Qualitative Analysis
    Appraisal Curriculum Overview
    Appraising Historic Preservation Easements
    Entrepreneurial Profit and Return on Cost
    Evaluating Residential Construction
    Data and Analysis of Housing Markets
    Appraisal Institute 2008 Spring Conference
    Appraisal Consulting: A Solutions
    Approach for Professionals
    Case Studies in Partnership and Common
    Tenancy Valuation
    Apartment Appraisal
    Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal
    Land Acquisitions
    Standards of Professional Practice, Part C
    Standards of Professional Practice, Part B
    Standards of Professional Practice, Part A
    Federal Land Exchanges
    Condemnation Appraising: Advanced
    Topics and Applications
    Residential Design and Functional Utility
    Valuation of Detrimental Conditions
    Analyzing Operating Expenses
    Appraisal Practices for Litigation
    Farm Valuation
    Understanding Limited Appraisals: General
    Environmental Risk and the Real Estate
    Appraisal Process
    Easement Valuation
    Litigation Valuation
    Valuation Analysis & Report Writing
    Case Studies in Real Estate Valuation
    Capitalization Theory & Techniques: Part B
    Capitalization Theory & Techniques: Part A
    Basic Valuation Procedures
    Residential Valuation
    Real Estate Appraisal Principles

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