Rent & Sale Arbitrations

Arbitration & Dispute Resolution


2015

Property Type: 80-acre prospective 3-lot rural residential subdivision
Location: Unincorporated Santa Clara County, California
Purpose: Estimate fair market value, subject to easements of record and the terms and conditions of a stipulation for settlement
Function: Arbitration

Property Type: Two marinas
Location: Oakley, California
Purpose: Estimate diminution, if any, in market value from soil and/or groundwater contamination originating from an abutting property
Function: Arbitration

Property Type: Unimproved land
Location: Dublin, California
Purpose: Estimate market value of an open space parcel and a single-family residential lot
Function: Mediation

2012

Property Type: 128,000 s.f. department store
Location: Cupertino, California
Purpose: Estimate market rent
Function: Lease negotiation

Property Type: Military induction facility
Location: Sacramento, California
Purpose: Estimate fair market rent
Function: Federal leasehold condemnation

Property Type: Automobile dealership
Location: San Jose, California
Purpose: Estimate market rent
Function: Lease negotiation

2011

Property Type: Health club/fitness center
Location: Oakland, California
Purpose: Estimate fair market rent, and appraisal review
Function: Arbitration of damages from a rent arbitration due to non-compliance with professional appraisal standards by a party arbitrator
Property Type: Single-family residential
Location: Burlingame, California
Purpose: Estimate the diminution in value, if any, from airport influence
Function: Arbitration of damages from alleged non-disclosure
Property Type: Waste water treatment facility
Location: Redwood City, California
Purpose: Estimate market rate of ground rent for a 1.67-acre portion of the facility
Function: Negotiation of ground rent

2010

Property Type: 30,065 s.f. research and development test facility with heat labs
Location: Cupertino, California
Purpose: Estimate fair market rental value for a 10-year extension period
Function: Rent arbitration

2009

Property Type: Church
Location: San Jose, California
Purpose: Estimate market rate of ground rent for a 1.45-acre portion of a 6.14-acre parcel proposed to be leased to a charter school, and estimate market rent for certain structures and facilities to be shared under an institutional license
Function: Negotiation of rent for a 20-year ground lease

Property Type: 13,500 s.f. distribution warehouse
Location: North Fair Oaks, unincorporated San Mateo County, California
Purpose: Estimate fair market rent
Function: Negotiation of new lease with current occupant

2007

Property Type: 68,000 s.f. internet data center and office/research and development facility
Location: Sunnyvale, California
Purpose: Estimate fair market rental value for option period
Function: Third (neutral) arbitrator for rent arbitration

2006

Property Type: 2,204 s.f. dental office building
Location: Half Moon Bay, California
Purpose: Estimate market value of the fee simple interest
Function: Sale arbitration for lease option to purchase exercised by tenant

2005

Property Type: Automobile dealerships
Location: Hayward, Belmont, and San Jose, California
Purpose: Estimate market rent
Function: Negotiation of adjustments to rent

2004

Property Type: Community shopping center; two retail properties; unimproved commercial and residential land
Location: Hayward, California
Purpose: Estimate market value of the real property, general partnership, and fractional general partnership interest
Function: Arbitration for withdrawal of a general partner’s interest

Property Type: 9,908 s.f. real estate brokerage
Location: Los Altos, California
Purpose: Estimate market rent for option period
Function: Rent arbitration

2003

Property Type: Automobile dealership
Location: Palo Alto, California
Purpose: Estimate fair market rental value
Function: Negotiation of rent for either a 10-year option period or a new lease

Property Type: Neighborhood shopping center
Location: Sunnyvale, California
Purpose: Estimate market value
Function: Arbitration of purchase price for a 5.0% interest in a general partnership

2002

Property Types: Three apartment properties, and an office building with ground floor retail
Location: Mountain View, Los Altos, and East Palo Alto, California
Purpose: Estimate value in use of the fee simple and leased fee interests
Function: Partnership dissolution

Property Type: Regional shopping center
Location: Mountain View, California
Purpose: Estimate fair minimum rental value for a department store site of 10.132 acres plus an easement area of 1.042 acres
Function: Arbitration of adjustment to ground rent for a 45-year extension period

Property Type: 14,490 s.f. biotechnology research and development facility
Location: Stanford Research Park, Palo Alto, California
Purpose: Estimate the current fair market rental rate
Function: Rent arbitration for option period

Property Type: Fast food restaurant
Location: Sunnyvale, California
Purpose: Determine basic rent for a five-year renewal option
Function: Third (neutral) arbitrator for rent arbitration

2001

Property Type: 180,000 s.f. corporate headquarters research and development facility
Location: San Jose, California
Purpose: Estimate fair market rent for 10-year option period
Function: Rent arbitration

Property Type: 25,500 s.f. biomedical/biochemical laboratories
Location: Stanford Research Park, Palo Alto, California
Purpose: Estimate fair market rent for option period
Function: Rent arbitration

Property Type: Single-family residence
Location: Palo Alto, California
Purpose: Estimate market value of the fee simple interest as if proposed improvements were complete on the value date
Function: Arbitration of purchase price

Property Type: Surface parking lot
Location: South San Francisco, California
Purpose: Estimate market value of the fee simple interest in a 3.8-acre parcel
Function: Litigation regarding market rate of ground rent

Property Type: 5,688 s.f. real estate brokerage office
Location: Menlo Park, California
Purpose: Estimate fair market rent for option period
Function: Rent arbitration

Property Type: Retail
Location: University Avenue, Palo Alto, California
Purpose: Estimate market rent
Function: Negotiation of new leases with several tenants

Property Type: 32,895 s.f. and 22,7 19 s.f. in two office buildings
Location: Stanford Research Park, Palo Alto, California
Purpose: Estimate market rent
Function: Negotiation of new lease

Property Type: Coastal home sites
Location: Unincorporated Santa Cruz County, California
Purpose: Estimate market value of the fee simple interest
Function: Facilitate a proposed acquisition, and a subsequent sale to the State of California

2000

Property Type: Land
Location: Stanford Research Park, Palo Alto, California
Purpose: Estimate fair market value of 10 acres of land
Function: Arbitration of adjustment to ground rent

Property Type: 14,630 s.f. office
Location: Redwood City, California
Purpose: Estimate fair market rental value for option period
Function: Rent arbitration

Property Type: Neighborhood shopping center
Location: Menlo Park, California
Purpose: Estimate fair market rent for 548 s.f. retail space for option period
Function: Rent arbitration

1999

Property Type: 3,978 s.f. retail space
Location: Sunnyvale, California
Purpose: Estimate fair market rent
Function: Third (neutral) arbitrator for arbitration of rental adjustment

1998

Property Type: 52,000 s.f. office and manufacturing space
Location: Mountain View, California
Purpose: Estimate fair rental value for a five-year option period
Function: Rent arbitration

Property Type: Commercial land (City-owned parking lot)
Location: Palo Alto, California
Purpose: Estimate fair market value of a non-exclusive ingress/egress easement appurtenant to an abutting parcel
Function: Third (neutral) appraiser; determine the compensation paid to the City of Palo Alto, subject to the approval of the City Council, for the granting of the easement

Property Type: 54,458 s.f. biotechnology research and development space
Location: Stanford Research Park, Palo Alto, California
Purpose: Estimate market rent
Function: Negotiation of new lease

Property Type: 2,296 s.f. restaurant
Location: University Avenue, Palo Alto, California
Purpose: Estimate fair market rent for five-year option period
Function: Rent arbitration

Property Type: Automobile dealership
Location: San Bruno, California
Purpose: Estimate market rent for an improved parcel (2,960 s.f. rentable area) and the market value of the fee simple interest in nine unimproved parcels (1.43 acres total)
Function: Negotiation of a new lease for the improved parcel, and a new ground lease for the unimproved parcels

1997

Property Type: 41,504 s.f. office and medical/biotechnical research and development space
Location: Stanford Research Park, Palo Alto, California
Purpose: Estimate market rent, and analysis of lease buy-out or sublease
Function: Negotiation of a lease buy-out

Property Type: 32,000 s.f. office/R&D and wafer fabrication facility in two buildings
Location: Palo Alto, California
Purpose: Estimate fair market rent
Function: Negotiation of new lease with current occupant

Property Type: 95,530 s.f. fertilizer manufacturing plant and warehouse
Location: Milpitas, California
Purpose: Estimate fair market rent
Function: Negotiation of new lease with current occupant

1995

Property Type: Office/research & development
Location: Shoreline Technology Park, Mountain View, California
Purpose: Estimate fair market rent
Function: Arbitration of adjustment to monthly base rent

Property Type: 76,540 s.f. office
Location: Palo Alto, California
Purpose: Estimate fair market rent
Function: Third (neutral) arbitrator; arbitrate adjustment to monthly base rent

Property Type: Retail bank
Location: Palo Alto, California
Purpose: Estimate fair market rent
Function: Arbitrate adjustment to monthly base rent

1994

Property Type: Hardwood lumber yard and supply
Location: San Jose, California
Purpose: Estimate market value of the fee simple interest
Function: Third (neutral) arbitrator; arbitration of sale price subject to tenant’s lease option to purchase
Property Type: Industrial
Location: Palo Alto, California
Purpose: Estimate market value of the leased fee interest
Function: Arbitrate sale price in accord with tenant’s first right of refusal

1993

Property Type: Commercial and multi-family residential land improved with a bank and office building
Location: El Camino Real, San Mateo, California
Purpose: Estimate the market value of the fee simple interest in the parcel as if unimproved and available for development to its highest and best use
Function: Arbitration of ground rent

Property Type: Retail
Location: University Avenue, Palo Alto, California
Purpose: Estimate fair market rent
Function: Arbitration of adjustment to monthly base rent

1992

Property Type: Quarry
Location: Unincorporated area of Santa Cruz County
Purpose: Estimate fair market value of the South Ridge Area of Quail Hollow Quarry, including a diminution in value analogous to severance damages
Function: Facilitate negotiations for public acquisition of a portion of the Quarry in settlement of litigation pertaining to vested rights

Prior to

1992

Property Type: Two commercial properties subject to ground lease, and a prospective residential subdivision
Location: San Bruno, California
Purpose: Estimate the market value of two partial takings, and a portion of a City-owned parcel offered in exchange
Function: Assist in a proposed City acquisition and exchange

Property Type: Industrial land
Location: Stanford Research Park, Palo Alto, California
Purpose: Estimate fair market ground rent for certain surface rights retained by Stanford University on several parcels along the Hetch-Hetchy right-of-way

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