San Francisco & the Bay Area
Explore San Francisco & the Bay Area from the viewpoint of an equipment appraiser in this collection of posts. Wondering where else we appraise equipment? Visit our see our Locations Served page for an overview.
It’s true that there’s not a lot of farming equipment in downtown San Francisco, but that doesn’t mean that San Francisco is an equipment-free area! Look around next time you’re in the Bay Area & notice the plethora of construction equipment, for example. More than a few of the companies involved in building & rebuilding San Francisco are actually based in the city, not only general contractors, but evacuators, equipment rental companies, water work specialists, and transportation services as well as concrete and paving experts. Maybe I’m nuts, but spending a day or 2 in San Francisco inspecting construction equipment or rolling stock sounds like a good time to me.
I was first introduced to Mr. Leslie H. Miles, FASA, FAPI, CEA, as the calm, professional voice thoroughly expounding details of equipment appraisal on the introductory 12-CD equipment appraisal seminar I received from the American Society of Appraisers. It was only later that I had the pleasure of meeting him in person at an equipment appraisal seminar in San Francisco. Even without knowing his background, which is impressive, one can’t help but be charmed by Les and impressed with his knowledge of and dedication to the equipment appraisal field and ASA MTS in particular. So when I had a chance as a member of NorCal ASA to put together an educational seminar taught by Mr. Miles, I jumped right in.
Last week, I had the privilege of attending a USPAP Reaccreditation course especially for Machine & Technical Specialty appraisers taught by Roger Durkin, J.D., M.S., ASA, just over in San Francisco. The class was sponsored by the NorCal Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers, serving appraisers all over Northern California, including such hot spots as San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, Redding and San Joaquin County. The seminar was open to equipment appraisers everywhere and we had some nice folks from Arizona and Nevada there as well.
Les H. Miles, Jr., FASA, CEA, FAPI, will teach a 3-day American Society of Appraisers seminar–ME 207, Advanced Cost Approach–in San Francisco this June, 16-18.
This is an important seminar not only for machinery & equipment appraisers, but for anyone interested in implementing or understanding the theory and practice of advanced cost approach in appraising: appraisers, of course, in any specialty area, especially those accredited by the American Society of Appraisers, and also realtors, loan officers, attorneys, bankers and CPAs.