The Harris Company, Real Estate Appraisers and Consultants
Curtis D. Harris BS,CGREA,REB
Real Estate Appraiser/Consultant

5780 West Centinela Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Phone: (310) 337-1973

Customer Categories
  • Real Estate – General
  • General
  • Real Estate - Condemnation
  • Real Estate - Industrial
  • Real Estate - Property Taxation
  • Expert Information
    Specialties/Services (Area of Expertise)
    General Services
    Real Estate Appraisal (All Property Types)
    Real Estate Consultant
    Area Served
    Southern California

    School Attended: Cass Tech Degree Received: Architecture
    School Attended: CSULA Degree Received: Real Estste
    Real Estate Broker - CA
    Certified General Appraiser - CA
    Expert Witness Experience
    Tax Appeals
    Bankruptcy Court
    Superior Court State of California
    Eminent Domain
    Inverse Condemnation
    Previous Positions & Appointments
    To provide our clients with the best, most reliable consulting services available anywhere at any price.

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    We believe the prerequisites of a successful real estate appraisal, consulting, and valuation firm are diversity, an extensive background, and specialized knowledge that when utilized appropriately are the catalysts for complex problem solving. Accordingly we have developed a methodology and study approach which exploits the most recent developments in computer technology for both data analysis and information management. In addition to the commercially available software, utilized by our firm, such as Word Perfect, MicroSoft Office, Generic CADD, FloorPlan, and Plan Ease we have designed analytical software using Lotus 1-2-3, Fortran IV, and even Basic-A. Our proprietary software was designed to prepare market data analysis, building load and function analysis (based upon key design ratios), standard and discounted cash flow analysis, sales comparison analysis, multiple regression analysis, lease vs. buy analysis, and a complete development-investment-and-financial analysis au fait participating mortgages and equity structures providing simple, cumulative, and compound preferences. (IRS TAX Appraiser Services, assessment tax appeals appraiser)

    In the areas of land use (highest and best use), economics, market analysis, and planning our endeavors have resulted in the production of several computer models that are capable of measuring the benefits and disadvantages of planned and sporadic growth patterns. Aided by tools such as export base multipliers, location quotients, input/output analysis, and aerial photography we have successfully tracked and identified, economic and social factors, which have lead to regional prosperity or blight.

    We are aware that some jurisdictions may have laws, administrative rules, regulations, or ordinances that stipulate requirements in the valuation of real estate within their jurisdictions. We are then bound to utilize these requirements and comply with USPAP under the Jurisdictional Exception Rule.

    We are well aware that we are in an information driven industry and to insure ready access to the best and most recent information effecting the real estate industry, we have made a significant investment in our library which contains Expert Witness in Civil Trails by Mark A Dombroff, Construction Arbitration by Thomas Oehmke, and a complete set of the following: California Real Estate Law 2d., by Miller and Stark; selected volumes, including The California Eminent Domain Law of Deering's California Codes published by Bancroft Whitney. And, a complete text of the following: Section 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 24 - The Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition for Federal and Federally Assisted Programs; The Appraisal Guide, which provides guidance on appraising real estate for acquisition under 49 CFR, Part 24b, May 2001; The Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisition, 1992; Title 2, California Code of Regulations, Office of Public School Construction, Section 1859.44.1, Site Acquisition Guidelines; Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Education, Section 1400, Minimum Standards; Title 25, California Code of Regulations, Housing and Community Development, Section 6182, Acquisition; The California Health and Safety Code Division 24, Section 33000, en seq - The California Community Redevelopment Law; The California Evidence Code Section 810-824, Evidence of Market Value of Property; The California Code of Civil Procedure Section 1258.210-1258.300, Discovery-Exchange of Valuation Data; The Los Angeles County Superior Court Rules, 1995; and via the Internet, California Law, which consist of 29 codes, covering various subject areas, the State Constitution and Statutes. Information presented reflects laws currently in effect. [Commercial Appraiser Los Angeles (LA CA) real estate appraiser los angeles]

    The Harris Scale, Income Multiplyer and Capitalization Rate Selector (1985)
    Appraisal Institute - Minority Scholarship
    Professional References
    Avaliable on Request