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Critical financial and legal decisions are made on the basis of an appraisal. S.M. Davidson & Associates brings decades of experience to provide valuations you can depend on for their high level of accuracy—specializing in investment-related properties.


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S.M. Davidson & Associates is equipped to meet your most time-critical assignments. We pride ourselves in our ability to get your valuations done on schedule, no matter how large or complex the assignment.


Our expert valuation and consultation services are backed by our sterling professional qualifications, including: Senior Designated Member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA); highest level of state licensing (AG) in California; and MAI designation by the Appraisal Institute (AI); all of which are maintained through the continuing educational requirements of state and professional organizations.

S.M. Davidson & Associates is ideally situated for assignments throughout California and Nevada, and is capable of serving the entire US and beyond. Our products and services are guaranteed to meet or exceed your highest expectations for quality, impartiality and privacy. We're ready to assist you 24/7 and will take the time to fully explain the appraisal process so you understand what to expect. In fact, our clients are so impressed with our unparalleled service, they come back to us again and again for real estate appraisals, analysis and consultation. You will, too.

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 Residential appraisals and consultation services are solely provided for litigation support and tax-related needs. 

As a complimentary service, we are providing up-to-date residential real estate news via BankRate along with today's residential mortgage rates (located on the right side of this page) and commercial real estate news for the Los Angeles County area via Costar Comps, Inc. (located below).

Today's Rates:

Mtg Loan    Rate  APR
30-yr Fixed4.12%4.26%
15-yr Fixed3.26%3.43%
1-yr Adj2.45%3.04%
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Rush Joins HWE
9/18/2014 3:10 AM
Hodges Ward Elliot, Inc. (HWE) has hired hospitality veteran Rick Rush as a senior vice president. Rush will work alongside Michael DiPrima, senior vice president in leading HWE's West Coast operations as the firm opens its Los Angeles office. Rush has been involved in more than $1 billion in hotel real estate transactions and management acquis...Read More
Hexa Buys Two Industrial Bldgs in Commerce
9/17/2014 2:04 AM
Hexa Real Estate, Inc. acquired the two industrial buildings at 5521 and 5545-5555 Telegraph Rd. in Commerce, CA from a private investor for $6.5 million, or about $302 per square foot. The buildings total 21,520 square feet of warehouse space and were constructed in 1940 and ...Read More
University Square Shopping Center Sold for $13.8M
9/16/2014 9:21 PM
Primestor Development, Inc. sold the University Square Shopping Center at 501 E. Albertoni St. in Carson, CA for $13.8 million, or about $338 per square foot, to Pelican Investments LLC. The four-building, 40,807-square-foot retail strip was constructed in 2008 in the Mid-Cities submarket of Los Angeles County. The property was 97 percent occu...Read More
Alta Warner Ctr Sells for $95M
9/16/2014 9:15 PM
Crow Holdings acquired the Alta Warner Center multifamily community at 6701-6733 Eton Ave. in Woodland Hills, CA for $95 million, or roughly $319,000 per unit, from Wood Partners. Built in 2013, the five-story, 298-unit apartment building totals 295,000 square feet on 4.2 acres in Los Angeles County. The unit mix is comprised of 150 one-bedroom...Read More
Fully Leased Industrial Complex Sells for $30.5M
9/16/2014 8:52 PM
Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc. purchased 9120 Mason Ave. in Chatsworth, CA for $30.5 million, or about $96 per square foot, from LBA Realty in an all-cash deal. Built in 1967 and renovated in 1999, the industrial building totals 319,348 square feet on 11.9 acres in Los Angeles County. The property was 100 percent leased at the time of sale to ...Read More
Trigild Completes Receivership Sale of Hotel Portfolio for $21M
9/17/2014 7:35 AM
Trigild Management Services, San-Diego-based receiver for the Best Western and Holiday Inn on Wayne Mills Pl. in Valencia, CA sold the two assets to Excel Hotel Group for $21 million, or about $88,000 per keycard. The buildings total approximately 115,000 square feet and have 238 rooms, combined. The Holiday Inn Express is located at 27513 Wayn...Read More
Avison Young Taps Maddox as Principal
9/14/2014 9:02 PM
Avison Young in West Los Angeles has named James Maddox as principal. He will be involved in the real estate consulting and advisory services for Southern California while focusing on strategic advisory and capital markets solutions for major real estate owners, developers, and investors. Prior to joining Avison Young, Maddox was a managing dir...Read More
Los Angeles Retail Bldg Sells for $10M
9/15/2014 7:36 AM
The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA, Inc.) purchased the office building at 1641-1643 Ivar Ave. in Los Angeles, CA from two trusts for $10 million, or about $506 per square foot. Built in 1936, the 19,750-square-foot building is located in the Hollywood / Silver La...Read More
CoStar's People of Note (Sept. 7 - 13)
9/12/2014 9:25 PM
It's time to update those contact managers with CoStar's People of Note, reporting news on significant new CRE hires and promotions. This week's issue includes the following markets: Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Baltimore, Kansas City, Philadelphia, Cleveland, South Florida, Boston, Dallas / Ft Worth, Westchester / So Conn, Northern...Read More
Market Trend: Select Top Five Los Angeles Industrial Leases Signed in Q2 2014
9/12/2014 2:11 AM
The select top industrial lease signed during the second quarter of 2014 in the Los Angeles market was at 6100 Garfield Ave. in the Commerce Industrial submarket. 99 Cents Only leased 620,000 square feet there. JLL represented the landlord. Sony Corporation of America renewed its 521,856-square-foot lease at the Sony Corporation Building in th...Read More

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