$300 per hour

Rey Cano, principal of Malibu Appraisal, has served as an expert witness before the US Bankruptcy Court, LA County Superior Court and the LA County Tax Appeals Board involving both high-value properties and vacant land.  His services have been utilized for divorce, the division of assets, estate planning, proposed construction, as well as retrospective asset valuation related to tax issues. Mr. Cano is a member of the Forensic Expert Witness Association.

Over 25 Years of Experience In Malibu, Topanga, Pacific Palisades & Brentwood

Certified "Green" Appraiser

(Depends on Complexity, Size, Design, etc. and quoted separately in the Engagement of Professional Services)

Ed Niles-Architect

Tel: 310-457-5905 / 800-421-0518

Email: Rey@MalibuAppraisal.com

Our valuation practice has encompassed raw and entitled land, single and multi-family properties as well as architecturally unique designs. Opinions of Value are generated using Evidence-Based Valuation techniques.

A recent study indicates homes certified as green sold for 5 percent more than similar homes without certification, according to the Pearl National Home certification study released Oct 30, 2017. 

Pacific Palisades

Malibu Appraisal Office (General consultation, research, correspondence, trial/deposition preparation)

Quoted Individually  

​Buff & Hensman-Architects

Appraisal Institute Registry: Valuation of Sustainable Buildings

Forensic Expert Witness Association

(Includes travel time to and from client requested location and return, within Los Angeles & Ventura Counties)

Clients include domestic and international financial institutions, law firms, developers, high net-worth individuals, financial advisors, and business management firms. 

$200 per hour


Property Appraisal

$300 per hour


Reliable form & narrative appraisal reports, conducted for federally regulated lending institutions and private investment groups, of small and high-value residential properties throughout Southern California.

Litigation / Expert Witness Support

Coverage areas include all of Los Angeles County as well as portions of Ventura County. Appraised properties have included partial interest valuation of vacant land in Santa Paula to Single Family Residences in Lancaster to Multi-Family dwellings in South Los Angeles. Focused expertise in the Malibu, Topanga, Pacific Palisades and Brentwood areas.

Rey Cano, the principal of Malibu Appraisal, has been designated a Certified Green Real Estate Professional from Build It Green and is listed in the Appraisal Institute's Registry, having completed the Valuation of Sustainable Buildings Professional Development Program. 

Serving Los Angeles & Ventura Counties

Deposition / Court Testimony*

Fee & Rates

Expert Witness / Litigation Support

(Applies to all breaks, travel time to location within LA County, and return. Any deposition related fees not paid by opposing counsel are the responsibility of the client, inclusive of parking fees. CA. Civil Code of Civil Procedure § 2034.440)