Our valuation practice has encompassed raw and entitled land, single and multi-family properties as well as architecturally unique designs.

A recent study (http://bit.ly/2AmlobO) 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. 

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


Litigation / Expert Witness Support

Pacific Palisades

Fee & Rates

Property Appraisal

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

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.

$300 per hour

Quoted Individually  

Rey Cano, the 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, division of assets, estate planning, proposed construction, as well as retrospective asset valuation related to tax settlements.

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)

​Buff & Hensman-Architects

(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) 

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

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. 

$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.

Ed Niles-Architect

Expert Witness / Litigation Support

Serving Los Angeles & Ventura Counties

A reliable and believable expert is important to properly analyze, document, prepare and communicate appraisal conclusions that a court or panel will find justified.  

$200 per hour


Deposition / Court Testimony*