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  JIM HARRIS 

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
Actively engaged as a real estate analyst and consulting appraiser since 1971. President and Principal of Harris Realty Appraisal, with offices at:

5100 Birch Street, Suite 200
Newport Beach, California 92660

Before forming Harris Realty Appraisal, in 1982, was employed with Real Estate Analysts of Newport, Inc. (REAN) as a Principal and Vice President. Prior to employment with REAN was employed with the Bank of America as the Assistant Urban Appraisal Supervisor. Previously, was employed by the Verne Cox Company as a real estate appraiser

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Member of the Appraisal Institute, with MAI designation No. 6508
Director, Southern California Chapter - 1998,1999
Chair, Orange County Branch, Southern California Chapter -1997
Vice-Chair, Orange County Branch, Southern California Chapter - 1996
Member, Region VII Regional Governing Committee - 1991 to 1995, 1997, 1998
Member, Southern California Chapter Executive Committee - 1990, 1997 to 1999
Chairman, Southern California Chapter Seminar Committee - 1991
Chairman, Southern California Chapter Workshop Committee - 1990
Member, Southern California Chapter Admissions Committee - 1983 to 1989
Member, Regional Standards of Professional Practice Committee -1985 - 1997

Member of the International Right-of-Way Association, Orange County Chapter 67.

California State Certified Appraiser, Number AG001846

EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

B.S., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 1972.

Successfully completed the following courses sponsored by the Appraisal Institute and the Right-of-Way Association:

Course I-A Principles of Real Estate Appraisal
Course I-B Capitalization Theory
Course II Urban Properties
Course IV Litigation Valuation
Course VI Investment Analysis
Course VIII Single-Family Residential Appraisal
Course SPP Standards of Professional Practice
Course 401 Appraisal of Partial Acquisitions

Successfully attended numerous seminars sponsored by the Appraisal Institute and the International Right-of-Way Association.

TEACHING AND LECTURING ACTIVITIES

Seminars and lectures presented to the Appraisal Institute, the University of California-Irvine, California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission, Stone & Youngberg and the National Federation of Municipal Analysts.

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Testified as an expert witness in the Superior Court of the County of Los Angeles and the County of San Bernardino and in the Federal Bankruptcy Courts five times concerning the issues of Eminent Domain, Bankruptcy, and Specific Performance. He has been deposed numerous times concerning these and other issues. This legal experience has been for both Plaintiff and Respondent clients. He has prepared numerous appraisals for submission to the IRS, without having values overturned. He has worked closely with numerous Bond Counsel in the completion of 55 Land Secured Municipal Bond Financing appraisals over the last five years.

SCOPE OF EXPERIENCE

Feasibility and Consultive Studies

Feasibility and market analyses, including the use of computer-based economic models for both land developments and investment properties such as shopping centers, industrial parks, mobile home parks, condominium projects, hotels, and residential projects.

Appraisal Projects

Has completed all types of appraisal assignments from San Diego to San Francisco, California. Also has completed out-of-state appraisal assignments in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Washington.

Residential

Residential subdivisions, condominiums, planned unit developments, mobile home parks, apartment houses, and single-family residences.

Commercial

Office buildings, hotels, motels, retail store buildings, restaurants, power shopping centers, neighborhood shopping centers, and convenience shopping centers.

Industrial

Multi-tenant industrial parks, warehouses, manufacturing plants, and research and development facilities.

Vacant Land

Community Facilities Districts, master planned communities, residential sites, commercial sites, and industrial sites; right-of-ways for pipelines, full and partial takings for public acquisitions.

 

 

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