Real Estate Valuation
Cambridge Partners & Associates focus is to provide the highest level of professional real estate and property valuation services to its clients. Whether it's individual properties or assignments that incorporate a combination of property types, geographic locations, and valuation goals, we are committed to providing clients personal service and results that will meet or exceed their expectations.
The professionalism of our real estate valuation staff at Cambridge brings previous experience from either Big Four accounting firms, national consulting firms and/or institutional investors. All real estate valuation work performed by Cambridge Partners conforms to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).
Cambridge has performed major assignments for all of the following purposes:
- Financial reporting requirements
- Financing for acquisitions, new construction, redevelopment, and financial restructuring.
- Allocation of purchase price, including value-in-use when appropriate.
- Condemnation and eminent domain and other forms of litigation support.
- Appeals of property tax assessment.
- As a related service, please see the Cost Segregation section of our web site.
Specialized Areas of Practice
Cambridge Partners provides property valuations regionally, nationally and internationally for Fortune 100 companies as well as small and middle-market firms and privately-held businesses. In addition to our experience in appraising high-rise office buildings, large industrial manufacturing facilities, and super-regional malls, our consultants are also recognized as leaders in the following niche markets listed below.
Appraisals and Market Studies for Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Properties
Federal tax credits are key incentives for the construction and redevelopment of low-income, rent-restricted housing. Because of our knowledgeable backgrounds and expertise Cambridge Partners is one of the premier firms nationally in terms of its experience in the appraising low-income, rent restricted housing. We are able to provide special insight in these highly technical valuations.
To date, Cambridge has undertaken tax credit valuations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Nebraska, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, Kentucky, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Wyoming, Washington, Montana, Colorado, Oregon, California, Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Idaho and many other states. Cambridge Partners has evaluated thousands of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit units with an aggregate value in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Moreover, as we render appraisal services for some of the major banks with LIHTC loans, we are often able to save our client's time/money by performing both market study and appraisal services.
Cambridge Partners has specific experience in appraising a wide range of motorsports facilities, including NASCAR, SCCA, and NHRA tracks, among others. Cambridge has built a reputation as a leading authority in valuing motorsport related properties and enterprises. End use applications of motorsport appraisals completed by Cambridge, include appraisals for bank financing purposes, management and financial planning, stock valuations for purchase and sale agreements, and valuations for estate (tax) planning purposes, among others. As a related service, please see the business/stock valuation section of our web site.
Electrical Generation Power Plants
The consultants at Cambridge Partners have substantial experience in appraising a wide range of electrical generation power plants including simple-cycle gas and oil fired plants, combined-cycle gas fired plants, coal fired cogeneration facilities and nuclear powered facilities. In recent years we have appraised over 4,000 megawatts of gross production capacity.
Golf Course Facilities
The Cambridge Partners team has valued private golf clubs, public/daily fee courses and facilities that have hosted PGA tour events. One such course appraised by Cambridge Partners hosted a PGA tour event whereby Tiger Woods won an astonishing five times.
The complexity of valuing golf courses includes the quantification of all cash flow streams, including: membership dues, greens fees, concessions, cart rentals, banquets and much more.
Franchise related real estate
The Cambridge Partners team of real property appraisers has valued real estate utilized by both the franchisee (operator) and/or the franchisor as part of numerous M&A transactions. Our experience ranges from appraising properties across many asset types, including many leading franchise brands in the following categories: quick serve restaurants (QSR), casual dining restaurants, automotive repair and tire retail, health and fitness clubs, coffee chains, home improvement stores, hotels, convenience stores, paint stores, gasoline stations and other categories of franchises. Cambridge has valued small, medium and large portfolios of real estate involved in M&A transactions, including acquisition transactions involving in excess of 100 locations. Cambridge also appraises the personal property and any leasehold advantage.
Fluid Beverage and Dairy Processing Plants
Cambridge Partners is one of the premier firms nationally in terms of its experience in the valuation of dairy and fluid beverage plants. Cambridge has appraised over 65 dairy processing plants with a total valuation exceeding $1 Billion. A clear understanding of the feasibility of continued operation as a dairy or beverage plant is a key component of our analysis of this special-purpose property type. We also offer the capability to evaluate alternative uses and redevelopment.
Other Complex Food Processing Plants
In addition to dairy plants, Cambridge has extensive experience in the valuation of complex real estate properties utilized in food product manufacturing, including: chips, crackers, snack foods, pickles, condiments, vegetable processing, bottling, nuts/seeds, pet foods, frozen foods and canneries.