West Valuation covers various types of commercial real estate appraisals throughout the state of California. While we cover the entire state, our primary market areas include Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Diego County, Riverside County (Inland Empire), San Bernardino County and Imperial County. Rest assure that we have the expertise and competency in appraising your property throughout California.
California’s second largest city and the United States’ eighth largest, San Diego boasts a citywide population over 1.37 million people and more than 3 million people countywide. The California Department of Finance reports the January 2013 population of the county at 3,150,178, which is a 0.7% increase from 2012. With over 4,200 square miles, San Diego County encompasses 18 incorporated cities and numerous other charming neighborhoods and communities, including downtown’s historic Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, Hillcrest and El Cajon just to name a few. The military and the tourism industries enhance the region’s economy. San Diego is the homeport of the U. S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet, and is a major naval flight and marine training center. Occupancy rates in the hotel and motel industry are regularly above the national average. The convention center and regional attractions, including the San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park, Old Town, Sea Port Village, Sea World, and local beaches, support the local tourism industry.
Cities Covered Include: Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, Del Mar, El Cajon, Encinitas (Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Leucadia, Olivenhain), Escondido, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, National City, Oceanside, Poway, San Diego, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach, Vista. Unincorporated Communities include 4S Ranch, Alpine, Ballena, Barrett Junction, Blossom Valley, Bonita, Bonsall, Borrego Springs, Bostonia, Boulevard, Camp Pendleton, Campo, Canebrake, Mount Helix, Crest, Dehesa, Del Dios, De Luz, Descanso, Dulzura, Elfin Forest, Eucalyptus Hills, Fairbanks Ranch, Fallbrook, Fernbrook, Flinn Springs, Four Corners, Granite Hills, Guatay, Harbison Canyon, Harmony Grove, Hidden Meadows, Jacumba, Jamul, Julian, Kentwood-In-The-Pines, La Presa, Lake Morena Village, Lake San Marcos, Lakeside, Lincoln Acres, Live Oak Springs, Mount Laguna, Oak Grove, Ocotillo Wells, Pala, Pauma Valley, Pine Hills, Pine Valley, Potrero, Rainbow, Ramona, Ranchita, Rancho San Diego, Rancho Santa Fe, Rincon, San Diego Country Estates, Santa Ysabel, Shelter Valley, Spring Valley, Tecate, Tierra del Sol, Valley Center, Vallecitos, Warner Springs, Winter Gardens, Wynola
Los Angeles County is considered the capital of Greater Los Angeles. It is one of California’s original 27 counties, established on February 18, 1850. The county encompasses an area of 4,082 square miles, nearly the size of the state of Connecticut. It has a wide range of terrain with altitudes ranging from nine feet below sea level in Wilmington to 10,080 feet above sea level at Mt. San Antonio. There are 72 miles of beaches, which represents approximately 9% of California’s 840-mile coastline. The county contains 528 miles of roadway on 25 freeways and 382 miles of highway. Los Angeles County includes the islands of San Clemente and Santa Catalina. It is bordered on the east by Orange and San Bernardino Counties, on the north by Kern County, on the west by Ventura County, and on the south by the Pacific Ocean. Los Angeles County had a population of 9,958,091 persons as of January 2013, and is the largest of any county in the nation. The main concentrations of tourist attractions are Beverly Hills, Hollywood (the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Chinese Theatre), and the West Side of Los Angeles. There are over 70 miles of coastline, and the Venice Beach Boardwalk is the highest-grossing retail unit in the region. There are several internationally renowned theme parks in Southern California, more than in any U.S. metropolitan area outside Orlando, Florida. These include: Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Magic Mountain, and Universal Studios.
Cities Covered Include: Agoura Hills, Alhambra, Arcadia, Artesia, Avalon (Santa Catalina Island), Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bell, Bell Garden, Bellflower, Beverly Hills, Bradbury, Burbank, Calabasas, Carson, Cerritos, Claremont, Commerce, Compton, Covina, Culver City, Diamond Bar, Downey, Duarte, El Monte, El Segundo, Gardena, Glendale, Glendora, Hawaiian Gardens, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Hidden Hills, Huntington Park, Inglewood, Irwindale, La Cañada Flintridge, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, La Puente, La Verne, Lakewood, Lancaster, Lawndale, Littlerock, Lomita, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Lynwood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Maywood, Monrovia, Montebello, Monterey Park, Norwalk, Palmdale, Palos Verdes Estates, Pasadena, Pico Rivera, Pomona, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, San Dimas, San Gabriel, San Fernando, San Marino, Santa Clarita, Santa Fe Springs, Santa Monica, Sierra Madre, South El Monte, South Gate, South Pasadena, Temple City, Torrance, Vernon, Walnut, West Covina, Westlake Village and Whittier.
Orange County is the sixth most populous county in the United States with a population of more than 3.1 million residents, ranking it the third largest county in California behind Los Angeles and San Diego County. Orange County is comprised of 34 cities within its 798 square miles and is a worldwide tourist destination attracting more than 43 million visitors each year. Orange County is home to more than 40 miles of renowned beaches, Disneyland, California Adventure, Knott’s Berry Farm, Anaheim Stadium and the Anaheim Convention Center. The top employers in the county are Walt Disney Company, University of California Irvine (UCI), St. Joseph Health System, Boeing Co, Kaiser Permanente and Bank of America Corp. Orange County’s population has increased by approximately 3.25% since 2010 and growth is expected to continue with population projections over 3.2 million by 2018. Orange County is the headquarters to many Fortune 500 companies including Ingram Micro, Taco Bell, Oakley, First American Corp, Kingston Technology, Mitsubishi Motors of North America, Pacific Life Insurance Company, In-N-Out, Wet Seal and Claim Jumper.
Cities Covered Include: Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Foothill Ranch, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, Yorba Linda
Riverside County borders San Bernardino County to the south and Orange County to the east. It is entirely landlocked and extends from Orange County to the Arizona border. Like San Bernardino County, it had a separate urban identity from Los Angeles until well into the 1960s, and now has the second fastest rate of housing growth in the region, behind San Bernardino County. It covers 7,208 square miles and has 24 incorporated cities. The January 2013 population of 2,255,059 represents a 6.2% increase from 2008. The eastern portion of the county contains sparsely settled desert ranges with notable growth occurring in the Palm Springs and Coachella Valley areas. Riverside County is bordered by San Bernardino County to the north, San Diego and Imperial Counties to the south, Orange County to the west, and the state of Arizona to the east.
Cities Covered Include: Banning, Beaumont, Blythe, Calimesa, Canyon Lake, Cathedral City, Coachella, Corona, Desert Hot Springs, Eastvale, Hemet, Hesperia, Indian Wells, Indio, Jurupa Valley, La Quinta, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Norco, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Perris, Rancho Mirage, Riverside, San Jacinto, Temecula, Wildomar
San Bernardino County is the largest county in California, bordering Los Angeles County to the east. It is entirely landlocked and runs from Los Angeles County to the Arizona border. With 20,062 square miles, it is the largest county in the United States. It had its own urban identity separate from Los Angeles until well into the 1960s, when it began to receive suburban development from Los Angeles. The January 2013 population of this county was 2,076,274, indicating a 3.0% increase since 2008. San Bernardino County contains the Ontario International Airport, which is equipped to handle 10 million passengers yearly. Along with Riverside County to the south, it comprises the Riverside-San Bernardino County MSA. Most of the county’s population and agricultural production is concentrated near the San Bernardino Mountains in the southwestern portion of the county. The Inland Empire plays a major role in transporting goods from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to the rest of the country.
Cities Covered Include: Adelanto, Apple Valley, Barstow, Big Bear Lake, Chino, Chino Hills, Colton, Crestline, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Hesperia, Highland, Joshua Tree, Lake Arrowhead, Loma Linda, Lucerne Valley, Montclair, Needles, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Rialto, Running Springs, San Bernardino, Twentynine Palms, Upland, Victorville, Wrightwood, Yermo, Yucaipa, Yucca Valley