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Staff Appraiser

Jim is a Portland native, having grown up in the Raleigh Hills area.  He currently resides in Vancouver.  He is a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, carrying licenses for both Oregon and Washington.  Commercial real estate appraisal is his second career, having spent many years working in IT.  He feels that time prepared him for all the changes that have occurred in the appraisal industry over the past 20 years.  He appreciates the ever-changing assignments commercial appraisal brings.  “It’s not a cookie cutter profession,” Jim says.

In his spare time, Jim enjoys many activities.  One of his biggest personal accomplishments was captaining a 50’ boat by himself.  When not in the office, he can be found growing vegetables, cooking, eating and playing with his Corgi.

First Job: Dishwasher at the Sunset Lounge

Local Favorites
Favorite area in Oregon/SW Washington to enjoy the outdoors: Salmon Creek Trail

Qualifications - Jim Robinson: About



Oregon State Certified General Appraiser (No. C001137))

Washington State Certified General Appraiser (No. 1101868)



October 2018 to Present:                        Staff Appraiser – Moscato, Okoneski & Associates – Portland, OR

January 2004 to November 2018:            Fee Appraiser – Speirs de Rose Company – Seattle, WA

September 1988 to December 1999:       Technology Manager – Microsoft Corporation

Real Estate Education

Completed the following Appraisal courses/exams:

National USPAP (2005 through 2018)

Overview of Real Estate Appraisal Principles

Appraisal 101

Appraisal 102

New Technologies for Real Estate Appraisers

Analyzing Operating Expenses

Cost Approach to Commercial Appraising

Sales Comparison Approach

Income Approach

Advanced Income Approach

Market Analysis/Highest & Best Use

Apartment Appraisal Concepts & Applications

Appraising Convenience Stores

Data Verification

Environmental Contamination of Income Properties

REO & Foreclosures

Private Appraisal Assignments

Real Estate Acquisition under the Uniform Act

Eminent Domain & Condemnation

Small Hotel/Motel Valuation

Retail Shopping Centers

Avoiding Mortgage Fraud

Appraising Owner Occupied Commercial Properties

Appraising Self Storage Facilities

Appraisal of Industrial Incubators

Appraisal of Land Subject to Ground Leases

Appraisal of Fast Food Facilities

FHA Single Family Appraisal

Variety of Appraisal Assignments

James has experience in the valuation of office buildings, commercial condominiums, medical/dental buildings, industrial properties, shopping centers, retail stores, retail strip centers, fast food restaurants, pubs, vehicle sales & service, mixed-use commercial/residential & apartment buildings, commercial and industrial land and many special purpose property types.  Assignments have been completed in urban as well as rural locations.

Military Experience

Non Commissioned Officer, United State Air Force 1974-1980

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