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Lou Moscato is a founding partner of the firm.  After graduating from college, he joined the Marine Corps.  Lou served in Vietnam and was discharged as a First Lieutenant in 1970. 

Lou began his appraisal career at Union Bank in Southern California and subsequently worked at First Interstate Bank in Portland.  In 1979, along with the late Larry Ofner, he founded Moscato, Ofner and Assoicates.  With over 45 years of appraisal experience, Lou continues to bring the highest level of professionalism to his practice, along with a wide breadth of knowledge spanning all valuation types.  His dedication to accuracy and detail in each of his appraisal reports is unrivaled.

In his spare time, he enjoys sports, traveling the world with his wife, Susan, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Qualifications - Louis Moscato: About



Oregon State Certified Appraiser (Certificate No. C000018)

Washington State Certified Appraiser (Certificate No. 1102042)

Professional Membership

Awarded the MAI designation, Member of the Appraisal Institute (No. 5895) in 1979


Degree: Bachelor of Arts, 1966
Major: Business with minor in Economics
College: Saint Francis College, Loretto, Pennsylvania

Certificate in Real Estate with Specialization in Appraisal, UCLA 1975

Real Estate Education

Partial list of seminars, courses and examinations completed 1974 to present:

  • AI - Course I-A Exam-Basic Appraisal Principles

  • AI - Course I-B Capitalization Theory and Techniques

  • AI - Course II-Urban Properties

  • AI - Motel/Hotel Seminar

  • AI - Computer Applications Seminar

  • AI - Contemporary Apraising Seminar

  • AI - Montey Market Seminar

  • AI - Highest & Best Use Seminar

  • AI - Construction Trends Seminar

  • AI - Tax Code/Property Value Seminar

  • AI - Electronic Spreadsheet Seminar

  • AI - Appraisal of Retail Properties Seminar

  • AI - Litigation Skills for the Appraiser

  • AI - Construction Cost Comparable Seminar

  • AI - Anatomy of a Real Estate Deal Seminar

  • AI - Subdivision Analysis Seminar

  • AI - Evaluating Commercial Construction Seminar

  • AI - Self Storage Economics & Appraisal Seminar

  • SREA - Real Estate Appraising for Investment Purposes

  • SREA - Advanced R.E. Appraisal

  • SREA - Advanced R.E. Finance

Real Estate Experience

2019 - Present: Staff Appraiser - Moscato, Okoneski & Associates, Inc., Portland, OR

2011 - 2018: Principal - Moscato, Okoneski & Associates, Inc., Portland, OR
1979 - 2011: Principal - Moscato, Ofner & Henningsen, Inc., Portland, OR
1977 - 1979: Real Estate Appraiser, Income Property Division - First National Bank of Oregon
1971 - 1977: Senior Real Estate Appraiser, Real Estate Appraisal Dept., Union Bank, Rosemead, CA

Types of Properties Appraised

Shopping Centers & Retail Stores
Incubator Warehouse Complexes
Suburban Office Buildings
Mobile Home & RV Parks
High-Rise Office Building
Racquet & Health Clubs
Factory Outlet Centers
Single-Family Subdivisions
Medical & Dental Office Buildings
Water-Related Properties
Single-Tenant Buildings
Hotels & Motels
Condominium Conversions
Single-Family Dwellings
Tracts of Vacant Land
Mini-Warehouse Facilities
Manufacturing Buildings
Distribution/Warehouse Buildings
Apartments & Plexes 
Bank Branches
Parking Garages 
Marina Facilities

Qualifications - Louis Moscato: About
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