We offer an independent, impartial analysis of your property that will follow certified appraisal regulations and be returned to you in a timely manner. We will consider your property value by examining it from multiple approaches. These may include the Cost, Sales Comparison, and Income Approaches to value.
Valuation of agricultural properties requires extensive exposure and knowledge of this important California industry. ZENGEL & Associates regularly appraises all types of agricultural properties in the Central California area and is now extending into the Central Coastal areas including Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.
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These properties include all types of agricultural usage from irrigated field crop land, to permanent plantings including nut crops, tree fruits, vineyards and open grazing land. We also appraise all types of food processing, nut processing, and special use vegetable processing facilities. We conduct appraisals for corporate agricultural groups and private companies; single site owners; buyers and sellers; landlords and lessees; and lenders.
Our appraisals are prepared and reported in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), and depending on client needs, they can also be prepared to meet Internal Revenue Service Code or Financial Institutions Reform Recovery and Enforcement Act (FIRREA) requirements.
So, contact us for your agricultural appraisals -- chances are we have already handled a valuation situation similar to yours.
Partial List of Agricultural Experience:
Vineyards and Wineries
Nut Crops, such as Almonds, Pistachios, and Walnuts
Tree fruit, such as Citrus (Navel, Valencia, Lemons and Mandarins), Peach, Nectarine, Plum, Apple, Olive, Fig, Pomegranate, and Avocado Orchards
Grape types, including Wine, Table, and Raisin Grapes
Row and Field Crop land
Vegetables and Berries
Small grains, such as rice and wheat
Livestock Grazing Land and Recreational Ranches
Irrigated and Native pasture
Duck and Other Game-Hunting Ranches
Agricultural Operations and Food Processing Facilities
Nut Processing Facilities, including Hullers, Shellers and Dehydrators
Tree Fruit, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Packing and Cold Storage Facilities
Cheese Processing Plants and Creameries
• For estate valuation purposes we valued +/-1,350 acres and +/-530 parcels of Central Valley agricultural land in the Westlands Water District area including crop varieties of almonds, citrus, pistacchio and open irrigated farmland.
Valuation: +/- $27 million.
• For mortgage loan purposes a modern major walnut processing and hulling facility with multiple storage silos and large warehouse processing, cold storage areas and headquarters office. Valuation: +/- $19 million.
• Numerous farmlands of permanent plantings and irrigated field crop land for owners, lenders, and buyers located within the Central and Northern California areas.
Valuation: +/- $1-10 million.