Real Estate Appraiser Specializing in Commercial Industrial Residential Income Land & Single Family Residential Properties Existing or Proposed Construction Estate & Gift Tax Conservation Easements Partial Values Fractional Interests Former Senior Appraiser United States Treasury Department IRS Large Business and International Division California General Certified Real Estate Appraiser FHA Approved

Michael F. Ford #AG002512


Professional Qualifications and Background

  • Forty years experience in real estate sales; consumer finance, commercial credit and commercial-industrial real estate appraisal industries.
  • California General Certified Real Estate Appraiser
  • Member & VP/Chairman American Guild of Appraisers (AGA) National Appraiser Peer Review Committee, #44 OPEIU/AFL-CIO
  • Member, California Coalition of Appraisal Professionals (CCAP)
  • Realtor®; Designated GAA & RAA member of NAR®
  • Approved Appraiser U. S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) / Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-Pending renewal 01/2016.
  • Expert witness qualified, U. S. Federal Bankruptcy Court, Riverside, California
  • Expert witness qualified, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Los Angeles, California
  • Ranked in top 3% of applicants by U. S. Treasury Department / Internal Revenue Service Large-Mid Sized Business Division (LMSB), Atlanta Georgia, 2010
  • Ranked No. 1 (top 2.2%) of all applicants LMSB, Valuation & Engineering Field Specialists / Team 1853, Southern California 2010
  • (Former) Senior Appraiser, U. S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service, Large Business and International Division (LB&I), Field Specialists, Orange County, California
  • Expert level, forensic appraisal reviewer for Estate & Gift Tax; Non Cash Charitable Donations (Conservation & Preservation Easements) and Justice Department special requests; U. S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service / LMSB / LB&I Southern California
  • Appraiser - Owner Michael F. Ford, Appraisal Long Beach, California
  • Chief Appraiser A & A Services, Agoura Hills, California
  • Commercial Appraiser DJMA / Commercial Consultants, Orange County, California
  • Chief Appraiser / Quality Control Manager Valorem Appraisal, Encino , California
  • Chief Appraiser, Specific Property Inspection Division (SPI), United Title Company, Los Angeles, California
  • Appraisal Associate (Class I through Class IV), Michael J. Vizzini Associates, Redondo Beach, California
  • Qualified for Plan Analyst I, California Coastal Commission, Santa Barbara, California
  • General Plan Advisory Committee Member, City of Redondo Beach, California by appointment of the Mayor
  • Member - Noise Ordinance Review Committee, City of Redondo Beach, California by appointment of the Mayor
  • Member - Harbor users Rights Committee, City of Redondo Beach, California by appointment of the Mayor
  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Removal Services (HAZWOPPER) certified
  • Expert Tidelands Grant Act and tidelands issues
  • Assistant Commercial Credit Manager, Intex Incorporated, Carson, California
  • Manager, Southern California Associated Newspapers Federal Credit Union (SCAN FCU)
  • Budgetary Counselor, Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU), Vienna, Virginia / Washington, D. C.
  • California licensed real estate salesman (1971-1975 & 1984-1988)
  • United States Marine Corps 1969-1971

Other Avocational and  Vocational Interests & Experiences

or making hobbies pay, and work experience I just enjoyed doing

  • Owner-operator Diver Mike’s Diving, Salvage and Marine Surveying, Wilmington, California
  • Partner-operator The Marina Diving Company Ltd., Redondo Beach, California
  • Survey Crew Member (Rod-man), Hamilton Engineering, Tampa Bay, Florida
  • Dealer - Blackjack; Chemin de Fer and Roulette, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Crew-member, minority interest owner Ebb-Tide II, a forty foot, ketch rigged Piver Trimarran, Oceanside, California to Acapulco, Mexico 1971
  • City Council Candidate, Redondo Beach, California
  • Advanced real estate issues blog author:

Military Service

Honorably Discharged

United States Marine Corps

Active Duty 1969`1971

Reserves 1971-1975


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