John has provided valuation services since 1998. He leads the real estate valuation consulting group at Moss Adams, focusing on commercial real estate and real estate-related entities. He assists real estate and corporate clients in the development of operating guidelines for multiple purposes and assists with the application of Topic 805 (Business Combinations) and Topic 820 (Fair Value Measurement) involving a variety of commercial properties for financial reporting purposes. He performs single-asset and portfolio appraisals as well as internal and external appraisal management and review functions. John specializes in hospitality, office, retail, industrial, multifamily, data centers, as well as land and special-use properties. He is a certified general real estate appraiser in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Texas.

In addition to transaction work, he has also performed operational and strategic assessment work for real estate investment companies, private equity funds, governmental agencies, pension funds, unions, and home builders.

Prior to Moss Adams, John spent over eight years with the real estate advisory group of a Big Four firm. He also served as a consultant for a $4 billion real estate investment management firm providing internal valuations for financial reporting and advisory services for pension fund clients, performing appraisal reviews, and developing policies and procedures surrounding asset management and valuation.

Selected Publications

  • "What Institutional Money Wants in Return as it Continues to Flow to Real Estate" (National Real Estate Investor, August 2014)
  • "Don’t Underestimate Operating Guidelines" (, July 2012)

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Institutional Investors Want Transparency
    ( Interview, July 2014)
  • Valuation for Financial Reporting
    (Appraisal Institute 2013 Annual Fall Conference – Real Estate and Appraisal Symposium, October 2013)
  • Purchase Accounting: What to Look for in Real Estate Business Combinations
    (AICPA Real Estate Conference, November 2012)

Professional Affiliations

  • Candidate for Designation, Appraisal Institute
  • Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, California, Arizona, Nevada and Texas
  • Member, Accredited Senior Appraiser - Real Property
  • Member, Certified Commercial Investment
  • Member, National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries Valuation Sub-Committee
  • Member, Urban Land Institute
  • Non-CPA Associate Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants


  • BS, finance and real estate, California State University Northridge, College of Business Administration and Economics