Arens Group, Inc. is a full-service commercial and residential appraisal company providing a wide array of services to an extensive range of clientele throughout Southern California.
Get to know Scott Arens
Scott Arens started his appraisal career right out of college. After working with other appraisers for eight years, Scott formed his own company. Arens Group, Inc. opened for business in 1996. Employee number one was Scott's dog Arthur, who, while not directly involved in appraisals, provided office support.
Over the years, Arens Group, Inc. has grown to a sizeable team, including several expert appraisers, with a coverage area that includes, but is not limited to, the counties of San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino.
Arens Group, Inc. has built a strong reputation for providing appraisals that are guaranteed to be accurate and on time and that always adhere to the highest ethical standards, with personalized service for all clients.
QUALIFICATIONS OF SCOTT B. ARENS, MAI, SRA
Professional QualificationsMAI Designation, Appraisal Institute SRA Designation, Appraisal Institute State of California Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, Number AG003035 State of California Licensed Real Estate Broker, Number 01159521
Bachelor of Science Degree, Architectural Design, Arizona State University, 1988
ClassesUSPAP, Part C, Appraisal Institute, 2010, 2008, 2006, 1998 Business Practices and Ethics, Appraisal Institute, 2008 New Technology for Real Estate Appraisers, Appraisal Institute, 2008 San Diego Economic Forecast, Appraisal Institute, 2008 The Development Approval Process, Lorman Education Services, 2007 2nd Annual National IRS Symposium on Valuation Issues, ASA, 2007 Reappraising, Readdressing, Reassigning, Appraisal Institute, 2005 Case Studies in Limited Partnership, Appraisal Institute, 2005 Income Valuation of Small, Mixed-Use Properties, Appraisal Institute, 2004 Effective Appraisal Writing, Appraisal Institute, 2004 Advanced Sales Comparison and Cost Approach, Appraisal Institute, 2000 Federal Land Exchange and Acquisitions, Appraisal Institute, 2000 Highest and Best Use, Appraisal Institute, 1997 Dynamics of Office Building Valuation, Appraisal Institute, 1996 Advanced Applications, Appraisal Institute, 1995 California Demographics, University of California San Diego Extension, 1994 Narrative Report Writing and Analysis, Appraisal Institute, 1993 Real Estate Development and Investment Analysis, UCSD Extension, 1993 Capitalization Theory and Techniques, Parts A and B, Appraisal Institute, 1991 Standards of Professional Practice - Parts A and B, Appraisal Institute, 1991 Applied Residential Property Valuation, Society of Real Estate Appraisers, 1990 Basic Valuation Procedures, American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers, 1988 Principles of Real Estate Appraisal, American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers, 1988
ExperienceMarch 1996 to Current - Owner of Arens Group, Inc., Real Estate Appraisal & Consultation July 1990 to March 1996 - Real Estate Appraiser with Harold A. Godwin & Assoc., Inc. July 1989 to July 1990 - Real Estate Appraiser with Piskulick-Simeon Appraisal Service May 1988 to July 1989 - Real Estate Appraiser with The JRS Company
Appraisals Have Been Made on the Following Types of Property
Single Family, Multiple Family, Raw Acreage, Industrial, Retail, Office, Motel, Subdivision, Leased Interest, and Special Purpose Appraisals, e.g., Missed Easement, Blocked View, Soils Problems, Cracked Slabs, Eminent Domain, etc.
Miscellaneous InformationQualified as Expert Witness in Real Estate Appraisal in State of California Superior Court Author of "The Appraisal of Defective Properties: A Common Sense Approach," Appraisal Journal, April 1997, 143.
Every appraisal goes through a rigorous multi-stage internal review process. Every appraisal is guaranteed to be 100% accurate.Always on Time
We only make commitments we can keep, and we always complete appraisals by the specified date.Wide Range of Property Types
Our experienced appraisers are qualified to appraise properties ranging from high-rise office buildings to single-family homes.Wide Coverage Areas
We have experience throughout Southern California and will travel to most areas within a 250-mile radius of our office.