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David Williams


Senior Valuation Services Director | Right of Way, Western US

License # AG035639

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Professional Summary

Mr. Williams has performed appraisals for a wide variety of property types, throughout Southern and Central California and increasingly nationwide. He specializes in right of way/condemnation, litigation support, and the valuation of complex properties. Mr. Williams is licensed in California, New Mexico and Hawaii.  Notable projects include  California High Speed Rail, multiple Caltrans projects, Honolulu Area Rapid Transit (HART), a 20,000 acre estate valuation in Gallup, New Mexico, and both general and forensic appraisal reviews. Mr. WIlliams has been designated an expert witness by the Superior Court of San Bernardino and has been deposed half-dozen times. He is well-versed in the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisition, aka the Yellow Book.


Chair, 53rd Annual Litigation Seminar, Southern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. Board member of the International Right of Way Association (IRWA) Chapter 1 from 2017 through 2019.  Public speaking engagements include the Appraisal Institute Candidates’ Night and the International Association of Assessment Officers (IAAO). 


B.Sc. Television & Film -- Boston University, the Appraisal Institute

Memberships & Involvements

Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI) - 2014; Appraisal Review Designation (AI-GRS) - 2018 

Member of IRWA, Chapter 1


U-Haul International, Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley, Citibank, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, Sanitation Districts of Angeles County (LACSD), Sullivan, Workman & Dee, LLP, Rutan & Tucker, LLP, City of Covina, Google Inc., Prologis, City of San Francisco, City of Menlo Park, Mountains & Recreation Conservation Authority (MRCA).


"Since 2018, U-Haul has retained Mr. Williams to work on numerous complex eminent domain matters throughout the United States. In each case, my team and I have found him both personable as a potential witness and skilled in quantifying severance damages and project benefits. Mr. Williams' reports are concise and well-reasoned with information that goes beyond the minimum standards. He is easy to get in touch with and consistently delivers on or before our deadlines. Over the past few years, Mr. Williams' reports have greatly assisted in our negotiations with the condemning authorities and have led to positive outcomes in each case." - Randal Studer, Associate General Counsel, U-Haul International

"Mr. Williams authored comprehensive and articulate reports that were delivered on-budget and on-time. He was immediately responsive to questions and complex situations and offered solutions. The reports greatly assisted our acquisition efforts, leading to successful transactions." -- Ray Mehler, Real Property Agent, Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County (LACSD)



Area Development, Ground lease, Parking, Portfolios, Residual Land Value

Service Lines

Valuation and Advisory

Property Type

Industrial, Office, Retail

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