Nevada County, California, with primary focus on Western Nevada County, inclusive of incorporated Cities of Grass Valley and Nevada City. Rural areas include Penn Valley, Cedar Ridge, Chicago Park, and North San Juan.
Secondary Market Area
Surrounding Counties of Placer, Yuba, Butte, Sierra, & Plumas. Nearby Cities of Auburn, Truckee, Marysville, Yuba City, Downieville, & Sierra City.
Primary Practice Focus
Eminent domain matters for public agencies, estate planning or estate management, charitable contributions, conservation easements and donations, various types of easements, rights of way, expert witness testimony, consultation on various real estate related issues.
California State University Long Beach, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - emphasis in Finance & Real Estate.
Courses successfully completed with the Appraisal Institute (AI) include Appraisal Principles, Methods & Techniques, Capitalization Theory & Techniques, Case Studies, Valuation Analysis & Report Writing, Standards of Professional Practice, Single Family Residential Appraisal, Fundaments of Separating Real Property, Personal Property, & Intangible Business Assets, and Introduction to Green Buildings – Principles & Concepts.
Litigaton Certificate of Completion having successfully completed the following required AI specialized courses: Litigation Appraising: Specialized Topics & Applications, Condemnation Appraising: Principles & Applications, The Appraiser as an Expert Witness Preparation & Testimony.
Courses successfully completed from the International Right of Way Association (IRWA) include Easement Valuation, Legal Aspects of Easements, Valuation of Contaminated Properties, Appraisal of Partial Acquisitions, Communications in Real Estate Acquisition, Bargaining Negotiations, Engineering, Appraisal & Law sections of Principles of Real Estate Acquisition, Property Descriptions, and Engineering Plan Development & Application.
Continuing Education Seminars attended via AI & IRWA: Spring Litigation Conference 5/14, Economic Forecast 1/14, Detrimental Conditions in Real Estate 10/13, 2013 Litigation Conference AI - Trial Exhibits, Subsurface Easements, & Managing Litigation Process 5/13, Business Practices & Ethics (5/13), Fed. & CA Statutory & Reg. Laws (11/12), USPAP Standards Update 5/12, Uniform Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions (Yellow Book) 9/10, IRS Valuation Summit 06/10, USPAP Standards 1/10, Valuation of Easements & Partial Interest in Condemnation 9/09, 2009 Economic Forecast 1/09, USPAP Standards Update 6/08, 2008 Litigation Conference AI – Temporary Construction Easements, Severances Damages, and Preparing for Trial 5/08, Attacking & Defending An Appraisal in Litigation 10/07, Essentials: Current Issues & Misconceptions in Appraisal 10/07, Business Practices & Ethics 9/07, Understanding Environmental Contamination in Real Estate 10/06, California Eminent Domain Appraisal Practice 4/06, Conservation Easements 11/05, Subdivision Valuation & Special Purpose
Professional Affiliations & Designations
Scope of Experience
Notable Professional & Personal Experience
SUMMARY OF SELECTED CLIENTS OF
by Daniel Ketcham
Daniel R. Ketcham & Associates
Daniel R. Ketcham, Real Estate Appraiser
Sierra Joint Community College District
Nevada Union Joint High School District
Placer High School District
Yuba River Charter School
Nevada City Elementary School District
Union Hill School District
Twin Ridges School District
Woolman School – Sierra Friends
Nevada County Fair Board
UC Davis Alumni Association
Governmental or Municipal Agencies
California Dept. Transportation (Caltrans)
County of Nevada
City of Grass Valley
City of Nevada City
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E)
Placer County Water Agency
Nevada Irrigation District
Wildlife Conservation Board – State of CA
USDA - Rural Development
County of Yuba
State Highway 20
Right of Way Appraisal
Professional Medial Office
Mt. Lands & Cabin
Market Rental Rate
Proposed Pump Facility
Proposed Hydro Electric
Daniel R. Ketcham
MAI, SRA, SR/WA
Just as no two properties are alike, no two appraisers are alike, it is the appraiser's professional experience, judgment and qualifications that will make the difference.
Attorneys at Law
Attorney Law Firm of
Steven Spiller & Clarence McProud Spiller & McProud, Nevada City
John Bilheimer & Alan Haley Haley & Bilheimer, Nevada City
Charles Compton & Ray Shine Compton Shine, Grass Valley
Paul Aronowitz & Lawrence E. Skidmore Aronowitz & Skidmore, Auburn
Robert Murphy Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann & Girard, Sacramento
Anthony Soares Minasian, Meith, Soares, Sexton & Cooper, LLP, Chico
Mike McGuire Special Counsel, Archer Norris, Sacramento
Gregory Fayard Hansen, Kohls, Jones, Sommer & Jacob, LLP, Rocklin
Samuel Emerson Best Best & Krieger, Sacramento
Jeffery Galvin Downey Brand LLP, Sacramento
Jennifer Wilkerson Steven Haas
Charles Farrar Scott Richert
Richard Keene Diane Iglesias
Scott Browne Ann Armstrong
Andrew Harris Susan Corcornan
Richard Hawkins Nancy Christie
Bank of America Wells Fargo Trust Department
West America Bank Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Tri Counties Bank Resolution Trust Corporation
Union Bank Federal National Mortgage Association
Corporations & Organizations
First American Title Insurance Bear Yuba Land Trust
Trust of Public Lands Placer Title Insurance Company
Home Equity Relocation Allstate Insurance Company
Valuation Administrators First Baptist Church - Grass Valley
Trans America Relocation Calvary Bible Church - Grass Valley
Newmont Mining Corporation - Nevada Lowell Robinson - Robinson Enterprises
Universal Field Services Ross Guenther - Emperor Gold Corporation
Jim Didion – former owner of CB Commercial Patty Irish - GP, Ninety-Five Ten Partnership
Mike & Maureen Merrill, Northview Estate Ken Myers & Jerry Sakai – Altair Subdivision
Lance & Julia Amaral - North Star Mine Holdings Bruce Ivy - Earth Song & Button Works
Bob Nix - Gateway Commercial Center Charlie Maier - Maier Manufacturing
Summary of Recent Valuation Assignments
As of March 1, 2017 - As completed by Daniel R. Ketcham & Associates
Retained by investment ownership group to provide appraisal review and
valuation consultation in the matter of a proposed partial right of way taking
from a proposed residential land subdivision by Caltrans in Yuba County.
Services rendered a significant increase in compensation to the ownership.
Retained by Nevada Irrigation District to prepare appraisal of seven easement rights of way, in conjunction with the proposed pipeline extension, as located in Nevada County.
Retained by Nevada Irrigation District to prepare appraisal of both canal and
access easement rights of way for the Valley View Reservoir, in conjunction
with the proposed acquisition, as located in Placer County.
Retained by City of Colfax and property owner to prepare appraisal of two
commercial parcels, for proposed acquisition by the City of Colfax, as located
in Placer County.
Retained by Newmont Mining prepare appraisal of the value of an existing
conservation easement, for proposed buy-out, as located in Nevada County.
Retained by Successor Trustee to prepare a retrospective appraisal of an owner the lease fee interest in a medical office condominium, as located in Grass Valley.
Retained by Successor Trustee to prepare a retrospective appraisal of an owner occupied retail building, as located in Grass Valley.
Retained by legal counsel to prepare appraisal of diminution of value
attributable to the economic cost of a permanent access right to a residential
parcel, as located in Placer County.
Retained by ownership to prepare appraisal for a partition in kind suit of a
larger rural residential parcel with unique frontage on the Yuba River, as
located in Yuba County.
Retained by ownership to prepare appraisal larger rural residential parcel,
as located in Yuba County. Analysis included study of proposed subdivision
(approved tentative map) of the larger parcel into rural residential parcels.
Retained by Nevada Irrigation District to prepare appraisal of two easement
rights of way, in conjunction with the proposed replacement of the Bear River
Siphon, as located in Placer and Nevada County.
Retained by Successor Trustee to prepare an appraisal of industrial site for
partner buy-out, as located in Grass Valley.
Retained by Sierra County Land Trust to prepare to prepare appraisal of a
remote landlocked 80 acre parcel containing a lake, for purpose of purchase
study and negotiations with ownership, as located in Gold Lakes Basin area of Sierra County.
Retained by Trustees of the Lydon Family Trust to prepare a retrospective
appraisal for estate accounting of an eighteen unit apartment property, as
located in Grass Valley.
Retained by KPFF Engineering and Newmont Mining prepare appraisal of
proposed site acquisition from City of Grass Valley of mine shaft parcel for
water discharge and remediation treatment plant, as located in Nevada County.
Retained by Nevada Irrigation District to prepare appraisal of canal and access road easement rights of way, in conjunction with the Cascade Canal, as located in Nevada County.
Retained by legal counsel to trust deed note holder to provide valuation and
testimony at mediation hearing. Parcels included four large newly developed
residential home-sites, once of which fronted on the Bear River, in southern
Retained by property owner to prepare diminution in value appraisal for title
insurance claim, regarding missed NID easement, Nevada County.
Assignment include the study and consideration of a unique hydro-electric
Retained by property ownership to prepare market value appraisal of fee simple interest in a retail/commercial center, for asset management.
Retained by Nevada Irrigation District to prepare appraisal of two proposed fee acquisitions from PG&E, that included one improved parcel with a cabin style residence, as located proximal to the Lake Spaulding area, Nevada County.
Retained by Penn Valley Community Foundation to prepare rental appraisal of proposed community center for lease negotiations with County of Nevada for use of public library.
Retained by Nevada Irrigation District to prepare appraisal of seven easement rights of way in conjunction with the proposed Rock Creek Pipeline extension, as located in north Auburn, Placer County. Assignment include the valuation of private and PG&E owned lands.
Retained by Nevada Irrigation District to prepare appraisal of two easement
rights of way, in conjunction with a siphon for the Renken Canal, as located in Placer County.
Retained by Nevada Irrigation District to prepare appraisal of easement for
proposed acquisition of pumping facility, Nevada County.
Retained by Nevada Irrigation District to prepare appraisal both fee and
easement proposed acquisition for a propose hydro-electric generation facility located proximal to the Nevada County Airpark and within property owned by County of Nevada.
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