Real Estate Appraisals
Commercial Appraiser

About Us

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. Arens Group, Inc. is one of the largest independent appraisal firms in San Diego County.

Our mission is to give you peace of mind by delivering appraisals that are always accurate and always on time with conscientious personal service and adherence to the highest ethical standards.

Why Arens?

Our Quality Guarantee

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. Including by not limited to: San Diego, Chula Vista, Carlsbad, Coronado, Oceanside, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, La Mesa, North County, San Marcos,  Imperial, Riverside, Los Angeles, San Bernardino.

History

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.

Principal Bio

QUALIFICATIONS OF SCOTT B. ARENS, MAI, SRA

Professional Qualifications

  • MAI 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

Education
Bachelor of Science Degree, Architectural Design, Arizona State University, 1988

Classes

  • USPAP, 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

Experience

  • March 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 Information

  • Qualified 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.

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