Litigation Support and Expert Testimony
Complex litigation assignments are our specialty. The firm’s experienced professionals are comfortable handling mixed issues of law and real estate economics, including evaluation of damage claims and damage theories, due diligence analysis, valuations, and market analysis. In addition to our own analysis and testimony, we are often called upon to assist in the review and critical examination of reports prepared by other experts. Our advanced technical skills prove useful in more complex litigation and real estate analysis.
Development Property Valuation
Development services include property acquisition structuring, pricing, and due diligence. Approval consulting, market analysis, and merchandising analysis are a few of the Clarion/Samuels services designed to add value to any development opportunity.
Historic Preservation, Conservation Resources & Easement Valuation
Clarion/Samuels Associates is experienced in the evaluation, consulting, and appraisal of historic properties and preservation easements. Our clients have included the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Internal Revenue Service, and private property owners. Since 1990 the firm has worked on conservation and preservation easement assignments in Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington D.C.
Real Estate Tax Assessment
Tax assessment appeals are a hot topic. Governmental entities are aggressively seeking new ways to enhance revenue streams. Reticent to raise tax rates these entities are changing the definitions of what is taxable for ad valorem purposes and how those assessments are calculated. Our clients, both taxing authorities and property owners have asked us to address such issues as the pros and cons of tax abatement programs and the value of individual properties.
Specialty Consulting & Valuation Services
The real estate business has many complexities that need to be solved in creative ways. Clarion/Samuels provides a range of services to help fill knowledge gaps and provides insights into solutions to vexing problems. These services include, but are not limited to market intelligence, fiscal impact studies, approval and development impacts on residential and commercial property values, and reviews of appraisal and market studies conducted by others.