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Winery, Vineyard, and Commercial Real Estate Appraisals
for Napa, Sonoma, Lake, and Mendocino Counties
David A. Holt, MAI, ARA, CGREA
Designated MAI Member in the Appraisal Institute
Certified General Real Estate Appraiser

Qualifications of David A. Holt, MAI, ARA, CGREA
David Holt has over 30 years of experience in the Real Estate industry. He received an appraisal license from the State of California in 1995, and currently holds Certified General Real Estate Appraiser (CGREA) License Number AG024303. Further, Mr. Holt holds the designations of MAI and ARA from the Appraisal Institute and the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, respectively. Dave has been appraising vineyard and winery related properties exclusively since 2001 when he started working for the Farm Credit system. He is the founder of Agri-Comm Appraisal, LLC.
Prior to appraisal, Dave worked in the real estate arena where he analyzed proposed developments, developed residential projects, constructed public works projects, managed public and private construction projects, prepared construction documents for many project types, and was employed as a facilitator between public entities and contractors among other facets.

Appraisal Experience
Properties appraised have predominantly been vineyards and wineries in California, including some of the largest and most complex wineries in Napa and Sonoma counties. Completed projects include over 180 wineries such as Nickel & Nickel in Oakville, Chateau Montelena in Calistoga, and Williams Selyem in Healdsburg, and over 800 vineyards for clients such as Stagecoach Vineyards in Napa, and portions of the Kendall Jackson and Beringer Vineyards holdings in multiple locations in the North Coast.

Appraisal Clients
Mr. Holt has appraised properties on a fee basis for a wide range of clients, including the federal government, national and local banks, insurance companies, investment groups, pension funds, attorneys, accountants, corporations, and individuals.

Professional Education
California State University Northridge: BA in Economics
Appraisal Institute, completed courses:
* Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
* Advance Income Capitalization
* Advanced Sales Comparison and Cost Approach
* Business Practices and Ethics
* General Appraiser Income Approach II
* Highest & Best Use and Market Analysis
* Advanced Applications
* Narrative Report Writing
American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers:
Course ~ "Highest & Best Use"

Court Experience
Mr. Holt is qualified as an expert witness in the United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, Santa Rosa Division, as well as the Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma, regarding vineyard and winery related land, rural ranch properties, lease analysis, and market values.

Professional Appraisal Instruction
Mr. Holt has authored and presented portions of the Northern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute's Vineyard Valuation Seminars in 2004, 2006, 2008 & 2015, all of which were approved for continuing education by the California Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers as well as the Appraisal Institute. Mr. Holt also co-authored and presented “Valuing Vineyards, Trends and Outlooks” at the 2016 Lake Tahoe Conference hosted by the Sacramento Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.


Quality Appraisals, Thorough Communication,
Timely Response, Best Technology, Great Staff


Agri-Comm Appraisal, LLC
119 S. Cloverdale Blvd
Cloverdale, CA  95425
             707-894-9576
707-486-7390 (cell)
daveholt@agri-comm.net