Various Locations “Highest and Best Use” (HaBU) is an appraisal analysis that establishes the most valuable use of a property based on its legally permissible, physically possible, financially feasible, and maximally productive use. An accurate HaBU analysis is the heart of any valuation but is even more relevant when it comes to mineral properties. There’s no better example than San Diego Gas & Electric v. Schmidt; in this case, SPA’s analysis of Highest and Best Use set the standard for greenfield valuation in California State courts.
Formerly Staples Center Retained by the City of Los Angeles to appraise numerous parcels being acquired through eminent domain for the assemblage and development of the Staples Center.
Studied the impact on proposed development resulting from a superfund site associated with a baseball stadium. Field research involved visiting and documenting the surrounding uses at every major-league baseball stadium in the United States and Canada.