Orell Anderson specializes in real property damage economics and property value diminution on a local to global basis and has worked on some of the most notable climate, environmental, social justice, and terrorist cases in recent times.
In 2014 Mr. Anderson founded Strategic Property Analytics Inc., a forensic consulting firm that specializes in real property damages. For 15 years prior to this he was a member of Bell, Anderson & Sanders LLC, a boutique firm focused on real estate damages. Before that he helped establish the real estate damages practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Anderson is Co-chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Environmental Litigation Sub-Committee on Damages and Eminent Domain, as well as a member of the Environmental & Energy, Mass Torts, and Products Liability Litigation Committees' Joint Regional CLE Program Planning Committee. He is the past Chair of the International Right of Way Association’s (IRWA) Valuation Community of Practice and two-time president of IRWA’s Chapter 67 (Orange County). Anderson holds the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute. He is a Chartered Surveyor and holds the FRICS (Fellow) designation from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and holds an ASA designation (Accredited Senior Appraiser) from the American Society of Appraisers. He is a member of the International Right of Way Association, the Forensic Expert Witness Association and Lambda Alpha International.
As a qualified forensic expert, Mr. Anderson has been retained in hundreds of cases and has testified in federal and state courts. He also volunteers on special taskforces for major real estate fraud for the Los Angeles district attorney’s office and is dedicated to his practice in real property damage economics, valuation, and strategic analytics. He has a working knowledge of five languages and is a frequent speaker, instructor, and writer, as well as an enthusiastic street photographer.
Mr. Anderson is the contributing author of the book, Real Estate Damages, as published by the Appraisal Institute and is also a developer and instructor of courses and continuing education offerings for the ABA, AI, IRWA, and the ASA among others. The Appraisal of Real Estate sites him as the source for further reading of USPAP’s Advisory Opinion 9: The Appraisal of Real Property That May Be Impacted by Environmental Contamination.
Mr. Anderson was the recipient of the IRWA’s Mark A. Green Award for Journalistic Excellence and Outstanding Contribution to Right of Way in 1999 and was recognized as Southern California’s first National Volunteer of Distinction by the Appraisal Institute in 2012.
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