About Landon M. Scott

LANDON M. SCOTT, CPR, MPIA, CGREA

P.O. Box 5710

Riverside, CA 92517-5710

(951) 780-8683

WORK EXPERIENCE

CALIFORNIA PROBATE REFEREE – Riverside, CA

California State Probate Referee   August 2013 – Current

  • Appointed by the State Controller, officer of the court for Riverside County
  • Value real property, personal property and going concerns in probate matters
  • Perform appraisals in non-judicial matters of real property held in trusts

 CURTIS-ROSENTHAL – Los Angeles, CA

Commercial Appraiser   July 2012 – May 2014

  • Appraise various commercial property types including multifamily, retail, office, industrial, special use and land.
  • Perform site inspections, select and confirm sales of comparable properties and comparable leases, perform income analysis (direct and yield capitalization), analyze market conditions and write reports.

REO PROPERTY SPECIALISTS – Beverly Hills, CA

Vice President   February 2010 – May 2012

  • Manage a portfolio of commercial real estate owned (REO) listings from Chase, China Trust and GMAC
  • Manage the preparation of narrative-length broker price opinions (BPO) and review the agents’ financial analysis of listed properties which is published in marketing material

STEADFAST COMPANIES – Newport Beach, CA

Senior Acquisitions Analyst  June 2007 – September 2008

  • Underwrite acquisition of multifamily real estate and analyze portfolios totaling 125 properties/15,000 units
  • Apply for 4% & 9% Lower Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and bonds
  • Program mezzanine financial models in Excel – “waterfalls” – to value portfolio of partnership interests

CALIFORNIA MARKET VALUES/CALIFORNIA PROBATE REFEREE – Riverside, CA

Real Estate Appraiser and Appraisal Assistant to Probate Referee   September 2003 – July 2011

  • Assist in valuing real property for Riverside County Probate Referees
  • Value trusts which hold commercial real estate for estate planning purposes
  • Appraise residential and simple commercial real estate, including land
  • Appraise loss to real property due to fire on behalf of insurance companies

 EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO – San Diego, California

June 2007

  • Master’s degree in International Business Management focused on China (MPIA)
  • Quantitatively rigorous program emphasizing finance, international economics and statistics
  • Studied land reform and property rights reform in China

 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles, California

December 2000

  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science & East Asian Studies
  • Extensive studies in Chinese and Chinese Politics

PEKING UNIVERSITY – Beijing, China

September 1999 – June 2000

  • Chinese & Sino-South East Asian Foreign Relations

BEIJING NORMAL UNIVERSITY – Beijing, China

June 1999 – September 1999

  • Intensive Chinese with an emphasis on reading and speaking

CONTINUING EDUCATION

 APPRAISAL INSTITUTE – Southern California Chapter

July 2013 to Current

  • General Appraiser Income Approach Part I (Course #OL-403G)
  • General Appraiser Income Approach Part II (Course #OL-404G)
  • General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach (Course #OL-401G)
  • General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (Course #OL-402G)
  • General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use (Course #OL-400G)
  • General Appraiser Report Writing & Case Studies (Course #13CP167303012)

 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles, California

Spring Quarter 2011

  • Property Management (Course #X476.2)
  • Real Estate Investment Properties (Course #X476.3)
  • Real Estate Development, Construction, and Management of Residential and Retail Projects (Course #X477.12)
  • Taxation of Property Transactions (Course #X427.122)

Summer Quarter 2010

  • Real Estate Market Analysis (Course #X476.8)
  • Real Estate Investment Analysis (Course #X477.9)
  • Real Estate Land and Economics (Course #X476.15)

FIRST TUESDAY REAL ESTATE SCHOOL – Riverside, California

January 2010

  • Real Estate Principles
  • Real Estate Property Management
  • Mortgage Loan Brokering and Lending
  • Real Estate Economics
  • Legal Aspects of Real Estate
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Practices

ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE AREAS & SKILLS

Security Analysis and Event Studies using Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)

  • Expert knowledge of financial metrics (NPV, IRR, ATIRR, MIRR, ROIC, ROE, ROA, WACC, HPR & Duration)
  • Financial forecasting, Regression Analysis & Financial Engineering
  • Discounted Cash Flow Analysis and Monte Carlo Probability Modeling
  • Expert knowledge of Excel and Argus; Advanced knowledge of STATA & YARDI
  • Property-level and portfolio-level modeling of commercial real estate portfolios – single and multi-tier
  • 42, Affordable Housing Finance and “Waterfall” modeling for LIHTC partnerships
  • Knowledge of Escrow, Disclosures and Purchase & Sale Agreements
  • Mandarin Chinese

AWARDS, ACCREDITATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

California Broker’s License (#01881992)

  • Certified General Appraisal License (#AG038714) – California
  • National Security Education Program Scholarship recipient for 1999-2000 for the study of Chinese at Peking University
  • Member of the National Language Service Corps (NLSC)