John has provided real estate advisory services since 1998. He leads the real estate and hospitality valuation consulting group at Moss Adams, focusing on commercial real estate and real estate-related entities. He assists real estate and corporate clients in the development of operating guidelines for multiple purposes and assists with the application of Topic 805 (Business Combinations) and Topic 820 (Fair Value Measurement) involving a wide variety of commercial properties for financial reporting purposes. He performs single-asset and portfolio appraisals as well as internal and external appraisal management and review functions. John specializes in hospitality and healthcare properties, office, retail, industrial, multifamily, data centers, as well as land and special-use properties. He is a certified general real estate appraiser in California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, and Wyoming, and has performed valuation work in 19 additional states as well as Western Europe, Southeast Asia and South America.

In addition to transaction and litigation support work, he has also performed operational and strategic assessment work for real estate investment companies, private equity funds, governmental agencies, pension funds, unions, and home builders.

Prior to Moss Adams, John spent over eight years with the real estate advisory group of a Big Four firm. He also served as a consultant for a $4 billion real estate investment management firm providing internal valuations for financial reporting and advisory services for pension fund clients, performing appraisal reviews, and developing policies and procedures surrounding asset management and valuation.

Selected Publications

  • "Q2 Market Trends for Senior Living Property" (Moss Adams Insight, July 2019)
  • "Top Property Market Trends in Q1 2019 for the Retail Industry" (Moss Adams Insight, April 2019)
  • "How to Attract Institutional Capital Through the Development of Operating Guidelines" (Development, NAOIP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Fall 2018)
  • "How Industry Operating Guidelines Can Improve Process and Smooth Bumpy Rides" (National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers Magazine, Spring 2018)
  • "What Institutional Money Wants in Return as it Continues to Flow to Real Estate" (National Real Estate Investor, August 2014)
  • "Don’t Underestimate Operating Guidelines" (, July 2012)

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Emerging Trends in Real Estate
    (Preferred Bank: Greater China Market , May 2019)
  • Institutional Investors Want Transparency
    ( Interview, July 2014)
  • Valuation for Financial Reporting
    (Appraisal Institute 2013 Annual Fall Conference – Real Estate and Appraisal Symposium, October 2013)
  • Purchase Accounting: What to Look for in Real Estate Business Combinations
    (AICPA Real Estate Conference, November 2012)

Professional Affiliations

  • Accredited Senior Appraiser - Real Property (ASA)
  • Appraisal Institute Member (MAI)
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, and Wyoming
  • Member, National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries Valuation Sub-Committee
  • Non-CPA Associate Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants


  • BS, finance and real estate, California State University Northridge, College of Business Administration and Economics