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Kurt M. Mueller, MAI

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James F. Kurasz, MAI

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Stephen K. Hotaling, MAI

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John W. Pin, SRA

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Mark S. Basse

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Adam W. Henderson

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Thomas W. Mueller

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Mr. Mueller has been actively involved in commercial real estate and consulting fields since 1986. Before relocating to Portland, he was the owner of the commercial appraisal firm of Mueller and Company in Honolulu, Hawaii, and holds an expert knowledge of ground leases and the valuation of leasehold properties. His specialties include subdivisions, complex land assignments, and a wide array of special use properties such as new auto dealerships, schools / religious facilities, R&D and hi-tech facilities, aircraft hangars, etc. Mr. Mueller is licensed in Oregon and Washington and is also an active real estate developer / investor, and licensed broker in Oregon. Mr. Mueller has direct experience in arbitration, settlement services, tenant lease negotiation, marketing, site selection, and project general contracting.

Mr. Kurasz started his commercial real estate appraisal career with Mason & Mason in 1987 in Los Angeles, California. In 1992, he relocated to Portland, and originally worked with some residential firms, then committing to commercial work in 1994. After working with several commercial firms over the years, including Mueller and Company, he started his own firm, Kurasz Consulting, Inc. in 2003. Mr. Kurasz is licensed in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Mr. Kurasz is a generalist whose specialties include appraisal review, as well as appraising multi-family / manufactured home parks, retail, office, industrial, land and subdivisions.

Mr. Hotaling holds the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute and has been a commercial appraiser / consultant since 1991. Mr. Hotaling has experience in appraising in Oregon, Washington and Virginia, and is licensed in Oregon and Washington. His specialties include investment grade and historic office, breweries and distilleries, investment grade apartments, plus a specific focus on the Yamhill County area.

Mr. Pin holds the SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute and has been a real estate appraiser since 1990. Mr. Pin is licensed in Oregon and Washington, and has experience in appraising high value and unique residential properties, as well as specializes in used auto dealerships, coastal properties, subdivision and complex land assignments.

The team members at L3 Valuation are all licensed to appraise in the States of Oregon and Washington, and all have extensive commercial appraisal experience. Mr. Basse has been a commercial appraiser since 2000. In addition, Mr. Henderson has been appraising since 2007 with a wide range of commercial and industrial properties, and also specializes in agricultural properties. All our team members are adept at traditional retail, office and industrial properties, while specialties provided by these team members include mini-storage, urban core apartments, complex land, agricultural properties, and tertiary market analyses for areas such as the Oregon Coast, Columbia River Gorge, Willamette Valley, and Central / Southern Oregon.

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Partial List Of Clients

- AEGON USA Realty Advisors, Inc.


- Portland Development Commission

- Albertson's Companies

- First Citizens Bank

- Port of Cascade Locks

- Arbor Custom Homes

- First Tech Credit Union

- Rabobank, N.A.

- Armed Forces Bank

- First Community Credit Union

- Roberson Auto Group

- Ball Janik LLP

- First Interstate Bank

- Riverview Community Bank

- Bank of America

- Garvey Schubert Barer

- Royal Moore Auto Group

- Bank of the West

- Gevurtz Menashe


- Banner Bank

- Goodwill Industries

- Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt

- Belmar Properties

- Gramor Development

- Standard Insurance Company

- Beneficial State Bank

- Heritage Bank

- State Farm Bank

- Bittner & Hahs, P.C.

- Hillsboro School District

- St. Helens Community Credit Union

- Black | Helterline LLP

- HomeStreet Bank

- Stockman Bank of Montana

- BOK Financial Corporation

- Intervest Mortgage Company

- Stoel Rives LLP

- Buckley Law P.C.

- International Paper

- Summit Bank

- California Bank and Trust

- JP Morgan Chase Bank

- Tigard-Tualatin School District

- Capitol Auto Group

- Kendall Motors

- The CIT Group

- City of Banks

- KeyBank

- Tonkin Torp. LLC

- City of Happy Valley

- Lanphere Enterprises, Inc.

- Tonkin Auto Group

- City of North Plains

- Lehigh Hansen Corporation

- Tri-Met

- City of Sherwood

- Lewis & Clark Bank

- Twinstar Credit Union

- Citizens Bank

- Lithia Motors

- Umpqua Bank

- Clackamas County Bank

- MAPS Credit Union

- Union Bank

- Coca Cola Enterprises

- MBank

- Unitus Community Credit Union

- Columbia Bank


- U.S. Bancorp

- Columbia Credit Union

- Mid-Columbia Medical Center

- Venerable Properties

- Columbia Distributing

- M&T Bank

- Washington Capital Management

- Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

- National Mortgage Company

- Washington Trust Bank

- DePaul Industries

- Northwest Bank

- Wauna Credit Union

- Department of Veteran Affairs

- Northwest Farm Credit Services

- Wells Fargo Bank

- Draneas & Huglin, P.C.

- OnPoint Community Credit Union

- Winco Foods, Inc.

- Farleigh Wada Witt

- Oregon Department of Transportation

- Zions Bank


- Pacific Western Bank


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