Appraisal Institute Designations
MAI Designation – Valuation & Evaluation of Commercial, Industrial, Residential & Other Properties
SRA Designation – Valuation & Evaluation of Residential Properties
AI-GRS Designation – General Review Specialist
AI-RRS Designation – Residential Review Specialist
Appraisal Institute Professional Development Programs Completed
Valuation of Conservation Easements
American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers
ARA Designation – Accredited Rural Appraiser – Agricultural Properties, Natural Resources, Rights of Way, & Partial Interests.
International Right of Way Association – Designation & Certification
SR/WA Designation – Senior Right of Way Professional – Multi-disciplinary designation for Right of Way Professionals.
R/W-AC Certification – Right of Way – Appraisal Certification – Specialist Certification in Real Estate Appraisal for Right of Way Professionals.
Craig A. Owyang is a senior vice president in the Valuation Advisory Services group and a shareholder at Kidder Mathews. Mr. Owyang is based in the Sacramento office and generally serves the Northern and Central California regions while concentrating in the Sacramento Metropolitan area, San Francisco Bay Area, and the San Joaquin Valley. Craig has been appraising since 1984. While he is versed in the valuation of offices, life sciences, retail/shopping centers, industrial, residential (single-unit, multi-unit, and subdivisions), and agricultural properties, his experience also includes large-scale master planned developments, mitigation banks, conservation easements, charitable contributions of various property types, port properties, and multi-property valuations for public improvement projects. He has also appraised a number of properties for the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Rental Comparability Studies (RCS), United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Enhanced Use Leases (EUL), and the United States Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service. Mr. Owyang has appraised numerous multi-property estates in mid 9-digit amounts as well as single assets as high as the low 10-digit values. Clients have included attorneys, public agencies, non-profit entities, private property owners, estates, and financial institutions.
Mr. Owyang has been recognized as an expert in valuation in a number of courts as well as arbitration venues. He has acted on behalf of litigants as both a retained expert and as a third party neutral. Craig has been extensively involved with the Appraisal Institute and most recently chaired its Comprehensive Examinations Panel. Past positions with the Appraisal Institute include serving on its board of directors along with being the president of the Northern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. While not currently holding membership, Mr. Owyang previously was awarded the MRICS designation from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Appraisal Institute Designations
International Right of Way Association
Faculty from 2014 through 2020
Appraisal Institute Service
Board of Directors, Elected to Director for 2004-2006 term
Admissions & Designations Qualifications Committee, Appointed to 2016-2017 term
General Council, Elected to Council Member for 2003-2005 term and Vice-Chair – 2004
Comprehensive Examination Panel, Chair 2017-2020, Member – 2000-03, 2007 to now
Education Division, Faculty from 1995 to 2007
Northern California Chapter: President – 2001, Vice President – 2000 and Treasurer – 1999
The Appraisal Foundation
AQB Certified USPAP Instructor – Since 2002 – Instructor ID#10512
BS – Business Administration (Finance Concentration), San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
State of California – Certified General Real Estate Appraiser – AG009478 exp. March 9, 2025
SUPERIOR COURTS of California – Counties of Sacramento, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Yolo
UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURTS – Northern District of California – Oakland and San Jose
JAMS San Francisco, CA and Walnut Creek, CA
Rental Comparability Study (RCS)
Enhanced Use Lease (EUL)
Natural Resources Conservation Service