Portland, OR

Aaron Taylor, MAI, ASA

Senior Vice President | Manager | Valuation Advisory Services
T 503.721.2707 aaron.taylor@kidder.com
101 SW Main Street, Suite 1200
Portland, OR 97204
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Aaron began working as an appraiser in 1993 with a private company in Vancouver, Washington. In 1999, he moved on to Deloitte’s Financial Advisory Services Group, part of one of the largest professional services firms in the world. At Deloitte, he managed groups that delivered financial advisory and valuation services encompassing both real and personal property components primarily for mid to large public and private companies including many Fortune 500 Companies for reporting to the SEC and IRS. Additionally, he had significant responsibilities and input into key innovation and technology initiatives responsible for generating, developing and implementing innovative and strategic changes in the US Advisory Services Group as it relates to client service workflow processes and products. At Deloitte, he worked on projects throughout the U.S. and numerous foreign countries (Europe, Asia, South America, and Central and North America). Later Aaron moved on to a more locally focused company and then began working with Colliers International in 2011 as a senior valuation professional overseeing complex valuation projects. Aaron joined Kidder Mathews in January 2016. During his valuation career, he was awarded the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute he is also an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) as certified by the American Society of Appraisers in Machinery and Technical Specialties.

Aaron has broad valuation experience encompassing the industrial, hospitality, senior living, multifamily housing, REIT, high tech, biotechnology, agricultural, paper and forest products, electronic, aerospace and defense, consumer products, petroleum, telecommunications, utility, food service, mining, and food processing industries. He has managed and performed this work for litigation, lending, buy/sell decision making, purchase negotiations, financial reporting, purchase price allocations, tax planning, cost segregation, public acquisition, eminent domain proceedings, gifting and other purposes.

Industrial property valuation experience has consisted of light, medium, and heavy industrial types, including storage and warehouse distribution facilities, manufacturing facilities, mining, and business parks in urban and rural settings.

Commercial property valuation experience has consisted of small-scale neighborhood to large multi-tenant retail properties as well as single and multi-story office buildings, hospitals, medical buildings, restaurants, hotels, churches, strip malls, banks, golf courses, marinas, gas stations, multifamily residences and others.

He has also performed valuation work on a wide variety of land including industrial, commercial, multifamily, mixed-use, subdivision, agricultural, and timberland.

Court Experience

  • Washington State Board of Tax Appeal (Olympia, Washington)
  • Humbolt County Board of Tax Appeal (Eureka, California)
  • Columbia County (Scappoose, Oregon)

Memberships and Professional Affiliations

  • Member if the Appraisal Institute (MAI)
  • Senior Accredited Member (ASA), American Society of Appraisers – Machinery & Technical Specialties


University of Oregon, College of Business Administration

  • Bachelor of Science, Management
  • Bachelor of Science, Marketing

Representative Clients and Projects

Amgen Inc.
Purchase price allocation of Immunex acquisition
Avanex Corporation
Purchase price allocation of Oplink Communications
Boise Cascade
Performed various valuation services including OfficeMax acquisition
California State University
Valuation of 23 university campuses
Cocos Restaurants
Audit review of a PPA 245 Coco Restaurants
CNL Hospitality Corp.
Valuation of KSL Recreation Corp. resort hotels
Columbia Sportswear
Cost segregation of a new warehouse distribution facility
Cusac Industries, LTD
Valuation of a gold ore processing facility in Cassiar, B.C.
Discount Tire Company
Valuation of 50 tire store locations
Diversa Corporation
PPA Syngenta acquisition
Everett-Radia, LLC
Valuation medical equipment (CT, MRIs, ultrasound)
Foster Farms Company
Valuation of 44 chicken farms
Good Samaritan Hospital
Valuation of hospital medical campus
Huntsman Chemical Corporation
Valuation of petrochemical process operation
JDS Uniphase Corporation
PPA of TriQuint Semiconductor’s laser pump business
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company
Various consulting and valuation
Komatsu Silicon of America, Inc.
Valuation of a silicon wafer manufacturing plant
Generations LLC
Cost segregation of their newly built Paradise Village facility
Longview Fibre Company
Property tax related valuation work
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
Valuation of facilities - OSB, pulp plants etc
Microchip Technology, Inc.
PPA of a microelectronics fab facility
Matsushita Electronic Materials, Inc.
Valuation of a prepreg manufacturing plant
Nautilus Group
PPA and cost segregation of various properties
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Audit/review of Litton and TRW. PPA of Aerojet
Old Spaghetti Factory
Cost segregations and PPA (10+ locations)
OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
PPA of Gilead Sciences
PacifiCorp Companies
Audit review of Scottish Power’s acquisition of PacifiCorp
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Company
PPA of Precision Strip
Philips Electronics
PPA of the Agilent Healthcare Services acquisition
Safeway, Inc.
Cost segregation and valuation of various Safeway store properties
Seattle Supersonics
Valuation of personal property within the Key Arena
Virginia Mason
Valued medical facilities
Weyerhaeuser Company
Valued sawmill
Wherehouse Entertainment, Inc.
PPA of 378 Blockbuster Music stores
Yamasa Corporation USA
Valuation of a soy sauce production facility
Verifone, Incorporated
PPA of Verifone acquisition
Shurgard Storage
PPA of 20+ locations
Pacific Seafood Group
Cost segregation of facility expansion
Advanced Silicon Materials
Valuation of a polysilicon fluid bed reactor, reactor plant
TA Travel Center
Valuation of 158 full-service travel centers
Hilton Hotels
Valuation of the personal property at the Los Angeles Hilton