Valuation Advisory Rural, Natural Resource & Environmental Valuations

Kidder Mathews’ multi-disciplinary team of real estate experts offers a broad spectrum of services for rural properties, the environment, and natural resources. Our team provides valuation and consulting services to assist clients in executing strategies in how to use, buy or sell, hold or lease properties.


Kidder Mathews Advantage

With increased market scrutiny, it is imperative that valuations and consulting assignments are performed diligently and thoroughly documented to ensure rational and supportable conclusions.

Collectively, our real estate team offers high level experience of rural, natural resource, and environmental practices. Our team has worked in more than twenty states and multiple foreign countries. Through years of education and training, along with strategic alliances developed over decades, Kidder Mathews has the capabilities to address a broad spectrum of properties and assist our institutional and non-institutional clientele in their decision making.

Rural, Natural Resource, & Environmental Valuation Services

  • Market Value Appraisals
  • Portfolio Valuation
  • Appraisal Management and Review
  • Litigation Support
  • Evaluations
  • Advisory

Representative Assignments

Rural Assignments

VALUATION of ranches of more than 1M acres and farms of more than 60K acres

ONE of the largest greenhouses in the country valued (over 1M s.f.)

TEN ranches valued (500K acres) in Wyoming; included estate homes, flood and pivot-irrigated farmland, two cattle feedlots, and a rail siding

27 TABLE-GRAPE vineyards valued for estate tax purposes

WINE GRAPE vineyards valued in Napa, Sonoma, Clear Lake, Mendocino, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, San Joaquin, and Riverside Counties in California

VALUATION and consulting for 29 vineyards in KKR’s $2.9B attempt to buy Treasury Wine Estates

GRAZING allotments suffering from shifting biomes valued

VALUATION of grazing lease rates for the Navajo Hopi Joint Use land of nearly 2.5M acres in Arizona

EQUINE facilities, rice land, citrus groves, avocados, almonds, and walnuts valued

10K-ACRE agricultural enterprise in Monterey County, CA valued; land uses included irrigated farm land, vineyards, and grazing land; improvements included a winery, residences, and other items

57 OWNED and leased farm properties valued in California’s Central Valley; included over 18K acres of farm land, mostly improved with almonds and grapes, and the valuation of an almond huller and solar farm

Natural Resource & Environmental Assignments

HARD ROCK gold mine, along with its waste product driving aggregate operations, as well as a concrete plant valued

SLATE MINE and a number of aggregate operations valued

VARIETY of water rights valued including surface rights, subsurface rights, effluent rights, geo-thermal rights, flowage rights, and storage rights

ENVIRONMENTAL mitigation banks at various U.S. locations valued

DUCK CLUBS and habitat mitigation easements valued along the Missouri River near Saint Louis, and in the Yolo Flyway and Suisun Marsh of the Sacramento River Delta region

UNIQUE residential compound valued above Incline Village, NV; property included an estate-type house on 600 acres of land; key assets were a private lake, water rights, and water storage rights

Contact Us

Rural, Natural Resource & Environmental Valuation Specialists

Jeff Enright, MAI, CRE, SRA, AI-GRS | Redwood Shores, CA
Tom Fernwood, MAI | San Francisco, CA
William Genschow | Tacoma, WA
Neil Lefmann, MAI, SRA | Silicon Valley, CA
Craig Owyang | Sacramento, CA

Valuation Advisory Services Leadership

Brian Hatcher, President & COO
206.296.9600 | brian.hatcher@kidder.com

Randall Clemson, Executive Vice President, Valuation Advisory Services
602.513.5158 | randall.clemson@kidder.com