Tangible Assets Standards Board
James Gavin
United States of America

James Gavin is a managing director in Duff & Phelps' San Francisco office and part of the Fixed Asset/Real Estate service line. James leads real estate services in the West Coast, which specialises in consulting and valuation assignments. He has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate industry.

James is primarily focused on real estate valuation and consulting for institutional owners/operators of real estate. He has worked throughout the United States, along with completing international valuation and lease review projects in Europe, Asia and South America. He primarily works with owners of core property types on the investment side and special use facilities on the corporate side.

James’ most recent work experience prior to Duff & Phelps was as a managing director of the Real Estate Valuation and Consulting Practice at Standard & Poor’s (S&P). Before he worked at S&P, James was the West Coast principal-in-charge of real estate valuation and consulting practice for Arthur Andersen LLP.

James received his B.B.A., with an emphasis in real estate and urban economics, from the University of Wisconsin and has taken advanced level courses in statistics and accounting in the Masters Business Program at Santa Clara University. He is a certified general real estate appraiser in California and a state certified appraiser in multiple other western US states.

James is a member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI), Counselor of Real Estate (CRE) and Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS). He is a past chairman of the Appraisal Institute’s Northern California Experience Committee, and is currently a member of the Budget & Finance Committee for the Counselors.