Real Estate Appraisal, Expert Witness and Arbitration

Contact: David N. Tattersall, MAI

Tel: (415) 453-4195

About Us




David N. Tattersall,  MAI, is the founding principal of David Tattersall & Company and has over thirty five years experience in the field of commercial real estate appraisal, 30 years of which have been focused in the United States. 

David has served as the Chair of the West Branch of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Appraisal Institute in 1993 and 1994 and was actively involved with the merger of the Society of Real Estate Appraisers and the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers San Francisco West Branch.  David's reputation in the Appraisal community led to his appointment in 1994 as Vice Chair for the Chapter's Admissions Committee which oversees the quality of work product of candidates seeking the MAI designation. 


David has also served as President of the Northern California Chapter of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, 1996.




David Tattersall & Company, San Francisco, Ca.  President,  1990-present.  Appraisal for private and public sector for mortgage lending, acquisitions/dispositions and due diligence, tax appeal, arbitration, expert witness and court testimony.  David has testified as expert witness in San Mateo, San Francisco and Santa Clara County Superior Courts, and has also been involved in numerous depositions and arbitrations.


Clifford & Tattersall Inc., San Francisco, Ca:  Co-founder/Partner, 1985-1990.  Appraisal for both private and public sector clients including assignments for bank lending/OREO properties, FSLIC/FDIC valuation of bank portfolios, right of way, bond underwriting, eminent domain, tax appeal etc.


Hamilton & Associates, San Francisco, Ca:  Associate Appraiser, 1979-1985.  Assignments included a wide variety of major commercial, industrial and residential real estate located throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, in addition to assignments located in more than 22 states. 


Fuller Peiser, London, England:  Valuation Surveyor, 1976-1979.  Assignments included business asset valuation for institutional and major industrial companies, commercial and industrial valuations, property tax appeals, arbitrations and brokerage, throughout the United Kingdom and northwest Europe.  Typical assignments included petro‑chemicals, food processing, auto/aero engineering, in addition to associated office premises, medical facilities, and retail units.




State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, State of California.  (OREA ID: AG02681).

Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors                    (FRICS) Retired

Appraisal Institute: Member, Appraisal Institute                               (MAI)

Member, International Right of Way Association 

Department of Real Estate, California                                               (Broker ID. 01310840)

Portsmouth Polytechnic: B.Sc. Urban Land Administration. 1976

Continuing education maintained for current certification.