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Garrett Schwartz, ASA



Contact Information:
490 Lake Park Ave #10142
Oakland, CA 94610
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1 (510) 473-6225

Appraiser Profile:
Garrett Schwartz, ASA, CEA, is a machinery and equipment appraiser with Sencer Appraisal Associates, Inc. He is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) with a designation in Machinery and Technical Specialties. He is also a Certified Equipment Appraiser (CEA) of Association of Machinery and Equipment Appraisers (AMEA). Garrett received a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Business Administration from San Francisco State University.

Garrett is an active member of the American Society of Appraisers. He currently serves as a Region Governor covering the Western United States, Australia and the Asian Pacific Rim; as a member of the International Board of Governors; and as a member of the Board of Directors of ASA’s Northern California Chapter. He has previously served on the International Machinery and Technical Specialties Committee, the International Strategic Planning Committee, and as the ASA NorCal Chapter President. 

Though based in Northern California, Garrett has performed appraisals across the United States and throughout the world, including Mexico, Japan and England. His clients have included the United States Department of Justice, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), local and regional banks, charitable organizations, business brokers, legal and accounting firms, private individuals, and business clients from single-proprietorships to Fortune 500 corporations.

Professional Affiliations & Credentials
  • American Society of Appraisers, Accredited Senior Appraiser, Machinery & Technical Specialties Designation (Accreditation valid through February 2021)
  • Association of Machinery and Equipment Appraisers, Certified Equipment Appraiser 
  • Appraisal Foundation, Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) certification (Certification valid through February 2021)
  • American Society of Appraisers, Region Governor, Western United States/Australia/East-Southeast Asia (2017-Present)
  • American Society of Appraisers, International Machinery & Technical Specialties Committee Member (2014-2017)
  • American Society of Appraisers, Board of Directors – Northern California Chapter (2010-present)
  • American Society of Appraisers, President – Northern California Chapter (2014-2016)
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants – Financial Professional Member (2017-Present)
  • East Bay Estate Planning Council – Member (2013-Present)

Summary of Appraisal Experience

Garrett’s experience in appraisals includes, but is not limited to, the following categories:

Professional Coursework
  • Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (National 15-hour course)
  • ASA ME201 – Introduction to Machinery & Equipment Valuation
  • ASA ME202 – Machinery & Equipment Valuation Methodology
  • ASA ME203 – Machinery & Equipment Valuation – Advanced Topics and Case Studies
  • ASA ME204 – Machinery & Equipment Valuation – Advanced Topics and Report Writing
  • ASA ME206 – Appraisal of Inventory
  • ASA ME207 – Advanced Applications of the Cost Approach
  • ASA ME215 – Performing Machinery & Equipment Valuations for Financial Reporting Purposes

Continuing Education Seminars
  • Appraisal Report Writing Seminar
  • Appraisals for Financial Reporting Purposes Seminar
  • Centerless Grinding Machine Appraisals
  • Dissecting Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) 157 & Fair Value
  • Electrical Discharge Machine Appraisals
  • Estate & Gift Tax Appraisals
  • Financial Accounting Audit Reviews of Machinery & Equipment Appraisals
  • Horizontal Machining Centers
  • International Gaming Technologies
  • International Appraisal Standards
  • Machinery and Equipment Review of Appraisals
  • Machinery and Equipment Appraisal Research Procedures
  • Medical Equipment Appraisal Symposium
  • Mine Equipment & Ore Processing Machines
  • Multi-Axis Turning Center Equipment Seminar
  • Packaging Equipment Seminar
  • Plastic Extrusion Machines Appraisals
  • Plastics Industry Equipment
  • Pipe & Profile Extrusion Equipment Seminar
  • Report Writing for Tangible Fair Value
  • Valuing Haas CNC Equipment

  • 2009 – 2011    San Francisco State University – Degree: Master of Business Administration
  • 2005 – 2008    San Francisco State University – Degree: Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989 – 1993    The Ohio State University

  • 2007 – Present: Senior Equipment Appraiser, Sencer Appraisal Associates, Inc., Oakland, CA
  • 2005 – 2009: Manager, The Technology Store (University of California, San Francisco), San Francisco, CA
  • 1993 – 2005: Regional Technology Manager/Senior Manager, FedEx Kinko’s,? Columbus, OH, Austin, TX & Los Angeles, CA