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Garrett Schwartz, ASA



Contact Information:
490 Lake Park Ave #10142
Oakland, CA 94610
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1 (510) 761-6225

Appraiser Profile:
Garrett Schwartz ASA CEA Senior Equipment Appraiser 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 the 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 on ASA's International Board of Governors and is the Region Governor covering the Western United States, Australia, and the Asian Pacific Rim. He has previously served on the International Machinery and Technical Specialties Committee, the International Strategic Planning Committee, and as the ASA NorCal Chapter President. Garrett served as editor of the fourth edition of ASA's Valuing Machinery and Equipment: The Fundamentals of Appraising Machinery and Technical Assets, published in 2020.

Though based in Northern California, Garrett has performed appraisals across the United States and throughout the world, including Mexico, Asia, England, and Europe. 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 5 corporations.

Professional Affiliations & Credentials

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)
  • Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice Update (National 7-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 ME213 – Valuing Healthcare Facilities and Equipment
  • 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
  • CNC Machine Tool Market
  • Dissecting Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) 157 & Fair Value
  • Electrical Discharge Machine Appraisals
  • Estate & Gift Tax Appraisals
  • Estate Planning Considerations
  • 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
  • Resistance Welder Valuations
  • Valuing Straight-Side Presses
  • Valuing Haas CNC Equipment
  • Yellow Iron Appraisals

  • 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

Sencer Appraisal Associates–Equipment Appraisers

Sencer Appraisal Associates–Equipment Appraisers

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