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Jim Larsen | Partner

Industry experience since 2005

Current Responsibilities

James D. Larsen is a Partner at Angel Valuation Services, LP, a real estate appraisal firm specializing in right of way valuation, consulting, and litigation support with offices in Katy and Frisco, Texas.  Mr.  Larsen performs appraisals of all types of properties, and work is performed in conformance with the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act, Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), the Appraisal Institute, and state and federal guidelines. 

Experience

Mr. Larsen has more than 16 years experience in the appraisal industry, specializing in right of way appraisal.  He has performed right of way appraisals involving both fee and easement acquisitions including highways, pipelines, electric transmission lines, sewer lines, FAA noise mitigation projects, Cap Metro public projects, conservation easements, public utility easements, and FEMA floodplain buyout projects throughout the state of Texas.  Mr. Larsen has performed various real estate appraisal functions including sales research, property inspections, report writing, market studies and impact studies.  Mr. Larsen’s diverse background has included appraisal of all types of commercial, retail, industrial, residential, and agricultural properties.  The scope of his appraisal work includes office buildings, retail properties, hotels/motels, restaurants, gas stations/convenience stores, automotive facilities, office/warehouses, self-storage facilities, showrooms, churches, single family residences, duplexes, material extraction pits, agricultural, and vacant land. 

Education

University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Arts, English and Spanish 

Ongoing education to maintain the state certified general certification; and continuing education and coursework in matters of real property appraisal through the Appraisal Institute, the International Right of Way Association and other professional organizations to broaden his scope of knowledge and provide higher levels of service. 

Appraisal Institute Coursework 

All standard coursework necessary for state certification 
Advanced Income Capitalization Approach 
Advanced Market Analysis & Highest and Best Use 
Advanced Concepts & Case Studies 
Quantitative Analysis 

Languages

Certifications & Memberships

Fluent in written and spoken English 
Proficient in written and spoken Spanish 

State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser: Texas Certificate # 1380472-G 

State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser: Oklahoma Certificate # 13255CGA 

TxDOT Pre-Certified Real Estate Appraiser 

Member, International Right of Way Association; Chapter 36 

Candidate for Designation, Appraisal Institute; Austin Chapter