Robert Abelson

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Bus Sci & Vocation Ed & Econ Dev Associate Faculty
Real Estate
Business and General Studies
Saddleback College



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Fall 2020 RE200 USPAP Syllabus and Textbook Information

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Real Estate Instructor Since 1999 and Guest Lecturer:

Saddleback College
UCLA Extension (Los Angeles, CA
Southern CA Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.
McKissock Real Estate School
Mount San Antonia College
Acheson Appraisal School
El Camino College
Kaplan Professional and other private real estate schools

Live and Distant Education Appraisal Classes Taught

The 15 Hr. AQB USPAP and 7-Hr AQB USPAP Update
Real Estate Appraisal
Real Estate Appraisal Computer Applications
Real Estate Appraisal Residential Income
Real Estate Appraisal Narrative Report Writing
Real Estate Appraisal Residential Report Writing
Real Estate Appraisal Federal and State Laws and Regulations
Real Estate Appraisal Exam Prep
Defensive Report Writing for Appraisers
Expert Witness for Appraisers
Choosing the Best Comparable Sales

Development of new real estate courses (live and distant education)
Member of the real estate advisory committee and the placement of student interns.


Appraisal Foundation AQB Certified USPAP Instructor Since 2002
IDECC Certified Distance Education Instructor (CDEI)


California Certified General Real Estate Appraiser

Publications and Editorial Assignments

Coauthor “CA Community Colleges Real Estate Appraisal Instructor and Student Study Guides” ,
Review Editor, “USPAP” (2003 & 2004), “Income Property Appraisal”, Dearborn RE Publications,
Contributor Writing for “California Real Estate Sales Exam” and Appraisal Exam”, Learning Express LLC

Education in Real Estate and Real Estate Appraisal

Certificate of Competence in Real Estate, El Camino College, Torrance CA.

Over the years I have taken many continuing education courses from the Appraisal Institute (AI), National Associate of Independent Fee Appraisers (NAIFA) and a Acheson Appraisal School and Kaplan Professional,

Experience in Real Estate Appraisal and Real Estate Consulting Since 1993

Commercial and residential real estate (appraisals and consulting) in Los Angeles, Orange San Bernardino, Riverside, Kern, Ventura and San Diego counties. Properties appraised include retail, restaurants, apartments, office, industrial, hotels, motels, commercial & residential land, auto dealerships, pre-schools, golf courses, churches, and residential homes. Experience also includes real estate forensic research, expert witness testimony, litigation support and the valuation of (undivided interests and trust deeds). Clients consists of attorneys, CPAs, a retail development company, private parties and institutional lenders.

Property Tax Assessment Appeals and Historic Real estate Research.

Education in Science and Mathematics

Ph.D. Geophysics, University of California, Los Angeles
MS Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara
BS Physics, State University New York, Stony Brook
Certificate in Fitness Instruction, UCLA Extension

Other Work Experience

Experience in teaching science and mathematics at the college level and health education through university extension and adult education centers. Additional experience in nuclear weapons effects, high pressure and temperature physics for various defense and aerospace contractors.