Honored and pleased to have you here with me! My name is Abdur Abdul-Malik and I am a real estate valuation analyst and a certified residential real estate appraiser based in the Portland, Oregon area.
My Business Activities:
I have been involved in the appraisal business for 10 years and have appraised in the COW states: California, Oregon, and Washington. I cut my eyeteeth appraising in the Sacramento, California area before venturing up to the beautiful Pacific Northwest, where I actively appraise in Oregon and Washington. My services include appraising single-family residential properties; properties with accessory dwelling units; condominiums; vacant land parcels (including parcels that cannot be built on); duplex, triplex, and quadplex properties; as well as homes on acreage.
I am very interested in the analytics side of real estate appraising and I use, modify, and build advanced custom Excel spreadsheets. I also employ the statistical programming language R in some of my reports. My goal is to blend high-level data analytics and advanced modeling with local, boots-on-the-ground expertise. We live in an increasingly data-driven world and appraisers must marry the techniques of tomorrow with the valuation problems of today.
I take ongoing and progressive appraisal education seriously to stay abreast of the latest valuation methodologies. (A list of my recent CE topics may be accessed here.) I consider some of my appraiser mentors to be George Dell and Richard Hagar—nationally recognized figures in the art of complex valuations.
Two years of my professional work life were spent with a large national Appraisal Management Company (AMC) performing quality assurance work. My stint as a staff appraiser gave me exposure to thousands of reports from nearly every state in the Union. I have seen reports from New York City to Anchorage, Alaska to the Hawaiian islands.
My professional affiliations include being a designated member of the Appraisal Institute (SRA) and a board member of the local ASA Portland, Oregon chapter. I am an accredited green appraiser (AGA) with Earth Advantage. I am also a REALTOR® with the Portland Metropolitan Association of REALTORS®.
I belong to a number of local R programming and data science groups.
I have made educational presentations at an AI chapter meeting, two George Dell classes, the 2018 Oregon State Association of County Assessor’s conference, the summer and fall 2019 ADU Academy, the 2019 Build Small Live Large conference, and the May 2020 monthly meeting of the Portland Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers.
I am currently looking into the contributory value of accessory dwelling units in the Portland market. This is a major project involving the consideration of hundreds of legal ADU units within official city limits. It is being done in partnership with Kol Peterson, who runs the Building an ADU website and is the author of Backdoor Revolution: The Definitive Guide to ADU Development. The project is also in association with Portland State University’s Institute for Sustainable Solutions. Research is actively underway and a formal paper is anticipated to be released sometime in 2020.
My personal interests include hiking and mountaineering. My personal record is a 36-mile day-hike in the Auburn Canyon that involved nearly 4,000 feet of climbing. One brave friend and I managed to do it in less than 18 hours! (A few of my hikes can be accessed here on Wikiloc.) I have participated in guided climbs up Mount Rainier and Mount Shasta. My goal is to one day summit Mount Kilimanjaro.
The Aim of this Blog:
My objective here is to provide something for everyone concerned with real estate in the Greater Portland Area. I will aim to present information useful to homeowners, real estate agents, brokers, lenders, accountants, estate planners, lawyers, and fellow appraisers. Topics will be diverse and timely.
If you would like to suggest a topic, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you!