Lea Associates, Inc., provides professional consulting and advisory
services in real estate. Our services are diverse, but our most requested
services are in appraisal, real estate decision-making support, tax
impact analysis and expert testimony. Organized in 1976, Lea Associates
is owned by the professionals who work here. We are one of the largest
independent firms doing this kind of work in California. In fact, we
have ranked among the top ten firms in our field in Los Angeles County.
We are very experienced in both an absolute sense and relative to other
firms in our field. The average experience level of the entire professional
staff is over eight years and the average experience level of the senior
staff members is over 25 years. Several members of the firm hold the
MAI designation of the Appraisal Institute.
Our company has a history of successfully serving a broadly diverse
clientele. Over the last ten years, roughly forty percent of the firm’s
assignments were performed for public agencies and sixty percent for
the private sector. Significant private sector client groupings include
investors, financial institutions and the legal profession. Our public
sector clients range from local municipalities and redevelopment agencies
to federal agencies, including the GSA, IRS and the Justice Department.
Our work extends from relatively “normal” properties such
as office buildings, shopping centers and industrial facilities to more
exotic property types such as motion picture studios, live performance
theaters, rural mountain acreage, marinas and even subway tunnels.
believe that our firm’s strongest attributes are its reputation
for quality in the work product, the size and ability to respond promptly
to a tremendous variety of client needs, and the experience to support
the results of our work whether in loan committee meetings or legal