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First Name: Christopher
Last Name: Baker
Certifications: MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, CMEA, CCIM, CPM
Address 1: 1357 Avenida Ashford #372
City: San Juan
State: Puerto Rico
Zip Code: 00907
Country: United States of America
Phone 1: 310-849-8940
Phone 2: 310-849-8940
Fax: 323-300-5540
Email: chris@arcappraisers.com


Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board Member 2012-2015

Currently, I am the CEO of Baker Valuation, Inc., a commercial real estate company; owner of Palms Realty, LLC, and co-owner of RentReasonable. I have extensive knowledge in both commercial and residential properties throughout the United States. I have been practicing in real estate and appraisal since 1992 and maintain the following licenses:

Broker Licenses:         Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi

Appraiser Licenses:Alabama, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia

I have over 30,000 hours of real estate experience, over $75,000,000 in transaction participation, and over $10,000,000,000 in property valuation and consulting experience. My company has performed over 9,000 appraisals for the Louisiana Road Home Program as of June of 2010 and over 1,300 tax appeal valuations for the Louisiana State Tax Commission (LTC) in 2008 as a part of their appeals process. I am a business, machinery and equipment, and real property broker and appraiser.


University of Alabama at Birmingham 2002, BA, School of Social & Behavioral Sciences

MAI, Designated 

SRA Designated 

CCIM Designated

ASA Designated 

MRICS - Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Designated 

IFAS - National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers – NAIFA, Designated 

CEA, Designated, AMEA, Association of Machinery & Equipment Appraisers 

SBA, Designated, International Society of Business Analysts

IAAO – International Association of Assessing Officers, Member

CPM Candidate, Institute of Real Estate Management, Certified Property Manager – CPM Candidate

NACVA – Candidate and Associate Member – AVA Candidate

IBA – Institute of Business Appraisers – Member – CBA Candidate

NAA – National Auctioneers Association – Active Member 2013




1995 - Owner, Baker Valuation, Inc.


Chis Baker is the owner of Baker Valuation which is a commercial brokerage and valuation firm specializing in valuation for of almost all types including: real property, M & E, and Business Valuation (M & A). Some of our specialties has become natural disasters, subsidized multi-family, Project based Section 8, highest and best use studies, economic development, and estate planning for limited partnerships and closely held businesses. Other areas of Baker Valuation expertise include office property, retail, and industrial, as well as landlord/ tenant leasing representation. I am currently the rent comparability reviewer for the States of: Alabama, Mississippi, Connecticut, and Virginia’s Section 8 Contract Administrator. I continually perform Technical, USPAP, Dodd Frank, and FIRREA reviews for numerous banks.


I have completed valuations and reviews on commercial and residential properties throughout the United States and Central America. I am highly experienced in multi-family, Section 8 income producing properties, public housing, office properties, industrial properties, vacant land, and retail properties. I currently maintain an extensive, statewide multi-family database. I am currently a Certified Section 8 HQS Inspector with lead-based paint certification. Brokerage activities include investment analysis, buyer and seller representation, and tenant and landlord representation.

Additional services include commercial consulting, lease negotiation, business valuation for limited partnerships and closely held companies with a focus on discount for lack of control and discounts for lack of marketability. We are one of the largest providers of valuation services for the Louisiana Road Home Program, a disaster relief fund for victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.


Certified Section 8 HQS Inspector: Nan McKay & Associates

Appraisal Institute Leadership Development & Advisory Council Washington, D.C. 2002-2005

National Committee Member - Appraisal Institute 2004 – Membership Development and Retention

International Activities Committee Member – CCIM 2012-2013

Past Board of Directors Member of Homewood/Mountain Brook Kiwanis Club International

Demonstration Report Grading Committee Member – Appraisal Institute – 2010 - Present

Current Board Member – Alabama Real Estate Appraisal Board – Appointed by Governor Robert Bentley






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