Kirk Sagouspé, ARA
Kirk Sagouspé is a Senior Appraiser with C-X. Since 1991, Kirk has appraised over a thousand agricultural properties throughout California and Arizona. He is one of C-X’s leading authorities on the valuation of almond, pistachio and walnut orchards; wineries and vineyards; packing, processing and storage facilities; tree fruit and citrus; nursery and greenhouse facilities; and all types of open land (including irrigated cropland for fresh vegetables to natural grazing land). He has also evaluated extensive properties within Fresno and Kings Counties’ Westlands Water District and has provided market studies for those areas. A significant portion of Kirk’s recent projects are related to the explosive development of premium vineyards, nut orchards, and processing/packing facilities throughout Central California. Appraisals for these projects are typically complex in nature, and frequently involve prospective market values “as proposed” or “as mature” valuation scenarios.
Over the course of his career, Kirk has performed appraisals for a large variety of clients, including virtually all providers of agricultural financing; publically and privately-held corporations, complex partnerships and family-owned operations; major investors including insurance companies, pension funds and REITS’s; as well as federal, state and local governmental entities. Kirk is highly experienced in providing fully FIRREA and USPAP-compliant appraisals for financing, purchase and sale transactions; estate and tax planning and settlement’ foreclosure and bankruptcy proceedings; divorce and partnership dissolution; and eminent domains. In addition to appraisal projects, Kirk frequently consults on a variety of projects including long-term lease negotiation; orchard, vineyard and open land development; market sales trend analysis; and litigation and arbitration support. Kirk holds the professional designation of Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA), which is the highest appraisal designation of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. He graduated from California State University, Fresno and is certified by the state of California as a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser.
Contribution to Fresno Bee Article - April 18, 2014
"Valley farmland values grow to record highs," by Robert Rodriguez
Recent Appraisal Projects