South Pasadena, CA (PressExposure) June 26, 2013 -- In 1986, Kim Kearney, MAI, CCIM founded K3 Investments. This full-spectrum real estate firm provides clients with appraisal, consulting, litigation support, and brokerage services. She is qualified as an expert witness in both Bankruptcy and Superior Court and also served as an Arbitrator in a leasing dispute involving retail space.
Ms. Kearney has been a speaker on more than one occasion at the California Association of Realtors (CAR) Commercial EXPO's. She was also a guest speaker in Las Vegas, Nevada at the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Expo and Conference. Local realty boards and both public and private organizations have sought her expertise due to her unique background as both a real estate broker and appraiser, with over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry.
Ms. Kearney earned her Masters of Business Administration in Finance with an emphasis in Real Estate from California State Polytechnic University of Pomona. Her Bachelor of Science Degree was from California State University, Long Beach with a major in Finance and a minor in Real Estate.
Her firm provides clients with brokerage and consultation services on commercial, industrial, and residential properties. Ms. Kearney has worked with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles to provide hypothetical fair market values as part of highest and best use studies. K3 Investments has been involved in lease abstracts, audits, and lease renewal negotiations for both lessors and lessees. Ms. Kearney was retained by UCLA to provide lease briefs on all of their real estate assets. She provides clients with services ranging from Broker Price Opinions to Strengths/Weaknesses/Opportunities/Threats (SWOT) analysis on under performing assets.
This extensive and diverse background is apparent when Ms. Kearney speaks to her audience. Not only was the presentation informative but attendees at the Commercial Mixer were also provided with a wealth of take-away information that will serve as useful reference tools in their future transactions. Her topics and insights were timely and well received by those in attendance. The following are some of the areas covered during her recent speech.
-Learn about the different designations/certifications
-Questions a client should ask before hiring an appraiser
-Typical questions an appraiser may ask the client
-Information that is often needed to perform an assignment
-Differences between residential & commercial appraisals
-Recognize when different report types are appropriate
-Become familiar with basic components of an appraisal
-Know what to look for in different property types
-Learn about the various types of value
-Identify the two income approach methodologies
-Overview of various types of lease rate adjustments
-Determination of fee quotes and turn around times
-Clarification of common misconceptions and questions
-Review of basic terminology and resources