Auto Dealerships

Quaility. Timing. Price. Expertise. We offer cost effective appraisal solutions. Our service is based upon each of our Client’s individual needs for obtaining an appraisal of their property. Our typical turn time is 3 days. We understand that proper execution is needed for each appraisal we do and our expertise in appraising auto dealerships helps to deliver a high quality and timely appraisal tailored to our Client’s specific needs.

Auto dealership facilities are special-purpose properties at which a number of functions occur and which have limited marketability for alternate uses. To effectively evaluate this type of property, knowledge of the auto business is necessary. We have appraised hundreds of auto dealerships (Ford, Toyota, Lexus, Mercedes Benz, Land Rover, Hyundai, General Motors, etc.) throughout California.

The majority of our work has been in Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Riverside, San Diego, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Tulare and Solano Counties. Some of our past Clients include CFO’s, Law Offices, Owners, Banks, CPA’s, Lending and Financial Institutions and Real Estate Groups. We work throughout the State of California.

History

Automobile dealerships have undergone considerable change since their beginning. The first dealerships were small businesses, usually located in downtown areas, which sold one product line and offered no necessary support services.

Auto Dealership Locations:

As all real estate professionals know, the three most important factors in any auto dealership site selection are location, location and location. Key factors we consider for dealerships include its convenience to its customers, good visibility, a road with high traffic volume, sufficient size, adequate frontage, ease of access and its location to its primary trade area. 

Evolution and Development/The Internet:

For many retail dealerships, the Internet has become a primary source for obtaining new customers. Internet sites and fixed-price selling are becoming more commonplace. New vehicle buyers use the Internet in some part of their shopping process. The Internet has also reduced the significance of dealer location to a degree, as buyers are typically willing to travel out of their way to obtain a favorable price. The Internet caused the importance of a dealership’s geographic proximity to customers to diminish. 

Changing Market Conditions

To keep up with changing market conditions, most dealers want to modernize and expand their dealerships if possible or relocate to new facilities. As a result, many of the existing facilities will become an oversupply and surplus, and the property will be converted to another use. Normally, this puts the Highest and Best Use of the property into question.

Auto Dealership Appraisals

Our Clients hire us because of our competitive prices. Our work extends from Selling, Buying, Taxes, Trusts, Gifting, Buying Land, Date of Death Valuations, Liquidation, Divorces, Litigation, Expert Witness, Relocations, Establishing Purchase Prices and Lending.

Selling, Buying

Taxes, Trusts, Gifting

Date of Death Valuations, Liquidation

Divorces, Litigation, Expert Witness

Relocations, Buying Land

Establishing Purchase Prices and Lending

About Us

Adam W. Hunzeker, Certified General Real Estate Appraiser
Appraiser’s License number is AG031747.
Real Estate Salesperson’s License 01375581

My Career

Adam Hunzeker began his appraisal career in 2001. He started out appraising residential properties and was employed as a Residential Real Estate Appraiser with a residential appraisal company located in Costa Mesa.

In 2004, he turned his focus on appraising commercial real estate and worked for CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield, Valuation and Advisory out of Orange County (Irvine), California. For 10 years, he gained extensive experience appraising auto dealership properties.

His major Clients included Ford Credit, General Motors, Chrysler, Mercedes Benz and Toyota. He also gained extensive experience appraising multi-family properties, industrial buildings, gas stations, funeral homes, retail stores, retail strip centers, office buildings and vacant commercial land.

Mr. Hunzeker graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from California State University Long Beach in Urban and Regional Planning. He also attended California State University Fullerton and has a Certificate in Real Estate Appraisal, Certified General Module. He has passed all of the 30 hour Courses required for obtaining a Certified General License and the 8 Hour State Exam, which are required by the Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers (BREA).

Commercial Appraisals

The Auto Dealership Appraisal Company is an independent fee appraisal company providing commercial real estate appraisals. Our specialization is appraising auto dealerships and we will travel throughout the State of California for this type of appraisal work.

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Special Purpose Properties

Everyone has visited a car dealership at one time or another and have a pretty good understanding of how they function and perform. In the Appraisal business, they are often referred to as special purpose properties.
They perform many different business operations which include the retail selling and servicing of new vehicles, insurance, financing, leasing, used vehicle sales, collision repair, painting and auto parts sales. In addition, many auto dealers have extensive wholesale businesses in both used cars and parts.
To effectively appraise an auto dealership facility, knowledge of the automobile industry is necessary. One of the differences in distinguishing them from other retailers is the special relationship that auto dealers have with their suppliers.

Auto Industry

Since this industry began nearly a century ago, manufacturers, such as General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler, have traditionally concentrated on vehicle design, engineering, and manufacturing.

Because of the very large contributions and investments required for these functions and the need for frequent repair of early models, retail distribution developed into a network of independent dealers.

These dealers receive exclusive franchises for specific trade areas and are expected to provide facilities to sell and to service the products of their manufacturer.

Shortly after new cars and trucks come off the assembly line, they are sold and shipped by the manufacturer to their dealers who are responsible for financing, storage, and resale to the public.

In the past few years, many changes have occurred in vehicle sales, number of dealers, and facility design.

Consolidation is having a major impact on this industry. At the retail level, manufacturers are reducing the number of brands, dealers, and outlets. Consolidation in the auto industry is expected to continue in the future.

These dealers receive exclusive franchises for specific trade areas and are expected to provide facilities to sell and to service the products of their manufacturer. structural items, floors and walls, and columns).

Exterior (siding materials, attachments, windows, doors, sashes and lintels, vents, entryways, and other visible exterior related components).

Changing Market Conditions

To keep up with changing market conditions, most dealers want to modernize and expand their dealerships if possible or relocate to new facilities.

As a result, many of the existing facilities will become an oversupply and surplus, and the property will be converted to another use. Normally, this puts the Highest and Best Use of the property into question. These are just a few of the reasons why dealerships are appraised. 

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Auto Dealership Appraisals

Contact Info

Adam Hunzeker
19431 Sunny Lane #206
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
email: adam@autodealershipappraisals.com
P: 714.305.2631 M: 949.293.5609