Robert Abelson Ph.D. CA Certified General AppraiserAssociate Faculty
Phone: 949.582.4900 Ext. 3005
Best way to contact me is through my Saddleback email address.
Please click on the link above or below to my school website to obtain information about the courses, textbooks, materials and access to the course syllabus.
Please explore some of the useful appraisal and real estate links on my website. These links provide information on licensing, education, newsletters, real estate data vendors and computer software.
Robert Abelson PhD Website
Real Estate Instructor Since 1999 and Guest Lecturer:
CA Community Colleges,
UCLA Extension (Los Angeles, CA
Acheson Appraisal School
Kaplan Professional and other private real estate schools.
Live and Distant Education Appraisal Classes Taught
The 15 Hr. AQB USPAP and 7-Hr AQB USPAP Update
Real Estate Appraisal
Real Estate Appraisal Computer Applications
Real Estate Appraisal Residential Income
Real Estate Appraisal Narrative Report Writing
Real Estate Appraisal Residential Report Writing
Real Estate Appraisal Federal and State Laws and Regulations
Real Estate Appraisal Exam Prep
Defensive Report Writing for Appraisers
Expert Witness for Appraisers
Choosing the Best Comparable Sales
Development of new real estate courses (live and distant education)
Member of the real estate advisory committee and the placement of student interns.
Appraisal Foundation AQB Certified USPAP Instructor Since 2002
IDECC Certified Distance Education Instructor
California Certified General Real Estate Appraiser
Publications and Editorial Assignments
Coauthor “CA Community Colleges Real Estate Appraisal Instructor and Student Study Guides” ,
Review Editor, “USPAP” (2003 & 2004), “Income Property Appraisal”, Dearborn RE Publications,
Contributor Writing for “California Real Estate Sales Exam” and Appraisal Exam”, Learning Express LLC
Education in Real Estate and Real Estate Appraisal
Certificate of Competence in Real Estate, El Camino College, Torrance CA.
Over the years I have taken many continuing education courses from the Appraisal Institute (AI), National Associate of Independent Fee Appraisers (NAIFA) and a Acheson Appraisal School and Kaplan Professional,
Experience in Real Estate Appraisal and Consulting Since 1993
Commercial and residential real estate (appraisals and consulting) in Los Angeles, Orange San Bernardino, Riverside, Kern, Ventura and San Diego counties. Properties appraised include retail, restaurants, apartments, office, industrial, hotels, motels, commercial & residential land, auto dealerships, pre-schools, golf courses, churches, and residential homes. Experience also includes real estate forensic research, expert witness testimony, litigation support and the valuation of (undivided interests and trust deeds). Clients consists of attorneys, CPAs, a retail development company, private parties and institutional lenders
Education in Science and Mathematics
Ph.D. Geophysics, University of California, Los Angeles
MS Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara
BS Physics, State University New York, Stony Brook
Certificate in Fitness Instruction, UCLA Extension
Other Work Experience
Experience in teaching science and mathematics at the college level and health education through university extension and adult education centers. Additional experience in nuclear weapons effects, high pressure and temperature physics for various defense and aerospace contractors.