James A. Cogdill, SRA Chairman/CEO
James A. "Jim" Cogdill has over thirty years of experience as a commercial, industrial, and residential appraiser in California's Central Valley. Jim has been an SRA member of the Appraisal Institute since 1993, and is a "Certified General Real Estate Appraiser" by the California Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers. In 1984, Jim started his appraisal career with Cogdill and Giomi as an associate residential appraiser and researcher. He soon expanded his practice to include commercial and industrial property valuation.
In January 2007, Jim and his nephew/business partner, David E. Cogdill, Jr., purchased ownership of Cogdill and Giomi from its founding partners, David E. Cogdill, Sr. and David R. Giomi. Jim and David, Jr. ultimately remaned the firm to Cogdill & Associates, Inc., and continue to maintain a long established reputation of quality valuation work.
Jim is well versed in all modern appraisal methods, and maintains a regimented continuing education program through the Appraisal Institute. Jim appraises all types of commercial properties, and has purposely maintained a unique residential practice with an emphasis on multi-family units. Jim has developed an expertise in a variety of specialized valuation assignments, including lending, estate planning, insurance, and litigation matters. Jim is also a qualified expert witness in property valuaton matters, with many years of experience.
As a native Californian who grew up in San Benardino, Jim moved to the Central Valley in the early 1980s with his wife, Lisa. Jim has resided in Modesto, Riverbank, and Ripon since that time. Jim and Lisa have two adult sons, both of whom live and work in the area. He is active in the community, and recently completed a six year term on the Community Hospice Foundation Board. Jim proudly served two of these years as the President/Chairman of the Board. Jim is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys fishing, hunting, camping, and hiking.
Jim continues with his passion in the business world as an experienced appraiser, ever mindful of the importance of reliable vaulation results.