Syn-Mar Associates is a real property advisory firm providing valuation and consulting services related to commercial real estate. Since 1995, Syn-Mar Associates has prepared over $20 billion in property valuations involving over 11,000 properties located in California and Nevada.

While we provide a comprehensive list of services (presented below), Syn-Mar provides a unique service related to solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. While the installation of solar PV energy systems has been robust in the residential world, the world of commercial real estate has not yet embraced solar with the same enthusiasm. This is largely because the benefits to commercial property owners are often unclear and confusing. It doesn’t help that many of the sales people employed by solar installation companies know very little about solar beyond what their sales script tells them.  As part of our valuation practice at Syn-Mar, we have devoted hundreds of hours to researching and understanding how solar PV systems best integrate with commercial real estate. We are able to share our experience and expertise with property owners interested in integrating solar energy and their commercial properties. Is a solar company salesperson suggesting an specific application for your property? We can review and qualify that proposal and help you make the best, most efficient and cost-effective decision about solar for your commercial building. We can provide you a range of information from general guidance to a comprehensive case-study for your building showing you the cost, benefits, and impact from adding solar to your building. Our bundle of services can include one, several, or all of the following:

A review of historical energy use and an estimate of appropriate solar PV system sizing.
Suggested system components to avoid or include.
An estimate of avoided energy costs from a proposed system.
The system cost based on prevailing price/watt averages.
Estimate the benefit and contribution of the investment tax credit (ITC) and modified accelerated cost recovery system (MACRS).
Provide a qualified appraisal estimating the value of a proposed system for financing purposes.
Refer qualified installers
Refer qualified financing sources.

In short, we can help you make the best, most efficient and cost-effective decision regarding solar energy for your commercial building.


  • Appraisals for Financing
  • Appraisal Reviews
  • Bankruptcy/Foreclosure Support
  • Capitalization Rate Consultation
  • Discounted Cash Flow Analysis
  • Divorce and Estate Appraisals
  • Due Diligence Analysis
  • Financial Feasibility Studies
  • Fractional Interests
  • Energy Efficient Improvements
  • Going Concern Valuations
  • Highest and Best Use Studies
  • Insurance Valuations
  • Investment Analysis
  • Land Use Studies
  • Lease Versus Purchase Analysis
  • Liquidation and Disposition Value Analysis
  • Market Studies and Analysis
  • Market Rent Analysis
  • Operating Expense Analysis
  • Portfolio Valuations
  • Property Inspections
  • Property Tax Appraisals and Appeals
  • Qualified Appraisals for Charitable Donations
  • Solar Photovoltaic Systems
  • Tax Reporting Services

Market Areas

  • Los Angeles County
  • Orange County
  • Riverside County
  • San Bernardino County
  • San Diego County
  • Ventura County

Property Types

  • Apartments
  • Auto-Repair
  • Car Dealerships
  • Child and Adult Care Facilities
  • Commercial
  • Gas Stations
  • Golf Courses
  • Ground Leases
  • Hotels
  • Industrial
  • Land
  • Mixed Use
  • Motels
  • Office
  • Religious Facilities
  • Residential
  • Restaurant
  • Retail
  • Reusable Material
  • Schools
  • Self-Storage Facilities
  • Single Tenant Net Leases
  • Surgical Centers