About Gary

Gary S. DeWeese, MAI, has been teaching real estate appraisal classes for more than 20 years, including advanced courses related to highest and best use and market analysis, and the income, sales and cost approaches.

Mr. DeWeese has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and is the former head of the real estate investment group for the UC pension and endowment funds. He is the founding principal of Real Estate Strategic Solutions, LLC, a real estate consulting firm.

His teaching style is to teach both concepts and applications in the clearest and simplest way possible, such that students will be able to intuitively master the material without having to memorize formulas. Students prefer this approach as evidenced by the very positive student evaluations that he has achieved over the years.


Primary Market Area
US and Asia
Business Services
Acquisition, Disposition Appraisal Appraisal Review Consulting Development Valuation and Consultation Education Feasibility Studies Highest and Best Use Studies Litigation / Litigation Support Market Analysis Mediation, Arbitration, Dispute Resolution Pension Fund Valuation and Consulting Portfolio Valuation and Analysis Property Management Public / Private Partnership Consulting and Valuation Real Estate Investment Trust Consulting and Valuation Real Estate Tax Valuation and Consulting Risk Analysis Site Location Analysis and Consulting Strategic Positioning
Property Types
Condo, Multi-Family Project (Townhouse, Condo, Etc) Mixed Use (Residential / Commercial) Multi-family (5+ units)
Acreage (Mixed Use) Acreage (Non-Residential) Acreage (Residential) Land, Transitional Land, Urban Subdivided Land / Lot (Residential) Subdivision (Commercial, Industrial, etc) Subdivision (Residential) Timberland
Hotel / Resort Shopping Center (Local, Strip, Neighborhood, Community, Etc.) Shopping Center (Power Center, Outlet Center, Lifestyle, Etc.) Shopping Center (Super Regional, Regional Mall)
Industrial (Small Office Warehouse / Mfg.) Industrial Light (Distribution, Storage) Research and Development Lab / Hi-Tech / Bioengineering
Educational Institution (Public)
Crop Livestock Pasture / Range
   Special Purpose
Public-Private Partnerships
   Ownership Forms
Air Rights Fee Simple Interest Ground Lease Leased Fee Interest Leasehold Interest Life Estate Partial Interest
Other Professional Affiliations/Designations
Appraisal Section of NAR
Lambda Alpha International
Formal Education
MBA University of California, Berkeley
International Experience
Teach Advanced Education courses for the Appraisal Institute in Asia