Kenneth McBay


General Certified Appraiser, CA

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Mr. McBay is the principal of K. R. McBay Appraisal Co. K. R. McBay Appraisal Co. is a firm that appraises and consults on a wide range of property types for government agencies involved in eminent domain, for collateral valuation for lenders, and for property owners and investors. Property types appraised include agricultural properties such as orchards, vineyards, open cropland, agribusiness facilities such as grain elevators and fertilizer plants. Commercial properties include industrial, office, retail, multi-family, land, and subdivision properties. Specialty areas include conservation easement valuation and valuations for eminent domain purposes.

Mr. McBay has over 31 years valuation experience. After graduation from college and service as an infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, he began his real estate career with a property management and acquisition company providing acquisition and management analysis and valuation; then working with a major life insurance company as a real estate investment analyst, and for a major bank providing management and property valuation for acquired properties.

Mr. McBay began working as a fee appraiser in 1991 for appraisal firms in the Sacramento area, and began his own firm, K. R. McBay Company, in 2000. His extensive experience and professional training has equipped him to deal with a wide range of complex appraisal assignments. Geographically the firm appraises in an extensive area from Fresno County in the south to Butte and Yolo Counties in the north.

Professonal Affiliations and Designations
  • MAI (Member Appraisal Institute) - Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute
  • ARA (Accredited Rural Appraiser) - American Soc. of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers
  • SR/WA (Senior Right of Way Agent) - International Right-of-Way Association
  • AI-GRS (Appraisal Institute - General Review Specialist)
  • *View resumé page for coursework and classes completed.
    Education and Certifications
  • Hancock College: A.S. Degree, Business (Real Estate)
  • California Polytechnic State University: B.S. Degree, Agronomy
  • California Polytechnic State University: M.S. Degree, Agricultural Management
  • University of South Illinois: One year completed toward MBA
  • State of California Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, #AG008218
  • State of California Liscensed Real Estate Broker, #00777996
  • Certificate of Completion, Conservation Easement Valuation (Apprasial Institute & ASFMRA)
  • Certificate of Completion, Litigation Appraisal (Appraisal Institute)