Forensic Expert Witness Profile


Michael Sanders


Coastline Realty Advisors
3020 Old Ranch Parkway, Suite 300
Seal Beach, CA 90740

Phone: 562-598-2402
Fax: 1-562-598-9097


Michael V. Sanders is the principal of Coastline Realty Advisors, with over 35 years experience in the appraisal and valuation of real property. His experience encompasses a broad range of property types, including single-family residential, condominiums, apartments, office, retail, industrial, special-purpose properties and vacant land. Mike also has experience with easement valuation, leased fee and leasehold interests, market research, statistical modeling and appraisal review.

As a principal of Bell Anderson & Sanders and previously as Director with the Real Estate Damages Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, his primary focus over the past 20+ years has been real estate damage economics and property value diminution. He has been retained as an appraisal expert in hundreds of cases, and is qualified as an expert witness in multiple venues, currently licensed as a Certified General Appraiser in the state of California.

A graduate of Cal State Fullerton in 1981, Mike attained the MAI and SRA designations from the Appraisal Institute, and is also a member of the International Right of Way Association (IRWA) and Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA).

Publications include several articles in periodicals including The Appraisal Journal, Valuation, Right of Way, California Lawyer, Orange County Lawyer and San Francisco Law Review. He jointly authored the Appraisal Institute text Real Estate Damages: Applied Economics and Detrimental Conditions (second edition), and was a contributor to Applications in Litigation Valuation: A Pragmatist's Guide.

As principal of Coastline Realty Advisors, he continues to focus on forensic appraisal, research, consulting and litigation support.

Curriculum vitae

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  • Real estate appraisal, consulting and litigation support
  • Specializing in real estate damage analysis, including construction defects, water intrusion, geotechnical, title defects, eminent domain, environmental contamination, proximity studies and economic loss analysis
  • Experience with a broad range of property types
  • Contributing author of Appraisal Institute text Real Estate Damages: Applied Economics and Detrimental Conditions, plus other published articles
  • Licensed as a Certified General real estate appraiser in California
  • MAI and SRA designations from the Appraisal Institute