Historic Preservation, Conservation Resources and Easement Valuation

Historic Preservation and Easement Valuation Expertise

Clarion Associates, Inc. is one of the most experienced firms in the country in analysis, evaluation, consulting, and appraisal involving historic properties and preservation easements. Our clients have included the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Department of Justice as well as private property owners.

Clarion Associates, Inc. is the developer of the three day Appraisal Institute course on the valuation of historic preservation easements and has been retained by the Appraisal Institute to author its official textbook on the valuation of both conservation and historic preservation easements. Since 1988 the firm has worked on more than 250 preservation and conservation easement valuation assignments in more than 25 states.

Conservation Resources

Our unique combination of talents in real estate economics, urban planning, and land use law allows us to develop creative solutions to difficult conservation easement valuation questions. Our staff includes appraisers as well as land economists, land use attorneys, land use planners, and an architect. We are recognized nationally as one of the most experienced firms in the drafting of preservation and conservation ordinances, and evaluation of the impact on property value of ordinances and easements.

Types of Assignments

  • Preservation Easement Feasibility Analysis and Consulting Services
  • Preservation Easement/ Charitable Gift Donations
  • Historic Landmark Property Valuation
  • Market Studies of Easement Encumbered Property Value Impact
  • Highest and Best Use Analyses
  • Preparation of Historic Zoning and Preservation Ordinances
  • Preparation and Instruction of Educational Courses
  • Heritage Tourism Studies
  • Evaluation of Development Incentives