Peter Overton began his appraisal practice in 1986, and was awarded the MAI designation by the Appraisal Institute in 2000. His areas of specialty include student housing, day-care facilities, schools and churches, and other special purpose institutional properties. In addition, his appraisal experience includes a wide variety of properties for eminent domain and other litigation related matters such as construction defects. One notable area of specialization, which occasionally takes him outside the immediate East Bay area, is the appraisal of quarries.
Peter’s interests and background are many and varied. He attended the School of Architecture at MIT and graduated from Knox College in Illinois. Arriving in Berkeley from Chicago in 1969, he pursued ceramics at the Berkeley Potter’s Guild, followed by years of participation at Berkeley and San Francisco Zen Centers. He worked at Tassajara Bakery and Acme Bread Company, producing exceptional bakery goods for such well known restaurants as Greens in San Francisco.
In 1984, he and his wife Susan settled in Berkeley and have raised two children. They spend much time in their garden. Peter continues to be involved with Berkeley Zen Center and has begun mediation training at Bay Area Non-Violent Communication (NVC). He and his wife (who is a residential appraiser at Yovino-Young) live in Berkeley two blocks from the office.
Certified General Real Estate Appraiser (License No. AG002631)
Recertified to 2022, OREA, State of California
Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute
MAI; Appraisal Institute #11878
Qualified as Expert Witness – Alameda County Superior Court
Department of Architecture, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1964-65. B.A. Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, 1965-1969
Professional Courses Completed:
All types of appraisal assignments in the San Francisco Bay Area with an emphasis on commercial, industrial, office, complex residential, and special purpose properties.
1986-1987 Mitch Durell & Associates Real Estate Appraisers
1987-1989 Dawson & Jones Inc. Real Estate Appraisals
1989-1990 Clyde Standley & Associates, Real Estate Appraisers
1990-Present Senior Appraiser, Yovino-Young Incorporated, Berkeley, California