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Peter D. Overton

After a 35 year career as a professional appraiser, Peter retired June 1, 2021.

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 has included a wide variety of properties for eminent domain and other litigation related matters such as construction defects. One notable area of specialization, which occasionally took him outside the immediate East Bay area, is the appraisal of quarries.

Peter 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. 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.


Department of Architecture, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1964-65. B.A. Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, 1965-1969

Professional Courses Completed:

  • AIREA – Real Estate Appraisal Principles Course 1A1 1986
  • AIREA – Basic Valuation Procedures Course 1A2 1987
  • AI – Capitalization; Theory & Techniques 1B-A 1991
  • AI – Capitalization; Theory & Techniques 1B-B 1991
  • AI – Case studies in Real Estate Valuation 2-1 1992
  • AI – Report Writing & Valuation Analysis 540 1994
  • AI – Eminent Domain Seminar 1995
  • IRWA – Easement Valuation 1996
  • IRWA – Legal Aspects of Easements 1996
  • AI – Detrimental Conditions 1998
  • McKissock – Regression Analysis 1999
  • AI – USPAP 410-420 2000
  • AI – Highest and Best Use / Market Analysis 2005


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