Member Details

Mr. Garrett Schwartz

Mr. Garrett Schwartz, ASA


Machinery & Technical Specialties

Sencer Appraisal Associates – Equipment Appraisers

469 Jerome Ave
Piedmont, CA 94610-1025


Garrett Schwartz ASA CEA Senior Equipment Appraiser Garrett Schwartz, ASA, CEA, is a machinery and equipment appraiser with Sencer Appraisal Associates, Inc. He is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) with a designation in Machinery and Technical Specialties. He is also a Certified Equipment Appraiser (CEA) of the Association of Machinery and Equipment Appraisers (AMEA). Garrett received a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Business Administration from San Francisco State University.

He is an active member of the ASA, currently serving as International President and chair of the International Board of Governors. He served as editor of the fourth edition of ASA’s foundational textbook on equipment appraisal, Valuing Machinery and Equipment: The Fundamentals of Appraising Machinery and Technical Assets, published in 2020; as ASA International Vice President and International Secretary/Treasurer; as ASA Region Governor covering the Western United States, Australia, and the Asian Pacific Rim; and as president of both the ASA International Virtual Chapter and the ASA Northern California Chapter. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the appraisal professional, Garrett was honored as Appraiser of the Year in 2023.

Though based in Northern California, Garrett has performed appraisals for equipment across the United States and throughout the world, including Mexico, Asia, the United Kingdom, and Europe. His clients have included the United States Department of Justice, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), local and regional banks, charitable organizations, business brokers, legal and accounting firms, private individuals, and business clients from single-proprietorships to Fortune 5 corporations.

Professional Affiliations & Credentials

Summary of Appraisal Experience
Garrett^s experience in appraisals includes, but is not limited to, the following categories:

Professional Coursework

  • Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (National 15-hour course)
  • Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice Update (National 7-hour course)
  • ASA ME201 – Introduction to Machinery & Equipment Valuation
  • ASA ME202 – Machinery & Equipment Valuation Methodology
  • ASA ME203 – Machinery & Equipment Valuation – Advanced Topics and Case Studies
  • ASA ME204 – Machinery & Equipment Valuation – Advanced Topics and Report Writing
  • ASA ME206 – Appraisal of Inventory
  • ASA ME207 – Advanced Applications of the Cost Approach
  • ASA ME213 – Valuing Healthcare Facilities and Equipment
  • ASA ME215 – Performing Machinery & Equipment Valuations for Financial Reporting Purposes
  • ASA ARM201 – Appraisal Review & Management Overview
  • ASA ARM202 – Litigation Services
  • ASA ARM203 – Managing Multifaceted Assignments
  • ASA ARM204 – Appraisal Review & Management Application

Continuing Education Seminars

  • Appraisal Report Writing Seminar
  • Appraisals for Financial Reporting Purposes Seminar
  • Centerless Grinding Machine Appraisals
  • CNC Machine Tool Market
  • Dissecting Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) 157 & Fair Value
  • Electrical Discharge Machine Appraisals
  • Estate & Gift Tax Appraisals
  • Estate Planning Considerations
  • Financial Accounting Audit Reviews of Machinery & Equipment Appraisals
  • Horizontal Machining Centers
  • International Appraisal Standards
  • Machinery and Equipment Review of Appraisals
  • Machinery and Equipment Appraisal Research Procedures
  • Medical Equipment Appraisal Symposium
  • Mine Equipment & Ore Processing Machines
  • Multi-Axis Turning Center Equipment Seminar
  • Packaging Equipment Seminar
  • Plastic Extrusion Machines Appraisals
  • Plastics Industry Equipment
  • Pipe & Profile Extrusion Equipment Seminar
  • Report Writing for Tangible Fair Value
  • Resistance Welder Valuations
  • Valuing Straight-Side Presses
  • Valuing Haas CNC Equipment
  • Yellow Iron Appraisals


  • 2009 – 2011    San Francisco State University – Degree: Master of Business Administration
  • 2005 – 2008    San Francisco State University – Degree: Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989 – 1993    The Ohio State University


  • 2007 – Present: Senior Equipment Appraiser, Sencer Appraisal Associates, Inc., Oakland, CA
  • 2005 – 2009: Manager, The Technology Store (University of California, San Francisco), San Francisco, CA
  • 1993 – 2005: Regional Technology Manager/Senior Manager, FedEx Kinko’s, Columbus, OH, Austin, TX & Los Angeles, CA


Sencer Appraisal Associates–Equipment Appraisers

Sencer Appraisal Associates–Equipment Appraisers

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Sencer Appraisal






Appraisals Over Internet

Does not accept Fee Assignments

Experience as Expert Witness

Experience with IRS Appraisals

Appraisals for personal relationship dissolution

equipment appraisal, machinery appraisal, restaurant equipment appraisal, hospital equipment appraisal, medical equipment appraisal, heavy equipment appraisal, construction equipment appraisal, manufacturing equipment appraisal, plastics equipment apprais

Currently holds

Designation(s)Discipline Specialty
MTS - Machinery and EquipmentMachinery & Technical SpecialtiesMachinery and Equipment

Works in Industries

Auto/Truck Dealerships
Business Services
Cable and Television
Communication Equipment
Computer Companies/Peripherals
Extractive Industries
Fast Food
Financial Institutions
Financial Services
Fish and Fishing
Food - Processing and Bottling
Gas Stations
Government Contractors
High - Tech
Insurance Agencies
Insurance Companies

Purpose of Appraisals

Purpose of Appraisal
ALL (Personal Property)
Celebrities and Celebrity Estates
Corporate Finance Consulting
Corporations and Businesses
Eminent Domain
Family Limited Partnerships
Government, State and Public Agencies
Individual Items
Insurance Coverage/Fraud/Theft/Crime
International Valuations
Machinery and Equipment
Mergers and Acquisitions
Museums and Nonprofits
Pass Through Entities/Partnerships
Professional Practices
Purchase Price Allocations
Tax Valuations
Transfer Taxes