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Welcome: Richard Sanderson conducts applied research and studies real property valuation theory and collaborates and consults with others on public policy in the built environment. He is not currently available to conduct typical appraisal assignments, however Richard is professionally educated and trained to conduct such assignments. His current research involves the effective retrofitting of high-performance energy efficient commercial properties in Portland, Oregon.


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January 31, 2021

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Master of Public Policy with concentrations in Environmental Policy and Public Management

October 1, 1986

Northwood University

Bachelor of Business Administration with concentration in Business and Economics (Midland, Michigan campus)

March 31, 2021

Specialized Education and Training

Specialty education and training includes qualifying courses and required continuing education for:

  • Appraisal Institute (practicing affiliate)

  • Green Building Certification Inc. (LEED Green Associate)

  • International Association of Assessing Officers (Assessment Administration Specialist designation) 

  • State of Oregon Dept. of Revenue (Registered Real Property Appraiser for assessment purposes)

  • State of Washington Dept. of Revenue (Real Property Assessment Accreditation) 

Awards & Fellowships

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Awards & Fellowships


U.S Department of State Professional Development Fellowship

2014 fellowship award that assisted in enhancing and developing professional skills in the valuation of high-performance energy efficient buildings and computer-assisted mass-appraisal methods for real property.


International Association of Assessing Officers

Ian W. McClung Global Award

Awarded to those that encourage improvement of the assessment community's position in an international environment and is presented to any IAAO member whose
efforts have helped to advance the global development of assessment professionals.


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Certifications & Designations

August 30, 2018 - August 30,2022

LEED Green Associate

USGBC initially completed eligibility in 2014 and have completed continuing education that extends certification through 2022.  

December 15, 2015 - December 31, 2023

Assessment Administration Specialist (AAS) Designation

International Association of Assessing Officers

July 15, 2017 - December 31, 2022

Registered Real Property Appraiser

Oregon Department of Revenue

February 20, 2019 - February 20, 2022

Real Property Assessment Accreditation

State of Washington Department of Revenue

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Journal of Property Tax Assessment & Administration Volume 14, Issue 2. Co-authored with Michael Brady

January 2014

Valuation Consulting at the International Level

Fair & Equitable January 2015, pages 3-10. Published monthly by the International Association of Assessing Officers

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