John C. Vaughan, MAI, currently serves as a senior vice president and leader of the Vineyards & Wineries specialty practice in the San Jose, California, office of Newmark Knight Frank Valuation & Advisory. With a career that spans more than 30 years, John has completed appraisal and consulting assignments for a wide variety of real estate throughout California and all four of the major Hawaiian Islands. John has extensive experience appraising Class A office buildings, shopping centers, oceanfront resorts and resort-oriented retail properties as well as leasehold interests and complex assignments. The intended use of these assignments has included corporate advisory, disposition, acquisition, rent arbitration, tax appeal and mortgage lending.
John’s sought-out expertise in the real estate industry also includes:
Wineries, Vineyards and Vineyard Estates
- Historic and boutique wineries
- High-volume production wineries
- Production vineyards
- Vineyard developments and estates
Prior to Newmark Knight Frank, John was an executive director for Cushman & Wakefield Valuation & Advisory, with responsibility for complex appraisal assignments in California and Hawaii.
- MAI designation, Appraisal Institute
- Certified general real estate appraiser, states of California and Hawaii
John earned a Bachelor of Science degree in managerial economics from the University of California, Davis. More recently, he has completed the requirements of the Appraisal Institute’s continuing education program.