mikeOregon State Certified General Appraiser #C000048

(541) 389-2233
25 NW Hawthorne Avenue, Bend, OR 97703

Mike has over 28 years experience appraising complex investment grade real estate. He has an excellent knowledge  of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and understands regulatory requirements that financial institutions are expected to meet. 


Associate of Science Degree in Civil Engineering Technology – Mt. Hood Community College, 1977

Bachelor of Science Degree in Biblical Education – Multnomah College School of the Bible, 1981

Master of Arts Degree in Philosophy & Religion – Harrison Middle University, 2006

Master of Arts Degree in Humanities – Harrison Middleton University, 2010

Doctor of Arts Degree in Philosophy & Religion – Harrison Middleton University, 2016

Attended over 500 classroom hours over the past 28+ years applying specifically to real estate appraisal, law, finance and professional standards.  A summary of recent courses and seminars is included.

National USPAP Course
Appraisal of Fast Food Facilities
Analyzing & Appraising Industrial Flex Bldgs.
National USPAP Course
Appraising Apartments:  The Basics
Dodd Frank Reform
Environmental Pollution & Mold
What Commercial Clients Would Like Appraisers to Know
The Art of the Addenda
Current Legal and Market Trends that Impact Appraisers
7-Hour National USPAP Update Course
The Dirty Dozen
Subdivision Valuation


1988-Current/ Oregon State Certified General Appraiser
Bratton Appraisal Group LLC / Bend, OR
Specializing in income property narrative appraisal reports throughout Central Oregon.

2008/ Appraisal Review Officer
Bank of the Cascades / Bend, OR
Interim appointment.

1980-1988/ Project Manager and Laboratory Manager
Century West Engineering / Bend, OR


Instructor at Central Oregon Community College for course entitled Appraisal II:  Income Properties.

Guest lecturer for continuing education credit class for the Central Oregon Board of Realtors on valuation topics.

Guest lecturer for the Central Oregon Rental Owners Association on various topics.

Prior Instructor for USPAP Class.