Designated Member

The Appraisal Institute is the nation’s 

acknowledged leader in real estate appraisal education and recognized as a professional

membership program.

"The Appraisal Institute is a global professional association of real estate appraisers...Its mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property

economics worldwide."

Lauren Hickey Porcella, MAI

Lauren is a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser licensed

with the State of California. She has earned the prestigious MAI

designated membership with the Appraisal Institute. 

Lauren is qualified as an expert witness with the Superior Court of Sonoma County.​

As a Commercial Real Estate Appraiser in Sonoma County and the surrounding areas, Lauren works with Clients from an array of industries including: Private Property Owners, Buyers, Sellers, Financial Institutions, Law Firms, Financial Advisors, School Districts, City and County Governments, among others.

Born and raised in Sonoma County, and educated at the University of San Francisco, Lauren took over Hickey Appraisals

in 2008 after training with her father, Ed Hickey MAI, SRA.

Lauren is fluent in both English and Spanish.


MAI Designation

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Uniquely Qualified

"The Appraisal Institute

MAI membership

designation is held by

appraisers who are

experienced in the

valuation and evaluation 
of commercial, industrial, residential and other types 

of properties."

"MAI designated members

are uniquely qualified by

the standards, rigorous

education and experience 

requirements of the 

Appraisal Institute to help

ensure they remain 

up-to-date with the

evolving real estate field."