Valuation & Appraisals

Determining the value of a large-scale asset or business on the open market requires industry-specific knowledge. Regulations evolve. Demands change. Markets fluctuate. Utilities need skilled valuation consultants with both financial and technical experience and a team that understands the complexities of the utility business.


We understand utilities, which is why we’re routinely tapped to complete valuation studies and appraisals for a range of utility clients and purposes, including acquisitions, property taxes, rate cases, insurance value estimates and more. We’ve helped clients:

  • Assess their current assets, using the market, cost and income approach to determine the fair market value.
  • Evaluate the cost of buying — or building new.
  • Conduct replacement cost evaluation studies.


Our consultants focus on delivering a thorough valuation and appraisal that’s rooted in the practical. We’ve worked with hundreds of utilities and situations, which means we can walk clients through different scenarios, offering invaluable insights and context. Our consultants:

  • Bring technical and financial knowledge to every valuation and appraisal study.
  • Understand how assets fit into the overall business plan and strategy.
  • Have access to a large team of experienced engineers.
  • Work with experienced construction cost estimators at Burns & McDonnell who specialize in developing detailed replacement cost estimates for a wide range of markets and project types.