Lake Oswego man dies in speedboat collision with San Francisco passenger ferry

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Harry B. Holzhauer


A Lake Oswego man died Saturday after a high-speed crash between a motorboat and a passenger ferry on San Francisco Bay.

Harry B. Holzhauer, 68, a prominent real estate analyst and consultant, was aboard a 22-foot motorboat that collided around 4:30 p.m. with a Golden Gate ferry carrying 500 passengers from Sausalito to San Francisco. Holzhauer was pronounced dead at 5:22 p.m., according to U.S. Coast Guard reports.

Three others on the motorboat were not seriously injured. None of the ferry passengers was hurt.

Cause of the crash remains under investigation. The ferry crew has returned to work, but the captain has been placed on administrative leave, pending outcome of the investigation.

Holzhauer worked as a real estate analyst since 1978 in California, Florida, New Mexico and Washington, specializing in complex property valuations. He was a member of the Appraisal Institute, and was qualified as an expert witness in courts federal and state courts.

Most recently, Holzhauer was working as director of litigation services for Integra Realty Resources in Portland, providing real property valuation and counseling. He previously worked for AREA in Orlando, Fl., providing property valuation for litigation support.

Holzhauer formerly owned and operated The Reliance Group in Oxnard, Calif., and taught real estate classes at the University of California Riverside and Saddleback Community College, Mission Viejo, Calif. He served as a member of the advisory panel for the masters degree program in real estate appraisal at University of Southern California and served on the California Community Colleges Real Estate Education Curriculum Committee.

Holzhauer moved to Lake Oswego last summer from Rio Rancho, N.M., with his wife, Mary.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

– Rick Bella    

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