With 12 years of experience in appraising and brokering multifamily housing, Mr. Richards joined Cushman & Wakefield Valuation & Advisory in 2009 as an Associate Director specializing in the valuation of conventional and affordable multifamily housing.
In April 2010, Mr. Richards was promoted to Director. As a Director with Cushman & Wakefield’s Valuation & Advisory, Mr. Richards leads valuation professionals responsible for appraisal, tax appeal, and consulting assignments for multifamily housing. He has testified as an expert witness in tax appeal hearings and litigation cases.
Prior to becoming a member of the valuation team, he was part of Cushman & Wakefield’s Investment Sales team specializing in the brokerage of multifamily apartment properties. As a member of the Investment Sales team, he worked with financial institutions, developers, partnerships, and individuals in dispositions and acquisitions throughout the Southeast. He has completed appraisal and/or brokerage assignments in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield in 2004, he worked with a regional appraisal firm specializing in multifamily valuation and consulting.
Mr. Richards is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) certified Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) appraiser.