Donna Whitaker

Managing Director


Ms. Whitaker has over 20 years of real estate appraisal and consulting experience. She joined Cushman & Wakefield’s Valuation & Advisory group in 2017 as Managing Director. She is based in our Sacramento office and oversees the Northern California region.

Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Ms. Whitaker was a Director with CBRE's Valuation and Advisory Services where she oversaw the group's Sacramento office. She joined CBRE in 1994 and had a team of seven licensed appraisers working with her to successfully handle a volume of appraisals in excess of 500 properties annually. Ms. Whitaker’s experience includes providing appraisals, consultations, reviews, rent analyses and tax appeals. In addition, she is a MAP-certified HUD appraiser. 

With a valuation staff of approximately 20 employees in Northern California, you can be confident that Ms. Whitaker can offer expertise in all surrounding markets, including the Central Valley, Bay Area, Silicon Valley, Sacramento, and more rural regions.

Ms. Whitaker’s expertise encompasses a wide variety of property types including multifamily market-rented, affordable housing, tax credit and student housing projects; retail assets that are stabilized, non-stabilized single- or multi-tenanted; industrial projects including R&D, self-storage, warehousing, manufacturing, cold storage and food processing; office projects that are single- or multi-tenanted: including government leased and owned, and medical offices; full-service and limited-service hotels; raw and developed land; residential subdivisions; as well as other specialty assets such as auto dealerships, and mountain resort properties.

Professional Affiliations and Education

  • Designated Member, Appraisal Institute, as of the current date, Donna Whitaker, MAI has completed the requirements of the continuing education program of the Appraisal Institute
  • Appraisal Institute, General Review Specialist (AI-GRS)
  • Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in the following states:
    • California – AG014179
  • Bachelor of Science, Business-Management Information Systems, California State University, Sacramento, CA