James Walsh joined Cushman & Wakefield Regional, Inc. in 1988 and was Manager of the Miami Valuation & Advisory office. In 1994 he relocated to the firm’s Ft. Lauderdale office and currently is a Senior Director and a member of the Valuation & Advisory Dispute Analysis & Litigation Support Services Practice Group and the Valuation & Advisory Retail Industry Group.
Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Walsh was employed by National Realty in Dallas, Texas, as Vice President and Director of Real Estate from April 1986 through August of 1988. From 1983 through 1986 he was a Vice President with E.F. Hutton in New York and from February 1981 through March 1983 he was the Manager of Appraisals with Merrill Lynch Hubbard in New York. From 1973 through 1981 he was a Real Estate Consultant with L.W. Ellwood & Co., Citibank and Union Dime Savings Bank.
Experience includes appraisal of the following types of property
Large Acreage Tracts
Commercial and Industrial Land
Rental Apartment Projects
Leasehold and Leased Fee Valuations
Planned Unit Developments
Financial Institution Buildings
Extensive experience providing expert witness testimony and litigation consulting in cases involving bankruptcy, preference issues, foreclosure, partnership disputes, property tax appeals and land use controversies. Special emphasis on bankruptcy related issues with court testimony in excess of 100 cases in federal bankruptcy court as well as circuit court and court of appeals.
Valuation and consulting assignments for commercial banks, investment banks, pension funds, life insurance companies, and thrift institutions on all types of properties on a national basis. Purpose of reports includes feasibility analysis, merger and acquisition, property acquisition, foreclosure and financing.
Hands on experience in negotiating the purchase and sale of real estate, leasing space, and managing a real estate portfolio. Additional experience in forming public and private limited partnerships and in arranging to obtain American Stock Exchange listing for a partnership.