Mr. Schaeffer has been active in the appraisal of real estate since 1991 and joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2002. He is a Executive Director in the Suburban Chicago Valuation & Advisory office. In his capacity, he is responsible for business development of C&W Valuation & Advisory services throughout the Midwest region, including appraisal activities, quality control, and related real estate consulting activities.
Appraisal experience spans over 22 years and includes the valuation of income-producing real estate on a national basis. The types of properties appraised include office buildings; industrial warehouse-distribution, manufacturing, and flex buildings; regional malls; lifestyle centers; neighborhood/community/power retail centers; restaurants; gas stations and convenience stores; multi-family apartment complexes, subsidized housing units; residential and commercial subdivisions; automotive dealerships; department stores; vacant land; proposed income-producing properties; manufactured housing communities, and hotels. Specialized real estate experience includes residential development and construction, athletic clubs, self-storage, quarries, and assisted living/congregate care facilities. Valuations have been made of proposed, partially completed, renovated, and existing structures. Additional real estate experience includes financial cash flow analysis for investment brokerage and equity participation, feasibility studies, adaptive reuse, and valuations performed for condemnation and litigation support.
Awards & Associations
Designated Member, Appraisal Institute
Member, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Mr. Schaeffer was awarded the Cushman & Wakefield 2012 Achievement Award as the “Top Valuation & Advisory Producer” for the Midwest Region.