Marius Andreasen - Cushman & Wakefield
Marius Andreasen

Marius Andreasen

Senior Managing Director

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    225 W Wacker
    3000
    Chicago, IL 60606
    United States

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    +1 312 470-1881

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Profile

Marius is a Senior Managing Director in our Chicago office and serves as the National Practice Leader of valuation for the Financial Reporting specialty practice within Valuation & Advisory.

His experience is broad based, spanning coast to coast within the U.S. with additional work completed in Mexico, Canada, and India, covering assets ranging from office buildings, regional malls, neighborhood and community shopping centers, convenience stores and gas stations, apartment complexes, hotels and destination resort properties, golf courses, transportation rights-of-way, solar photovoltaic plants, and a variety of industrial facilities including single and multi-tenant distribution, heavy manufacturing, research & development facilities, and cold-storage warehouses.  Having provided valuation advisory services on some of the largest REIT M&A transactions over the past 15 years, Marius has been directly involved in more than $60 billion in REIT transaction activity.  Marius has also provided consultation to institutional investors on various real estate debt and equity investments placed with investment advisors pursuing a variety of investment strategies, including infrastructure investment. Furthermore, Marius works with numerous individuals and estates in determining the value of illiquid, fractional interests in LPs, LLCs, and TIC ownership structures.

Awards & Associations

Academic Credentials

Bachelor of Science in Finance (BS) – Real Estate & Land Economics concentration,  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Business

Professional Designations

      •            Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Member of the CFA Society of Chicago
  •            Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI #12432)
  •            International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) – Technical Information Paper Committee on Application of Cost
  •            for Financial Reporting (formerly Guidance Note 8)
  •            Mr. Andreasen is a duly Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in several states, with a focus on the Midwest U.S.
  •            Teaching
  •            Guest Lecturer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign at the College of Business, Department of Finance

Assignments

Notable FASB SFAS No. 141R/ASC805 Studies completed by Mr. Andreasen include a West Coast-based REIT’s $3.33 billion acquisition of a privately held East Coast regional mall developer and operator; a Southeast-based shopping center REIT’s $2.79 billion joint-venture acquisition of a portfolio of 100 shopping centers located throughout the U.S; an East Coast based REIT’s $2.4 billion acquisition of a Southern-based office REIT; a $1.91 billion joint-venture acquisition of a portfolio of 86 apartment properties along the east-coast; a Southeast-based factory outlet mall REIT’s $500 million joint-venture acquisition of 9 outlet malls located throughout the U.S; and numerous individual ASC 805 studies of office buildings, shopping centers, warehouses, and multi-family acquisitions for a variety of clients including REITs, insurance companies, and banks.

Notable fresh start accounting valuations include fair value studies of two Midwest-based automotive supplier’s real estate portfolios, one encompassing 110 global manufacturing facilities and the other with operations in 24 countries; a vertically integrated commercial baking company with more than 60 bakeries and several hundred retail outlets; a national operator of fitness clubs with more than 300 leased properties throughout the U.S; one of the largest newsprint and television media companies with a $500 million property portfolio spanning the U.S.; and the reorganization of one of the largest regional mall owners whose investments included interests in more than  300 properties with more than twenty thousand tenants, and an aggregate value of owned property in excess of $35 billion.