Elizabeth Champagne, MAI, FRICS joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2016 as an Executive Managing Director and Area Leader for Valuation & Advisory’s Northern California/Pacific Northwest region. She is responsible for the everyday operation of the San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, Walnut Creek, Portland, Seattle, Reno, Salt Lake City and Denver offices and leads a region poised for significant growth opportunities. In this capacity she will help nurture existing client relationships, procure new clients and develop services through targeted business expansion efforts.
Ms. Champagne has expertise in the appraisal of a diverse range of property types including office, retail, industrial, multifamily, hotel, medical office, restaurant, parking garage, biotech, laboratory, affordable housing, residential subdivision, master-planned business park, bank branch, and special purpose properties. She has 30 years of professional experience in the fee preparation and review of real estate appraisals, feasibility studies, rent analyses, highest and best use and market studies of commercial and residential properties throughout the United States. Ms. Champagne has over 20 years of appraisal management experience operating large and successful commercial appraisal companies. Ms. Champagne has a well-rounded real estate background, including serving as an Assessor for the City of Newton, MA, involved in syndicated acquisitions, and as a loan servicer/underwriter and appraiser for HUD, FmHA and Department of Interior USFWS.
Before joining Cushman & Wakefield, Ms. Champagne was the Senior Managing Director of the Northern California Region of CBRE. Prior to joining CBRE in 1997, Ms. Champagne was Senior Vice President of Property Sciences, a statewide residential and commercial appraisal company in Pleasant Hill, CA. In 1992, Ms. Champagne served as Director of Appraisal and Consulting of I.J. Barkan, based in Boston, MA.