Melissa Bach, MAI, joined Cushman & Wakefield Western, Inc. in January 2013 and is an Executive Director in the San Francisco Valuation & Advisory office.
Ms. Bach is also with Cushman & Wakefield’s Valuation & Advisory group in the Dispute Analysis & Litigation Support (DALS) practice, providing real estate economics and valuation expertise.
Ms. Bach has been a commercial real estate professional in appraisal, valuation and real estate economics since 1988. Her valuation and consulting assignments have included a wide variety of property types including residential projects (single and multi-family land, subdivisions and master-planned communities), industrial parks, small to large-scale industrial facilities, office buildings (all classes), retail centers, medical office, mixed-use properties and a wide variety of development sites. Clients include financial institutions, federal state, county and municipal agencies and governments, property owners, developers, REITs, law firms, domestic and foreign investment firms, and insurance companies.
She has specialized knowledge and experience having completed appraisals and provided consulting analyses on projects including affordable housing developments financed with bond financing and/or Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs), conservation easements, wetlands, submerged tidelands, airport facilities, highest and best use land analyses, and condemnation properties.
In the course of her real estate appraisal practice Ms. Bach has provided litigation support and been qualified as an expert witness in court, providing analyses for complex litigation, eminent domain, bankruptcy, and specialized projects. She has also acted as an arbitrator in resolving matters on issues of real estate values, ground rents, space lease renewals and related issues. She has been qualified as a real estate expert and provided testimony in various Superior Courts, United States Bankruptcy Courts, Superior Court of Justice (Canada), and before the American Arbitration Association.
Awards & Associations
Designated Member, Appraisal Institute (MAI) No. 11930
Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, State of California, BREA No. AG017144
Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, State of Oregon, C001324
Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, State of Indiana, CG41800044
Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, State of Kentucky, #5378