Mr. Rau is a Managing Director with Cushman & Wakefield’s Valuation & Advisory office located in Birmingham, Alabama. He joined C&W’s Valuation & Advisory group in 2004 and in 2008 was promoted to Associate Director. In the Fall of 2009, he was promoted to Director and in January 2011 was promoted to Senior Director and Managing Director in March 2011.
His current responsibilities include the production of appraisal reports as well as the management and marketing of Cushman & Wakefield Valuation & Advisory services throughout Alabama and Tennessee. Mr. Rau’s career began upon graduating from Samford University in 1990. He gained very useful knowledge in the mortgage lending field as a quality control reviewer through 1992. In 1993, his career began in real estate appraisal career in the valuation of single-family residences, which led to the opportunity to begin appraising a wide variety of commercial properties for a local valuation firm in Birmingham. In 1998, Mr. Rau was an associate appraiser for Graham & Company, Inc., a prominent real estate company in Birmingham. While with Graham & Company, he gained valuable knowledge of the industrial, office, retail markets and the convenience store markets in Birmingham and other cities in Alabama.
Mr. Rau has worked for a variety of clients, including, Regions Bank, BBVA Compass, Wells Fargo, Capital One, BB&T, BancorpSouth, Bank of America, ServisFirst Bank, First Horizon Bank, Iberia Bank, RBC Centura Bank, Renasant Bank, and Oakworth Capital Bank.
Awards & Associations
Designated Member, Appraisal Institute, No. 12548
Member, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS Designation No. 1299227)
Alabama State Certified Real Property Appraiser No. G00533
Tennessee Certified General Real Estate Appraiser No. 4646
Board Member (2009-2011), Alabama Chapter of the Appraisal Institute
Associate Guidance Chairman, (2009-2010), Alabama Chapter of the Appraisal Institute