David Beshears

Executive Managing Director • United States

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David Beshears

Executive Managing Director • United States

David Beshears, MAI, began his career with GA/Partners, a national consulting firm in Washington, D.C. and was involved in valuation assignments throughout the United States. In 1987, he joined Cushman & Wakefield Capital Markets Group and was involved in the exclusive sale of over twenty properties. In 1994, he founded Beshears & Associates a commercial real estate appraisal firm that operated throughout the southeastern United States. In late 2019, Beshears & Associate’s 10-member team joined the Cushman & Wakefield Valuation & Advisory Group. In 2021 David was asked to be the Southeast Market Lead for Valuation and Advisory and oversees a team of 70 team members in 10 offices in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi.

He is a member of the Appraisal Institute and a member of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. He is a State-Certified General Appraiser in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi. His appraisal experience ranges from the valuation of individual properties to large, diverse national portfolios.

Published Articles:
  • Valuing Bank Branch Properties - American Banker Association Commercial Insight Magazine What Fuels the Value of Gas Stations and
  • Convenience Store Properties - American Banker Association Commercial Insight Magazine
  • The Value of Self-Storage Properties - American Banker Association Commercial Insight Magazine 

  • Designated Member, Appraisal Institute. As of the current date, David W. Beshears, MAI has completed the requirements of the continuing education program of the Appraisal Institute
  • Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in the following states:
    • Alabama State Certified General Appraiser – G01507
    • Florida State Certified General Appraiser – RZ1681
    • Georgia State Certified General Appraiser – 242713
    • Mississippi State Certified General Appraiser – GA-1401
  • Member Royal Chartered Surveyors
  • Florida State Real Estate Broker - 0469693 

Expert Witness Experience

  • United State Bankruptcy Court – Middle District of Florida
  • Circuit Court of 5th Judicial Circuit, Lake and Citrus Counties, Florida
  • Circuit Court of 6th Judicial Circuit, Pasco and Pinellas Counties, Florida
  • Circuit Court of 12th Judicial Circuit, Manatee County, Florida
  • Circuit Court of 13th Judicial Circuit, Hillsborough County, Florida
  • Hillsborough County Value Adjustment Board
  • Charlotte County Value Adjustment Board
  • Pasco County Value Adjustment Board
  • Lake County Value Adjustment Board
  • Served as Special Magistrate Hillsborough County Value Adjustment Board 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2007 

  • Vice Chairman Executive Board, Metropolitan Ministries
  • Executive Lecturer, The Florida State University College of Business
  • Director, Executive Board of the Center for Real Estate Education & Research at The Florida State University

  • Bachelor of Science, College of Business, Florida State University

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