Director • United States
Ms. Younakof is a Director based in the Downtown Los Angeles office. Her broad-based experience includes valuing all major asset classes such as retail, industrial, office, healthcare, and multifamily properties. Her primary specialization is with the Retail Practice Group and secondarily other property types. She has performed other assignments including market studies, lease analysis, litigation and eminent domain support, and tax valuation. The geographic focus of her more recent work has been in the Greater Los Angeles five-county region.
As a Southern California native, Ms. Younakof started her real estate career in the mid-1980s with Economics Research Associates conducting research and feasibility study analysis. From there she has accumulated extensive experience in valuation. Her professional experience includes working with CBRE in Valuation and Advisory specializing in regional shopping centers; CBIZ Valuation Counselors specializing in appraisal and market feasibility assignments on a wide variety of healthcare property types; Appraisal Pacific, specializing in valuation of commercial properties with a focus on the Downtown Los Angeles region and most recently at BBG with focus on investment grade retail properties in the San Fernando/Ventura regions. Now with Cushman & Wakefield, she is positioned to provide her expertise in the valuation of a wide variety of existing and proposed commercial properties.
Before joining Cushman & Wakefield, Ms. Younakof was most notably associated with Appraisal Pacific, Inc. serving a 16-year tenure. Their client list served over 70 financial institutions with a small business specialization. She was also associated with CBIZ Valuation Counselors for over 5-years serving lender clients, REITS, accounting, legal firms, and healthcare groups on a national level.
- Bachelor of Arts, Journalism/Sociology, California State University (Los Angeles, CA)
- Master of Fine Arts, Photography, Otis College of Art and Design (Los Angeles, CA)
- Associate Member, Appraisal Institute
- Member, International Right of Way Association (IRWA)
- Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in the following state:
- California – AG006073