Paula Thoreen

Executive Managing Director • United States

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Paula Thoreen

Executive Managing Director • United States

Paula’s varied experience encompasses consulting and appraisal of properties for institutional funds, portfolio valuation, lease arbitration, financing, property due diligence, litigation over environmental concerns, property tax matters, and building defects and current property value appraisals. She has worked for noted clients such as Brookfield Properties, ExxonMobil, BP America, Hines, AIG, CalPERS, TIAA-CREF/Nuveen, Invesco, New Tower Trust/Bentall Kennedy and JP Morgan across 150 cities in the U.S. and Canada. She has appraised trophy properties such as The General Motors building, Rockefeller Center, Rowes Wharf, Mall of America, BG Group Place, Hess Tower, Houston Galleria, The US Steel Building, Ritz Carlton and Marriott Hotels, and Transamerica Tower.

Paula joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2022 from Colliers where she was the Institutional Valuation Leader. In this role, she and her Houston-based team were responsible for growing the valuation practice nationwide for institutional investors.  Prior to her tenure at Colliers, Paula was a principal at Thoreen Hale, which she founded with her partner Gary Hale.


  • Designated Member, Appraisal Institute. As of the current date, Paula Thoreen, MAI has completed the requirements of the continuing education program of the Appraisal Institute
  • Active in the Appraisal Institute and served as the National Chair of the Textbook Committee whose responsibility is publishing the Appraisal of Real Estate and the Dictionary of Real Estate
  • Awarded the Appraisal Institute’s prestigious George Schmutz award for the advancement of appraisal knowledge for her involvement in these authoritative texts
  • NCREIF (National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries) member and Valuation Committee Co-Chair
  • Counselors of Real Estate Past Board Member and the Past Chair of the Houston CRE Chapter
  • CREW Houston founding member and Past President 
  • Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in the following states:
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Louisiana
    • Maryland
    • Texas
    • Virginia
    • Washington

Bachelor of Science in Business, Real Estate, University of Florida

  • Assisted the Houston Mayor’s real estate Task Force Committee in identifying surplus properties held by the City for disposition.
  • Provided pro-bono consulting to the Houston Ballet, Museum of Fine Arts and Stages Theater
  • Assisted Orleans Parish School Board in developing a disposition strategy to maximize property values of buildings damaged by Hurricane Katrina

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