Rick Zbranek

Director of Valuation • United States

Rick Zbranek Houston US Practice Group Lead
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Rick Zbranek

Director of Valuation • United States

Richard Zbranek is a Senior Managing Director and National Practice Leader with Cushman & Wakefield of Texas, Inc., Valuation & Advisory group in Houston, Texas.

Prior to joining C&W in 2006, he led his own real estate appraisal and consulting firm, The Richard A. Zbranek Company, from 1994 to 2006, Prior to establishing The Richard A. Zbranek Company, he was a Manager with PriceWaterhouse from 1991 to 1994 and a Manager with Laventhol and Horwath from 1988 to 1991. His appraisal career began in 1981 with Robert B. Jones and Company in Houston. He has been involved in the appraisal of real estate since 1981. He began his career in the real estate industry as a licensed real estate salesman in 1979.

Mr. Zbranek’s responsibilities include marketing and development of new business for the Golf Practice Group, establishment of standard due diligence and reporting formats, as well as oversee the review and quality control functions for the group.

During his career, Mr. Zbranek has appraised all property types, including office, industrial, multifamily, hospitality, land development and recreational properties. He has directed and managed over 800 golf course assignments as National Practice Leader of the V&A Golf Practice Group since its formation in 2006.

Work scope includes appraisals, feasibility studies, market studies, market surveys, consulting and investment analysis. In the course if his career, Mr. Zbranek has personally performed consulting and appraisal assignments on more than 200 golf properties. 


  • Designated Member, Appraisal Institute – MAI
  • Mr. Zbranek also developed and led a seminar on golf course valuation for the local chapter of the Appraisal Institute.


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