Executive Director • United States
Mr. Helm’s real estate experience spans over twenty-five years and includes the analysis of regional malls, lifestyle centers, neighborhood/community/power retail centers, theaters, gas stations & convenience stores, restaurants, mixed use developments, office buildings, residential subdivisions, apartment complexes, condominium conversions, hotels and resorts, industrial facilities, call centers, parking garages, and several specialty uses. His appraisals and consultations have been in conjunction with review and consultation, real estate portfolio valuations, internal planning, highest and best use analysis, tax analysis, financing, litigation support, sale-leasebacks, and insurable value studies.
Mr. Helm is actively involved in the Retail practice group, the largest specialty group in the firm, and is one of a select few that further specialize in regional mall valuations. Additional specialties involve Appraisal Management, which involves third party appraisal review for various banking industries.
Mr. Helm was awarded the Cushman & Wakefield 2012 & 2013 Achievement Award as the “Top Valuation & Advisory Producer” for the Midwest Region.
On the international level, Mr. Helm holds the MRICS (Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) designation.
Designated Member, Appraisal Institute (MAI)
As of the current date, Thomas Helm, MAI has completed the requirements of the continuing education program of the Appraisal Institute.
Mr. Helm has worked on numerous large-scale projects including Water Tower (Chicago), Oak Brook Mall (Oak Brook) and the Fashion Outlets of Chicago (Rosemont).