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STEPHEN G. LEACH, MAI

Mr. Leach entered the real estate business in 1979, as a staff appraiser with Winius Montandon Appraisers. In 1985 he joined Leach Financial Inc., a family owned, commercial property, mortgage brokerage company. In 1988 he left to join CB Commercial Group, Inc. (now CBRE, Inc.), as an Assistant Vice President, where he then earned the MAI appraisal designation. In 1992 he was recruited to manage the appraisal department of Cushman Wakefield of Arizona, Inc. In 2005 he joined CBRE, Inc., as a Vice President holding that position through 2014 and then joined Strategic Valuation Group, PLC, as Senior Vice President.

In his 30+ years in the real estate industry, he has developed a solid foundation and understanding of real estate values particularly in the Metropolitan Phoenix area. Assignments have been completed in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Mexico City, Mexico.

Experience

Appraisal and consulting assignments include fee preparation of real estate appraisals, feasibility studies, rent analyses and market studies of commercial and multifamily residential properties.

Experience encompasses a wide variety of property types including office, retail, industrial, multifamily, net leased investments, fractional interests, medical office buildings, restaurants, car washes, special purpose properties, as well as both urban and rural lands. Particular experience has been demonstrated with troubled properties. Extensive experience in the valuation of real estate portfolios for institutional clients.

Valuation techniques include Discounted Cash Flow Analysis facilitated through extensive knowledge of Excel and Argus.

He is qualified as an expert witness in Federal Bankruptcy Court.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Real Estate, Arizona State University.

Appraisal Education

  • Successfully completed all courses and experience requirements in earning the Appraisal Institute’s MAI designation. He has completed the requirements of the continuing education program of the Appraisal Institute.

Memberships, Licenses and Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Appraisal Institute – MAI
  • Phoenix Chapter of the Appraisal Institute Board (2011 – Current)
  • Arizona General Real Estate Appraiser, No. 30122