by Mike Kirner
30 Year CRE Veteran to Lead Northern CA & Pacific Northwest Valuation Group
Elizabeth (Liz) Champagne MAI, FRICS has been named Area Leader for Cushman & Wakefield’s Northern California / Pacific Northwest region. Effective December 12th, Ms. Champagne now leads a region poised for significant growth opportunities. In this capacity she will help nurture existing client relationships, procure new clients and develop services through targeted business expansion efforts.
With over 30 years of valuation experience, Ms. Champagne most recently worked for CBRE, where she was the Senior Managing Director of the Northern California Valuation group, responsible for a broad range of high-level valuation services throughout the United States. Her prolific career includes nearly 20 years of management experience at the helm of large and successful commercial appraisal offices.
She has a well-rounded real estate background, including serving as an Assessor for the City of Newton, MA, as a loan servicer/underwriter and appraiser for HUD, FmHA and the Department of Interior USFWS.
According to President, Valuation & Advisory Americas, Nicole Urquhart-Bradley, MAI, FRICS: “We are indeed fortunate to have Liz Champagne leading our Northern California/Pacific Northwest Region. She is a consummate industry professional and her three decade track-record speaks for itself. Her leadership and commercial real estate knowledge will enable us to grow our valuation team while continuing to deliver the most effective solutions to our clients.”
Ms. Champagne will be based in San Francisco and, in addition to her Area Leader role, will oversee management of Cushman & Wakefield’s Northern California V&A offices (San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento and Walnut Creek).
“I am so glad to have made this career move to Cushman & Wakefield to start the new year. I see significant growth potential within the region and a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with the very best CRE brand in the world,” Ms. Champagne said following her appointment.