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Don Hirose, Director

Don Hirose, MAI, MRICS

Director

Don Hirose, MAI, MRICS

Director
Valuation and Advisory Services
Meet the Team
+1 213 6133062
+1 213 6133131

Los Angeles Downtown

400 S. Hope Street
25th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
+1 213 613 3333

Professional Experience

Don T. Hirose, MAI, MRICS, is a Director in CBRE Valuation & Advisory Services’ Downtown Los Angeles office. He has over 30 years of real estate appraisal and consulting experience. Mr. Hirose specializes in the valuation of high profile industrial properties including defense plants, food processing and refrigerated warehouses, research and development facilities, heavy manufacturing plants, mega distribution complexes, business parks, and industrial land subdivisions for lenders, institutional investors, and private investors. He has managed the valuation of several international public refrigerated warehouse portfolios for lenders and public cold storage operators.

Mr. Hirose’s primary geographical territory encompasses Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties in California. He is a member of the International Valuation Team and the Industrial Valuation Group. Prior to his 30 years in the valuation group, Mr. Hirose was responsible for growing Coldwell Banker’s market research system in its nationwide expansion in the early 1980s. Mr. Hirose has testified under oath to the Los Angeles County Assessment Appeals Board, has served as an expert witness in the United States Bankruptcy Court and the Superior Court of the State of California. He has been designated as the “third party” appraiser in the settlement of numerous real estate appraisal disputes.

Mr. Hirose served as chairman, president, executive vice president and board member of Asian Business League from 1990 to 1994. In 2007, Mr. Hirose was elected as a member to Lambda Alpha International, the Honorary Society for the Advancement of Land Economics, for his expertise in real estate valuation of cold storage, freezer and food facilities.​​

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Appraisal Institute, Designated Member (MAI)
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Member (MRICS)
  • Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, California, No. AG008876
  • Lambda Alpha International, the Honorary Society for the Advancement of Land Economics, Member
  • National Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Member (NAIOP)

Litigation Experience

  • Expert Witness

- United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California
- Superior Court of the State of California

  • Testified under oath to the Los Angeles County Assessment Appeals Board


Education


  • Appraisal Institute
- Real Estate Valuation in Litigation
- The Appraiser as an Expert Witness
- Condemnation Appraising Basic Principles and Applications
  • University of Southern California; Bachelor of Science Business Administration, Emphasis in Real Estate, 1979


Significant Assignments


  • Preferred Freezers, Five Freezer Warehouses, Southern California

  • ICE Cold Storage, LEED Gold Freezer Building, San Diego, CA

  • Ralph’s Grocery Campus, Headquarters/Food Processing/Cold Storage, Compton, CA

  • King Meat USDA Facility, USDA Food Processing Plant, Vernon, CA

  • United Defense Plant, Mobile Artillery Manufacturing Plant, Fridley, MN

  • Air Force Plant 44, Missile Manufacturing Plant, Tuscon, AZ

  • Dependable Logistics, Five-story warehouse;1.4 million SF, Los Angeles, CA

Clients


  • AEW Capital Management 
  • Angelo, Gordon & Co. 
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch 
  • Bank of the West 
  • Caldwell Leslie Proctor and Pettit PC 
  • California Bank and Trust 
  • California National Bank 
  • CalPERS 
  • Cole Companies 
  • Comerica Bank 
  • East West Bank 
  • Fenway Partners 
  • Frandzel Robins Bloom & Csato, LC
  • Fu Lyons Associates
  • Greenberg Glusker 
  • IDS Real Estate Group 
  • John Hancock 
  • King Meat Company 
  • Latham and Watkins 
  • LBA Realty 
  • New York Life Investment Management 
  • Principal Real Estate Group 
  • Raytheon Systems Company 
  • RREEF 
  • State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio 
  • Union Bank 
  • United Defense 
  • W.P. Carey

Don Hirose, MAI, MRICS

Director
Valuation and Advisory Services
Meet the Team
+1 213 6133062
+1 213 6133131

Los Angeles Downtown

400 S. Hope Street
25th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
+1 213 613 3333