Les Linder, MAI, CCIM, is the Managing Director of CBRE’s Valuation & Advisory Services Group for the North Central Region which includes Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and the eastern half of Missouri and comprises over 30 professional appraisers. The Valuation & Advisory Services Group provides appraisal valuations and consulting services to a broad based national and local clientele including investors, property owners, commercial and investment banks, insurance companies and REITs. The appraisal group has expertise in the appraisal of multi-family, retail, industrial, office, hotel and special purpose properties.
Mr Linder also represents CBRE Valuation & Advisory as the National Practice Leader for the Manufacturing Housing Valuation Group. He also has direct responsibility as team leader of the Chicago Area Multi-Housing Valuation Group.
Mr. Linder joined the CBRE team in Chicago in 2011. Prior to his move to Chicago, he was the Managing Director for CBRE in Michigan where he started and developed CBRE’s appraisal presence, including 12 appraisers in two offices. Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Linder was a Senior Review Appraiser and Vice President at Bank One Corporation, Detroit, Michigan, for over seven years. During this time he was responsible for a wide range of real estate valuation functions including procuring and reviewing real estate appraisals of complex properties throughout the United States, risk assessment of existing portfolio assets, and participation in the development and evaluation of appraisal policies and procedures.
In addition, he has over ten years of experience authoring appraisal reports and feasibility analyses on all types of existing as well as proposed commercial, industrial, multiple-family residential and special purpose properties throughout the Midwest.
Mr Linder is active in the Appraisal Institute including being the past President of the Great Lakes Chapter.
Professional Affiliations / Accreditations
- Appraisal Institute—Designated Member (MAI)
- Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
- State Certified General Appraiser
- State of Michigan
- State of Illinois
- State of Indiana
- State of Wisconsin
- Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
- Bachelors of Science Degree
- Business-Real Estate Administration