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Bob Gutzman, Director

Bob Gutzman, MAI


Valuation and Advisory Services

Bob Gutzman Director
Valuation and Advisory Services
Downtown Los Angeles 400 S Hope Street
25th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Professional Experience

Bob Gutzman, MAI, is a Director and has been actively engaged in commercial real estate valuation and consulting services since 1993. He is a member of the Valuation & Advisory Services Group in Downtown Los Angeles and is also a member of CBRE’s National Litigation Support Practice. Mr. Gutzman’s valuation experience includes all of California, but is primarily focused on Southern California. He has also completed appraisal/consulting assignments in Hawaii, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, New York, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Florida.

Mr. Gutzman has experience providing real estate appraisals, consultations, and reviews for attorneys, financial institutions, developers, individual and corporate property owners, and governmental agencies. His appraisal experience encompasses a wide variety of property types including office, retail, industrial, multi-family residential, net-leased investments, vacant land, high-end single family residential, hospitality, golf courses, self-storage, and special purpose properties.

He has extensive litigation experience having completed appraisals for bankruptcy and foreclosure, eminent domain actions, title defect cases, tax appeals, arbitrations, and easements. He has also testified in both Federal and State Superior Court as an expert witness.

Prior to joining CBRE in 1993, Mr. Gutzman was an economist/expert witness in forensic economics.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Appraisal Institute
    • Designated Member (MAI), No. 11482
    • Litigation Certificate Program, Certificate of Completion
  • Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, State of California, No. AG025646


  • Occidental College, Los Angeles, California, Bachelor of Arts in Economics
  • Appraisal Institute, Ongoing Continuing Education

Partial Transaction List

  • Neverland Ranch, Valuation of a 2,700-acre estate in Santa Barbara County for foreclosure purposes.

  • Rialto Industrial Property, Partial taking of a 300-acre property by Caltrans.

  • Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Ground lease valuation.

  • Family Portfolio, Multiple Southern California properties valued in connection with the punitive phase of a trial, which then moved into bankruptcy court.
  • Family Portfolio, Valuation of 850 California properties owned by a family trust.

  • Downtown Los Angeles Properties, Multiple properties valued in connection with bankruptcy/foreclosure proceedings.

  • Saks Fifth Avenue, Rent survey for very high-end Beverly Hills property.

  • Multiple Property Portfolio, Valued numerous properties in Northern and Southern California relating to major confidential settlement talks/potential litigation.


  • Arent Fox 
  • Bingham McCutchen 
  • Blank Rome 
  • City of Burbank 
  • Deutsche Bank 
  • Fannie Mae 
  • FDIC 
  • Frandzel Robins Bloom & Csato
  • Irell & Manella 
  • JPMorgan Chase 
  • Kiesel Boucher & Larson 
  • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power 
  • Murray & Budzyn 
  • Oliver Sandifer & Murphy 
  • Preferred Bank 
  • Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
Bob Gutzman Director
Valuation and Advisory Services
Downtown Los Angeles 400 S Hope Street
25th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071