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Chris Jenkins, Director

Chris Jenkins


Valuation and Advisory Services

Chris Jenkins Director
Valuation and Advisory Services
Des Moines 6900 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

Professional Experience

Chris Jenkins, MAI, CCIM is a Director with 25 years of real estate appraisal and  consulting experience. He is in the Valuation & Advisory Services group’s West Des Moines office in the North Central Region. Prior to joining CBRE in 2006, Mr. Jenkins was Vice President of Iowa Appraisal and Research Corporation in Des Moines, Iowa. His geographical focus is the States of Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota.

As a Director, Mr. Jenkins is responsible for appraisal reviews and internal quality control for the Iowa and Nebraska offices. He also assists with appraisal reviews in other areas of the North Central Region and third party reviews in addition to performing appraisal production. Mr. Jenkins has experience providing real estate appraisals, consultations, reviews, and litigation support. His clients include financial institutions, developers, individual and corporate property owners, special servicers, attorneys, city and county governments and state agencies. His appraisal experience encompasses a wide variety of property types including office, retail, industrial, multifamily residential, senior housing, hotels, net-leased investments, medical office buildings, restaurants, residential and commercial subdivisions, data centers, golf courses, rail corridors, and other special purpose properties. Mr. Jenkins heads up the Hospitality & Gaming Group for the Des Moines and Omaha offices of CBRE and is responsible for lodging appraisals and consulting services in Iowa and Nebraska.

Mr. Jenkins holds the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute and the CCIM designation from the CCIM Institute. He served as 2010 President of the Iowa Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and is a past board member and committee chair.

Professional Affiliations And Accreditations

  • Appraisal Institute
    • Designated Member (MAI)
    • Member of the Experience Review Panel
    • Iowa Chapter
      • President, 2010
      • Secretary/Treasurer
      • Committee Chair
      • Board of Directors
  • CCIM Institute
    • CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) Designation
  • Certified General Real Estate Appraiser
    • State of Iowa—No. CG01814
    • State of Nebraska—No. CG260381R
    • State of South Dakota—No. 1210CG
    • State of Minnesota—No. 40330591
    • State of North Dakota—No. CG-21382
  • Iowa Commercial Real Estate Association (ICREA)—Member
  • National Association of Realtors—Institute Affiliate


  • Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, Bachelor of Business Administration; Finance Major with Economics Minor


  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Bank of the West
  • Bankers Trust
  • C-III Asset Management
  • Cole Real Estate
  • CW Capital
  • GE Capital
  • Great Southern Bank
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Vision Bank
  • Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust
  • Principal Real Estate Investors
  • Regions Bank
  • US Bank


  • Call Center, 113,000 SF, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Apartment Complex, 316 Units, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Retail Power Center, 512,000 SF, Council Bluffs, Iowa
  • Full Service Hotel, 219 Rooms, West Des Moines, Iowa
  • Student Housing Portfolio, 484 Units, Ames, Iowa
  • Office Building, 900,000 SF, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Hotel Market Study, 150 Rooms, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Food Processing/Distribution, 500,000 SF, Ames, Iowa
  • Manufacturing Plant, 1,700,000 SF, Pella, Iowa
  • Office Building, 181,000 SF, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Apartment Complex, 160 Units, Grand Island, Nebraska
  • Multi-Tenant Warehouse, 518,000 SF, Urbandale, Iowa
  • Medical Office, 100,000 SF, Ankeny, Iowa
  • Limited Service Hotel Portfolio, Various, Iowa/Nebraska
Chris Jenkins Director
Valuation and Advisory Services
Des Moines 6900 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266