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Chris Kapler, Vice President

Chris Kapler

Vice President

Valuation and Advisory Services

Chris Kapler Vice President
Valuation and Advisory Services
Des Moines 6900 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266


Professional Experience

Chris R. Kapler, MAI, is a Vice President with over sixteen years of real estate appraisal and consulting experience. He is in the Valuation & Advisory Services Group’s West Des Moines office in the Intermountain Region. Prior to joining CBRE in 2003, Mr. Kapler worked with Iowa Appraisal and Research Corporation in Des Moines, Iowa. His geographical focus has been the Des Moines MSA and the State of Iowa as well as the Omaha MSA, State of Nebraska, State of South Dakota. Appraisal assignments have also been completed in North Dakota, Minnesota, New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado and Idaho.

Mr. Kapler has experience providing real estate appraisals in multiple types of properties for multiple uses. His clients include financial institutions, developers, and individual and corporate property owners. His appraisal experience encompasses a wide variety of property types including office, retail, industrial, multi-family residential, hotels and motels, net-leased investments, regional malls, government GSA properties, student housing, mobile home developments, self-storage, data centers, call centers, and other special purpose properties.

Mr. Kapler is a Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI) and a Certified General Real Property Appraiser.

Professional Affiliations and Accreditations

  • Appraisal Institute, Designated Member (MAI)
  • Certified General Real Estate Appraiser
    • State of Iowa – No. CG02243
    • State of Nebraska – No. CG230090R
    • State of South Dakota – No. 1000CG-2006


  • University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, Bachelor of Arts Degree, Finance Major with a Real Estate Emphasis 
  • Appraisal Institute Coursework


Select Clients

  • AEGON Realty Advisors
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Northmarq Capital
  • Bank of the West
  • GE Capital Finance
  • LaSalle Bank
  • Principal Real Estate Investors
  • Prudential Mortgage Capital Company


Representative Assignments

  • Regional Mall, 300,000 SF, Ames, Iowa
  • Regional Mall, 850,000 SF, Waterloo, Iowa
  • Lifestyle Center/Mixed Use, 250,000 SF, West Des Moines, Iowa
  • Office A Building, 260,000 SF, West Des Moines, Iowa
  • Office Building CBD, 220,000 SF, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Downtown 16 Story Hotel, 230 Rooms, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Distribution Center, 750,000 SF, North Liberty, Iowa
  • Data Center, 85,000 SF, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Apartment Complex, 420 Units, West Des Moines, Iowa
  • CBD Apartment 8-Story, 120 Units, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Student Housing, 560 Bed, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Student Housing, 500 Bed, Ames, Iowa
  • Student Housing, 588 Bed, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Grocery Net Leased, Multiple, Iowa/Nebraska
  • Drugstore Net Leased, Multiple, Iowa/Nebraska
  • Community Retail Shopping, Multiple, Iowa/Nebraska
  • Mobile Home Parks, Multiple, Iowa
Chris Kapler Vice President
Valuation and Advisory Services
Des Moines 6900 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266