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Colin Morrison

Vice President

Valuation and Advisory Services

Colin Morrison Vice President
Valuation and Advisory Services
Walnut Creek 2175 N California Blvd
Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Professional Experience

Colin Morrison, MAI, is Vice President in the Northern California Region of CBRE. He has two decades of professional experience in the preparation and review of real estate appraisals, feasibility studies, market rent analyses, and highest and best use analyses for commercial and residential real property. Mr. Morrison’s litigation support and expert witness testimony is enhanced by his legal background and understanding of the nuances and expectations present in litigation work and the dynamics between attorneys, their clients, and opposing counsel.

Mr. Morrison’s experience includes real property metrics for all asset classes including: retail, office, industrial, commercial, and multifamily. His special purpose assignments include: lodging, skilled nursing, assisted living, restaurants, parking structures, day care centers, service stations, golf courses, schools, religious facilities, orchards, crops, dairy farms, subdivisions and other special purpose properties. He has prepared assignments for: mortgage lending, asset management, estate settlement, bankruptcy proceedings, option valuation, eminent domain/condemnation, property tax appeals, litigation support, minority interest valuation, financial restructuring, partnership disputes, and expert witness testimony. His assignments have included: fee simple, leased fee, leasehold, pro-forma analyses, highest and best use studies, land valuation, discounted cash flow analysis, market rent evaluations, diminution/loss in value, and damages.

Expert Witness Testimony/Deposition

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California
  • Superior Court, Alameda County, CA
  • Superior Court, San Luis Obispo County, CA
  • Superior Court, Sonoma County, CA
  • JAMS Resolution Center, San Francisco, CA

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations


  • Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, California OREA (AG022134)
  • Designated Member, MAI, Appraisal Institute (110243)
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, California DRE (01074174)
  • Licensed Attorney, California Bar (197554 inactive)


  • Whittier College School of Law, Los Angeles, CA
  • Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
    • Bachelor of Arts; Political Science
    • Bachelor of Arts, English with Legal Emphasis
  • Appraisal Institute, Coursework, Seminars, and Continuing Education

Significant Assignments

  • Diminution in Value due to Neighborhood Flooding, San Luis Obispo County, CA
  • Value of 6,500 acres with Proposed Casino and Residential Subdivision, Santa Clara County, CA
  • Value of Contaminated Re-Development Land, San Francisco County, CA
  • Value of Option Contract on 1,100 acres of Agricultural Land, Sacramento County, CA
  • Value of Existing Golf Course & Proposed Residential Subdivision on 1,900 acres, Contra Costa County, CA
  • Highest & Best Use and Value of Man-Made Water-Ski Lakes on Agricultural Land, Placer County, CA
  • Value of “Gateway-to-the-City” Property in Eminent Domain Action, Alameda County, CA
  • Market Rent Estimate of Historic Theater for Lease Negotiations, Sonoma County, CA
  • Market Rent Estimate of Airport Land for Lease Negotiations, Alameda County, CA
  • Market Value of Power Plant Land, Alameda County, CA
  • Market Value of “Trophy” Union Square Retail Property in Bankruptcy Action, San Francisco County, CA
  • Market Value of Historical Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant, San Francisco County, CA
  • Market Value of 700,000 SF Office Campus for Property Tax Appeal, Marin County, CA
  • Market Value of a 14-Property Commercial & Residential Portfolio in a Partnership Dissolution, San Francisco County, CA


Non-Financial Clients

  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis, LLP
  • Archstone
  • Belsher & Becker
  • Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
  • Daymark Realty Advisors
  • DLA Piper
  • Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group
  • Drechsler & Drechsler, LLP
  • Dynegy, Inc.
  • Ecocem Materials, Ltd
  • Fannie Mae
  • Fireman’s Fund/Allianz
  • Freddie Mac
  • Gordon & Rees, LLP
  • International Airport Centers
  • J.E. Roberts & Company
  • Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro LLP
  • Johns & Allyn
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Kaiser Air
  • Kiesel Boucher & Larson, LLP
  • Kilpatrick & Stockton
  • LNR Partners LLC
  • Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP
  • Martin McOmber, Esq.
  • McNamara, Ney, Beatty, Slattery, Borges & Brothers, LLC
  • Morrison & Foerster, LLP
  • Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld, LLP
  • Murray & Murray
  • Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Ross Valley Sanitary District
  • Senneff Freeman & Bluestone LLP
  • Stoel Rives LLP
  • The Archdiocese of San Francisco
  • The Salvation Army
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • Valero Benicia Refinery

Financial Clients

  • A10 Capital
  • Bank of America
  • Bank of China
  • Barclays Capital Real Estate, Inc.
  • Borel Private Bank
  • C-III Asset Management LLC
  • California Public Employees Retirement System
  • California State Teachers Retirement System
  • Cathay Bank
  • Citibank
  • City National Bank
  • Community Bank
  • Community West Bank
  • CW Capital Asset Management
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Duff & Phelps
  • East West Bank
  • EverTrust Bank
  • Farmers & Merchants Bank
  • First National Bank of Northern California
  • Guggenheim Commercial Real Estate Finance
  • HSBC
  • John Hancock Real Estate Finance
  • LNR Partners
  • Mechanics Bank
  • Midland Loan Services
  • Newmark Realty Capital, Inc.
  • Pacific Capital Bancorp
  • Pacific Western Bank
  • Prudential Mortgage Capital Company
  • PSAI Realty Partners
  • Rabo Bank
  • State Bank of India
  • Torrey Pines Bank
  • Umpqua Bank
  • United Commercial Bank
  • US Bank
  • Valley Community Bank

Colin Morrison Vice President
Valuation and Advisory Services
Walnut Creek 2175 N California Blvd
Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94596