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George Koiso


George Koiso, MAI Director
Downtown Los Angeles 400 S Hope Street
25th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Professional Experience

George Koiso, MAI, heads the Multi-Housing Valuation Practice for the Los Angeles office. Over the past three years, his multifamily team is the fastest growing team in Southern California and his clients include most local balance sheet banks, agency lenders, owners, attorneys, and various debt/equity funds across the country. Mr. Koiso was the recipient of CBRE Southern California’s 2015 Public Trust Award, given to 1 in 100+ Southern California valuation employees that demonstrate the best combination of delivering Quality Reports, On-time Delivery, and Client Communication.

Mr. Koiso specializes in multifamily residential properties and has extensive real estate appraisal experience throughout Southern California. He has specialized in Class A institutional-quality assets, both existing and proposed, having worked on some of the highest-profile assets in Southern California. Mr. Koiso also specializes in Small Balance Loan (SBL) apartments, including value-add/bridge loan assignments, and has an exceptional record for managing very large portfolio assignments. Mr. Koiso also serves as an expert witness for property tax appeal purposes, having been involved with over 100 tax appeal cases. Mr. Koiso also conducts external appraisal reviews for various financial institutions and was previously a Review Appraiser for JP Morgan Chase, where he achieved the highest internal employment rating.

Mr. Koiso brings a unique perspective to the industry, focusing on team building and continuous personal development within his staff, all while striving to maintain the industry’s highest standards. He has mentored individuals throughout his career and has volunteered as a Candidate Advisor to over six individuals seeking to earn their MAI designations.

Outside of work, Mr. Koiso is a dedicated husband of 10+ years and is the son of Japanese immigrants, who instilled in him the virtue of a strong work ethic. He enjoys spending time with this family, personal development, reading, yoga, mixed martial arts, and traveling.

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations


  • Recipient of CBRE Southern California’s 2015 Public Trust Award
  • Member, Appraisal Institute (MAI)
  • California Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, No. AG044733




  • University of California, Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts, American Studies with concentration in Business and Corporate America
  • Appraisal Institute coursework


Significant Assignments


  • The Emerson (271-unit, 22-story, mixed-use, ground leased, LIHTC)
  • Sway Apartments (122-unit, mixed-use)
  • Artisan Corona Apts (404-unit, suburban Class A)
  • Park Fifth Apartments (Proposed, 313-unit, 24-story)
  • Los Altos Apartments (Historic Property)
  • Miramar Towers (157-unit, Section 8-based, Senior)
  • Park Wilshire (170-Unit, Historic, Mills Act)
  • LEVEL Furnished Living (33-story, 303-unit furnished apartment rentals)
  • Sunset and Vine, Hollywood (Mixed Use, with substantial billboard income)
  • Sunset and Vine Tower, Hollywood (Mixed Use, with substantial billboard income)
  • The Palazzo at Park La Brea, Los Angeles
  • Barrington Plaza, Los Angeles (Mixed Use)
  • 555 Barrington, Brentwood

  • The Plaza at the Arboretum, Santa Monica (Mixed Use)
  • Glencoe II Lots, Marina Del Rey
  • Pegasus, Los Angeles (Mixed Use with Mills Act)
  • South Park Lofts, Los Angeles (Mixed Use with Mills Act)
  • Chapman Lofts, Los Angeles (Mixed Use with Mills Act)
  • Consultation Services (H&BU and feasibility analysis for various land and proposed projects
  • Various Mixed Use projects, proposed and existing
  • 100+ property tax appeal cases, either to appraise or server as an expert witness
  • Various ground-leased assets
  • Multiple 5-50+ Unit Assignments (Existing, Value-Add, Proposed)
  • Multiple 5-75+ property Portfolio Assignments




  • Banc of California
  • Opus Bank
  • Walker & Dunlop
  • Manufactures Bank
  • MUFG Union Bank
  • East West Bank
  • Hunt Mortgage Group
  • Homestreet Bank
  • First Foundation Bank
  • Mesa West Capital
  • DB Private Wealth Mortgage
  • Voya Investment Management
  • Bank Leumi
  • Lincoln National Life Insurance Company
  • MB Financial Bank
  • CITI Bank
  • Jefferies LoanCore LLC
  • California Bank & Trust
  • Barclays Bank
  • PNC Bank
  • LaSalle Investment Management


George Koiso, MAI Director
Downtown Los Angeles 400 S Hope Street
25th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071