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James Olson

James Olson, MAI

First Vice President

Valuation & Advisory Services

James Olson, MAI First Vice President
Valuation & Advisory Services
Houston Galleria 2800 Post Oak Blvd
Ste 500
Houston, Texas 77056

Professional Experience

James Olson, MAI has over 20 years of professional experience in the fee preparation of real estate appraisals, market studies and feasibility studies of commercial properties. Mr. Olson’s primary experience encompasses a variety of property types including office, retail, industrial, multi-family, hotel, medical office, ambulatory surgical center, restaurant, parking garage, and low income housing with a specialization in regional/super regional shopping malls. He has worked with clients throughout the United States and appraised properties in over 30 states.

Prior to joining CBRE in 2002, Mr. Olson was a Senior Real Estate Appraiser with Realty Services International, a subsidiary of GMAC Commercial Mortgage.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Appraisal Institute, Designated Member (MAI)
  • Certified General Real Estate Appraiser
  • State of Texas, No. 1323821-G
  • State of Kansas, No. G-2172
  • State of Missouri, No. 2005009539
  • State of Louisiana, No. G2586
  • State of Oklahoma, No. 12832GA


  • University of Houston, Houston, Texas, Master of Business Administration
  • Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics

Significant Assignments

  • Williams Tower,Suburban Office, Houston, Texas
  • Erieview Tower & Galleria, Office and Mall, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Carter Burgess Plaza, Office, Fort Worth, Texas
  • The Shops at Willowbend Mall, Retail, Plano, Texas
  • Greenway Plaza Office Buildings, Office, Houston, Texas
  • Allen Center Office Buildings, Office, Houston, Texas
  • Pennzoil Tower, Office, Houston, Texas
  • Promenade Mall, Regional Mall, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • The Galleria, Regional Mall, Houston, Texas
  • Alexandria Mall, Regional Mall, Alexandria, Louisiana
  • Bassett Place Mall, Regional Mall, El Paso, Texas
  • Central Mall, Regional Mall, Port Arthur, Texas
  • Esplanade Mall, Regional Mall, Kenner, Louisiana
  • Hammond Square Redevelopment, Regional Mall, Hammond, Louisiana
  • Sikes Senter Mall, Regional Mall, Wichita Falls, Texas
  • South Park Mall, Regional Mall, San Antonio, Texas
  • The Mall at Turtle Creek, Regional Mall, Jonesboro, Arkansas
  • Tulsa Mall, Regional Mall, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • West Oaks Mall, Regional Mall, Houston, Texas
  • Lufkin Mall, Regional Mall, Lufkin, Texas
  • Bradley Fair, Lifestyle Center, Wichita, Kansas
  • Uptown Village at Cedar Hill, Lifestyle Center, Cedar Hill, Texas
  • Kansas City Power & Light, Lifestyle Center, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Town East Mall, Regional Mall, Mesquite, Texas
  • Arcadiana Mall, Regional Mall, Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Sooner Mall, Regional Mall, Norman, Oklahoma
  • Crossroads Mall, Regional Mall, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma



  • CalPERs
  • GMAC Commercial Mortgage
  • Prudential Mortgage
  • Capital One Bank
  • Teachers Retirement System of New York
  • Teachers Retirement System of Ohio
  • Teachers Retirement System of Texas
  • UBS Realty Investors LLC
  • GE Commercial Finance
  • LaSalle Bank
James Olson, MAI First Vice President
Valuation & Advisory Services
Houston Galleria 2800 Post Oak Blvd
Ste 500
Houston, Texas 77056