Les Linder is Head of Valuation & Advisory Services Central Division. The Central Division is comprised of 18 states, including the Midwest and Upper Midwest territories as well as the South Central states of Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana.
Mr. Linder oversees 250 valuation professionals across a number of specialties, including Assessment and Consulting, Tax Advisory Services and Right of Way. Mr. Linder brings more than 30 years of real estate valuation and consulting experience to answer a wide range of needs for many of our most important clients, including State Farm Insurance, Torchlight Investors, Fifth Third Bank and BMO Harris Bank.
Mr. Linder is a Designated Member (MAI) of the Appraisal Institute, a Member of The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). CBRE Valuation & Advisory Services provides appraisals and consulting services to a broad-based national and local clientele including investors, property owners, commercial and investment banks, insurance companies and REITs. Mr. Linder has expertise in the appraisal of multifamily, retail, industrial, office, hotel and special purpose properties. Mr. Linder is a past President of the Great Lakes Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and has testified as an expert witness in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
Prior to joining CBRE in 2004, Mr. Linder was a Senior Review Appraiser and Vice President at Bank One Corporation, Detroit, Michigan for seven years. During this time, he was responsible for a wide range of real estate valuation functions, including procuring and reviewing real estate appraisals of complex properties throughout the U.S., risk assessment of existing portfolio assets, and participation in the development and evaluation of appraisal policies and procedures.
Professional Affiliations / Accreditations
- Designated Member (MAI), Appraisal Institute
- Member (MRICS), The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
- Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
- State Certified General Appraiser
- Bachelor of Science Degree, Business-Real Estate Administration, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN