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Michael Thiel, MAI


Michael Thiel, MAI Director
Downtown Los Angeles 400 S Hope Street
25th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Professional Experience

Michael J. Thiel, MAI is a Director in the Valuation and Advisory Services Pacific Southwest Division. Mr. Thiel has over 25 years of appraisal and consulting experience, specializing in market studies and appraisals of market-rate and affordable multi-family properties. This includes appraisals for financial institutions, state tax credit agencies, HUD, FNMA, FHLMC and state and local government agencies; market studies for HUD, state tax credit agencies and state local agencies; and Rent Comparable Studies (RCS) for HUD.

Previously Mr. Thiel was a Valuation Services Director with Colliers International where he completed appraisals and assisted in training appraisers in the compilation of appraisals and market studies of affordable properties and RCS reports.

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • Appraisal Institute – Designated Member (MAI)
  • Appraisal Institute – Former President of the San Diego Chapter
  • Certified General Real Estate Appraiser
    • State of California AG011299
    • State of Arizona CGA-32250
    • State of Nevada A.0207617-CG


  • Montana State University, Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering


  • Abode Communities
  • Arbor Mortgage
  • Banner Bank
  • Century Housing
  • Citibank
  • Community Housing Works
  • Greystone
  • Housing Development Partners
  • Human Good
  • Hunt Mortgage
  • Kinecta Federal CU
  • Many Mansions
  • Mercy Housing
  • Pacific Premier Bank
  • People’s Self-Help Housing
  • PNC Multi-Family Capital
  • ORIX RE Capital LLC (Red Capital)
  • Skid Row Housing Trust
  • Walker Dunlop
Michael Thiel, MAI Director
Downtown Los Angeles 400 S Hope Street
25th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071