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Randal Dawson, MAI, FRICS, CRE

Executive Vice President

Valuation and Advisory Services

Randal Dawson, MAI, FRICS, CRE Executive Vice President
Valuation and Advisory Services
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400

Professional Experience

Randal is a seasoned expert in real estate valuations, tax appeals and counseling with more than 25 years of experience. Randal’s background includes valuations of all types of commercial and special-use properties, with an emphasis on industrial, retail, multifamily properties, readapted uses of real estate, highest and best use studies, feasibility studies and real estate valuations. Randal has prepared and reviewed valuation and feasibility studies throughout the country for litigation support, ad valorem, condemnation, trust and estate matters, family law, financial reporting, conventional financing, bond financing, fair rental studies, and insurance purposes. As a qualified expert witness, Randal has testified numerous times in federal, state, and local jurisdictions around the country. Litigation cases have included insurance claims, shareholder disputes, bankruptcy, tax appeal, divorce, IRS tax disputes, and condemnation, diminution in value related to historical preservation easements and conservation easements. Randal is a National Litigation Practice Leader and leads the Midwest Consulting Practice for CBRE, Inc., and hold the CRE designation from the Counselors of Real Estate, the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute and the FRICS designation from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Memberships, Licenses And Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of Corporate Directors – NACD Directorship Certified®
  • Urban Land Institute – Full Member
    • Industrial and Office Park Development Product Council – Silver Flight
    • ULI Chicago Property Tax Incidence Task Force 2021 - Member
    • ULI Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) 2018 Mundelein, IL - Panelist
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Professionals (NAIOP)
    • NAIOP Board of Directors – Chicago Area
    • NAIOP Chairman Scholarship Committee – Chicago Area
  • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors - Fellow (FRICS)
    • Global Valuation Standards Expert Working Group (EWG) – Member
  • Junior Achievement of Chicago – Board of Directors – Development Committee
  • The Economic Club of Chicago – Member
  • The Realty Club of Chicago – Member
  • Real Estate Executive Council – Member
  • Business Leadership Council - Member
  • Appraisal Institute (MAI) - Designated Member
  • The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) –Board of Directors - Midwest
  • Valuation of Conservation Easements – Professional Development Program – Appraisal Institute
  • Appraising Historic Preservation Easements - Professional Development Program – AppraisalInstitute
  • Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP): Third Party Technical Valuation Certification. – US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • National Council of Housing Market Analysts, Professional Designation
  • American Bar Association – Associate Member
  • International Right of Way Association - Member
  • Certified General Real Estate Appraiser – State of Illinois
  • Certified General Real Estate Appraiser – State of Indiana
  • Certified General Real Estate Appraiser – State of Missouri
  • Certified General Real Estate Appraiser – State of Wisconsin

Clients Represented


  • Alliant Credit Union
  • United Community Bank
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • Hinshaw & Culberson LLP
  • Town Center Bank
  • Centier Bank
  • 1st Source Bank
  • US Dept. of Justice
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Prologis
  • Cole Law
  • Extensia Financial
  • Royal Bank
  • Valero Companies
  • United Bank & Trust
  • Brotherhood Bank & Trust
  • Bryan Cave
  • Korein Tillery
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Blue Vista Capital
  • Huntington Bank
  • Berkeley Point Capital
  • Home State Bank



  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas


Randal Dawson, MAI, FRICS, CRE Executive Vice President
Valuation and Advisory Services
Chicago 321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400