Valbridge Property Advisors to Open Office Location in Chicago, Illinois on November 1, 2017

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Valbridge Property Advisors to Open Office Location in Chicago, Illinois on November 1, 2017

Valbridge Property Advisors, the largest independent commercial property valuation and advisory services firm in the U.S., announced today they will be opening their 70th U.S. location on November 1, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The Valbridge Chicago Metro office will be located in the West Loop neighborhood within the Fulton River District.

Leading the Valbridge Chicago Metro office will be Gary DeClark and Anthony Mulé. DeClark and Mulé both held previous positions at CBRE Inc., where DeClark served as Senior Vice President within the Valuation & Advisory Services division and Mulé served as a Senior Appraiser. DeClark and Mulé both hold licenses as Certified General Real Estate Appraisers in several Midwest states.

DeClark has 37 years of experience and is a distinguished veteran in the counseling and valuation field. DeClark's clients include numerous public entities, Fortune 500 companies, life insurance companies, major commercial banks and highly regarded law firms and attorneys. Major activities center on unique and unusual property analysis and litigation support potential. DeClark's professional designations include MAI, CRE, FRICS and R/W-AC. Prior to joining CBRE, DeClark was Managing Director for Integra Realty Resources – Chicago Metro - a Chicago based consulting and appraisal firm. DeClark additionally served as President of the Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and further served as the Chairman of the Midwest Chapter of the Counselors of Real Estate. Moreover, he is also an associate member of the Chicago Real Estate Board.

Mulé has 10 years of professional experience in the commercial real estate industry, primarily focused on commercial valuation and consulting work. Mulé's valuation work includes a comprehensive portfolio across the Midwest with experience working on a variety of commercial properties that include large-scale apartment complexes, retail properties, restaurants, industrial facilities to professional office buildings in addition to special purpose properties and more. Mulé is a Candidate for Designation with the Appraisal Institute and is scheduled to obtain the MAI designation in 2018.

Both DeClark and Mule's valuation and consulting experience includes impact studies, market/feasibility studies, rent studies, lease/buy option analysis, HUD MAP valuations, real estate tax appeals, condemnation/eminent domain work and land valuation along with conventional appraisal work. DeClark and Mulé both hold Illinois Real Estate Broker licenses. "When the opportunity to open the Chicago office for Valbridge presented itself, it was one I couldn't refuse, said Gary DeClark, Senior Managing Director of Valbridge | Chicago. "This market holds tremendous opportunity and we look forward to making Valbridge the premiere property valuation company in this region," said DeClark.

About Valbridge Property Advisors

Valbridge Property Advisors is one of the largest commercial property valuation and advisory services firms in the U.S., with 200 MAI-designated appraisers, 70 office locations and more than 675 staff across the nation. Valbridge provides independent appraisal services consistent with the highest industry standards of practice. Each Valbridge office is led by an appraiser who holds the MAI designation of the Appraisal Institute. For more information about Valbridge Property Advisors, please visit

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