Apprise Grows Team in Southern California with New General Manager


BETHESDA, Md., March 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Apprise by Walker & Dunlop announced today that it has expanded its presence in the west coast region with the addition of Managing Director Michael WadaMay, in Irvine, California. Mr Wada joins in Jacino MunozWest Coast Lead and Head of National Strategy and Compliance for the company, and will be responsible for driving Apprise’s growth Southern California.

“We are excited to build on Apprise’s ever-expanding presence on the West Coast by welcoming Michael to the team,” said Mr. Munoz. “He brings over 10 years of experience in valuation and advisory services spanning a variety of asset classes and will be instrumental in helping Apprise grow its client base California.”

Mr. Wada commented, “I am excited to have the opportunity to be part of a pioneering company in the commercial real estate appraisal industry and I look forward to making Apprise’s capabilities available to new and returning clients by embracing advances in technology and building.” A world-class appraisal team has set Apprise apart from the competition in just two years of operation.”

Mr. Wada is a Member Designate of the Appraisal Institute (MAI) and a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in Arizona, California, Illinois, Minnesotaand new York. Prior to joining Apprise, he was senior vice president at Bowery Valuation and previously vice president at Stout, a global consulting firm. Prior to Stout, Mr. Wada was a commercial real estate appraiser at JPMorgan Chase. His assessment experience includes The United Statesand he has provided services to lenders, REITs, attorneys, accounting firms, private equity real estate funds, investment management firms, and real estate holding companies.

Apprise straps artificial intelligence, cutting-edge trend analysis and advanced analytics, and connects this technology platform with its leading appraisers to consistently deliver trusted valuation and asset appraisal reports to its clients. The company’s proprietary technology is powered by machine learning that incorporates nuanced market-level information such as age, size, building structure, spend, location, demographics, amenities and reach score to ensure consistent and optimized scores. With instant access to 20 years of licensed data on more than 2.5 million property records from proprietary databases and industry-standard resources, Apprise’s appraisers can deliver property and market-level insights in hours, increasing client confidence in decision-making and exceptional risk mitigation guarantee .

Started by Walker & Dunlop and GeoPhy, Apprise focuses exclusively on the US market. The firm’s national team now has a collective track record of judging $150 billion Value of commercial real estate with more than 900,000 units per year. Serving a client base that includes GSE lenders, owner/operators, banks and institutional lenders, the Apprise team specializes in FIRREA and USPAP compliant valuations and multi-family estate advisory engagements.

About Walker & Dunlop
Walker & Dunlop (NYSE: WD) is the largest financier to the multifamily housing industry in The United States and the fourth-largest lender for all commercial real estate, including industrial, office, retail and hospitality. Walker & Dunlop enables real estate owners and operators to bring their visions of the communities where Americans live, work, shop and play to life. The power of our people, leading brand and industry-leading technology make us more insightful and valuable to our customers, delivering an unparalleled experience every step of the way. With over 1,000 employees in all major US markets, Walker & Dunlop has been consistently cited as one of them wealth‘s Great Places to Work® and is committed to making the commercial real estate industry more inclusive and diverse while driving meaningful social, environmental and economic change in our communities.

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