Valbridge Office Spotlight | Denver, Front Range
January 20, 2021
Valbridge Property Advisors | Denver, Front Range serves the Denver Metro Area, Boulder, Northern Colorado, and Colorado Springs and is led by Clayton Watson and Martin Ward, MAI in Denver and Matt Awsumb, MAI in Boulder. With two offices along the Colorado Front Range, our appraisers can handle a spectrum of property types, and competently advise clients on real estate lending, business and investment decisions, eminent domain, estate planning, and litigation. Recent notable assignments completed by our firm include:
- 600,000 SF high-rise office converted to residential condominium units
- 59-acre mixed use, Transit Oriented Development site, Denver
- Numerous student-oriented housing properties in Boulder
- 18-hole private golf course, Larkspur
- Appraisal of 48 parcels for right-of-way improvement project, Denver
- Portfolio of multiple YMCA facilities in Colorado
- 500,000 SF industrial building part of National Western Stock Show complex
- Lodges, retreats and land in the mountains between Boulder and Estes Park
Meet the team:
Martin W. Ward, MAI, SRA
Marty is a Managing Director of Valbridge Property Advisors | Denver, Front Range. He has extensive experience in valuing a broad range of property types, specializing in complex property appraisals and litigation work, in addition to appraisal reviews. He has qualified as an expert witness in State and Federal Courts, and provides Yellow Book compliant appraisals, fractional interest values, and IRS compliant appraisals for estate planning. He was a member of the Colorado Chapter of the Appraisal Institute Board of Directors from 2001-2008 as well as holding positions on the Public Relations Committee, Admissions Committee, and was a Candidate Guidance Chairman. He has taught appraisal classes for the University of Colorado and private real estate schools.
Matthew W. Awsumb, MAI
Matt is a Managing Director with Valbridge Property Advisors | Denver, Front Range. Mr. Awsumb has 15 years of real estate appraisal and consulting experience. Mr. Awsumb is a designated member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI) and is licensed as a Certified General Appraiser in Colorado. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Montana and has completed numerous real estate courses sponsored by the Appraisal Institute and other providers. Mr. Awsumb has appraised all major property types and specializes in subdivision, office, retail, industrial, land, and special-use properties. He also has extensive experience in eminent domain valuations and routinely oversees company assignments involving multi-parcel acquisitions by state and local governmental entities as well as investment portfolios.
Clayton is a Managing Director of Valbridge Property Advisors | Denver, Front Range. Mr. Watson holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a degree in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver. He has over 30 years of experience and has appraised most types of non-residential properties including industrial, retail, office, apartments, lodging, day care, convenience stores, and church properties. Assignment purposes have included loan underwriting, right-of-way acquisition, foreclosure proceedings, tax appeal, estate planning, and going concern/business enterprise valuations.
Jack Feldman is a Certified General Appraiser with Valbridge Property Advisors | Denver, Front Range. He has 10 years of real estate appraisal and consulting experience. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Colorado at Denver. Jack has successfully completed various real estate appraisal courses. He has appraised all major property types including subdivision, office, retail, industrial, land, and special-use properties. Jack specializes in appraisals of auto dealerships and aviation hangars.
Megan has been a Certified General Appraiser since 2017 and is currently working on obtaining her MAI. Her experience and competency are enhanced by a strong background in appraisal review and quality control for Citywide Banks and includes market research, brokerage, and appraisal assignments including retail, office, apartment, industrial, and restaurant properties, as well as vacant land, equestrian properties, and marijuana-related properties. She holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Anchorage with a double minor in English and Spanish and worked as an elementary classroom teacher in the Anchorage School District for nine years. Megan is a mother of four; she has three elementary-aged children and a newborn.
John is an Appraiser with Valbridge Property Advisors | Denver, Front Range. John’s experience includes market research, brokerage, and appraisal assignments including retail, office, apartment, industrial, and restaurant properties, as well as vacant land, and eminent domain-related acquisition analyses. He holds a Master of Business Administration and majors in Business Finance and Economics. John has successfully completed various courses in real estate for real estate brokerage and real estate appraisal.