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    Bert L. Thornton President’s Award 2023


    Chris Johnson, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, currently serves as a senior managing director and market co-leader for the Southeast region at Newmark Valuation & Advisory’s office in Charlotte, North Carolina. With over 16 years of valuation experience, his professional general commercial real estate appraisal experience includes single and multi-tenant retail buildings, shopping centers, multifamily apartment complexes, single and multi-tenant office buildings, single and multi-tenant industrial buildings, mixed-use properties, hotels, special use properties, manufactured housing communities, residential subdivisions, proposed development, and vacant land.

    In addition, valuation, consultation, and review assignments include virtually all traditional types of commercial and industrial property throughout North and South Carolina, as well as Virginia. Atypical assignments have included colleges and universities, food processing facilities, funeral homes, golf courses, marinas, surgical centers, movie theaters, partial interests, private schools, roller skating rinks, recreational vehicle parks, sawmills, water, and sewer systems.

    Clients include financial institutions, corporations, pension funds, insurance companies, government agencies, law firms, and individuals.

    Before joining Newmark, Johnson served as a managing director in the Charlotte, North Carolina, office of Colliers International Valuation & Advisory Services. Before working at Colliers International, he worked as a director with Cushman & Wakefield. Prior to affiliating with Cushman & Wakefield, he was with the Hopkins-McElhannon Group, Inc., a local Charlotte-based appraisal company.

    Johnson is also an instructor teaching various appraisal classes offered via Central Piedmont Community College and the Appraisal Institute. In addition, he is a certified USPAP instructor.