Outstanding Service Award 2022
MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRSBased in Irvine, California, Jacinto A. Munoz, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS, is a managing director and principal for Cogito Realty Partners. Munoz is a U.S. Navy Veteran and joins Apprise with more than 25 years of experience in valuation, lending, litigation support, underwriting, review, development, expert witness, and environmental real estate roles, with extensive valuation experience across all asset types nationwide and internationally.
Prior to joining Cogito, Munoz served as a managing director and head of strategy and compliance for Apprise by Walker and Dunlop. Munoz also served in a variety of roles with JPMorgan Chase Bank, which included serving the bank as a regional appraisal manager, national commercial lending review manager and most recently, in a senior leadership role as the national CTL appraisal manager, where he was responsible for leading a team of more than 100 managers, appraisers and administrative professionals nationwide.
Shortly after leaving the Navy, Munoz began his career in 1995 on the sales and lending side of the real estate industry before moving to a boutique real estate appraisal and consulting firm in Southern California.
In 2000, along with several partners, Munoz co-founded Appraisal Specialists. This firm specialized in an assortment of appraisal services that included engagements for a variety of institutional lenders and investors, local and regional federally regulated banks, life companies, municipalities, attorneys and private equity lenders.
Munoz also served as vice president at MUFG Union Bank and Far East National Bank, where he engaged in all aspects of vendor review and approval, appraisal engagement, review, developing policies and procedures, portfolio monitoring, environment and construction review, disposition of special assets, underwriting, and regulatory compliance through engagement with federal regulators for real projects across all asset types nationwide.
Munoz has conducted research, prepared appraisals, reviewed, consulted, and/or completed inspections of numerous property types nationwide, which include a wide variety of commercial land, subdivisions, multifamily apartments, health care facilities, auto dealerships, hotels, parking garages and surface lots, industrial properties, mobile home parks, self-storage facilities, office buildings, retail properties, special purpose facilities, air and water rights, synthetic leases, and various other stand-alone commercial assets.