Chris Williams, MAI joined Newmark Valuation & Advisory in 2022 and currently serves as a Senior Vice President in the Kansas City office. Williams, a 25-year corporate real estate veteran, and having appraised over 500 golf courses throughout 32 states, leads the national Golf Courses practice, a subcategory of V&A’s Hospitality, Gaming & Leisure Specialty Practice.
Along with his in-depth experience with the valuation of golf courses, he also has extensive experience spanning most asset types in the Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma region. Clients have included commercial banks, developers, corporations, individual property owners, public agencies, insurance companies and legal firms for the purposes of mortgage underwriting, acquisition/disposition, dispute resolution, portfolio analysis and estate purposes.
Williams came to Newmark after serving as a Managing Director for 15 years at CBRE, where he supervised a team of 23 appraisers in Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Among Williams’ previous professional responsibilities were business development, recruiting, portfolio management and template development for golf course appraisals, and establishing valuation-related asset type specialty practices in Kansas, Missouri and throughout the Midwest.
Previously, Williams was a Senior Appraiser with Integra Realty Resources in Kansas City/Chicago.
- Co-Manager of the Year, CBRE
- Top-Fifteen Producer, CBRE
- Top KC/Chicago Producer, IRR
- Member of the Appraisal Institute
- Licensed in KS, MO, OK, MA, TX
Williams has an MBA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Kansas.