Butler Burgher Group, a leading national commercial real estate valuation and assessment firm, is building its Phoenix presence. Top producing appraisal professionals Jay Ramos, MAI and Anthony K. Valenzuela, MAI have joined the BBG team as directors of the Phoenix office.
Both gentlemen have extensive market presence and were the No. 1 and No. 2 top producers in Arizona for CBRE. “I’m enthusiastic about Jay and Tony’s move to BBG,” said Diane Butler, CEO of BBG. “Their experience and market status strengthen our reputation and client base in Phoenix, the state of Arizona and the entire western region. Their commitment also reinforces our growing national profile.”
BBG ranks among the 10 largest appraisal and assessment firms with 21 offices nationwide.
“This is a great opportunity to join a growing firm, build a team and grow our reputation and client base,” said Ramos.
“BBG has a strong national brand, and I look forward to building our presence in Phoenix,” said Valenzuela. “I appreciate the firm’s approach: hiring reputable industry professionals who build strong client relationships and deliver high-quality service.”
Ramos previously served as a director with the valuation and advisory services team at CBRE, where he led the hospitality and retail specialty areas for the company in the central and northern Arizona markets. He is the 2015 president elect for the Phoenix Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. Prior to his time at CBRE, Ramos worked in the investment banking industry for 10 years and served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Missouri (BB-63) from 1990 to 1993.
Valenzuela previously served as vice president of the valuation and advisory services team at CBRE, where he led the local multifamily practice. He brings experience across a wide range of commercial property types including multifamily, student housing, affordable housing, high-rise office towers, data centers, healthcare facilities, high-profile retail centers and industrial parks. Valenzuela previously served as a senior appraiser for Strategic Valuation Group, and started his career as a researcher and appraiser for CBRE.
Other new Phoenix team members include Erin Bowen, analyst, and Arielle Litt, junior analyst, who will both be part of Ramos’ team.
“The Phoenix team offers capacity to execute appraisals across all commercial sectors—including office, retail, multifamily and industrial,” said Butler.