Butler Burgher Group (BBG) is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in San Diego and the addition of Managing Director John M. Browne. Browne was hired to lead the new office, drawing on his 12 years of commercial valuation experience in Southern California. Enhanced visibility in the West will secure BBG’s reputation as an emerging frontrunner with continued high-growth potential in commercial real estate valuation, assessment and advisory services.
Under the leadership of CEO Diane Butler, BBG has risen to national stature in the last five years growing to include 18 offices and satellite offices including the new San Diego location. “John knows this market and its submarkets extraordinarily well and has what it takes to increase our visibility and help us succeed in the region,” she says.
Coming from Cushman & Wakefield, Brown says, “It’s appealing to join a company during a period of such tremendous growth and to help establish a San Diego presence and to continue building the brand in California.” He adds that BBG’s renown in Texas and throughout the South is poised to spread to all major markets.
Browne started his appraisal career in 2002 with FMV Opinions Inc., a business and real estate valuation firm in Orange County. He then worked at the San Diego boutique appraisal firm Lipman Stevens & Thene Inc. before joining Valuation & Advisory of Cushman & Wakefield Western Inc. as a staff appraiser in the newly launched San Diego office, which he developed over eight years. His appraisal and consulting assignments have included vacant land, residential apartments, and commercial property of all types, primarily in Southern California with an emphasis on San Diego and Orange County.
Browne graduated from San Diego State University with a B.S. in Finance. He holds the MAI designation awarded by the Appraisal Institute and is a California Certified General Real Estate Appraiser.
BBG recently hired another Cushman & Wakefield alumnus, Bruce Kellogg, to serve as Executive Senior Managing Director of Strategic Initiatives.
About Butler Burgher Group: BBG is a nationally renowned valuation and assessment firm, recognized for expertise in multi-family along with dedicated office, retail and industrial specialists. Headquartered in Dallas, their network of offices provides broad geographic coverage across all property types. BBG has the ability to provide appraisal, advisory and assessment services on a national platform with local expertise.
For more information about BBG’s new San Diego office and recent new hires, please contact Laura Schieber at (214) 686-2618.