Ms. Atkinson is a director with CBIZ Valuation Group’s Real Estate Practice. She has over 28 years of diversified experience in real estate consulting and valuation analysis. Her expertise spans most property types including office, retail, multifamily, industrial and lodging as well as many special use properties such as ranches, health facilities and education facilities. She has completed engagements for various purposes including estate and gift tax planning, property acquisition and disposition, property tax, litigation, condemnation, financing, purchase price allocation for tax and financial reporting, and internal business planning. These projects span the United States, Puerto Rico, Europe and Canada. Ms. Atkinson has significant expertise in managing large multi-location valuation projects that involved all valuation disciplines. She also has extensive experience in providing expert witness testimony. Prior to joining CBIZ Valuation Group, Ms. Atkinson was with LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc., where she directed the commercial real estate consulting and valuation operations in the St. Louis office. She has held similar positions with Arthur Andersen LLP and Marshall & Stevens, Inc. focusing on large scale multi-location and multi-discipline valuation projects.
Ms. Atkinson is a Member of the Appraisal Institute and holds the MAI designation awarded by the Appraisal Institute. She has held positions of president, vice president, regional representative and board of director with the St. Louis Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. Ms. Atkinson is a former member of the General Demonstration Reports Subcommittee at the national level of the Appraisal Institute and is a national grader of demonstration reports. She is certified as a General Real Estate Appraiser in Missouri and Illinois and is fully qualified to perform appraisal work in the remaining 48 states through the issuance of temporary appraisal permits, where required by law. She holds the CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation awarded by the CCIM. Other affiliations include membership in the CREW Network (National Network of Commercial Real Estate Women), where she served as treasurer for the St. Louis chapter from 2000 to 2002. Ms. Atkinson graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting and finance from Southern Illinois University. She has also attended numerous appraisal and real estate investment courses sponsored by the Appraisal Institute, The Society of Real Estate Appraisers, Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute, International Association of Assessing Offices and others.