Brent J. Dickey, ABV, CEIV, MAI, joined Newmark Knight Frank Valuation & Advisory in 2020 as an executive vice president in the Austin office. Brent brings to his position more than 28 years of professional experience in the valuation of commercial real estate, intangible assets and closely held businesses. He has completed market value appraisals of all commercial property types, including office, industrial, multifamily, mixed-use and retail (including regional malls and shopping centers). Most recently, Brent served as a director and business valuation practice leader with Hopkins Appraisal Services, where he specialized in appraisals of hotels, restaurants, convenience stores, gas stations and truck stops. Clients included public MLPs, public and private corporations, lenders, franchisors and major oil companies. Brent also has more than 13 years of experience in public accounting.
Brent joined Newmark Knight Frank after more than eight years with Hopkins Appraisal, as a director and head of the business valuation practice. Previously, Brent was a senior manager at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services for two years, following its acquisition of Avail Consulting, a valuation consulting firm he helped found in 2002. Brent began his career in valuation in 1995 with Arthur Andersen, serving as a manager there until 2002.
In addition to Newmark Knight Frank, Brent is the managing director of db Business Advisors, an Austin-based full-service valuation firm he founded in 2008.
Licenses and Designations
- Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) designation, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations (CEIV) credential, AICPA
- MAI designation, Appraisal Institute
- Certified general real estate appraiser, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and states of Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina and Texas
Going Concern - SBA
Per Chapter 4 of the SBA’s SOP 50, Brent has, within the last 36 months, completed no less than four going concern appraisals of special use properties (car wash, gas station with or without a convenience store, restaurant, etc.).
Brent earned a master’s degree in land economics and real estate from Texas A&M University at College Station. He also earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance from the University of Texas at Austin. More recently, he has successfully completed numerous real estate-related courses and seminars sponsored by the Appraisal Institute, accredited universities and others under the continuing education requirements of the Appraisal Institute.