Jane Diven, MAI, MRICS, joined Newmark Knight Frank Valuation & Advisory in 2018 as an executive vice president in the Washington, DC, office. Ms. Diven has successfully completed appraisal and consulting assignments for all property types, including office buildings, retail centers, multifamily, industrial buildings, mixed-use and land. Her clients have included pension funds, developers, financial institutions and other public and private entities.
Prior to NKF, Ms. Diven was a principal of DC Appraisals LLC, a boutique commercial real estate appraisal firm specializing in institutional properties in Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia. Ms. Diven had founded DC Appraisals with Todd Canterbury, MAI, in 2016 to provide high-quality appraisals to a select clientele.
Prior to DC Appraisals, Ms. Diven served as a senior director for more than five years in the Washington, DC, office of Cushman & Wakefield Valuation & Advisory. In this position, she specialized in the valuation of investment-grade office and retail properties throughout the Washington metropolitan area, valued at more than $43 billion.
Prior to Cushman & Wakefield, Ms. Diven worked as a vice president in the Valuation group at CBRE, where she appraised a variety of property types, including office, retail, multifamily and self-storage, throughout the Mid-Atlantic and South Florida.
Ms. Diven entered the appraisal profession from Business Finance Group, a non-profit certified development company serving the greater Washington, DC, area as a loan officer. She previously sourced and underwrote commercial real estate loans at Allied Capital Corporation.
- MAI designation, Appraisal Institute
- Member, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)
- Certified general real estate appraiser, District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Virginia, state of Maryland
- Former vice chairman, Clarke County, Virginia, Industrial Development Authority
Ms. Diven graduated magna cum laude from George Washington University, where she earned a Master of Business Administration degree in finance. She is also a cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Administration degree in marketing.