Jennifer Tillema, MAI, joined Newmark Knight Frank Valuation & Advisory in 2018 and currently serves as a senior vice president in the Portland office. Ms. Tillema brings to her position substantial expertise in commercial real estate valuation and market studies. She has worked with clients on a wide variety of property types, including office, retail, industrial, multifamily, medical facilities and mixed-use developments. She has also provided valuation analyses on tax increment financing (TIF) arrangements and a variety of tax abatements. Additionally, Ms. Tillema has performed specialized real estate valuations for auto dealerships, restaurants, mini-storage facilities, bank branches, manufactured home communities, theaters and medical offices.
Ms. Tillema joined Newmark Knight Frank after nearly 10 years as a senior director with Cushman & Wakefield in the Indianapolis area. She previously served as a director in C&W’s Chicago office, beginning in September 2001. Ms. Tillema began her career at C&W in 1999 as a staff appraiser in the Atlanta office.
- President, Hoosier State Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, 2011
- MAI designation, Appraisal Institute
- Certified general real estate appraiser, states of Oregon, Washington, Indiana and Illinois
- Member, CREW (Corporate Real Estate Women) Portland
Ms. Tillema earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance with a focus on real estate from Indiana University. She also completed post-graduate-level courses in real estate at Georgia State University. More recently, Ms. Tillema has completed the continuing education requirements of the Appraisal Institute.