Liam Brunner, AACI, P.App., MRICS, joined Newmark Knight Frank Valuation & Advisory in 2018 as a senior managing director and the Canadian practice leader. Mr. Brunner is responsible for building NKF’s valuation and advisory practice throughout Canada through staff recruitment and acquisitions. He also serves as the national lead for business development and platform execution. Mr. Brunner brings to NKF more than 20 years of experience providing real estate valuation and advisory services to a broad range of clients located throughout Canada.
Prior to NKF, Mr. Brunner served for a little more than six years as a partner in Deloitte’s Financial Advisory practice in Calgary, where he led the firm’s real estate valuation practice nationally and was responsible for consulting and advisory for Western Canada. In this position, Mr. Brunner worked with his team to provide real estate valuation and advisory services for a wide range of special-purpose and investment-grade property classes. He also provided his considerable valuation and advisory expertise to some of Canada’s leading real estate companies and corporations.
Prior to Deloitte, Mr. Brunner worked for six years as managing director for Western Canada at Cushman & Wakefield, where he provided oversight of business development, client assignments and service delivery across Western Canada. He also oversaw C&W’s team of valuation and advisory professionals. Clients included Canada’s leading financial and public institutions, real estate developers, investors and all levels of government. Before that, Mr. Brunner served for seven years as a director with Colliers International, responsible for valuation and property tax services for southern Alberta.
- Director and Education Chair, Appraiser Institute of Canada, 2005 - 2010; admissions board, 2003 - 2010
Licenses and Designations
- Member, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)
- AACI Designation, Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute
Mr. Brunner earned a Bachelor of Economics degree from Concordia University and later obtained certificates in applied real estate and management from McGill University.