Sean P. Butts, MAI, joined Newmark Knight Frank Valuation & Advisory in 2019. As a leader of the Minneapolis office, Mr. Butts focuses his practice on the Twin Cities metropolitan area and Greater Minnesota.
Mr. Butts brings to his position 28 years of experience in the real estate industry. Most of that experience is in valuation and advisory, including a number of years in the asset management function of CSM Corporation, where he experienced valuation, development, leasing and property management from the owner’s side of the business.
Mr. Butts has performed valuations and market studies on a wide variety of properties, including office buildings, shopping centers, multifamily residences, hotels, golf courses, churches, industrial properties and vacant land. His valuations have been used for financing, litigation support, condemnation, and general valuation needs. His clients have included banks and financial institutions, law firms and many governmental organizations, including state, municipalities, counties and individuals.
In addition to appraisals, Mr. Butts has provided expert testimony at commissioners’ hearings, in district court and at arbitration for condemnation proceedings.
- Appraisal Institute, North Star Chapter
Licenses and Designations
- MAI designation, Appraisal Institute
- Certified general real property appraiser, state of Minnesota
Mr. Butts earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business with an emphasis in real estate from St. Cloud University. More recently, he has successfully completed numerous real estate and valuation courses and seminars sponsored by the Appraisal Institute.