Richard West, MAI, MRICS, is a senior managing director of the valuation and advisory group at CBRE. He leads the Southern California/Hawaii region and the national retail valuation group. His team completes over 5,000 appraisals per year representing billions of dollars in value. Richard West started his career in 1991 in Southern California with CBRE (at the time CB Commercial). He also worked at Arthur Andersen, The Frank Russell Company, and PM Realty Advisors as a portfolio manager. He re-joined CBRE in 2007. West holds the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute and is active in its Southern California Chapter.