Brent Maier

Brent Maier


Mr. Maier is a Director and senior member of Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Advisory Services business, where he co-leads the firm’s Real Estate Valuation and Advisory Services practice (REVS). He has more than 15 years of experience providing valuation advisory services specializing in real estate entities, property portfolios, and complex single-asset property developments. Mr. Maier has completed numerous assignments of large portfolios for multi-national and global engagements, having worked throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. He is based in the firm’s Chicago office.

Mr. Maier has vast experience in analysis and valuation across many property types, with significant experience in hospitality & leisure, gaming, retail, senior housing, and office properties. He recently completed a valuation of more than 200 assisted living properties on a $450 million transaction for a private equity group; a valuation of a $3.5 billion REIT acquisition of an office portfolio for financial reporting purposes; a valuation of a portfolio of more than 400 neighborhood retail centers for underwriting a proposed leverage buyout with real estate worth over $2.0 billion; a valuation for a big-box specialty retailer with a total value of nearly $3.0 billion for financial reporting purposes; and a purchase price allocation of a $2.0 billion gaming property development, among others. Mr. Maier’s experience also includes several assignments in the retail and dining space, having completed valuations with portfolios of properties exceeding 1,000 properties.

Before joining Houlihan Lokey in 2005, Mr. Maier held various positions with other valuation firms, providing valuations related to real and personal property. Mr. Maier began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP.

Mr. Maier holds a B.A. in Mathematics with a minor in Economics from DePauw University. He holds the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute and is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) of the American Society of Appraisers, a professional member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), and a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts® (NAREIT®). Mr. Maier is also licensed as a state-certified general real estate appraiser in several states.

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