Coley Knust

Coley Knust

Senior Vice President

Mr. Knust is a Senior Vice President in the Real Estate Valuation and Advisory Services practice within Houlihan Lokey’s Financial and Valuation Advisory business. He has more than a decade of experience providing real estate advisory services specializing in single-asset and portfolio valuation, lease analysis and abstracting, feasibility studies, and due diligence. He is based in the firm’s Chicago office.

Mr. Knust has worked on every major property type, including CBD office buildings, shopping centers, luxury multifamily, manufacturing facilities, student housing, and manufactured housing communities. In addition, he has completed numerous assignments for multinational and global engagements, having worked throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

Mr. Knust’s recent experience includes performing a $4 billion portfolio valuation of nearly 300 medical office, senior housing, skilled nursing, and hospital properties for financial reporting purposes; valuing a mixed-use portfolio worth over $400 million for a Chicago developer that was a newly registered investment advisor with the SEC; and conducting a $2 billion fresh-start accounting valuation for a retailer with 160 department store locations and six distribution centers located in major markets throughout the United States. 

Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Knust served as an experienced Manager in Ernst & Young’s Real Estate Consulting group. Prior to that, he was a Senior Analyst with Jones Lang LaSalle (formerly Integra Realty Resources), where he performed a variety of consulting and valuation assignments.

Mr. Knust holds a B.S. in Finance and Legal Studies from Indiana University Bloomington. He is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). He is also a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in multiple jurisdictions.


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