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Donna Whitaker, Director

Donna Whitaker


Valuation and Advisory Services

Donna Whitaker Director
Valuation and Advisory Services
Sacramento 500 Capitol Mall
24th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Professional Experience

Donna Whitaker, MAI, AI-GRS, has over 20 years of real estate appraisal and consulting experience. Ms. Whitaker oversees the Valuation & Advisory Services Group’s Sacramento office in the Northern California Region. Her primary geographical locations are the Sacramento and the Central Valley areas of Fresno, Stockton, Sacramento, Chico and Redding communities.

Ms. Whitaker is a member of the Retail, Hotel, Mobile Home Park and Multifamily specialty groups within CBRE, is a California Certified General Real Estate Appraiser and a member of the Appraisal Institute. Ms. Whitaker has experience providing appraisals, consultations, reviews, rent analyses, tax appeals and is a MAP certified HUD appraiser.

Ms. Whitaker’s experience encompasses a wide variety of property types including multi-family market-rented, affordable housing, tax credit and student housing projects; retail assets that are stabilized, non-stabilized single- or multi-tenanted; industrial projects including R&D, self-storage, warehousing, manufacturing, cold storage and food processing; office projects that are single- or multi-tenanted: including government leased and owned, and medical offices; full-service and limited-service hotels; raw and developed land; residential subdivisions; as well as other specialty assets such as auto dealerships, and mountain resort properties.

Donna Whitaker, MAI, joined CBRE in 1994 and has a long-term tenure appraising projects for this firm throughout Northern California. Ms. Whitaker has a team of seven licensed appraisers working with her to successfully handle a volume of appraisals in excess of 500 properties annually. In 2007, Ms. Whitaker was the first appraiser within CBRE to be presented the “Best Practices” award for her extraordinary client service, quality work and contributions to the National Valuation & Advisory Services platform.​​​​​

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Appraisal Institute, Designated Member (MAI) No. 11862
  • Appraisal Institute, General Review Specialist (AI-GRS)
  • General Certified Appraiser, State of California, No. AG014179


  • Continuing education through the Appraisal Institute
  • California State University, Sacramento, CA, Bachelor of Science; 
  • Business-Management Information Systems

Significant Assignments

Prope​​rty Name Size Description
​500 Capitol Mall,
Sacramento, CA
​430,000 SF ​Class A high rise
​Department of Corrections Campus,
Elk Grove, CA
​302,000 SF ​Class A single tenant, State occupied
​Parkway Corporate Plaza,
Roseville, CA
​287,000 SF ​Class A multi-tenant, 4-building park
​Alhambra Medical Plaza,
Sacramento, CA
100,000 SF​ ​Class A multi-tenant medical building,
adjacent to Sutter Hospital Campus
​The Kimpton,
Sacramento, CA​
​250 Rooms ​Proposed 14-story project adjacent to
Kings Arena
​Hilton Arden West,
Sacramento, CA
​335 Rooms ​12-story full-service hotel
​Embassy Suites,
Sacramento, CA
​242 Rooms ​8-story full-service hotel
Folsom, CA
​580,000 SF ​Non-stabilized specialty retail
center with office
​Country Club Plaza,
Sacramento, CA
​325,000 SF ​Regional mall being repositioned
​Auburn Village,
Auburn, CA
​133,000 SF Neighborhood shopping center​
​Arden Fair Mall,
Sacramento, CA
​410,000 SF Class A regional enclosed mall​
​Marketplace at Birdcage,
Citrus Heights, CA
​323,000 SF Community shopping center​
​Springdale West,
Long Beach, CA
​410 Units ​LIHTC and Section 8 housing project,
221(d)(4) Map appraisal
​Savannah at Southport,
West Sacramento, CA
​228 Units ​Market-rate and LIHTC project
​Copper Beech Townhomes,
Clovis, CA
​178 Units ​506-bed off campus student housing
​Carefree Natomas,
Sacramento, CA
​500 Units ​Class A seniors community complex
​Stevenson House,
Palo Alto, CA
​120 Units ​221(d)(4) Map appraisal, market-rented complex
​Folsom Gateway,
Orangevale, CA
​162 Units Market-rented complex​
​Capital Commerce Center,
Sacramento, CA
​1.7 MSF ​Prior Campbell Soup factory on 128 acres of land
​Newcastle Distribution Facility,
Stockton, CA
​750,000 SF ​Cold storage distribution facility with excess land
​University Research Park,
Davis, CA
​307,000 SF ​Class B multi-tenant, 18-building R&D project
​Folsom Specific Plan Area, CA ​2,400 AC ​Transitional land identified for expansion of
City of Folsom, 8,300 dwelling units with school
and commercial sites
​The Mill at Broadway,
Sacramento, CA
​32 AC ​Infill re-use project planned for 825
residential for-sale units
​Metro Air Park,
Sacramento, CA
​74 AC Industrial and office designated land​


  • American River Bank
  • American West Bank
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Community Business Bank
  • Cornerstone Bank
  • CitiGroup
  • East West Bank
  • First Bank
  • Rabobank
  • River City Bank 
  • Torrey Pines Bank
  • U.S. Bank
  • Umpqua Bank
  • Union Bank

Donna Whitaker Director
Valuation and Advisory Services
Sacramento 500 Capitol Mall
24th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814